Teaching Vergil’s Aeneid: Furor & Pietas

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Join veteran Latin teacher and Latin textbook author Karen T. Moore as she considers the theme of Furor and Pietas in several books from Vergil’s Aeneid. Karen explores this theme of Furor and the response of pious Aeneas in the fury of the storm sent by Juno, the fury of war and destruction, the fury as it relates to foreign entanglements, fury embodied as Allecto. Karen wraps up this course with a final consideration of Furor and Pietas in Maffeo Vegio’s supplemental work to Vergil’s Aeneid. Throughout the course Karen makes direct reference to Vergil’s epic and ancillary work both in Latin and English. This course will be an excellent aide to you as you explore these themes with your students in their study of the Aeneid.

Karen holds a BA in Classics from the University of Texas and an MSc in Classical Art & Archaeology awarded with distinction by the University of Edinburgh. She is an author of the Latin Alive! textbook series and the Libellus de Historia History Reader series, both published by Classical Academic Press as well as multiple other resources for Latin educators. Karen has served as Chair of Classical Languages at Grace Academy in Georgetown, Texas, since 2002, where she built the 3-12th grade classical language program. In addition, Karen also teaches courses as an adjunct professor of Classics with Houston Christian University. She has also served in a variety of administrative roles including upper school lead teacher and director of curriculum and instruction. Karen continues to teach classical languages and ancient humanities at Grace Academy, and serves as the director for their annual Senior Tour of Italy. As a teacher, she has a unique ability to instill an enthusiasm for classical literature and languages in students of all ages and skill levels. Karen and her husband Bryan are the proud parents of three Grace Academy Alumni.

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Teaching Vergil's Aeneid: Furor & Pietas

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Course Includes

  • 7 Lessons
  • 12 Topics
  • 7 Quizzes
  • 2.02 CEUs
  • 2.02 Hours
  • Course Certificate