Homework due Pridie Nonibus Octobris / 4 Οκτοβριου η Τριτη

Elementary Latin~ due pridie Nonibus Octobris

  1. Chapter 4: Sentences p. 29, Sententiae Antiquae, #1, 2, 3, 4.
    • Fortuna est caeca.
    • Si pericula sunt vera, infortunatus es. (infortunatus, -a, -um. unlucky, unfortunate)
    • Salve, O amice; vir bonus es.
    • Non bella est fama filii tui. (tuus, -a, -um. your)
  2. Vocabulary, ch. 5: write out words and learn words.
  3. Learn the endings for the imperfect tense: bam, bas, bat, bamus, batis, bant.
  4. Conjugate in the imperfect tense: ceno, cenare (dine) — maneo, manere (remain, stay).

Latin vocabulary. ch. 5: 

  1. animus, -i. m. soul, mind
  2. caelum, -i. n. sky, heaven
  3. culpa, -ae. f. fault, blame
  4. verbum, -i. n. word
  5. -ne. indicates that the sentence is a question; placed at end of sentence. Ex: Estne bonus?
  6. cras. tomorrow
  7. heri. yesterday
  8. quando. when
  9. tum. then

Elementary Greek

  1. Ch. 7: Second declension:   -ος,  -ου,  -ω,  -ον,  -ε  / /   -οι,  -ων,  -οις, ους
  2. Masculine article, “the”:  ο, του, τω, τον  //  οι,  των,  τοις,  τους
  3. Sentences, p. 42: 2, 6.
  4. Ch. 7 vocabulary

Classical Mythology

  1. Read Introduction to Mythology, on rituals, pp. 367 – 402.
  2. Write one paragraph ‘proposal’ of your paper topic; please submit via email to kchew@spc.edu.

Essay #1: Cosmogonies

We have been studying a number of mythical accounts of creation and of destruction to understand how ancient cultures understood how the world came to be; why it is created as it is; how it will end. How does our culture (how do we; how do you) explain these concerns today? Compare the contemporary account(s)  with one of the following: Hesiod’s Theogony, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Enuma Elisha. (If you would like to use one of the other creation myths, please check with me first.)

Due Date: Tuesday, October 11.
Length & Format: 3-4 pages, double-spaced, 12-point Times Roman


Practical Matters: Your essay should:
– include a thesis with a distinct argument. A thesis should be unified and worth arguing; it is not simply a description of your major points; it does not simply summarize what an essay will be “about.” Articulate your thesis early in your essay to communicate your position to your reader.
– include an introduction that contains a strong and clear thesis and also a conclusion.
quote the primary text you have chosen throughout your essay and, preferably, offer an explanation in your own words of what the quotation is saying.
document sources using a consistent citation method (MLA, APA, Chicago). Include a list of Works Cited at the end of your essay.
– I can read a draft (even a few paragraphs) of your essay to ensure that you are “on the right track.” Please email me any writing by Thursday evening, October 6, to ensure that I have time to read your writing and respond.

Intermediate Latin

  1. Perfect and pluperfect subjunctive.
  2. Translate sentences.

Intermediate Greek

  1. Ch 28: Future Passive; οιδα.
  2. Passage to translate.

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