Elementary Latin~ due pridie Nonibus Octobris — Midterm (Maior Probatio) OCTOBER 14
- Chapter 6: Verb sum, esse (to be) and possum, posse (to be able + infinitive).
- Conjugation of sum, esse in present, imperfect, future is here.
- Conjugation of possum, posse in present, imperfect, future is here.
- MIDTERM: Conjugation SUM and POSSUM (present, imperfect, future) and second declension masculine and neuter nouns (numerus/ager and bellum), and 2 sentences of medium length.
- Sentences p. 362:
- Poteram esse tyrannus.
- Ubi tyrannus est, ibi viri non possunt esse liberi.
- Tyrannus bonos superare poterat; sed ibi remanere non poterit.
- Vocabulary, ch. 6
- dea f – goddesss
- discipula f // discipulus, -i m — student
- liber, libri m — book
- vitium n — fault, crime. vice
- Graecus, -a, -um — Greek
- plenus, -a, -um — full
- vester, vestra, vestrum — your (pl)
- -que and
- ubi where
- ibi there
- nunc now
- quare why
- possum, posse be able, can (+ infinitive)
- Ch. 7: Second declension neuter: -ο, -ου, -ω, -ο, -ον / / -α, -ων, -οις, -α, -α
- Neuter article, “the”: το, του, τω, το // τα, των, τοις, τα
- p. 48: Attributive and Predicate Position of Adjectives.
- Sentences, p. 42: 50: 2, 3, 5
- Greek news sites: kathimerini.gr — ethnos.gr
- Ch. 7 vocabulary
- ευρισκω, ευρησω find
- λειπω, λειψω leave
- ο βιος life
- το δωρον gift
- το εργον work, deed
- ο θησαυρος treasure
- το τεκνον child
- το φυτον plant
- αγαθος, αγαθη, αγαθον good
- αξιος, αξια, αξιον worthy
- καλος, καλη, καλο beautiful; noble
- Read Anthology of Classical Myth: Pausanias, sections A – O. (This is a different reading assignment from what I noted in class! This reading is about more Greek mythological stories by an ancient Greek writer.)
- Your paper is due at 11am, 11 October (i.e., our next class meeting) and can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ve included the topic below. If you would like to send me a draft of your paper to review, please do so by Saturday night (October 8).
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.
- Ch 32 (adverbs; volo, malo, nolo; proviso clauses). Ch 33 (conditions).
- Translate sentences.
- Ch 31 (adverbs and result clause); ch 32 -3 (comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs); ch 34 (numbers)
- Passage to translate.