Homework a.d. iii Idibus Decembris

Elementary Latin

  1. PREPARE: Cheat Sheat
  2. Translation: Graeci cum Troianis bellum gerunt. Magnum equum ligneum [wood] sub portis urbis Troiae nocte relinquunt [leave behind]. Troiani equum ibi inveniunt [find]. “Graeci equum Minervae dedicant [dedicate],” dicunt [say]. “Si donum Graecorum ad templum deae ducemus, pacem habebimus et vitam [life] bonae fortunae [fortune] agemus [lead].”
  • Rest of the translation. Sed Laocoon, sacerdos magnae virtutis sapientiaeque, audet populum monere: “Sine ratione cogitatis, o Troiani!” Si copiae in equo sunt, magno in periculo erimus. Non debetis Graecis credere, nam Graeci semper sut falsi.” Tum equum hasta tundit. Ira Minervae magna est; dea duos serpetes ex mari mittit. O miser Laocoon! Te tuosque duos filios mali serpentes strangulant! Troiani deam timent; equum in urbem ducunt. Ratio Laocoontis Troianos nihil docet.

Elementary Greek

  1. PREPARE: Cheat Sheet

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.

Be sure  to quote at at least once from Thucydides, from the passages that we have read (below) or from another part of the text (include page numbers in your presentation). 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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