ERIC Number: ED036223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Suggestions for the Teaching of Latin Composition.
Common pitfalls encountered in the teaching of Latin composition are attributed variously to inadequate grammar-explanation approaches, ill-planned textbooks, and certain translation exercises from English to Latin. Other weaknesses, particularly the English-Latin vocabulary problem, are discussed. The author resolves problematic areas through the imitation of ancient authors. Specific teaching techniques are spelled out using the texts of Cicero's "Somnium Scipionis" and two letters by Pliny. The Latin and English texts cited are found in the appendix. (RL)
Descriptors: Analytical Criticism, Classical Literature, Grammar, Grammar Translation Method, Language Instruction, Latin, Literary Criticism, Literature, Reading, Secondary Schools, Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Textual Criticism, Translation, Writing (Composition), Writing Exercises, Writing Skills
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Authoring Institution: Pacific Northwest Conference on Foreign Languages, Portland, OR.