Elementary Latin~ due α.d. xvi kalendis octobris
- Read ch. 3 on the second declension. — Quiz on Friday on 2nd declension, vocabulary for ch. 3; sum, es, est, sumus, estis, sunt; esse.
- Decline populus (people).
- Write out vocabulary for ch. 3.
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) semper (always)
habeo, habere (have, hold)
- Quiz on 2nd declension neuter nouns, definite article, vocabulary (lessons 2-4).
- If you’ve time:Review endings for present tense (ω, εις, ει, ομεν, ετε, οθσι (ν) ); infinitive (ειν); imperative (ε, ετε — ετω, οντων).
Vocabulary: ο άνθρωπος, άξιος, από, δίκαιος, εκ, εις, εν, μάκρος, μικρός, ο πόλεμος, ο φίλος, αγαθος, ο άγγελος, καλός, ο κίνδυνος.
- Prepare for in-class writing assignment on the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.
- Some study questions to prepare yourself with: (i) What are the differences between the Minoans and Myceneans? — (ii) Why might it be incorrect to use the term “Dark Age”? — (iii) What sort of evidence can we base our knowledge of the Minoans, Myceneans, and the Dark Age on?
- You are allowed to use your notes from class but NOT any online resources. You will be evaluated on your ability to compose and defend an argument.
- Some materials to help you prepare: 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.
- Middle/passive participles; enclitics and accent marks; direct and indirect questions.
- Forms participles for verbs.
- Translation of passage.