Homework due a.d. xi Kalendis Aprilis

Elementary Latin

  1. The passive voice of the 3rd conjugation: Conjugate condo, condere (found) in the present, imperfect, future and translate.
  2. The passive voice of the 4th conjugation: Conjugate finio, finire (end, finish) in the present, imperfect, future and translate.
  3. Opening lines from Virgil, Aeneid I (which we did in class): Arma virumque cano, Troiae qui primus ab oris / Italiam, fato profugus, Laviniaque venit / litora, multum ille et terris iactatus et alto.
  4. Translate (from a poem by Catullus, about spring) returning:

Iam [now] ver egelidos [mild] refert [bring back] tepores [warmth]
iam caeli [caelum] furor aequinoctialis
iucundis [pleasant] Zephyri [Zephyrus = Zephyr, the west wind] silescit [is silent] auris [breeze]
linquantur [leave] Phrygii [Phrygius – Trojan], Catulle, campi [field]

Elementary Greek

  1. Contract verbs like φιλέω  in present and imperfect tenses.
  2. Vocabulary, p. 72 (ch. 23)
  3. Sentences, pp. 72-3 (1-3).

History of Rome

  1. Read on the Punic Wars, the Macedonian Wars, the Syrian War.
  2. Baseball and the 1st Punic War.

1200 BCE Etruscans reached northern Italy
800-500 BCE Greeks established colonies throughout southern Italy
800 BCE Phoenicians established Carthage on the north coast of Africa
about 753 BCE village of Rome founded
600 BCE Rome was a province of Etruria
509 BCE Romans revolted against the Etruscan kings and created the system of government by the Senate and the Assembly
494 BCE first disputes between patricians (wealthy landowners who controlled the Senate) and plebeians (ordinary citizens)
450 BCE Law of the 12 Tables” provides written Roman law
390 BCE Gaulic invasion sacked Rome
282-272 BCE War with Pyrrhus
265 BCE Rome completed the occupation of the Italian peninsula
264-241 BCE First war with Carthage (First Punic War)
238 BCE Conquest of Sardinia
229-228 BCE First Illyrian War (Balkans)
219 BCE Second Illyrian War
218-201 BCE Second Punic War (Hannibal crossed the Alps)
215-205 BCE First Macedonian War
200-197 BCE Second Macedonian War
200-191 BCE Gaul invasion of northern Italy
192-189 BCE Syrian War
171-168 Third Macedonian War
149-148 BCE Fourth (and final) Macedonian War
149-146 BCE Third Punic War and final defeat of Carthage

Intermediate Greek

  1. Plato’s Apology of Socrates

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