Homework due a.d. x Kalendis Decembris / 22 Νοεμβριου η Τριτη

Elementary Latin

  1. Vocabulary and sentences: Practice and Review p. 72, # 1, 2, 3, 5: For each sentence, identify which pronoun (ego, tu, is/ea/id, nos, vos, hic/haec/hoc, ille/illa/illud) is used.
  2. Vocabulary, ch. 10 and ch. 11.
  • 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
  • caput, capitis. n head
  • consul, consulis. m consul
  • nemo, nullius. m no one
  • amicus, i. m. friend
  • quod. because
  • neque, nec. and nor, not.    neque… neque… neither…nor
  • autem. however
  • bene. well
  • etiam. even, also
  • intellego, intellegere. understand
  • mitto, mittere. send
  • sentio, sentire. sense

Elementary Greek

  1. Personal Pronouns. εγω, συ, ημεις, υμεις.  αυτος, αυτη, αυτο.
  2. Go here for declensions of each pronoun.
  3. These are the Modern Greek forms of the pronouns compared to the ancient forms.
  4. Sentences, p. 86. 1, 2.
  1. Ch. 14 vocabulary
πληττω, πληξω. strike
φερω, οισω. bear, bring, carry
το βιβλιον. book
το ιματιον. cloak
επι (επ’, εφ’) upon, on, in the time of, on, at , by, to, against

Classical Mythology

  1. Read in Introduction to Mythology, ch. 36 and 37: Household tales (Brothers Grimm) and Apuleius’ Cupid and Psyche, pp. 524 – 559.
  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, James

December 2   Jeff, John, Scott, Joe

December 6  Janel, Yomna, Allyson, Aaron

December 9  Marcus, Carmella

Intermediate Latin

  1. Cicero passage.

Intermediate Greek

  1. Μοre -μι verbs
  2. Passage to translate

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