Proceedings Volume 1-2

Proceedings Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...his publisher allowed him to waste money on a mere fad. In a volume belonging to another series I once saw a fancy illustration of a batteringram. The crew, who were in the act of working the ram, were absolutely unprotected; and before it came in contact with the wall of the besieged town not a man of them would have been left alive. Illustrations, properly selected, may have their use; but in general I would say, let the teacher do his own illustration orally and on the black-board. "May I give my own experience? In existing circumstances it is impossible to read the whole of the Commentaries, as one would like to do. Therefore, if I am teaching a form on the classical side of the average age, say, of fourteen years, I take the story of the expeditions to Britain, which seems the most fitting choice for English boys. I begin by trying to impress upon the class that they are about to read an original authority, which will help them to understand their Roman history. They find no difficulty in apprehending this. I then tell them briefly what progress Caesar had already made in the conquest of Gaul, explain the relations between the Gauls and the Britons, and in particular give a summary of the naval operations against the Veneti, and show that they were a preliminary to the invasion of Britain, necessary in order to secure the command of the Channel When you read the chapters which describe the preparations for the second expedition, you can give an account of the machinery by which Caesar collected supplies enough to feed forty thousand men and four thousand horses for more than three weeks at Boulogne. You can point to the light which is thrown by Cicero's correspondence upon Caesar's narrative; and if you are teaching an advanced Army...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236636929
  • 9781236636928