Homework due a.d. xi Kalendis Novembris / 22 Οκτωβρίου 2013


Elementary Latin

1. Learn these endings for the imperfect (past) tense of verbs:

-bam, -bas, -bat, -bamus, -batis, -bant

2. Conjugate voco, vocare in the imperfect tense. (Use voca- as the stem.)

Elementary Greek

1. First declension feminine nouns endings like γνώμη (pdf)

2. Vocabulary

3 different spellings for 'no' (ού / ούκ / ούχ)

The latest vocabulary

The Theater of the Greeks

Read Sophocles’ Philoctetes in Four Tragedies: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes, Sophocles, trans. Peter Meineck.

Intermediate Latin

The comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs.

1. Review/learn how to form the comparative and superlative.

2. Memorize these 5 irregular comparative/superlative adjectives (here).

3. Translate Catullus c. IL (note the superlatives).

IL. ad Marcum Tullium Ciceronem

Disertissime Romuli nepotum,
quot sunt quotque fuere, Marce Tulli,               [fuere = fuerunt]
quotque post aliis erunt in annis,
gratias tibi maximas Catullus
agit pessimus omnium poeta,
tanto pessimus omnium poeta,
quanto tu optimus omnium patronus.


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