Labor Domi Due Τρίτη, 18 Σεπτεμβρίου 2012 a.d. xvi Kalendis Octobris

Elementary Latin

  1. Present tense of verb ‘to be’ (ch. 6) sum, es, est, sumus, estis, sunt. — esse (infinitive)
  2. Write out vocabulary for ch. 3
  3. Sentences to translate: Quid cogitas? Debemus iram vitare. —- Puellae vitam poetae servant. — Saepe vides poenam irae et me mones.

Latin vocabulary. ch. 3: ager, agri (field)

agricola (farmer) amicus (friend) filius (son)

populus people). numerus (number) puer (boy) vir (man)

femina (woman). filia (daughter)

pauci, paucae, pauca (few)

de (prep + abl) (down from, about) in (prep + abl) (in)

hodie (today) Sempervivum (always)

habeo, habere (have, hold)


Elementary Greek

  1. Make sure you’ve read lessons 1-5.
  2. Declension of 2nd declension neuter nouns το δένδρον
  3. Vocabulary lessons 2, 3, 4.
  4. (If you have time): p. 8-9, sentences in section (b).

πτερόν, πτεροῦ, n, “wing”

Singular Plural
Nominative πτερόν πτερά
Genitive πτεροῦ πτερῶν
Dative πτερῷ πτεροῖς
Accusative πτερόν πτερά
Vocative πτερόν πτερά

Greek History

  1. Read in The Landmark Herodotus, up to p. 113.
  2. Map quiz!  (See below; sample map quizzes: sample quiz 1sample quiz 2 & sample quiz 3 — sample quiz 4 (rather hard).
  3. Why do some scholars calls the period from 1100 – 750 BCE the “Dark Age”?
  4. FYI. Timeline of dates and events for the Bronze Age (Minoans and Myceneans) and the Iron Age (the “Dark Age”); timeline of art history via the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Map quiz on:  Peloponnese, Mycenae, Sparta, Pylos, Athens, Delphi, Macedonia, Aegean Sea, Mediterranean Sea

Crete, Knossos, Hellespont (Darndanelles), Troy, Black Sea

Ionia, Halicarnassus, Lydia, *Sardis, Media, *Ectabana, Persia


Intermediate Greek

  1. Review of declensions and conjugations.

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