Homework due on the Ides of October / 15 Οκτωβρίου 2013

Elementary Latin

Read about 2nd declension neuter nouns.

Vocabulary from ch. 4:

bellum (n). war
consilium (n). plan
cura (f). care, anxiety
donum (n). gift
exitium (n). destruction
magister, magistr- (m). teacher
mora (f). delay
nihil (n). nothing
oculus (m). eye
officium (n). duty
otium (n). leisure, free time
periculum (n). danger, peril
bellus, -a, -um. pretty, charming
bonus, -a, -um. good
malus, -a, -um. bad, evil
parcus, -a, -u,. small.
stultus, -a, -um. foolish

Elementary Greek

Note whether each phrase is in attributive position or predicate position (I’ve put any words we don’t know into [brackets]).

1. ὁ ἀγαθὸς διδάσκαλος [teacher]

2. ἀγαθος ο ἀνθρώπος

3. τὰ τέκνα καλά [children]

4. καλὰ τὰ τέκνα

5. ἀγαθός νόμος [law]

6. ὁ νόμος ἅγιος [holy]

7. πιστὸς δὲ ὁ θεός [faithful]

8. δένδρον ἀγαθόν

An online quiz about attributive and predicate adjectives

The Theater of the Greeks

Midterm on identifications of passages with writer’s name, title, character speaking the lines, significance), on October 15, Tuesday.

  • passages will be from Aeschylus (Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Furies) and Sophocles (Antigone, Oedipus Tyrannos, Oedipus at Colonus)

Characters in Sophocles’ Plays

Characters in Sophocles' Oedipus plays.

Characters in Aeschylus’ Oresteia

Characters in Aeschylus' Oresteia (Athena is a little fuzzy).

Intermediate Latin

Read ch. 25 in Wheelock on Indirect statement.

Verbs used in Indirect Statement:

  • dico (say), nego (deny, say not), ait (say), nuntio (announce). scribo (write)
  • scio (know), nescio (not know), intellego (understand), memoria teneo (remember)
  • puto (think), cogito (think), credo (believe)
  • audio (hear), video (see), sentio (sense), gaudeo (rejoice)

Translate the fable about the wolf and the lamb on page 8 (pdf) (and think of an alternate ending).


(here’s the moral)

Haec propter illos scripta est homines fabula

Qui fictis causis innocentis opprimunt.

Le Loup et L'Agneau - The Wolf and the Lamb

Image via Delphine Devos


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