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Learning Latin and Greek from Antiquity to the Present (Yale Classical Studies)

Learning Latin and Greek from Antiquity to the Present (Yale Classical Studies)

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Cambridge University Press, 2/26/2015
EAN 9781107051645, ISBN10: 1107051649

Hardcover, 248 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

This volume provides a unique overview of the broad historical, geographical and social range of Latin and Greek as second languages. It elucidates the techniques of Latin and Greek instruction across time and place, and the contrasting socio-political circumstances that contributed to and resulted from this remarkably enduring field of study. Providing a counterweight to previous studies that have focused only on the experience of elite learners, the chapters explore dialogues between center and periphery, between pedagogical conservatism and societal change, between government and the governed. In addition, a number of chapters address the experience of female learners, who have often been excluded from or marginalized by earlier scholarship.

1. Introduction
'Learning me your language' Elizabeth Archibald, William Brockliss and Jonathan Gnoza
2. Papyri and efforts by adults in Egyptian villages to write Greek Ann Hanson
3. Teaching Latin to Greek speakers in antiquity Eleanor Dickey
4. Servius' Greek lessons Félix Racine
5. Pelasgian fountains
learning Greek in the early Middle Ages Michael Herren
6. Out of the mouth of babes and Englishmen
the invention of the vernacular grammar in Anglo-Saxon England Jay Fisher
7. First steps in Latin
the teaching of reading and writing in Renaissance Italy Robert Black
8. The teaching of Latin to the native nobility in Mexico in the mid-1500s
contexts, methods, and results Andrew Laird
9. Ut consecutivum under the Czars and under the Bolsheviks Victor Bers
10. Latin for girls
the French debate Françoise Waquet
11. Women's education and the Classics Fiona Cox
12. 'Solitary perfection?' The past, present, and future of elitism in Latin education Kenneth J. Kitchell, Jr
13. Exclusively for everyone - to what extent has the Cambridge Latin Course widened access to Latin? Bob Lister
14. Epilogue Emily Greenwood.