Latin..the original language of the Roman Empire. A classically beautiful written and spoken language that has embraced literature, philosophy, medicine and other culturally and legally significant documents known throughout world history. In today’s modern world though, Latin is a dying language. So who better deserves a thoughtful and endearing gift than your Latin teacher, who is endlessly working to keep the language alive? Read on to find that perfect gift.
Teachers and pencils go hand-in-hand. So why not give that special Latin instructor something that reminds him/her of one of history’s greatest Roman Emperors? Your teacher will be tickled pink with the thought of being able to replicate the great yet brutal leader’s death, especially on days when students just want to give up on learning the nuances of Latin. Affordable, useful, and really something every teacher deserves – a desk-top pencil holder representing the subject matter he/she is really and truly passionate about.
Chances are, your Latin teacher enjoys those Roman Empire reenactments more than most. A costume is a great way to make her feel powerful and almighty, just as the Roman Empress Fulvia, wife of Mark Antony felt, when she fought against Octavian and occupied Rome. This beautiful dress will capture her heart and make her feel like a true Roman Empress. This gift is also perfect for the teacher whose lessons include theatrical presentations for her students. What better way for students to learn about the origins of Latin than to see their teacher dressed as one of Rome’s most powerful women?
Teachers are on their feet all day providing instruction and sharing their vast knowledge with students. But everyone knows that standing often can take a toll on the feet, so comfortable shoes are a necessity. These cute and comfy shoes are the perfect gift for your Latin teacher. With bright colors, EVA soles and Latin phrases printed on the shoe’s fabric, this is destined to be a unique and fun gift that your teacher will most definitely not soon forget.
Your extremely dedicated and passionate Latin teacher is keenly aware of the notion that Latin is indeed (and unfortunately), a dying language. Yet, day in and day out, your teacher keeps the beautiful yet antiquated language alive and kicking. This fun and cute coffee and tea mug comes in two different sizes and serves to remind us all that Latin is going to continue living a long and prosperous life…especially if your Latin teacher has anything to say about it.
The Roman kings have often been associated with some of history’s greatest traditions. There are legendary stories of these powerful and religious authoritarians that students continue to study today. Your Latin teacher is probably an expert in this area of history, so if you are looking for an usual gift for your teacher, this just might do the trick. Who doesn’t want to dress up and play the role of Numa Pompilius or Ancus Marcius? It’s very probable that your Latin teacher would!
We all know that teachers love books, especially those that can be used for reference, enjoyment, and aid in the teaching of their students. So why not get your favorite bookworm one that assembles some of the most famous and prolific phrases and sayings documented throughout the history of the Latin language era? This book contains more than a 1000 Latin proverbs and sayings, all translated into English and compiled into one book. Now that is something any Latin teacher and lover of the Latin language can appreciate!
Teachers love information and encyclopedias are full of it…so why not consider this as a gift for your Latin teacher? Sometimes it is actually nice to perform research using an old-fashioned encyclopedia rather than the internet to collect information. Remember, Latin teachers appreciate by-gone eras! This book is hard covered and full of colored photographs and text; informative, in-depth and sure to be a hit for your favorite ancient history buff. A must have reference book for any Latin teacher.
The Roman Gladiator – a notable fixture in ancient folklore and modern film and entertainment. Professional fighters, brutal combatants, fighting until death; the list goes on and on. In today’s world whereby many warriors protect their feet in metal-toed combat boots, these ancient fighters were as tough as they come, adorning their feet in only leather sandals. Show your Latin teacher a little respect and gift him something that his ancient heroes wore in organized warfare. Roman Gladiator Sandals are sure to get him in fighting spirit!
A goddess is still decidedly admired in modern times. She is highly adored, possesses beauty, strength, intelligence, and inner-peace. We all secretly worship a goddess. But before Beyoncé, there were the Roman goddesses- Juno, Minerva and Venus to name a few; the list is extensive. And we know that many of our Latin teachers can only be defined as goddesses themselves. Why not remind your teacher that she is a modern day goddess? A desk-top statue of Minerva is a perfect gift to do just that.
Teachers are always winners in the majority of people’s eyes. And most teachers take a certain amount of prideful humility in exposing future generations to knowledge and ultimately, power. Therefore, it is important to remind teachers that yes, they are indeed winners. So what better way to remind them of this sentiment than to surprise your teacher with an I Teach Latin T-shirt? There are several colors to choose from- this is undoubtedly a gift your Latin teacher will love!
Your Latin teacher will truly appreciate this gem of a book written by the amazingly funny Henry Beard.
The book which was written by one of the best comedy writers of our time, and founder of the National Lampoon magazine is an absolute “backlistius bestellerus.”
It contains hilarious translations of party chit chat, conversation fillers, conversation enders, pithy Latin expressions, informational Latin, Latin signs, bumper stickers, computer terms, license plate signs, and just about anything you can think about translated in impeccable Latin.
Even though your Latin teacher is probably fluent in Latin, this book will make him or her laugh, and you will surely be hearing some of the jokes included in it in your future Latin classes too!
The Carpe Diem mug is an excellent, inspiring gift for a Latin teacher, or for just about anybody who enjoys following this life philosophy of “seizing the day.”
It is a beautifully made mug that has a 3.25-inch diameter and is 4.5 inches tall and fits 15 ounces of coffee or any other beverage.
The mug is affordable and comes with a 100% money-back guarantee.
It is also safe to use in a microwave or wash in a dishwasher.
Your Latin teacher or professor will appreciate using this mug, which will make anybody smile.
It includes 112 pages, with fill in the blanks style phrases, questions, and wishes.
Once you spend the time to fill out those blanks and add your personal touch to this book, it will become one of the most personal and meaningful gifts which your teacher has ever received.
It is a great way to tell your teacher how much you appreciate his or her work and dedication, and also express your feelings and why not add a touch of your own humor.
The Knock Knock Why You’re The Best Teacher Ever book is a keepsake that your teacher or professor will surely treasure and enjoy reading and re-reading over time.
If your Latin teacher has a sense of humor, then this absolutely brilliant and hilarious compilation of the best Teacher Cartoons from the New Yorker is one of the best gifts you can get him or her for any occasion.
The New Yorker Book of Teacher Cartoons has 160 pages of cartoons that depict the hilarity, the anxiety, the fun, and the anarchy which teachers experience in the classroom.
Included are cartoons by some of the best cartoonists for The New Yorker magazine, and your teacher will definitely enjoy laughing at the fun which is being poked at both the teachers and the students depicted.
If you want to be sure that your gift will be truly appreciated and will actually be useful, then you may want to consider getting your Latin teacher an Amazon eGift Thank You Teacher gift card.
The card can be for any amount you want, and you can add a personal note to it.
Your teacher can use this Thank You gift card to buy something he or she needs or really wants but has been hesitant to buy for one reason or another.
Your Latin teacher, just like any other teacher, needs some time to relax, relieve the stress, and possibly get rid of the frustrations of teaching you and a bunch of other students a “dead language,” right?
With this fun coloring book for adults, which is specially designed for teachers, he or she can enjoy coloring these beautiful and, in most cases, hilarious illustrations.
Teacher Life: A Snarky Chalkboard Coloring Book is a gift that your Latin teacher will appreciate receiving and one which will make him or her laugh every time he or she starts coloring a new illustration and funny sign in it.
This inexpensive and yet funny and original gift idea is suitable for a Latin teacher present for any occasion.
The wine glass is made of BPA-free shatter-proof Tritan plastic and comes in a pretty gift box ready to be gifted.
The plastic 16-ounce wine tumbler has an illustration of an apple and inside the funny sign – “I Teach. Therefore I Drink.”
Your teacher will love the reference to the classic quote, “I think therefore I exist” by Descartes.
To make the gift even more impressive, you can show off your brilliant Latin skills by adding the quote written in Latin in the gift card, which happens to be “Cogito, ergo sum.”