Now that projects are turned in we are completing our final story from FG, 67. Please analyze the form of all verbs and verbals in the passage and give their translation:
Brevi intermisso spatio Argonautae ad flumen Phasim venerunt, quod in finibus Colchorum erat. Cum navem appulissent atque egressi essent, statim ad regem Aeetam se contulerunt, et ab eo postulaverunt ut vellus aureum sibi traderetur. Ille cum audisset quam ob causam Argonautae venissent ira commotus diu negavit se vellus traditurum esse. Tandem tamen, quod sciebat Iasonem non sine auxilio deorum hoc negotium suscepisse, mutata sententia pollicitus est se vellus traditurum, si Iason labores duos difficillimos prius perfecisset; et cum Iason dixisset se ad omnia pericula subeunda paratum esse, quid fieri vellet ostendit. Primum iungendi erant duo tauri specie horribili, qui flammam ex ore efflabant; deinde his iunctis ager quidam arandus erat et dentes draconis serendi. Hac re audita Iason etsi rem esse summi periculi intellegebat, tamen, ne hanc occasionem rei bene gerendae amitteret, negotium suscepit.
In groups you are working on the three intervening stories: 64, 65, 66. That translation should be finished when you get to class on Monday. I will stamp it as a homework assignment.
Here are the deponent verbs covered in stories 57-61, 63, and 67.
- 1st Conjugation arbitror, arbitrari, arbitratus sum : think; cohortor, cohortari, cohortatus sum : encourage; commoror, commorari, commoratus sum : delay, linger; conor, conari, conatus sum : try
- 2nd Conjugation polliceor, polliceri, pollicitus sum : promise; vereor, vereri, veritus sum : fear
- 3rd Conjugation consequor, consequi, consecutus sum : follow; nanciscor, nancisci, nactus sum : find; proficiscor, proficisci, profectus sum : set out; sequor, sequi, secutus sum : follow; utor, uti, usus sum : use (+ abl)
- 3rd (io) conjugation fio, fieri, factus sum : be made; progredior, progredi, progressus sum : go forward; egredior, egredi, egressus sum : go out, disembark
- 4th Conjugation potior, potiri, potitus sum : acquire (+ abl)
You have an exam on Monday! It will consist of the following: 30 pts Unseen Translation, 20 pts Latin Composition (from homework exercises!), 50 pts Short Answer: History/Culture, Roman Calendar, People, and Grammar from chapters 1-4. It’s often helpful to reread the notes in the BLS Commentary. We’ve finished sections 1-13 in that text.
Here’s the translation and clause analysis for I.4: caput iv
For those of you looking for scholarly sources on your speech, have you gone to the main branch of BPL at Copley to view works that are for in library use only? They have a number of books on Cicero and some books specific to certain speeches. Look up call numbers ahead of time and bring a list to the Delivery Desk (McKim building 2nd Floor, this is the part of the library open during renovations). You all have library cards, so use them!