Let’s Explore the Ancient World
Welcome to grammaticus.co! Here you can join me on my journey deeper into the worlds of Ancient Greece and Rome. You can study with me the people and places of the world of Antiquity, and even learn their stories and ideas in their own languages. Come share in the cultural inheritance that Greece and Rome still offer us today.
Try starting here with my free podcast about Plutarch, an author whose short essays serve as a perfect introduction to the Classical World.
Or you can check out the blog, where I write about all things relating to teaching—and learning—Greek, Latin, Reading, Writing, History, and Literature.
What’s a Grammaticus?
Greek gave Latin one word that encapsulates everything I do professionally: grammaticus, or γραμματικός in the Greek. The most authoritative Greek-English dictionary defines a γραμματικός as “a teacher of the rudiments; one who occupies himself with literary texts, grammarian, critic.” The foremost Latin lexicon, Lewis & Short, adds only “philologist.”
Grammaticus captures exactly what I do every day: I teach English, History, Latin, and Greek in middle and high school. I love the literature of all three languages and I can always improve as a teacher and student on the great works written in these three tongues.