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Latin Education and the Warden of Bastille

Monday, Oct. 3, 2011

"Latin Education and the Warden of the Bastille," a lecture on why classical languages should be an integral part of the general education, will be presented by Professor Dan Turkeltaub on Friday, November 4, 4:14, at the Latin colloquium for Latin teachers in Jesuit high schools (Bellarmine College Prep). The talk will center on a close reading of a passage from Alexandre Dumas's Le Vicomte de Bragelonne in which the warden of the bastille decries before a Jesuit (Aramis) the value of a Latin education in light of a prisoner of his who composed an anti-Jesuit Latin distich in imitation of Martial. (It's a very fun passage.)

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