Verb Help for Latin Students

Summary of Regular Latin Verbs

To help study with Latin translation work, I’d like to share a chart I made back in 2009, which shows all forms of Latin regular verbs. This chart is very helpful if used regularly as it provides you with a system that can be memorized and visualized as you gain experience with it. By simply … Continue

St. Thomas Aquinas on the Operations of the Mind and Aristotle’s Organon

St. Thomas Aquinas, author of the Summa Theologica

Sicut dicit Philosophus in III De Anima, duplex est operatio intellectus: una quidem, quae dicitur indivisibilium intelligentia, per quam scilicet intellectus apprehendit essentiam uniuscuiusque rei in seipsa; alia est operatio intellectus scilicet componentis et dividentis. Additur autem et tertia operatio, scilicet ratiocinandi, secundum quod ratio procedit a notis ad inquisitionem ignotorum. Harum autem operationum prima … Continue

Getting Started with the Art of Reasoning

Aristotle, the great Philosopher of the Catholic homechool curriculum.

The most important study in the classical Catholic curriculum is, without question, the art of Reasoning.  In the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, we study all of Aristotle’s works on the subject, contained in his famous “Organon”.  I believe this first video, introducing Aristotle’s Categories, give a good introduction to the challenges of the study, and … Continue

Why English Spelling is So Difficult

This article was originally published in 2010.  The CLAA Petty School, which is referred to in this article is being reproduced in 2021. Impatience is the greatest enemy of education and very few families or schools have the patience to study what is necessary to understand complicated subjects.  We might think of Metaphysics or Logic … Continue

Why Study Greek and Latin?

Desiderius Erasmus

It’s the 21st centry.  The dominant languages in the world are English, Chinese and Spanish. Why study Greek and Latin? The Classical Liberal Arts Academy maintains the rigorous classical language studies of the Catholic schools of the past and when we use the word “past” we are not thinking 1950s past, but 1600s, 1200s and … Continue