Classical Languages 2nd Floor Room 45.


Classical Languages 2nd Floor Room 45.
This image depicts a Latin language class being taught by Helen B. Muir, who acted as Benjamin D’Ooge’s assistant in the Ancient Languages Department. Due to the fact that “Caesar” can be seen on the chalkboard, it is likely that this was a second year Latin class as the curriculum focused heavily on Caesar’s commentaries. According to the 1892-93 Normal register, “the reading of some good biography of Caesar” was also required. Four years of Latin lessons were offered to all Normal students, but advanced courses were only offered to students pursuing the advanced courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Pedagogics.
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Michigan State Normal School, Ypsilanti, MI