Friday, August 12, 2011
Stirling: Private Tutor to Sententiae Pueriles
The Private Tutor to Sententiae Pueriles by John Stirling (1769)
The sententiae presented here are divided into days of the week, with lessons for the morning and for the afternoon. It is a quite fascinating arrangement, with the proverbs, then a version with facing text Latin and English, with the Latin and English versions using the same word order. This is certainly an approach I am very sympathetic too - I could definitely see revising this textbook for use by a new generation of students!