Elementary Latin~ due ix a.d. Idibus Octobris
- Quiz on Imperfect and Future tenses.
- Learn the endings for the imperfect tense: bam, bas, bat, bamus, batis, bant.
- Learn the endings for the future tense: bo, bis, bit, bimus, bitis, bunt.
- Vocabulary on this quiz will be extra credit.
- Sentences p. 33: Periculumne igitur heri remanebat? — Da veniam filio et filiabus nostris.
Latin vocabulary. ch. 5:
- animus, -i. m. soul, mind
- caelum, -i. n. sky, heaven
- culpa, -ae. f. fault, blame
- verbum, -i. n. word
- -ne. indicates that the sentence is a question; placed at end of sentence. Ex: Estne bonus?
- cras. tomorrow
- heri. yesterday
- quando. when
- tum. then
- Quiz on Ch. 7: Second declension: -ος, -ου, -ω, -ον, -ε / / -οι, -ων, -οις, ους and Masculine article, “the”: ο, του, τω, τον // οι, των, τοις, τους
- Neuter article: το, του, τω, το // τα, των, τοις, τα
- Ch. 7 vocabulary
- Read Introduction to Mythology, ch. 28 – ch 29, pp. 403 – 428, ‘Isis and Osiris’ and ‘Deciphering a Meal.’
- Here is the paper topic that you should have submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have not sent in your topic yet, it is due by WEDNESDAY afternoon, 5 October.
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.
- Perfect and pluperfect subjunctive.
- Translate sentences.
- More on third declension nouns, genitive absolute, κτλ.
- Passage and sentences to translate.