Homework due a.d. iv Nonibus Aprilis

Elementary Latin

  1. Salve Festa Dies is the name of an early Christian hymn (written by Venantius Fortunatus ca. 609 C.E.) in celebration of Easter:

1. Salve festa dies toto venerabilis aevo
Qua Deus infernum vicit et astra tenet
2. Ecce renascentis testatur gratia mundi
Omnia cum Domino dona redisse suo
3. Namque triumphanti post tristia tartara Christo
Undique fronde nemus gramina flore favent
4. Qui crucifixus erat Deus, ecce per omnia regnat
Dantque Creatori cuncta creata precem
5. Christe, salus rerum, bone Conditor atque Redemptor
Unica progenies ex Deitate Patris
6. Qui genus humanum cernens mersisse profundo
Ut hominem eriperes es quoque factus homo
7. Funeris exsequias pateris vitae auctor et orbis
Intras mortis iter dando salutis opem.

(translation here)


Elementary Greek

  1. The Oxyrhynchus hymn (3rd century C.E.); some discussion here.

“(Spoken) [Σε Πάτερ κόσμων, Πάτερ αἰώνων, μέλπωμεν] ὁμοῦ, πᾶσαι τε Θεοῦ λόγιμοι δο[ῦλο]ι. Ὅσα κ[όσμος ἔχει πρὸς ἐπουρανίων ἁγίων σελάων.]
(Sung) [Πρ]υτανήω σιγάτω, μηδ’ ἄστρα φαεσφόρα λ[αμπέ]
(Spoken) σθων, [ἀπ]ολει[όντων] ῥ[ιπαὶ πνοιῶν, πηγαὶ]
(Sung) ποταμῶν ῥοθίων πᾶσαι. Υμνούντων δ’ ἡμῶν [Π]ατέρα χ’ Υἱὸν χ’ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα, πᾶσαι δυνάμεις ἐπιφωνούντων· Ἀμήν, Ἀμήν. Κράτος, αἶνος [ἀεὶ καὶ δόξα Θεοὶ δωτῆρι μόνῳ πάντων] ἀγαθῶν· Ἀμήν, Ἀμήν.”


History of Rome

  1. Read the introduction to Tacitus’ The Annals (pp. x-xxx).
  2. Read about the Roman Forum: Roman Forum overview on Perseusmap and monumentsDigital Roman Forum projectarchaeological overview.
  1. Be able to identify these structures in the Roman Forum:
    1. Via Sacra
    2. Basilica Aemilia
    3. Basilica Julia
    4. Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine
    5. Rostra
    6. Regia
    7. Curia Julia
    8. Tabularium
    9. Atrium Vestae, the house of the Vestal Virgins.
    10. Temple of Vesta (7th century BC)
    11. Temple of Castor and Pollux (494 BC)
    12. Temple of Saturn (501 BC)
    13. Temple of Venus and Roma (135)
    14. Temple of Antoninus and Faustina (141)
    15. Temple of Caesar (29 BC)
    16. Temple of Vespasian and Titus (79)
    17. Temple of Romulus (309)
    18. Temple of Divus Romulus (309)
    19. Tullianum / Mamertine Prison / carcer
    20. Arch of Septimius Severus
    21. Arch of Titus
    22. Lacus Iuturnae
    23.  Lacus Curtius

Intermediate Greek

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