Monday, Nov 24

Latin 3

Tomorrow you will have a reading comprehension quiz on Hannibal parts I-III. Here are the notes for Hannibal II and Hannibal III. Make sure you have gotten responses from your groupmates for the rest of the composition worksheet. You will get a stamp tomorrow after the quiz for having it completed. I will hand out the next part of Hannibal for a regular homework assignment over Thanksgiving break.

Latin Prose

We are halfway through the declamation performances! Over the break I would like you to translate Ch. 9 of In Catilinam I. I would also like you to peruse at your leisure the Washington Post article Ted Cruz goes Peak Senate in opposition to Emperor Obama which posts both a video and the full text of Senator Cruz’s adaptation of the First Catilinarian, including emendations, and a response to it in The Atlantic Ted Cruz: Confused About Cicero. It is worth your time to read both of these because very soon you will be voting members of this republic.

Friday, Nov 21

Latin 3

Today I handed out the composition sentences based on sections I-III of Hannibal. Using the words and grammatical structures found in those passages, complete either the even or odd numbered sentences by Monday (I will be adding vocabulary notes):

  1. The Athenians, when setting out from Athens, always offered up victims to Apollo. {Athenĭensis, e :: proficiscor, proficisci profectus sum :: Athenae, -arum, f. pl. :: Apollo, Apollinis, m. :: hostia, -ae, f. :: semper:: immolo (1)}
  2. I begged of Hamilcar not to hesitate to take me with him into Spain. {Hamilcar, Hamilcaris, m. :: peto, petere, petivi, petitum :: nē :: secum :: in +ACC :: Hispania, -ae, f. :: dubito (1) :: duco, dūcere, duxi, ductus}
  3. I will send you to that place, my father said, if you will swear always to remain (lit. to be) in friendship with the Roman people. {eo :: tu, tui :: mitto, mittere, misi, missus :: pater, patris, m. :: inquit :: si :: iuro (1) :: semper :: in + ABL :: amīcitia, -ae, f. :: cum + ABL :: Rōmānus, -a, -um :: sum, esse, fui}
  4. No one ought to feel an doubt (lit. there ought to be doubt to nobody) that I shall keep that oath right up to my death. {nemo, neminis :: dubius, -a, -um :: debeo, -ere, -ui, -itum :: quin :: usque ad + ACC :: mors, mortis, f. :: ius iurandum :: conservo (1)}
  5. You will not have acted rightly if you have said this. {non :: iure :: ago, agere, egi, actum :: si :: hic, haec, hoc :: dico, dicere, dixi, dictum}
  6. I am of the same mind now as I have always been. {hodie :: idem, eadem, idem :: mens, mentis, f. :: sum, esse, fui :: ut + INDICATIVE :: semper :: sum, esse, fui}
  7. When Hasdrubal was killed, Hannibal commanded not only the cavalry but also the whole army. {Hasdrubal, -is, m. :: occido, occidere, occidi, occisum :: Hannibal, -is, m. :: non modo…sed etiam :: equites, equitum, m. pl. :: totus, -a, -um :: exercitus, -us, m. :: praesum, -esse, -fui + DAT}
  8. At the age of thirty two he had subdued all the most warlike nations in Spain. {duo et triginta :: annus, -i, m. :: nascor, nasci, natus sum :: omnis, omne :: bellicossimus, -a, -um :: gens, gentis, f. :: in :: Hispania, -ae, f. :: subigo, subigere, subegi, subactum}
  9. Wherever he marched, he was gladly received by the inhabitants. {quacumque :: iter facere :: iucunde :: ab + ABL :: incola, incolae, f. :: accipio, accipere, accepi, acceptum}
  10. After he came to the Graian Alps, the inhabitants no longer dared to oppose him. {postea :: ad + ACC :: alpes, alium, m. :: graius, -a, -um :: incola, incolae, f. :: is, ea, id :: obsto, obstare, obstiti + DAT :: non iam :: audeo, audere, ausus sum}

Latin Prose

Make sure to wear a white Tshirt on the day of your declamation and be ready to don a “toga” in class. Gestures must be made with your right hand (watch the videos of the guy performing Cicero again!) and the toga/prompt card held in the left hand.

Wednesday, Nov 19

Latin 3

Please take notes on the following people from Roman history mentioned in Hannibal III: Publius Cornelius Scipio, Tiberius Longus, Gaius Flaminius, Gaius Centenius, Gaius Terentius Varro, Lucius Aemilius Paulus, Gnaeus Servilius Geminus. Complete your vocab check for chapter III (items in bold are not on your master list):

III. Cōnflīxerat apud Rhodanum cum P. Cornēliō Scīpiōne cōnsule eumque pepulerat. Cum hōc eōdem Clastidī apud Padum dēcernit sauciumque inde ac fugātumdīmittit. Tertiō īdem Scīpiō cum collēgā Tiberiō Longō apud Trebiam adversus eum vēnit. Cum hīs manum cōnseruit, utrōsque prōflīgāvit. Inde per Ligurēs Appennīnum trānsiit, petēns Etrūriam. Hōc itinere adeō gravī morbō adficitur oculōrum, ut posteā numquam dextrō aequē bene ūsus sit. Quā valētūdine cum etiam tum premerētur lectīcāque ferrētur, C. Flāminium cōnsulem apud Trasumēnum cum exercitū īnsidiīs circumventum occīdit, neque multō post C. Centenium praetōrem cum dēlēctā manū saltūs occupantem. Hinc in Āpuliam pervēnit. Ibi obviam eī vēnērunt duo cōnsulēs, C. Terentius et L. Aemilius. Utrīusque exercitūs ūnō proeliō fugāvit, Paulum cōnsulem occīdit et aliquot praetereā cōnsulārēs, in hīs Cn. Servīlium Geminum, quī superiōre annō fuerat cōnsul.

Latin Prose

You will be tested on chapters 5-8 on Thursday. The format of the exam will be the same as last time:

  • 30 points unseen translation from Latin to English
  • 20 points composition sentences from the homework
  • 40 points short answer questions from the text

Tuesday, Nov 18

Latin 3

Here are the notes for Hannibal I.

Tonight you are completing your vocab check on Hannibal part II, and identifying the case of all words with case (nouns, adjectives, pronouns):

Minor quīnque et vīgintī annīs nātus imperātor factus, proximō trienniō omnēs gentēs Hispāniae bellō subēgit; Saguntum, foederātam cīvitātem, vī expugnāvit; trēs exercitūs māximōs comparāvit.  Ex hīs ūnum in Āfricam mīsit, alterum cum Hasdrubale frātre in Hispāniā relīquit, tertium in Italiam sēcum dūxit. Saltum Pȳrēnaeum trānsiit. Quācumque iter fēcit, cum omnibus incolīs cōnflīxit: nēminem nisi victum dīmīsit. Ad Alpēs posteāquam vēnit, quae Italiam ab Galliā sēiungunt, quās nēmō umquam cum exercitū ante eum praeter Herculem Grāium trānsierat, quō factō is hodiē saltus Grāius appellātur, Alpicōs cōnantēs prohibēre trānsitū concīdit; loca patefēcit, itinera mūniit, effēcit, ut eā elephantus ōrnātus īre posset, quā anteā ūnus homō inermis vix poterat rēpere. Hāc cōpiās trādūxit in Italiamque pervēnit.

Latin Prose

Here are the notes for Chapter 8.

You will not have a reading comprehension and idiom quiz on chapter 8, but know that you are responsible for the chapter on the Exam which you have on chapters 5-8 on Thursday. For tomorrow you will get a stamp for having answers to all the composition questions.

Monday, Nov 17

Latin 3

Tonight you are identifying the form of the verbs in Hamilcar one and giving their meaning in context. We’ll be translating the passage together tomorrow before moving on to passage 2.

Latin Prose

We began today figuring out the order for declamations next week Monday and Tuesday. A few people have come in to check pronunciation, but most of you still have yet to do so! You should all thoroughly explore the site Performing Cicero. Remember that you will be graded on the following scale: Latin Pronunciation (0-6), Expression & Gestures (0-6), Clarity (0-4), Posture (0-2), Eye Contact (0-2). 5=60, 10=70, 15=85, 20=100. You will hold your prompt card in your left hand and gesture with your right hand.

Tonight you need to complete 7 of the composition sentences from Chapter 8.

Friday, Nov 14

Latin 3

Today I handed out the first chapter of the Hannibal story (there will be 6 in total):

Hannibal, “Pater meus” inquit “Hamilcar puerulō mē, utpote nōn amplius novem annōs nātō, in Hispāniam imperātor proficīscēns, Karthāgine Iovī optimō māximō hostiāsimmolāvit. Quae dīvīna rēs dum cōnficiēbātur, quaesīvit ā mē, vellemne sēcum in castra proficīscī. Id cum libenter accēpissem atque ab eō petere coepissem, nē dubitāret dūcere, tum ille ‘Faciam’, inquit ‘sī mihi fidem, quam postulō, dederis.’ Simul mē ad āram addūxit, apud quam sacrificāre īnstituerat, eamque cēterīs remōtīs tenentem iūrāre iūssit numquam mē in amīcitiā cum Rōmānīs fore. Id ego iūs iūrandum patrī datum ūsque ad hanc aetātem ita cōnservāvī, ut nēminī dubium esse dēbeat, quīn reliquō tempore eādem mente sim futūrus.”

Your job is to check off from your master vocab list the words not in bold and spend this weekend updating your flashcard decks. Monday you need to bring in either digital or physical evidence of flashcard creation (I’m expecting at least 50 words). You will have a synopsis quiz on Monday, congrats to all of you who already have 1-3 perfect synopses.

Latin Prose

This weekend you need to complete prereading (Vocab, Clause I.D. and at least 6 rhetorical devices) for chapter 8, the last chapter of this unit:

VIII. [19] Haec sī tēcum, ut dīxī, patria loquātur, nōnne impetrāre dēbeat, etiam sī vim adhibēre nōn possit? Quid, quod tū tē in custōdiam dedistī, quod vītandae suspīciōnis causā ad M’. Lepidum tē habitāre velle dīxistī? Ā quō nōn receptus, etiam ad mē venīre ausus es, atque ut domī meae te adservārem, rogāstī. Cum ā mē quoque id respōnsum tulissēs, mē nūllō modō posse īsdem parietibus tūtō esse tēcum, quī magnō in perīculō essem, quod īsdem moenibus continērēmur, ad Q. Metellum praetōrem vēnistī. Ā quō repudiātus, ad sodālem tuum, virum optimum, M. Metellum, dēmīgrāsti, quem tū vidēlicet et ad custōdiendum tē dīligentissimum et ad suspicandum sagācissimum et ad vindicandum fortissimum fore putāstī. Sed quam longē vidētur ā carcere atque ā vinculīs abesse dēbēre, quī sē ipse iam dignum custōdiā iūdicārit? [20] Quae cum ita sint, Catilīna, dubitās, sī ēmorī aequō animō nōn potes, abīre in aliquās terrās et vītam istam, multīs suppliciīs iūstīs dēbitīsque ereptam, fugae sōlitūdinīque mandāre? “Refer” inquis “ad senātum”; id enim postulās et, sī hic ōrdō placēre sibi dēcrēverit tē īre in exsilium, obtemperātūrum tē esse dīcis. Nōn referam, id quod abhorret ā meīs mōribus, et tamen faciam ut intellegās quid hī dē tē sentiant. Ēgredere ex urbe, Catilīna, liberā rem pūblicam metū, in exsilium, sī hanc vōcem exspectās, proficīscere. Quid est? ecquid attendis, ecquid animadvertis hōrum silentium? Patiuntur, tacent. Quid exspectās auctoritātem loquentium, quōrum voluntātem tacitōrum perspicis? [21] At sī hoc idem huic adulēscentī optimō, P. Sestiō, sī fortissimō virō, M. Marcellō, dīxissem, iam mihi cōnsulī hōc ipsō in templō senātus iūre optimō vim et manūs intulisset. Dē tē autem, Catilīna, cum quiēscunt, probant, cum patiuntur, dēcernunt, cum tacent, clāmant, neque hī sōlum, quōrum tibi auctoritās est vidēlicet cāra, vīta vīlissima, sed etiam illī equitēs Rōmānī, honestissimī atque optimī virī, cēterīque fortissimī cīvēs, quī circumstant senātum, quōrum tū et frequentiam vidēre et studia perspicere et vōcēs paulō ante exaudīre potuistī. Quōrum ego vix abs tē iam diū manūs ac tēla contineō, eōsdem facile addūcam, ut tē haec, quae vāstāre iam prīdem studēs, relinquentem ūsque ad portās prōsequantur.

Remember that your exam will occur on Thursday 11/20 (makeups on Friday), and Declamations will happen on Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week.