UPDATED Labor Domi due Nonis Octobris / 5 Οκτοβριου η Παρασκευή

Elementary Latin~ due Nonis Octobris

  1. Quiz on conjugating verbs in the imperfect tense and 2nd declension neuter nouns, vocabulary ch. 4.
  2. Decline consilium, periculum.
  3. Imperfect tense: Endings are -bam, -bas, -bat, -bamus, -batis, -bant.

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. Quiz on the imperfect tense; attributive and predicative position; temporal augments and numbers 1-10.  Vocabulary is NOT on this quiz.
  2. Conjugate in the present and imperfect: φυλάττω, λύω, άγγέλλω.

ἐφύλαττον, ἐφύλαττες, ἐφύλαττε (ν) , ἐφυλάττομεν, ἐφυλάτετε, ἐφύλαττον

ἔλυον, ἔλυες, ἔλυε (ν), ἐλύομεν, ἐλύετε, ἔλυον

ἤγγελλον, ἤγγελες, ἤγγελλε (ν), ἠγγέλλομεν, ήγγέλλετε, ἤγγελλον


  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
  12. άθροιζω. collect
  13. άλλά. but, however
  14. ἁρπάζω. seize
  15. άρχαῖος, άρχαἰα, άρχαῖον. ancient, original
  16. ὁ βάρβαρος. foreigner, ‘barbarian’
  17. τὸ έργον. work, deed
  18. ἡ κραυγἠ. shout
  19. ὁ λόγος word, speech, account
  20. ἡ σιγή. silence

Greek History

  1. On Friday we are FINALLY going to talk about Herodotus! Make sure you are caught up on all the reading in The Landmark Herodotus: on Egypt, pp. 117- 159.

Some information about what was discussed in class:

Hoplites and phalanx
— But was the “hoplite revolution” really responsible for the rise of the polis?
Chigi Vase showing hoplites

Early rise of the Polis
— Economic revival in 8th century Archaic Age– growth of non-aristocratic population, wealthier thanks to commerce and trade.
-demand for equitable treatment in particular legal
– invention of citizen / members of city-state rise from this demand
– citizens (men/women) vs foreigners, metics (resident aliens), slaves
some rights: “access to courts to resolve disputes, protection against enslavement by kidnapping, and participation in the religious and cultural life of the city-state. …. participation in politics, although the degree of participation open to poor men varied among the different city states. The ability to hold public office, for example, could be limited in some cases to owners of a certain amount of property or wealth.”
– women had identity, social status, rights to participate in some religious cults an as priestesses, legal protection against kidnapping and being sold into slavery; needed κυριος as male representative in legal matters

Rise of Corinth as a power under tyrants; strategic location (shipping, harbor taxes); pottery exports until late 6th century BCE


Intermediate Greek

  1. The optative mood of verbs.

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