Last Quiz of the Semester: a.d. iv Nonibus Decembris / 2 Δεκεμβιου η Παρασκευη

Elementary Latin

Quiz on (1) principal parts of verbs and (2) perfect tense of verbs and (3) ch. 12 vocabulary.

  1. Principal parts of verbs: (1) 1st person present — (2) infinitive — (3) 1st person perfect — (4) perfect passive participle.  Be able to
  • label each part
  • EXTRA CREDIT — give the principal parts for a 1st conjugation verb like laudo, laudare, laudavi, laudatum.
  1. Perfect tense of verbs: stem from 3rd principal part without -i-   +    i, isti, it, imus, istis, erunt
  2. Not on the quiz Pluperfect tense of verbs: stem from 3rd principal part without -i-   +   eram, eras, erat, eramus, eratis, erant
  3. Not on the quiz Future perfect tense of verbs: stem from 3rd principle part without -i-   +    ero, eris, erit, erimus, eritis, erunt
  4. Vocabulary ch. 12
  • annus m year
  • mater, matris f mother
  • pater, patris m father
  • principium n beginning
  • pro (preposition + ablative) in front of, before, for the sake of
  • diu for a long time
  • nuper recently
  • amitto, amittere, amisi, amissum lost
  • cado, cadere, cecidi, casrum. fall
  • creo, creare, creavi, creatum. create

Elementary Greek

  1. Quiz on Personal Pronouns and οδε, ηδε, τοδε this, these
βλεπω  see, look at
η σοφια wisdom
η φιλοσοφια philosophy
νυν now
τοτε then
γαρ for
εκεινος, εκεινη, εκεινο that, those
ουτος, αυτη, τουτο this, these / that, those

Classical Mythology

  1. Read in Introduction to Mythology, ch. 42- 44, pp. 617 – 683.
  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, James

December 6  Janel, Yomna, Allyson, Aaron

December 9  Carmella, Tom, Zunaira, Marcus

Intermediate Latin

  1. Cicero passage.

Intermediate Greek

  1. Μοre -μι verbs
  2. Passage to translate

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