Salvete, omnes! / γειά σου!
- Midterm: Short passage to translate plus conjugating 1st and 2nd conjugation verbs in the passive tense (present, imperfect).
- Endings for the passive voice: Present: -or, -ris, -tur, -mur, -mini, -ntur. Imperfect: bar, baris, batur, bamur, bamini, bantur. Future: bor, beris, bitur, bimur, bimini, buntur.
Classics and Film
- Midterm on Friday March 4: 6 passages from the 3 texts we have read, and 3 clips from the 3 movies.
- We’ve read: Homer, Odyssey; Xenophon, Anabasis, Book I, sections I – III, Herodotus, Histories: Herodotus, Books 1 and 8. Films: O Brother Where Art Thou (2000), Coen Brothers; Warriors (1999), Walter Hall; 300 (2007) Zac Snyder.
- Start reading the first half of Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, the first play of his Oresteia trilogy.
- Food for thought in this Guardian article on Do artists need to be accurate to recreate history?—consider the issues in this article in regard to O Brother, Where Art Thou?; Warriors; 300.
- Midterm: Translation of a short passage plus declining two nouns in the 3rd declension (one noun that is masculine/feminine and one noun that is neuter) (see Ch 16 on the 3rd declension)
- endings for 3rd declension can be found on wiktionary
- Selections from Ovid’s Metamorphoses on King Midas.
- Take-home midterm next week.