Originally published in 1915 as part of a series of handbooks for teachers, this book addresses the teaching of classics, particularly Latin and ancient Greek, in a schooling system which has grown to see the subject as largely irrelevant. Jones argues that studying ancient languages is best done through the 'direct method' of instruction, with an emphasis on composition in the original languages and study of the classical cultures. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of education, classical education in particular.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. The direct method; 2. The ideal beginner; 3. Translation, composition, grammar; 4. Details; 5. The first year of Latin; 6. The next three years of Latin; 7. The first two years of Greek; 8. The sixth form and after; 9. The position of classics in the curriculum; Epilogue; Appendix. Uncorrected specimens of work done by boys; Bibliography; Index.