Vocabulary Advice from Maiōrēs

Bret Mulligan   October 8, 2015   Comments Off on Vocabulary Advice from Maiōrēs

Salvēte discipulī, Although is no single method for learning, every learner needs a method, one that suites their learning style, weaknesses, and strengths. As one of your past classmates said, “In reality, the Delphic scripture has never been so relevant – you need to know what works for you.” Sound advice! I encourage you to review the Learning Vocabulary Handout. This handout presents… Read more »


  Themistoclēs → Themistoclēs Athēniēnsium → Athēniēnsis dux → ducēs homō → homō Xerxēs → Xerxēs rēx → rēgēs mīlitēs → mīlitēm nāvēs → nāvem Athēniēnsēs → Athēniēnsis Apollinis → Apollō hominibus → hominī Athēniēnsibus  → Athēniēnī fortitūdine → fortitūdinibus timōre → timōribus

The Ancient Civilization With Perfect Teeth

It was with a force greater than an atom bomb that Mount Vesuvius erupted and blotted out Pompeii in 79 A.D. Or, not blotted out, exactly. The city’s destruction, and the thing that has kept Pompeii so fascinating over the centuries, entails a paradox: The surge of ash and hot gas that blanketed thousands of victims also, simultaneously, preserved their… Read more »

Consilium Bonum: Cerego and Vocabulary

Bret Mulligan   September 22, 2015   Comments Off on Consilium Bonum: Cerego and Vocabulary

Salvēte omnēs, Learning vocabulary is a integrative, multi-platform process. We read, hear, and use (write and speak) words; but we are also using Cerego to ensure that no words fall through the cracks. As we gain a better sense of the rhythm of vocabulary practice with Cerego, I wanted to share with a sample plan for reviewing a chapter’s worth of… Read more »

City of Brotherly Amor

Bret Mulligan   September 22, 2015   Comments Off on City of Brotherly Amor

LOVE this! A new AMOR statue will top the @PhilaMuseum steps next week: http://t.co/3auW8ht7ex #PopeInPhilly pic.twitter.com/S1jfPbPp4v — Visit Philly (@visitphilly) September 18, 2015

The Mysterious Origins of Punctuation

Bret Mulligan   September 17, 2015   Comments Off on The Mysterious Origins of Punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history. As readers and writers, we’re intimately familiar with the dots, strokes and dashes that punctuate the written word. The comma, colon, semicolon and their siblings are integral parts of writing, pointing out grammatical… Read more »

HaverAthens II: Getting to Know the Agora

Bret Mulligan   September 17, 2015   Comments Off on HaverAthens II: Getting to Know the Agora

Athens has again appeared at Haverford… You can find your tour guide here. Spending Time in the Agora: Start with Site 1 and proceed to the others in order, reading about each site on the site posters you will find. You may want to make extensive notes about all the sites you visit, but I encourage you to use the space… Read more »

Salvēte Discipulī!

Incipiāmus! Quid est scrinium (fortasse rōgās)? A scrinium was the box in which Romans stored their writing implements, as well as finished scrolls. Our scrinium will be a webspace for comments about activities in class, as well as news (about class and the study of the world of Classical antiquity). It will also host the course syllabus and handouts, links… Read more »