The ancients do us the great courtesy of providing many wonderful examples of orations with both invention and arrangement already selected and crafted. With these first two canons of rhetoric already in place, the use of such orations allows students to focus on the remaining canons of rhetoric: style, memory, and delivery. This presentation will demonstrate the exercise of such practice and the far reaching benefits afforded to students. Attendees will hear not only from teacher, Karen Moore, but also her students. Orations will be deliverd in both Latin and English. Sources are both secular and sacred.
Karen Moore began her study of Latin in seventh grade, and added Greek to her linguistic studies during her college years. Karen earned a B.A. in classics from the University of Texas in 1996. Since that time she has taught Latin to students in grades three through twelve through a number of venues. Currently, she is in her eleventh year as the Latin Chair at Grace Academy of Georgetown, a classical Christian School located in the heart of Texas. Karen teaches Latin, Greek, and ancient humanities at Grace Academy. She also serves as sponsor of Grace Academy’s Latin Club, an award winning chapter of the National Junior Classical League. Karen is the co-author of the Libellus de Historia History Reader Series and the Latin Alive! Textbook series, both published by Classical Academic Press. She also maintains a blog site on the study and teaching of Latin at www.latinaliveonline.com. Karen and her husband, Bryan, have three children who a end school at Grace Academy.