Homework due on XVII before the Kalends of May

Salvete, omnes! / γειά σου!

Elementary Latin

  1. Quiz on forming and translating participles (present active, perfect passive, future active, future passive).
  2. See this webpage about participles (in English and in Latin).
  3. Sententiae Antique: p. 152, 5, 12.

Classics and Film

  1. Watch the film Alexander the Great. (some of it is on YouTube)
  2. Excerpts from the Greek historian Arrian’s Anabasis of Alexander the Great: read these excerpts about Alexander’s campaigns.
  3. Writing assignment on Aristotle’s Poetics and one movie:

Select one film (the one you presented on or one seen for this class, provided that you have not already written about it in the previous paper).

  • (I) Referring to this summary of the Poetics, analyze the plot and characters of the film according to Aristotle’s definitions of these in the Poetics.
  • (II)Then, choose 2 out of these 4  features (‘thought,’  diction, melos or song, spectacle) and explain how they are used in the movie.
  • (III) Last, describethe terms katharsis in your own words and explain how watching this movie creates a katharsis in the viewers.
  • Paper is due XXX; 4-6 pages in length (using Times New Roman 12-point with double-spaced lines). Please email any drafts and completed papers to Dr. Chew at kchew@spc.edu.

Elementary Greek

  1. Quiz on the perfect and pluperfect tense and tis, ti (who/what, some/any)
  2. Vocabulary, p. 136.
  3. p. 137, sentences 1 and 2.

Intermediate Latin

  1. Selections from Cicero’s De Amicitia.

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