January 24, 2018: An Intro to Classics

Lucky fifth-graders! Today they enjoyed a very special lesson with Tilden alum Nils Enevoldsen, visiting on break from his graduate program in economics at MIT. Having already read the Iliad and being part way through the Odyssey, the 5s were introduced to the ancient Greek alphabet. They learned to transliterate phonetically-spelled English into Greek, listened to the sing-songy recitation of the first part of the Iliad in ancient Greek, and were introduced to some roots and vocabulary of the Iliad. It was so cool! Thank you, ΝΙΛΣ!