Homework due Pridie Nonibus Decembris

Elementary Latin

  1. Learn declension of hic, haec, hoc = THIS, THESE; ille, illa, illud = THAT, THOSE
  2. Learn Ch. 8: Third conjugation
  • Present tense endings: o, is, it, is, imus, itis, unt
  • Imperfect tense endings: e + bam, bas, bat, bamus, batis, bant
  • Future tense endings: am, es, et, emus, etis, ent

Vocabulary, ch. 8

  • frater, fratris m brother
  • laus, laudis f praise
  • libertas, libertatis f liberty, freedom
  • ratio, rationis f reason
  • soror, sororis f sister
  • ad + accusative into, towards
  • ex / e + ablative out of
  • numquam never
  • ago, agere, egi, actum. drive
  • disco, discere, didici. learn
  • doceo, docere, docui, doctum. teach
  • duco, ducere, duxi, ductum. lead
  • gero, gerere, gessi, gestum. carry (on)
  • scribo, scribere, scripsi, scriptum. write
  • vinco, vincere, vici, victum. conquer

Elementary Greek

  1. Personal pronouns: I/we, you/you (pl.): ἐγώ / ἡμεῖς, σύ / ὑμεῖς
  2. Ch. 15: First declension nouns ending in -α (we didn't go over this yet in class).
  3. Vocabulary, ch. 15
  • ἡ ἅμαξα, ἅμάξης cart, wagon
  • ἡ βασίλεια, βασιλείας queen
  • ἡ γεφῦρα, γεφύρας bridge
  • ἐγώ, ἡμεῖς I
  • εί if
  • ἡ θάλαττα, θαλάττης sea
  • κακός, ή, όν bad, evil, cowardly
  • μή not (with infinitive, conditional clauses)
  • τὸ ὅπλον tool, weapon
  • οὖν therefore, then (post-positive conjunction)
  • σύ. ὑμεῖς you

Greek history

  • Read in the Landmark Edition of Thucydides:
  • Pericles’ third speech defending his position & policy; Thucydides’ analysis of Pericles and the causes of Athens’ eventual defeat (pp. 110 – 128).
  • The Mytilenian Debate – Book 3.36-50 (pp. 175-184)
  • Civil War in Corcyra – Book 3.69-85 (pp.194-201)

  • The Melian Dialogue – Book 5.84-116 (pp. 350-116)

  • 2nd paper/presentation on Thucydides: instructions are here.

The Peloponnesian War (431-404 BCE) — timeline of major treaties and battles

Intermediate Greek

  1. Plato's Apology of Socrates



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