Homework due a.d. xiv Kalendis Decembris

Elementary Latin

  1. Quiz on  ille illa illud (THAT / THOSE)   and  4thconjugation (and 3rd -io verbs): verbs like audio, audire (present, imperfect; future is extra credit); identifying which conjugation a verb is in.
  2. Conjugation of present, imperfect, future of fourth conjugation is here.
  3. Sententiae Antiquae, p. 65: #1, 2, 3.
  4. Vocabulary, ch. 10.
  • amicitia f   friendship
  • hora f     hour, time
  • natura f     nature
  • senectus, senectutis f    old age
  • timor, timoris m fear
  • veritas, veritatis f    truth
  • via   f  road
  • voluptas, voluptatis ff pleasure
  • beatus, -a, -um blessed, happy
  • cum + ablative    with
  • audio, audire. hear
  • capio, capere. take, capture
  • dico, dicere. say, speak
  • facio, facere. make, do
  • fugio, fugere. flee
  • venio, venire. find
  • vivo, vivere. live

Elementary Greek

  1. ειμι.  Quiz on present, imperfect, future, infinitive, imperatives
  2. Present tense ‘I am’   ειμι, ει,  εστι [ν], εσμεν, εστε, εισι [ν]
  3. Imperfect tense ‘I was’ of ειμι. η/ην, ησθα, ην, ημεν, ητε, ησαν
  4. Future tense ‘I will be’ of ειμι. εσομαι, εση/εσει, εσται, εσομεθα, εσεσθε, εσονται
  5. Ιnfinitive ‘to be’ ειναι ‘to be about to be’ εσεσθαι
  6. Imperative: Be! ισθι / Let him/her be! εστω  Be!  εστε / Let them be! εστων
  1. Vocabulary for sentences p. 71, 1, 3, 4, 10
  • 1. τοπος – place       ελευθερος – free        κινδυνος -danger       μικρος -small       κορη- girl
  • 3. αλλαττω – (middle) take [accussative] in exchange for [genitive]          δωρον – gift           ησυχια – quiet, leisure
  • 4. μηκετι – no longer                 πειθω- (middle) obey           αναξιος-unworthy             δεσποινη- mistress          αξιος-worthy         θεραπαινα- servant           τρεπω- (middle) go             μακρος-  long          οδος- road         εις- into           χωρα- country
  • 10. φυτον- plant, tree           υπο- by          φυλαττω- guard          πορρω- far away from         οικια- house
  1. Ch. 11 vocabulary
ειμι, εσομαι. be exist; (3rd person singular + accusative + infinitive) it is possible
πειθω,  πεισω  persuade; (+ dative) obey
τρεπω, τρεψω  turn; (middle voice) betake oneself, go
αμαξα, -ης  η  cart, wagon
λιμνη, -ης ξ   marsh, lake
τοπος, -ου ο  place
τροπος, -ου ο turn, way
μακρος, -α, -ον long
μικρος, -α, -ον small, litttle
πορρω far, far off — (preposition + genitive) far away from
υπο  / υπ’ / υφ’    (preposition + genitive, dative, accusative) under

Classical Mythology

  1. Read in Introduction to Mythology, myth and folktakes and the Wizard of Oz, pp. 495-523.
  2. Oral presentations: Topic is below. Due on Friday, 18 November: 1-2 paragraphs about your topic for the presentation/paper; include the names/titles/author of the ancient primary text(s) and the movie, book, video game, etc.; what myths you will be talking about; what concepts about myth you will refer to. You can email your topic by Friday, 11am, or submit a printed-out copy.
1) Explain how a contemporary book, movie, video game, etc. uses ancient mythology. How is the myth presented, altered, adapted?
2) Concept of the hero. Explain our society’s concept of a hero/heroism and contrast it to that of the ancient Greeks and/or other ancient cultures.
3) Myths are full of contradictions. How does the anthropologist Lévi-Strauss explain these contradictions? (Some terms to use in discussing this topic: binary opposite, resolution of opposites, nature/culture, synchronic/diachronic).
Your presentation must:
  • Incorporate sufficient reference to a primary text (Hesiod, Ovid, Sophocles, etc.)
  • Include discussion of concepts about myth such as: ritual, liminality, hero, trickster, paratactic/syntactic, archetype, family romance.
  • 10 minutes long
  • Powerpoint-type visual aids and other media, paper handouts are welcome

Schedule for Presentations (so far)

November 18   paragraph is DUE

November 22

November 29 Erica

December 2   Jeff, John, Scott, Joe

December 6  Janel, Yomna, Allyson

December 9  Marcus

Intermediate Latin

  1. Cicero passage.

Intermediate Greek

  1. Μοre -μι verbs
  2. Passage to translate

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