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    Speaking the Vulgate: John 1:1-7

    Salvete Omnes! So it’s late, and I’ve been over-critiquing my pronunciation ad nauseam…so here it is, ready (or not) because I’m going to bed and entering Weekendville. I hope this is helpful in distinguishing between the two major pronunciation styles.  My aim is to be articulate but fluid, giving the Latin a natural cadence that makes memorizing it a little easier. I will add some notes later when I have the time… Ecclesiastical Pronunciation Classical Pronunciation NB: Please feel free to download your own copy and share the link with others who may find it useful.  I only ask that you do not repost or publish my files elsewhere.  Thanks!!

  • Classical Education,  Latin Paedagogy

    Latin and the Homeschool Movement

    I’ve been seeing quite an uptick in the popularity of classical education among my friends and acquaintances of late.  At least, that’s what my Facebook newsfeed tells me. Within the past year, many of my Christian homeschooling friends across the country have plugged into Classical Conversations (CC), a faith-based support/cooperative community with an emphasis on Christ-centered, classical education at home. What is particularly interesting about CC is its  “old-fashioned” educational values: heavy memorization, rote and ritual, traditional subjects (the three R’s), and western (i.e. Ancient Greek) philosophies such as Latin, logic, and rhetoric. These disciplines are viewed as the reflection of an orderly and creative God who reveals truths about…