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Sunday, June 26 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
3E2 Altum Videtur?: Latin in Government Mottoes

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As the various United States have adopted official mottoes, Latin has rivaled English, with 25 states/territories having at least one English motto, and 25 having at least one Latin motto. But the ways in which the language has been chosen do not appear to be arbitrary, either in time (Latin tended to predominate early, but has been eclipsed by English as a language of choice for most of the last hundred years), or in sophistication of thought (mottoes in English are twice as likely to be nominal sentences, and are simpler than Latin mottoes on the whole both syntactically and philosophically). This presentation will explore the connotations of motto language of choice, and exhort teachers to continue the minor Latin-motto renaissance in their own states.


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Krystal Kubichek

Vice-chair, ETC
Though I teach in NJ, I live in Philadelphia, PA. I've taught Latin I-IV AP at PHS, a public school in the most diverse district in NJ, for the past 7 years. I've also been lucky enough to have some of the best mentors a Latin teacher can ask for. My students are active in NJCL: we hosted NJ's 2015 Convention. I'm vice-chair of Excellence Through Classics (ETC). I also founded a group on Facebook for Latin teachers in PA, DE, and NJ called the... Read More →

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Noah Stanzione

Classical Languages Teacher, Pope John XXIII High School


Sunday June 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
UTC Room 4.112

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