The Teaching of Latin and Greek in the Secondary School

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Longmans, Green and Company, 1911 - Greek language - 336 pages
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Page 123 - Thou that singest wheat and woodland, tilth and vineyard, hive and horse and herd; All the charm of all the Muses often flowering in a lonely word...
Page 155 - Excudent alii spirantia mollius aera, credo equidem, vivos ducent de marmore vultus, orabunt causas melius, caelique meatus describent radio et surgentia sidera dicent: 850 tu regere imperio populos, Romane, memento; hae tibi erunt artes; pacisque imponere morem, parcere subiectis et debellare superbos.
Page 288 - God of the silver bow, thy ear incline, Whose power incircles Cilia the divine; Whose sacred eye thy Tenedos surveys, And gilds fair Chrysa with distinguish'd rays! If, fired to vengeance at thy priest's request, Thy direful darts inflict the raging pest: Once more attend! avert the wasteful woe, And smile propitious, and unbend thy bow.
Page 130 - Reading aloud and translating, together with training in correct methods of apprehending the author's meaning, both prepared and unprepared passages being used as material. The memorizing of selected passages.
Page 226 - ... sounds. It is all important, then, that these real words should have a fixed relation to their eye symbols, the written words. In Greek this relation is a simpler one than in English, for, excepting the varying quantity of the sounds denoted by aiv, each sound has one written symbol and one only. Conversely each written symbol denotes only one sound. In English the sound is often no clew to the spelling, and the reducing of unaccented 1 Some excellent observations on the necessity of a correct...
Page 36 - Men dress their children's minds as they do their bodies, in the prevailing fashion. As the Orinoco Indian puts on his paint before leaving his hut, not with a view to any direct benefit, but because he would be ashamed to be seen without it ; so, a boy's drilling in Latin and Greek is insisted on, not because of their intrinsic value, but that he may not be disgraced by being found ignorant of them — that he may have " the education of a gentleman" — the badge marking a certain social position,...
Page 125 - Nepos or Caesar. The second form is designed for schools which have more mature and stronger pupils. The work of the first four years of this course coincides with that of the four-year standard course ; the additional year is devoted mainly to reading. The recommendation is made that Virgil's ^Eneid be completed in order that pupils who have the time for a five-year course may enjoy the satisfaction of reading to the end the greatest Latin epic, and viewing it as an artistic whole. An additional...
Page 221 - Oh that wonderful people ! There is not one art, not one science, about which we may not use the same expression which Lucretius has employed about the victory over superstition, "Primum Graius homo...
Page 288 - At this, the sire embraced the maid again, So sadly lost, so lately sought in vain. Then near the altar of the darting king...

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