Labor Domi Homework due a.d. IV Nonis Octobri / 2 Οκτοβριου η Τριτη

Elementary Latin~ due α.d. IV Nonis Octobri

  1. Learn the imperfect tense. Endings are -bam, -bas, -bat, -bamus, -batis, -bant.
  2. Imperfect of the verb ‘to be’: eram, eras, erat, eramus, eratis, erant. / I was, you were, s/he was, we were, you (pl) were, they were.
  3. Conjugate servo, servare (save) and habeo, habere (have) in the imperfect tense, and translate.
  4. Write out vocabulary for ch. 3 and, as you do so, note which declension (1st or 2nd) each word is in.
  5. Translate: Populus Romanus bellum amat.  —  Populus Romanus bellum amabat. —-   Patriam servabam.   — Pueri agros videbant.

Latin vocabulary. ch. 4: bellum (n) war — consilium (n) plan – cura (f) care, anxiety — donum (n) gift – exitium (n) destruction — magister, -tri (m) teacher — mora (f) delay – nihil (n) nothing — oculus (m) eye — officium (n) duty —— otium (n) leisure — periculum (n) danger — malus, -a, -um bad, evil — parvus, -a, -um small — sum, esse to be

Elementary Greek

  1. Three sets of endings for the first declension
  2. Decline αρχή — στρατιά — ημέρα

νίκη, νίκης, “victory”

  Singular Plural
Nominative νίκη νίκαι
Genitive νίκης νικῶν
Dative νίκῃ νίκαις
Accusative νίκην νικᾱς
Vocative νίκη νίκαι

θεᾱ́, θεᾶς, “goddess”

  Singular Plural
Nominative θεᾱ́ θεαί
Genitive θεᾶς θεῶν
Dative θεᾷ θεαῖς
Accusative θεᾱ́ν θεᾱ́ς
Vocative θεᾱ́ θεαί

θάλαττᾰ, θαλάττης, “sea”

  Singular Plural
Nominative θάλαττᾰ θάλατται
Genitive θαλάττης θαλαττῶν
Dative θαλάττῃ θαλάτταις
Accusative θάλαττᾰν θαλάττᾱς
Vocative θάλαττᾰ θάλατται


  1. η αγορά – agora, marketplace
  2. η αρχή – beginning, rule, province
  3. δέκα – ten
  4. δια – (gen) through, (acc) on account of
  5. επιτηδειος, επιτειδεια, επιτειδειον – suitable
  6. τα επιτειδεια – provisions
  7. η ημέρα – day
  8. η στρατια – army
  9. η φιλία – friendship
  10. φιλιος, φιλία, φιλιον – dear, friendly
  11. η χώρα – land, country

Greek History

  1. Read in The Landmark Herodotus: on Egypt, pp. 117- 159.
  2. Study questions: (1) Why did Herodotus think Egyptian culture was worth describing? (2) How did Herodotus get information about Egypt?
  3. Map of Phoenicia — Map Greek and Phoenician migration

Intermediate Greek

  1. The optative mood of verbs.

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