Classics Professor Requires Latin Students to Play Ancient Roman Roles Online

Hi all,

I though this was an interesting new approach to online role playing that seemed to be more effective with less effort.

Classics Professor Requires Latin Students to Play Ancient Roman Roles Online

A classics professor says students in his Latin classes are usually lousy translators of Horace and Ovid—mainly because they don’t understand the cultural references in their poetry.

So now the professor, Roger Mr. Travis Jr., requires students to do weekly role-playing exercises online to put themselves in the shoes (or sandals) of the ancient Romans.

(rest of article: http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Classics-Professor-Requires/21625/?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en)

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