Homework due pridie Idibus Aprilis

Elementary Latin

  1. Quiz on forming the comparative / superlative degrees of adjectives (ch. 26, 27) and translation. Please email me with any and all questions!
  2. Form the comparative: Take off the ending of an adjective and add –ior (m/f), –ius (n) to the stem:  laetus / tristis  —>  laetior, laetius  / tristior, tristius — ‘happier, rather happy’ / ‘sadder, rather sad.’
  3. Form the superlative: Take off the ending of an adjective and add –issimus (m), –issima (f), –issimum to the stem:  laetus / tristis  —>  laetissimus, laetissima, laetissimum  / tristissimus, tristissima, tristissimum  — ‘happiest, very happy’ / ‘saddest, very sad.’
  4. More information on the comparative and superlative is here.

Elementary Greek

  1. Ch. 29: Interrogative and indefinite pronouns. τίς, τί.  τις, τι — vocabulary — translation.

History of Rome

  1. Read in Tacitus’ Histories: Cornelius Tacitus: From the Passing of Divine Augustus.
  2. For your review: Timeline  of Greek and Roman history — of the Roman Republic  –  of Latin literature.
  3. A few videos:  Hannibal BarcaPompey. — First 5 minutes of Rome HBO  and a few more clips.  Julius Caesar celebrates a triumphSenators warned by Cato about Caesar.

Intermediate Greek

About kristinachew

classicist | translator (of ancient Greek & Latin poetry & drama) View all posts by kristinachew

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: