Homework due a.d. xv Kalendis Octobris / 17 Σεπτέμβριου


Elementary Latin

Memorize the names of the six cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, ablative, vocative

 


Elementary Greek

Vocabulary Lesson I.

Learn nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, vocative cases; endings for a 2nd declension noun:

ος —- ἄνθρωπος
ου —- ἀνθρώπου
ῳ — ἀνθρώπῳ
ον —- ἄνθρωπον
ε —- ἄνθρωπε

οι —- ἄνθρωποι
ων —- ἀνθρώπων
οις — ἀνθρώποις
ους —- άνθρώπους
οι —- ἄνθρωποι


Theater of the Greeks

Read The Furies by Aeschylus in Oresteia, pp. 117-160.

Video of Libation Bearers / Choephoroi

Outline of Greek history (PDF) — we will discuss this next week in class.


Intermediate Latin

Next Friday's quiz will be on:

  1. Conjugating verbs in perfect, pluperfect, future perfect active/passive
  2. imperative (active, passive) — ama/amate — amare, amamini
  3. infinitive (present active, present passive, perfect active) — amare, amari, amavisse

Translate the lines in bold from Catullus 3. Online Latin dictionaries: via Perseus, Babylon.

Lugete, o Veneres Cupidinesque,
et quantum est hominum venustiorum:
passer mortuus est meae puellae,
passer, deliciae meae puellae,
quem plus illa oculis suis amabat.
nam mellitus erat suamque norat
ipsam tam bene quam puella matrem,
nec sese a gremio illius movebat,

 

sed circumsiliens modo huc modo illuc
ad solam dominam usque pipiabat.
qui nunc it per iter tenebricosum
illuc, unde negant redire quemquam.
at vobis male sit, malae tenebrae
Orci, quae omnia bella devoratis:
tam bellum mihi passerem abstulistis
o factum male! o miselle passer!
tua nunc opera meae puellae
flendo turgiduli rubent ocelli.

 

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