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Book details
  • SubGenre:Writing / Children's & Young Adult
  • Language:Latin
  • Pages:46
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350917048

Julia Revives Latin with the Olympians

by Taryn Boonpongmanee

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"Julia Revives Latin with the Olympians" is a captivating introduction to the magic of ancient myths and the Latin language for young learners, seeking to make Latin education accessible and intriguing for all.
In "Julia Revives Latin with the Olympians", high school senior and passionate Latin advocate Taryn Boonpongmanee takes readers on an enchanting journey into the myths of the ancient world. Inspired by her own experience of discovering Latin in a small town, Taryn has since dedicated herself to promoting Latin literacy, accessibility, and equality through various initiatives including an advocacy organization, blog, and a series of Latin workshops. This book, designed to captivate young learners, intertwines engaging tales of gods and goddesses with Latin language learning. The English version aims to intrigue, while the Latin version serves as an intermediate study book to familiarize students with both the language and myths of the ancient world. Driven by her passion for Classics and a belief in the universal accessibility of Latin, Taryn aims to redefine the field's diversity and inclusivity, inviting more voices into the conversation.
About the author
Taryn Boonpongmanee, a senior at Deerfield Academy, embodies a passionate drive for the Classics, with a specific fondness for Latin. Despite originating from Richland, WA, where opportunities to study Classics are limited, she has embarked on a journey in the Classics, studying various classical languages including Latin, Greek, Sanskrit, and Pali. Taryn believes in the transformative power of education and aims to diversify and enhance the accessibility of Classics. She works to extend the reach of Classics as an advocate, challenging the elitist perception of Latin, and inspiring a new generation of enthusiasts and hopes to further these ideals by becoming a teacher and an author in the future.