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Patrick Hogan

Patrick Hogan graduated from the PhD program in Classical Studies at the University of Michigan and currently teaches at Keith Country Day School in Illinois and conducts research on Pausanias. His student commentary on Book 2 of Pausanias is coming out from the University of Michigan Press this year. He can be reached at patrick.paul.hogan@gmail.com.

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08/09/2018Patrick Hogan
In our fourth post from the SCS’ Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance (CAMP), high school Latin teacher Patrick Hogan explores how to bring Vergil to life through dramatic performance.  Teachers of Greek and Latin, no matter how experienced, are always looking for new ways to bring ancient language to life for their students, whether through basic oral conversation, reading passages of prose or poetry aloud, or translation from modern English into Latin or Greek. In my opinion, teachers should make more frequent use of a fourth option, i.e., public, staged readings of...
09/18/2017Patrick Hogan
Intermediate Latin students typically encounter Latin poetry for the first time with Vergil’s Aeneid. After a brief tutorial on the rules and patterns of dactylic hexameter, they plunge in with arma virumque cano. They learn scansion not only for the sake of tradition and proper understanding of the poem, but also so that they can appreciate its rhythms and artistry—the same reasons English teachers have for teaching their students iambic pentameter for Shakespeare. The symphony of “longs and shorts” can seem forbidding to students at first, and the remedy for this is most often simply...

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