Bringing languages to life: classical educations and their afterlives

Harmes, Marcus K. (2018) Bringing languages to life: classical educations and their afterlives. Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching (SMART), 25 (1). pp. 147-155. ISSN 1050-9739


This paper offers suggestions to those wanting to encourage interest in the teaching of the Classics, based on the modern application of the teaching expectations of the Renaissance. Its focus is on what one historian calls the ‘modern educational structure of the Renaissance’, in a point reminding us that while both Greek and Latin were spoken languages of two ancient civilizations, as taught languages they are products of Renaissance developments in philology, classical learning and textual analysis. Thus teaching the Classics inevitably returns attention to the history of how they were taught when the classical infrastructure which long prevailed in western civilization first prompted the revival of classical languages rather than the continuation of Medieval Latin.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Open Access College
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2018 03:10
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2018 04:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: classics and ancient history; Latin; language teaching; education on television
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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