Thursday, December 13, 2012

Digital Classical Texts

In reading the Getty Museum's recent blog post about an ancient Greek curse tablet dating to about 100 BCE and found in Morgantina that's now on display at the Villa, I noticed in the post a link to a website devoted to curse texts from Roman Britain.  It's an excellent site worthy of use in Latin classrooms for multiple reasons, with several interesting curse texts that are fairly easy to read (if not strange), and it can now be placed beside the rest of the digital "Vindolanda" tablets, which are also available online.
Given the current push toward digital texts in classrooms, it seems like a good time to share other online resources for reading Latin with the goal of discovering others.  The gold standard, of course, is still the Perseus Project, but the Latin Library is also very useful.  A short list is given below:

Are there any other digital resources for Latin (or Greek!), including dictionaries, that Classics students have found interesting and useful?  Please comment, if so!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Convention Et Cetera

Now that the end of the calendar is approaching, it's time to start thinking about some of our spring activities, including the CA JCL convention, which will take place at the Sage Hill School on Friday, 3/15 (the Ides of March!) and Saturday, 3/16.  The school has put together a fantastic convention site and Facebook group page that are both worth exploring.
For those of you interested in playing competitive certamen at the convention, your team will need to qualify at CARCER, which will be held Saturday, 2/16 from 10am-2:30pm at the Willows Community School in Culver City.  All competitive certamen teams should plan on attending.
We've got two more extracurricular exams on the horizon:  the National Latin Exam during the week of March 11th and the Medusa Myth Exam during the week of March 18th.  Registration for both exams is due toward the end of Jan., so we'll start taking names for them after we return from the holiday break.  Enjoy it, and we'll see you all soon!