Review – αναθεώρηση

Elementary Latin

5-minute or fewer presentations

  • how to use each of the 6 cases (p. 10) ANTHONY
  • 1st declension  — puella, poeta  AMI
  • 2nd declension SHELBY
  • 3rd declension (m/f and n)  SCOTT
  • Personal Pronouns: ego, tu, nos, vos  AARON
  • is, ea, id RABINDRA
  • hic, haec, hoc    LUZ
  •  ille, ille, illud  JULY
  • Identifying each conjugation  PRAJWOL
  • Principal parts  SHAILESH
  • Sum, esse  KARLA
  • Possum, posse  LAURA
  • Present tense – all 4 conjugations   ROGER
  • Future tense — all 4 conjugations  VANTAGE — 1st/2nd  & 3rd/4th
  • Perfect tense — all 4 conjugations  LUZMARY
  • Pluperfect tense — all 4 conjugations KYLE
  • Future perfect tense — all 4 conjugations CHRIS
  • Imperative PAUL

Elementary Greek

5-minute or fewer presentations

  • Nouns – 1st declension ERICA
  • Nouns – 2nd declension  AUBREY  (masculine and neuter)
  • Definite Article  JANEL
  • Present tense (active and middle/passive) JACKIE
  • Imperfect tense (active and middle/passive) MICHAEL
  • Future tense (active and middle)  RANDIS
  • Imperative IFE
  • Personal pronouns
  • Demonstrative pronouns

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

An essay (6 – 10 pages) that expands on the topic of your presentation with detailed examination and discussion of the primary text(s) and the movie/book/video game is due on December 9, the last day of class. 

Intermediate Latin

  1. Cicero passage.

Intermediate Greek

  1. Μοre -μι verbs
  2. Passage to translate

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classicist | translator (of ancient Greek & Latin poetry & drama) View all posts by kristinachew

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