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Tuesday, June 28 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
11B Magical, Mystical, and Marvelous: The Power of Three in Latin Literature

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Three is a powerful number. From tricolons to forms in triplicate, it shows up in modern life in nearly innumerable ways. So too for the ancients who seemed ascribed to this number mystical qualities. It was the basis for magical spells, curses, and blessings. It gave order to chaotic situations. And it provides a different perspective on Latin literature for modern readers. In this session, we will discuss the role of the number three in Latin literature, with special focus on Vergil's "Aeneid," Caesar's "Gallic Wars," and other writings common in high school Latin curricula. Attendees will look and listen to the power of this magical number in literature, art, and music. (Can you find all the "threes" in this abstract? Magical.)

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Kevin Ballestrini

Storrs, CT, US, The Pericles Group, LLC
Classics teacher at the Norwich Free Academy in Connecticut, instructional designer, and game designer. Co-founder of The Pericles Group.

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Daryl Grissom

Upper School Latin & History Teacher, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
Dr. Daryl “Gus” Grissom teaches both History and Classics at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia. He received his Ph.D. in History at the University of Maryland, College Park, with a dissertation focused on Thucydides’ analysis of the Peloponnesian War. But his tenure as a Communications Officer in the United States Marine Corps gives him a special interest in integrating technology in the... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
UTC Room 4.112

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