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With this issue of eLitterae
, we publish the seventh and final Latin story to accompany each of the seven reviews in Latin for the New Millennium
, Level 1. How wonderful to have enlisted the multitalented and multiple novella author Emma Vanderpool to create these stories that both complement the LNM
material and provide a different perspective on mythological and historical material. While written with LNM
in mind, the stories can be used in all beginning Latin classes. As we look to planning eLitterae
for next year, please let us know if you would like to see more stories to accompany Latin 1. Take ten seconds and zap me an email: email@example.com
Among the many links provided in this month’s Teaching Tips & Resources, let me call your attention to the close reading of Auden’s Musée des Beaux Arts. This poem has special significance for me. My Honors English 2 class at Boston College High School with Mr. Bill Collins was a learning watershed. I was taken with his presentation of the poem and the Brueghel painting that it references. For years I hung a copy of the painting by my desk. Then, seeing it later at the Musée des Beaux Arts, the impactful lesson was brought full circle. Thank you, Bill Collins, and thank you, editor colleague Amelia Wallace, for sharing the New York Times piece with me. I hope you’ll enjoy the close reading.
Best wishes as you work toward the end of the school year.
|Teaching Tip: A Latin Story to Accompany Latin for the New Millennium, Level 1, Review 7|
This is the seventh in a series of stories to accompany each of the seven reviews in LNM 1. While complementary to LNM, the stories can serve all first-year Latin students.
This story provides a look at the Underworld and its inhabitants through the eyes of the Queen of the Underworld, Proserpina.
This tapestry based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a collection of myth stories, shows Orpheus, the renowned musician, playing his lyre for Pluto (Hades in Greek) and Proserpina (Persephone in Greek) in the Underworld. The tapestry was woven at the Wauters workshop in Antwerp, c. 1685, following a design probably by Peter Ykens (1648–1695) and Pieter Spierinckx (1635–1711). Photo courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago, Open Access. Gift of Marshall Field and Company.
Mihi nōmen erat Prōserpina. Quia meus marītus, Plūto, mē ā mātre, Cereres, ēripuit, nōlēbam vīvere in Orcō. Orcus locus sub terrā erat. Mē dēlectāvit lūdere inter flōrēs. Nōn erant herbae et flōrēs sub terrā; herbae et flōrēs in terrā vīvēbant. Plūto rēx mortuōrum erat, ego eius rēgīna facta sum. Nōn licet dīvinīs aliīs in Orcum dēscendere.
Mortuī in Orcum dēscendērunt; Plūto omnēs laetē recēpit. Erant illī pauperēs, quī vīventēs multīs eguerant. Erant hī magnārum dīvitiārum, quī vīventēs multa possēderant. Erant fūrēs terribilēs et ferōcēs. Erant mīlitēs magnae cōnstantiae, quī in proeliō mortuī erant. In Orcum dēscendere nōn īnīquitās erat, sed fortūna et futūra omnibus.
Meus marītus omnēs legēs et iussūs dābat. Multī mortuī circum Orcum errābant et inter sē vīvēbant. Hī vīventēs bonī fuerant. Dēlectāvit autem meum marītum adulēscēntēs improbōs pūnīre. Illī vīventēs malī fuerant.
Ixīōn fēcit multa contrā lēgēs hūmānās et dīvinās, itaque in axe versābatur. Diē vulturēs carnem Tityī celeriter cōnsūmēbant. Quamquam eius vulnera terribilia erant, noctū carō sanābat sed vulturēs rediēbant. Tantalus carnem hūmānum coxerat itaque prō poenā omnibus cibīs egēbat. Sororēs Danaidēs vās implēbant. Vās numquam plēnus erat et numquam abundābat. Necesse erat Sisiphō tollere saxum, et sedēre nōn poterat. Saxum terram terēbat.
Quamquam ego rēgina eram, tamen cum nymphīs lūdere et inter flōrēs in terrā cupiēbam. Spectāre improbissimōs virōs et eōrum poenās nōn mē dēlectāvit.
Cerēs, -eris, f. – goddess of agriculture
Orcus, -ī, m. – the underworld
flōs, flōris, m. – flower
mortuus, -a, -um – dead
laetē (adv.) – happily, joyfully
vīvēns, vīventēs – living; here, translate as “while alive/when living”
morior, morī, mortuum – to die
futura, -ōrum, n., the future
improbus, -a, -um – naughty
redeō, redīre, redīī, redītum – to return, go back
poena, -ae, f. – punishment
cibus, -ī, m. – food
vās, vāsis, n. – vase
impleō, implēre, implēvī, implētus – to fill
necesse (indeclinable adj.) – necessary
saxum, -ī, n. – rock
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is pleased to provide this Latin story for Latin teacher subscribers to use with their own classes only. The PDF version
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About the AuthorEmma Vanderpool
has taught Latin at the university, middle school, and high school levels—currently at the Springfield Honors Academy in Massachusetts. Vanderpool earned her Bachelor of Arts in Latin, Classics, and History from Monmouth College in Illinois and her Master of Arts in Teaching Classical Humanities from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She serves as a state rep for CANE, as an executive board member of Ascanius, and as an organizer for Our Voices and Lupercal. Vanderpool is the recipient of a Distinguished Teaching Award from UMASS Amherst and was honored as the Lincoln Laureate for Monmouth College. She has self-published ten novellae. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is pleased to have had Vanderpool launch our novella series with Explore Latin: Aves
and the first three titles for the Encounter Latin
series—Augury is for the Birds: Marcus de Avibus Discit
and Under His Father's Wing: Marcus de Auguribus Discit,
and Princess, Priestess, Mother, Wolf: Fabula de Romulo et Remo
Content by Emma Vanderpool
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• Map with dates, which show when Ukrainian cities and towns were established.
• Comparing the “glory” of war from Troy to Kyiv.
► Res Romanae
• Video captures rain storm inside the Pantheon!
• Seeking UNESCO World Heritage status for the Appian Way.
• Follow Hadrian’s Villa on Facebook.
• Producing olive oil at Hadrian’s Villa.
• Roman glass featured on Digital Maps of the Ancient World.
• Video shows how to recreate ancient bread.
• The popularity of erotic art in Pompeii.
► Res Hellenicae
• A close read of Auden’s Musée des Beaux Arts and Icarus’s fall.
Traditionally attributed to Pieter Breughel the Elder (1526/1530–1569),
Landscape with the Fall of Icarus is housed at the Musée des Beaux Arts in
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• A musical retelling of the Odyssey from Penelope’s perspective.
• New director of Paestum archaeological site.
• Hope that more courses in English at Greek universities will draw more international students.
• When did the Thera volcano erupt
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• Greco-Roman pottery workshop discovered in Alexandria.
• Excavations in Sinai reveal temple to Zeus.
• Egyptian garden recreated for first time.
► Social Justice
• Sudan’s powerful, complex past.
Granite statue in Tombos, Sudan. This unfinished recumbent granite statue of
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doorway of Temple B 700 at Jebel Barkal. Photo by Sue Fleckney,
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• Fabulous site for the study of Roman women.
• Sheffield, UK: Latin study for improved literacy skills.
• More on the Benin bronzes.
• Smithsonian’s policy on looted artworks.
► Res Aliae
• Phoenician necropolis found in southern Spain.
• Religious significance of Phoenician “harbor” in Sicily.
• A look at impressive and powerful ancient Persia.
A striking view—360⁰ panorama—of the dome of the Tachara or
Tachar Castle, the Palace of Darius the Great, in Persepolis.
Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons 4.0.
• Persepolis reimagined by the Getty.
• Interesting discovery at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Jerusalem.
• Giant statues from three millennia ago unearthed in Sardinian necropolis.
• Open-air Neanderthal habitat discovered in Alicante.
• Chinese smoked cannabis 2,500 years ago!
• Viking runes at Hagia Sophia.
• Manuscripts reveal Armenia’s culinary history.
• Sculpture of the Canaanite goddess Anat discovered.
• Bronze Age influx of women to Orkney.
• Just what did Anglo-Saxon kings eat? Barbecued meats or veggies?
• Climate change reveals 1,700-year-old sandal in Norway.
• Ancient images found in Alabama cave.
• The purpose of Bronze Age daggers.
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