Writers' Tea: Classical Lit Epic Poems

Students in our English tutorials have occasional Writers' Teas to share their work. Students in Mr. Westrate's and Mr. Drummond's Classical Lit courses have been working on epic poems. Having read The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Aeneid, and selections of Ovid's Metamorphoses, they have gotten familiar with the ancient form of dactylic hexameter, as well as the iambic pentameter that English translations often use to render the ancient verse. More recently, they read MacBeth, another example of the latter form, and so they have been wrestling with their own iambs and trochees.

Writers Tea. A gathering of scholars. A reading of their crafted literature. An eating of delicious edibles. A time for praise and critique. A moment of accomplishment.
— Wesley Duris, one of Mr. Drummond's students

Students in Mr. Drummond's Classical Lit