The Italy of Caesar and Vergil: A Workshop for Teachers

The Italy of Caesar and Vergil: A Workshop for Teachers

July 8 - 19, 2019

Workshop Instructors:

Steven Tuck, PhD, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Amy Leonard, MA, Grady High School, Atlanta, GA

This study tour for new and experienced high school Latin teachers will illuminate the works and lives of Caesar and Vergil with a combination of stimulating pedagogy workshops and inspiring site visits. Morning sessions will include proven strategies and practices equipping teachers to develop successful Advanced Placement classrooms. The ideas and skills presented will enrich both beginning and advanced courses. Afternoon site and museum visits will explore the history, geography, politics, and culture of Caesar’s commentariiand Vergil’s Aeneid. Through informative and engaging lectures and on-site readings from ancient writers, the site visits will offer creative insights into the common themes (e.g. leadership, religion, warfare, and Roman values) of our authors. All teachers will benefit from this content-rich but laid-back experience.

Sites include: Rome (Forum, Palatine, Campus Martius), Temple of Apollo and Atrium of the Sibyl at Cumae, Lake Avernus, Tomb of Vergil, Sperlonga, Pompeii, Lavinium, and Herculaneum. $2695


July 8 Defining and Building Rome: Evander and Caesar: Morning classroom session followed by afternoon exploring the Tiber, Temple of Hercules, Forum Boarium, Forum Holitorium, Lupercal, Theater of Marcellus, and Capitoline Hill.

July 9 The Campus Martius from Republic to Empire:Morning classroom session followed by visits to the Ara Pacis, Augustus’ Mausoleum, obelisks, Pantheon, Baths of Agrippa.

July 10 Leadership in the Rome of Romulus, Caesar & Augustus: Morning explorations of the Forum Romanum & Palatine Hill; Afternoon visits to the Palazzo Massimo (the best museum in Rome), Imperial Fora, and Column of Trajan.

July 11 Aeneas' Landfall in Italy: Departure from Rome to the Bay of Naples with stops at Lavinium, the Tomb of Aeneas and associated Latin sanctuary, Museum at Pomezia, Villa of Tiberius at Sperlonga

July 12 Vergil's Underworld: Morning classroom session followed by afternoon visits to Lake Avernus, Puteoli, Solfatara and final stop at a vineyard and winery.

July 13Hercules and Vulcan: Morning classroom session followed by Herculaneum, Mt. Vesuvius, Villa of the Papyri.

July 14 Pompeii: Humans and the Gods

July 15 Coastal Campania: Morning classroom session followed by Baiae, site and museum, Misenum, and a beach stop.

July 16 Caesar, Vergil and Augustus in Naples: Morning classroom session followed by pizza lunch in Naples and visits to the National Archaeological Museum, Naples and pilgrimage to the Tomb of Vergil.

July 17 Paestum: Greek Settlements, Native Inhabitants, Roman Colonies.

July 18 Cumae: The Sibyl: Morning classroom session followed by visit to Cumae and the Temple of Apollo, Grotto of the Sibyl.

July 19 Return to Rome