Homework due February 18

Salvete, omnes discipuli discipulaeque! / γειά σου!

Elementary Latin

  1. Read ch. 14 on ‘i stem nouns’ and uses of the ablative case.
  2. reflexive and intensive pronouns/i-stem nouns/Vocabulary (ch. 14) quiz
  3. Sentences (Sententiae Antiquae), 1-3, p. 94.

Classics and Film

  1. History and myth: Once again, here is a chronological overview (PDF file) of Greek history.
  2. Start watching 300
  3. Email me (kchew@spc.edu) at least one page about the movie that you are writing about for your paper.
  4. Here is the assignment again:
  1. Essay on the Odyssey and O Brother Where Art Thou OR Warriors: Write a 3-4 page essay in which you focus on two scenes from the poem and discuss how they are depicted in the movie.
  • Summarize the two scenes from the Odyssey and explain why they are important to the poem.
  • Describe the corresponding scenes in the movie you have chosen.
  • Explain how ‘faithful’ the movie is to Homer’s poem and why, based on consideration of the movie as a whole, these changes were made.
  • In writing about the movie, you will need to provide a brief plot summary and description of the characters.
  • You will not need to use any secondary sources/articles for this paper, aside from Homer’s Odyssey and the movie.
  • Due dates: (1) 15 Feb., submission of 1 page (at least) about the Odyssey; (2) 18 Feb., submission of 1 page (at least) about the movie; (3) 22 Feb., final paper due: Please email to me kchew@spc.edu.

Elementary Greek

  1. Read ch. 15 on contract verbs.
  2. Conjugate a verb with an ε stem φιλεω—love/like in the present and imperfect tenses.
  3. Conjugate a verb with an  α stem τιμαω—honor in the present tense.

Intermediate Latin

  1. Selections from Ovid’s Metamorphoses on King Midas.

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