Free Download: De Sepulchro Vergilii (Gervase of Tilbury – Otia Imperialia)

UPDATE: Corrected a vocabulary entry and footnote in the initial document 11/27/2022 Have you been craving a tale of medieval Vergilian reception, attempted necromancy, angry villagers, and a spell-book? Just in time for your holiday reading pleasure a short, reading-focused edition of Gervase of Tilbury’s account of an Englishman’s attempt to gain Vergil’s magic artsContinue reading “Free Download: De Sepulchro Vergilii (Gervase of Tilbury – Otia Imperialia)”

Short Summer Updates

I’ve been focusing this summer on the student edition of Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri (HA), getting ready for a new teaching post, and another only-tangentially-classics/Latin-related project. As a result I didn’t post any classes for the summer and I haven’t updated this in a while. There will be updates soon, though, so here are someContinue reading “Short Summer Updates”

Courses live for Piscina Mirabilis spring (April-May) term!

We are continuing to offer introductory Latin using primarily communicative approaches (Fabulae Mythicae A-B and C-D) and more traditional reading/translation-oriented intermediate courses. In one class, we’ll be reading the second half of Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri (the story is compelling even if you only have the gist of the first half) – with some possibleContinue reading “Courses live for Piscina Mirabilis spring (April-May) term!”

More Thoughts on Latin-learning Resources (Intermediate Edition)

Correction: this post misidentified the editor of the Dickinson College Commentaries edition of Sulpicius Severus’ Life of St Martin of Tours. The edition was produced by Christopher Francese. The error is corrected below. I was delighted to see so many people check out the previous post on introductory Latin resources a couple weeks ago. Today’sContinue reading “More Thoughts on Latin-learning Resources (Intermediate Edition)”

Sign up for Fabulae Mythicae B or second half of Historia Apollonii

We’re wrapping up week four of the first 2022 term here at Piscina Mirabilis. Fabulae Mythicae is running in two four-week sessions (A and B) this term and the Fabulae Mythicae B class is starting in a week (February 8, 2022). If you’re on the fence about signing up, take a look at the sampleContinue reading “Sign up for Fabulae Mythicae B or second half of Historia Apollonii”

Thoughts about resources for novice Latin learners

UPDATE: March 14, 2022: This post has been updated to reflect upcoming revisions and recent additions to the Cambridge Latin Course’s offerings as well as to rectify the omission of Bloomsbury’s De Romanis, which is a rare introductory Latin course that incorporates mythology into languag acquisition right from the start. I was recently asked toContinue reading “Thoughts about resources for novice Latin learners”

Feedback on our course offerings

Salvēte omnēs, We’ve reached the quarter point of the first term of classes at Piscina Mirabilis. It’s been great so far and highly enjoyable for me (and, so I gather, for at least some of the students)! One student has already given me incredibly constructive feedback about some activities within the Fabulae Mythicae A course,Continue reading “Feedback on our course offerings”

Courses live and open for enrollment

January and February 2022 courses are open for enrollment! Need a beginner’s introduction or review of basic material in Latin? Fabulae Mythicae A is for you! Hoping to practice extensive reading to improve your comprehension? Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri or Aethiopica 1-5 can provide enjoyable opportunities to do just that covering enjoyable material at aContinue reading “Courses live and open for enrollment”

Heliodori Aethiopicorum Libri Decem Epitome and Fabulae Mythicae sample pages up on the Projects page

Over the last decade I’ve created Latin learning materials for my students in the hopes of engaging their interests in mythology and compelling narratives. I am gearing up to release two of the resulting texts serially over the next year so. They are Fabulae Mythicae, a mythology reader in Latin, and a 16th century epitome of Heliodorus’ Aethiopica. BothContinue reading “Heliodori Aethiopicorum Libri Decem Epitome and Fabulae Mythicae sample pages up on the Projects page”