Document Type

Honors Project

Abstract

Long marginalized by Classical scholarship, the Letters (Epistulae) of Marcus Aurelius and Fronto serve as a powerful tool for use in the intermediate Latin classroom. This project proposes that through application of modern second language acquisition research, these letters can be brought to life to allow Latin teachers to take advantage of the ways their students learn language most naturally: through dialogue and conversation. By selecting letters based on principles established by second language acquisition research, the Epistulae can be presented in the format of an intermediate commentary and conversation, allowing students to learn Latin through their dialogical, accessible nature.

 
 

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