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This article about 4 Perfects on the National Latin Exam by Ben Robertson (Shaker Heights) and Connor Tomshack (St. Edward) celebrates their extraordinary achievement and details the importance & relevance of Latin. (6/22/14)
Want to learn about how Latin can pay for college? (1/15/14)
- Click on ‘scholarships and awards’ at the top of the Ohio Classical Conference website for links to Latin scholarships both in Ohio and outside Ohio.
- Sterg Lazos, a Latin teacher at St. Edward, has compiled this list of ways that Latin can earn you fame and fortune.
Here is an article about the August 2013 retirement of long-time Latin teacher and OJCL sponsor William Prueter of West Geauga. His school consistently placed 1st in the ‘Academic Per Capita’ competion at the State Convention. (9/16/2013)
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/17/archimedes_2300th_birthday/ The truth and the legends about the Greek mathematician Archimedes. Eureka!
http://www.roger-pearse.com/weblog/?p=8932 Here, in his Natural Histories, Pliny the Elder describes different qualities of papyrus, the reason for the names, and the methods of papyrus construction.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18255039 This is a fun article with some ancient Greek approaches to the present day debt-crisis of Greece.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/jan-june12/swerve_05-25.html This 7 minute PBS news clip discusses a new book ‘The Swerve’ (by Stephen Greenblatt) which points out the importance of Lucretius & his ideas as well as the accidental preservation of his work On the Nature of Things.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9721000/9721860.stm The curator of the British Museum discusses the famous Discobolus sculpture. He also mentions a new version of the sculpture by a Chinese artist which will be on display during the upcoming London Olympics. Here is an article on the same topic: http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2012/05/the-discobolus-gets-dressed-up.html
http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.php/campuslife/opinion-majoring-in-the-classics-gives-students-an-edge A classics major discusses the importance of the classics in modern society.
http://www.npr.org/2012/04/25/150071435/i-david-bianculli-highly-recommend-i-claudius This audio clip from National Public Radio praises the mini-series ‘I Claudius’ and recommends the DVD set on the 35th anniversary of this historical drama.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/opinion/sunday/kristof-odysseus-lies-here.html?_r=2 The location of Odysseus’ Ithaca.
http://backstory.blogs.cnn.com/tag/revealer/ Scroll down to the April 21st 2011 clip to see what happens in the Pantheon every vernal equinox and every April 21st (Rome’s birthday).
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vicky-alvear-shecter/the-darker-side-of-greek-_b_1389773.html The author of ‘Cleopatra’s Moon’ discusses the uglier aspects of Greek myths.
http://leaguewriters.blogspot.com/2010/08/hunger-games-roots-greece-and-rome.html This blog discusses the Hunger Games and the influence of Greece and Rome.