It's that time of the year in my 8th grade Latin class - we are reading Julius Caesar's de Bello Gallico, excerpts. We just finished the part about the invasion of Britain; interestingly enough, although Henle Latin says it is book 7, it is actually contained in book 4. My poor students are a bit overwhelmed by what they call Caesar's run-on sentences. I don't quite have the heart to tell them that Caesar is considered one of the ancient writers with a clear, easily-understandable prose style. We'll have just enough time left to peek into some of the bits about Vercingetorix, but I'm also quite behind in reading them the stories of the Trojan War, Ulysses, and the Aeneid from Myths of Greece and Rome. Today I talked about the marks of an epic, and we read the account of Thetis' marriage to Peleus and Eris, the uninvited guest at the wedding. There seems to be a Disney Princess/ fairytale reference in just about every mythology lesson I cover.
Linking up to the yarn-along and to WIP Wednesday.