REVISED! Homework due pridie Idibus Aprilis

Elementary Latin

  1. 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!
  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.’
Positive Comparative Superlative
bonus
good
melior, melius
better
optimus
best
malus
bad
peior, peius
worse
pessimus

worst

magnus
great,large
maior, maius
greater
maximus
greatest
parvus
small
minor, minus
smaller
minimus
smallest
multi
many
plures, plura
more
plurimi

most

 

  1. 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

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