Elementary Latin ~ due Idibus Septembris
- Read Ch. 2 — 1st declension nouns
- Learn names of 6 cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, ablative, vocative; 3 genders: masculine, feminine, neuter.
- Memorize: endings for 1st declension nouns, singular and plural, feminine gender.
- Write out: vocabulary, ch. 2
Latin vocabulary. ch. 2: fama — rumor ira — anger nauta –sailor patria — country pecunia — money poena — punishment porta — gate puella — girl vita — life magnus, -a, -um — large multus, – a, -um much, many et –and o — oh! est – he/she/it is
- Lesson 3: present active tense / infinitive / imperatives.
- Read Lesson 3.
- Learn endings for present tense (ω, εις, ει, ομεν, ετε, οθσι (ν) ); infinitive (ειν); imperative (ε, ετε — ετω, οντων).
- Conjugate κλεπτω and θυω in the present tense; give infinitive and imperative and translate all forms into English.
- Write out vocabulary pp. 18 – 19: λυω destroy, loosen γραφω write, draw εθελω wish (+ infinitive) θυω sacrifice κλεπτω steal παιδευω teach, educate σπευδω hasten, strive φυλαττω guard μη not, “don’t” ου (ουκ, ουχ) no, not και and, also, even και…και….. both…and…
- Translation and grammar practice: Ch. 26: Regular comparison of adjectives and adverbs.
- Learn how to form comparative/superlative.
- More sentences to translate using indirect statement.
- Read Introduction to Mythology, Ch. 4 & 5, pp. 42 – 56 — creation myths by Ovid and myths in Bible.
- If you don’t have the book yet: the Ovid selection is from a long poem called Metamorphoses; online version of Book 1 is here — read up to the section called “The Transformation of Daphne Into a Laurel” (you can read the whole book too if you’d like….).
- The second selection to read is the creation narrative from Genesis in the Old Testament.
- Middle/passive participles; enclitics and accent marks; direct and indirect questions.
- Forms participles for verbs.
- Translation of passage.