Homework due Idibus Septembris / τριτη, 13 Σεπτεμβριου

Elementary Latin ~ due Idibus Septembris

  1. Read Ch. 2 — 1st declension nouns
  2. Learn names of 6 cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, ablative, vocative; 3 genders: masculine, feminine, neuter.
  3. Memorize: endings for 1st declension nouns, singular and plural, feminine gender.
  4. 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


Elementary Greek
  1. Lesson 3: present active tense / infinitive / imperatives.
  2. Read Lesson 3.
  3. Learn endings for present tense (ω, εις, ει, ομεν, ετε, οθσι (ν) ); infinitive (ειν); imperative (ε, ετε — ετω, οντων).
  4. Conjugate κλεπτω and θυω in the present tense; give infinitive and imperative and translate all forms into English.
  5. 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…

Intermediate Latin
  1. Translation and grammar practice: Ch. 26: Regular comparison of adjectives and adverbs.
  2. Learn how to form comparative/superlative.
  3. More sentences to translate using indirect statement.

Classical Mythology
  1. Read Introduction to Mythology, Ch. 4 & 5, pp. 42 – 56 — creation myths by Ovid and myths in Bible.
  2. 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….).
  3. The second selection to read is the creation narrative from Genesis in the Old Testament.

Intermediate Greek
  1. Middle/passive participles; enclitics and accent marks; direct and indirect questions.
  2. Forms participles for verbs.
  3. Translation of passage.

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