In chapter 6 of Lingua Latina, we learn about the home of Julius and Aemilia. In the Lingua Latina forum, one of my students posted an excellent tour of a typical Roman home. Watch this video and keep it in mind as you read chapter 6:
I received this cry for help:
I am trying to join the forum and it is not intuitive on your site. I’ve done a search and it you posted a students reply about “making an account in the blog” but under the blog tab there is nothing about making an account. I have gone all over your site and cannot find any links to gaining permission to a forum. Please help!
Here is my reply:
I am willing to bet some of you woke up this morning wondering, “What is a hapax legomenon?”
Fortunately, you subscribe to my blog. And, fortunately, a word loving friend of mine sent this article to me this morning.
And, so, fortunately for you… you no longer have to worry. You can now find out what a hapax legomenon is.
Last year, when I was grading my students’ work, I would get this response from time to time.
I don’t know.
Here is my standard reply:
I spent twenty years in the classroom. What a silly place.
And, I hate the word silly. I never use it. Unless I am looking at academia.
In school, we punish kids for failing.
In life, we learn by failing.
One of my favorite quotes is by Richard Branson, founder of Virgin airlines:
“You don’t learn to walk by following the rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”
In school, we are taught the exact opposite. We are taught to follow rules. Line up. Sit down. Raise your hand. Be quiet. Finish your paperwork (homework). Turn in your papers (homework).
Education needs a reminder. Here’s one from Theodore Roosevelt
“The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.”
Want to tick me off? Just tell me to line up. Tell me to sit down. Tell me to raise my hand. Tell me to be quiet. Tell me to turn in my paperwork. Tell me not to fail.
I received this email:
Your classes… I’d like to promote them…
Is there an affiliate link I may use? (I’m a Visual Latin affiliate.)
And, can folks try the classes for a month and then cancel if necessary?Thanks!
Here is my reply:
Yes. Join anytime. Cancel anytime. No penalties.
Now, brace yourself for the weirdest request ever…
Please don’t promote my classes. Heh.
I am only slightly kidding. I am overwhelmed. Not sure how much more popularity I can take.
Promote Visual Latin all you like.
Still trying to catch up on emails. This one made me very happy!
“As I’ve told you many times, you made Latin possible for this home schooled family! When my daughter requested to study Latin, I was so against it. I made her study Spanish. With no interest, it didn’t go well. Eventually, I had to give in.
I began disastrously with Wheelock..and then found you. We did VL together. After a while, we came to feel “A day without Dwayne, is like a day without sunshine!”