**Please be sure to complete the online course evaluation!**
Elementary Latin – starts at 8.15am on 14 December, Friday
- PREPARE: Cheat Sheet
- Prepare class review: Check here and, for whatever topic you’ve been assigned, please be ready to present the material to the class on Friday. For instance, if you’re been asked to prepare the 1st conjugation, please be ready to conjugate a verb in the 1st conjugation in all 3 tenses (present, imperfect, future) and give the infinitive, either by (1) writing the forms on the board or (2) preparing a handout that you can pass out to the class (of 25 students) or email to me as a Word or PDF (if so, I’ll post it here). Gratias vobis ago!
- Prepared 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].” 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.
- PREPARE: Cheat Sheet
- PREPARE: Prepare class review: Checkhere and, for whatever topic you’ve been assigned, please be ready to present the material to the class on Friday. For instance, if you’re been asked to prepare the 1st declension, please be ready to decline a noun in the 1st declension in all 5 cases, either by writing the forms on the board. Alternately, you can prepare a handout that you can pass out to the class (of 25 students) or email to me as a Word or PDF (if so, I’ll post it here). Ευχαριστώ!
On Friday, 14 December, we will review for the exam. Please also submit (via email or hard copy) you 2nd paper/presentation on Thucydides: instructions are here.
This is a list of ALL the passages in the Landmark Edition of Thucydides that you are expected to 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
- Map of the Aegean World in 431 BCE
- An older map
- Interactive map of the war (integrated with timeline)