Homework due a.d. vii Idibus Decembris

Elementary Latin

  1. QUIZ on your choice of hic, haec, hoc = THIS, THESE; ille, illa, illud = THAT, THOSE; 3rd conjugation verbs (present, imperfect, future); vocabulary ch. 8.
  • 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. Quiz on essential vocabulary (I’ll post a list by tomorrow) and verbs (I’ll give you one verb and you conjugate it in all 4 tenses, present, imperfect, future, aorist– for practice, try λύω, λύσω, ἔλυσα and I will post the answers on Friday).

Essential Words (a rather long list)

  • αγαθος good
  • ο άγγελος, messenger
  • άγω drive
  • άλλά. but, however
  • άλλος, άλλη, άλλο. other, another
  • ο άνθρωπος, human being
  • άξιος worthy
  • από away from (+ genitive)
  • ή άρχή – beginning, rule, province
  • ἄρχω, ἄρξω. begin, rule (+ genitive)
  • αὐτός, αὐτή, αὐτό. self; same; he, she, it.
  • δίκαιος just
  • ἐγώ, I — ἡμεῖς I
  • εί if
  • εις in, towards (plus accusative)
  • εκ, εξ out of (plus genitive)
  • έκεῖνος, ἐκείνη, ἐκεῖνο that, those
  • εν in (+ dative)
  • ἐπί. at, on, upon, against (plus genitive, dative, accusative)
  • γάρ for (postpositive particle)
  • δε but, and (postpositive particle
  • διά – (gen) through, (acc) on account of
  • τὸ έργον. work, deed
  • έχω, έξω, έσχον. have
  • ἡ ημέρα – day
  • ἡ θάλαττα, θαλάττης sea
  • κακός, ή, όν bad, evil, cowardly
  • καλός beautiful, fine, noble, pretty
  • λείπω,λείψω, ἔλειψα. leave
  • ὁ λόγος word, speech, account
  • μάκρος long
  • μικρός, small, little
  • ἡ μάχη battle
  • μέλλω, μελλήσω. intend, delay
  • μεν indeed (postpositive particle)
  • μή not (with infinitive, conditional clauses)
  • νομίζω. believe (w. infinitive)
  • ὃς, ἣ, ὃ who, which
  • ὄδε, ἤδε, τόδε this, these
  • οὓτος, αὕτη, τοῦτο this, these
  • ἡ ὁδός, τῆς ὁδου. road
  • οὐ, οὐκ, οὐχ no, not
  • παύω stop
  • πείθω, πείσω. persuade
  • οὖν therefore, then (post-positive conjunction)
  • σύ. ὑμεῖς you
  • φεύγω flee
  • φυλάττω guard
  • ἡ χώρα – land, country
  • ο φίλος friend
  • φιλἰος, φιλία, φιλιον – dear, friendly

Greek history

2nd paper/presentation on Thucydides: instructions are here. Presentations will on Tuesday, December 11 and that date is NOT negotiable! Friday, December 14, will be devoted to review and we have a lot to go over.

  • This is a list of ALL the passages in the Landmark Edition of Thucydides that you should have read:
  • Pericles’ first speech (pp. 79 – 85).
  • Pericles’ Funeral Oration, the plague of Athens, Pericles’ third speech defending his position & policy; Thucydides’ analysis of Pericles and the causes of Athens’ eventual defeat (pp. 110 – 128).
  • 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)

If you would like to review what we discussed about the Peloponnesian War, read this account.

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

Intermediate Greek

  1. Plato’s Apology of Socrates


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