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I classici come enciclopedia culturale e come antenati: l’insegnamento del latino nella scuola superiore italiana

  • Author(s): Bettini, Maurizio
  • et al.

Italy is one of the last European countries in which Latin is still regularly taught in the majority of high schools. Should this tradition be interrupted, as some people wish, or should it be maintained? If we make the first choice, we have to expect a brisk fracture in the cultural encyclopedia shared by the country; if we make the second one, a change in the pedagogical and didactical teaching patterns of the discipline will be needed. The moment has come in which the ancients would play not only the role of ancestors, as they have so far, but also the role of others.

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