Using Visuals to Enliven the Vergil Classroom and Deepen Comprehension
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“Using Visuals to Enliven the Vergil Classroom and Deepen Comprehension”
Henry V. Bender, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
Professor Bender, longtime AP Latin teacher, is excited to share a method combining visuals to illustrate the Latin of Vergil’s Aeneid. He will demonstrate how his text Poet and Artist: Imaging the Aeneid with its Ogilby illustrations (chosen by John Dryden for his famous translation of the epic) enrich the learning experience. In his own teaching, Bender found his Vergil classes to be so much more effective and impactful through correlating text and image. This approach also works well as a vehicle for reviewing the material.
Henry V. Bender currently teaches at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Previously, he taught at Villanova University, the College of the Holy Cross, the Hill School, and St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia. He is celebrated as a tour guide and escort to Rome and Italy—having led well over 100 tours. Bender earned a BA from Fordham University, an MA from Penn State, and a PhD from Rutgers. His service to the classics profession includes past president and current treasurer of CAAS, past president of the Philadelphia Classical Society, and column editor for the Classical World. Bender is coauthor with David J. Califf of Poet and Artist: Imaging the Aeneid (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2004), coauthor with Phyllis Young Forsyth of Catullus: Expanded Edition (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2005), author of A Horace Reader for Advanced Placement (Focus, 1998), and author of The Civilization of Ancient Rome: An Archaeological Perspective (University Press of America, 1986).