- Quiz on forming the comparative / superlative degrees of adjectives (ch. 26, 27); irregular comparative and superlative forms (see below — I did not mention multus in class; please know it as the ‘positive’ form of plus and plurimus) and translation. Please email me with any and all questions!
- Form the comparative: Take off the ending of an adjective and add –ior (m/f), –ius (n) to the stem: laet
us/ trist is—> laetior, laetius / tristior, tristius — ‘happier, rather happy’ / ‘sadder, rather sad.’
- Form the superlative: Take off the ending of an adjective and add –issimus (m), –issima (f), –issimum to the stem: laet
us/ trist is—> laetissimus, laetissima, laetissimum / tristissimus, tristissima, tristissimum — ‘happiest, very happy’ / ‘saddest, very sad.’
- More information on the comparative and superlative is here.
History of Rome
- Read in Tacitus’ Histories: Cornelius Tacitus: From the Passing of Divine Augustus.
- For your review: Timeline of Greek and Roman history — of the Roman Republic – of Latin literature.
- A few videos: Hannibal Barca. Pompey. — First 5 minutes of Rome HBO and a few more clips. Julius Caesar celebrates a triumph. Senators warned by Cato about Caesar.
- Translate Plato’s Apology of Socrates