Homework due a.d. V Idibus Octobris / 11 Οκτοβριου η Τρίτη

Elementary Latin~ due pridie Nonibus Octobris  — Midterm (Maior Probatio) OCTOBER 14

  1. Chapter 6: Verb sum, esse (to be) and possum, posse (to be able + infinitive).
  2. Conjugation of sum, esse in present, imperfect, future is here.
  3. Conjugation of possum, posse in present, imperfect, future is here.
  4. 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.
  5. Sentences p. 362:
    • Poteram esse tyrannus.
    • Ubi tyrannus est, ibi viri non possunt esse liberi.
    • Tyrannus bonos superare poterat; sed ibi remanere non poterit.
  6. 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)

Elementary Greek

  1. Ch. 7: Second declension neuter: -ο, -ου, -ω, -ο, -ον / / -α, -ων, -οις, -α, -α
  2. Neuter article, “the”: το, του, τω, το // τα, των, τοις, τα
  3. p. 48: Attributive and Predicate Position of Adjectives.
  4. Sentences, p. 42: 50: 2, 3, 5
  5. Greek news sites: kathimerini.gr  —   ethnos.gr
  6. 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
λυω, λυσω destroy
θυω, θυσω sacrifice
παιδευω, παιδευσω educate, teach
βλαπτω, βλαψω harm, injure
κλεπτω, κλεψω steal
λειπω, λειψω  leave
πεμπω, πεμψω send
γραφω, γραψω write, draw
διωκω, διωξω pursue
αλλαττω, αλλαξω change
φυλαττω, φυλλαξω guard
σπεωδω, σπευσω hasten, strive

Classical Mythology

  1. 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.)
  2. Your paper is due at 11am, 11 October (i.e., our next class meeting) and can be submitted via email to kchew@spc.edu. 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.

Intermediate Latin

  1. Ch 32 (adverbs; volo, malo, nolo; proviso clauses). Ch 33 (conditions).
  2. Translate sentences.

Intermediate Greek

  1. Ch 31 (adverbs and result clause); ch 32 -3 (comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs); ch 34 (numbers)
  2. Passage to translate.

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