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notes on Tuesday, October 6

Latin Prose

Tomorrow is your first Probatio.

  • 8 points : MAP of places important to Bellum Catilinae (Check out Armies’ Movements)
  • 30 points : Character I.D. via quotes from the English Translation
  • 57 points : Unseen Literal Translation from the end of Bellum Catilinae

Here are the Sallust Selections we did together as a class.

Latin 3

Finish the translation from Line 7 in your Fabulae Graecae. Make sure to I.D. all participles! Feel free to cut and paste from the full text of the Jason and the Argonauts stories.

notes on Monday, October 5

Latin Prose
In your groups today you divided up chapters 60-61. Have your section of that translated for class tomorrow, ready to share with your group members.

Remember that the exam for this unit is on Wednesday. It will comprise of an unseen translation from the Bellum Catilinae (vocab provided), identification of characters from English passages, and a map.

Latin 3
You will be embarking on your last Jason story before the midterm tonight, “The Loss of Hylas.” First, research Hylas write down a few notes about his story, then make a 10-20 work personal vocab guide to story 63.

FG63 – The Loss of Hylas
Postridie eius diei Iason tempestatem satis idoneam esse arbitratus (summa enim tranquillitas iam consecuta erat) sublatīs ancorīs profectus est, et, pauca milia passuum progressus, ante noctem Mysiam attigit. Ibi paucas horas in ancoris exspectavit; a nautis enim cognoverat aquae copiam quam secum haberet iam deficere, atque ob eam causam quidam ex Argonautis in terram egressi aquam petebant. Quo in numero erat Hylas quidam, puer formā praestantissimā. Qui dum fontem quaerit, a comitibus suis paulum discessit. Nymphae autem quae fontem colebant, cum puerum vidissent, ei persuadere conatae sunt ut apud se maneret. Cum ille negaret se hoc facturum esse, eum vi abstulerunt. Comites postquam Hylam amissum esse senserunt, magno dolore affecti diu frustra quaerebant. Hercules autem et Polyphemus, qui vestigia pueri longius secuti erant, ubi tandem ad litus redierunt, Iasonem solvisse cognoverunt.

notes on Friday, October 2

Latin Prose

This weekend you need to identify the subordinate clauses in chapter 60-61(Latin Selections from Sallust’s Bellum Catilinae). Here is the chapters 60-61 vocab list.

Latin 3

This weekend you need to complete either the composition sentences for 61 (you sit facing the windows) or for 62 (you sit facing the whiteboard). FG 61 & 62 Worksheet

notes on Thursday, October 1

Latin Prose

Make sure your Sallust Note-Taking Assignment is completed and ready to hand in during class tomorrow. You will receive 5 homework stamps on it for having it ready in class (4 if turned in after school or Monday). It will then be graded as a quiz.

Latin 3

Your textbook skips over the story of the women of Lemnos (we briefly discussed this in class today), and moves directly to Cyzicus. For story 62, please identify the CASE of all nouns, adjectives, pronouns, and independent participles: FG 62 A Fatal Mistake DOC FG 62 A Fatal Mistake PDF

notes on Wednesday, September 30

Latin Prose
Continue working on graded note-taking assignment. You will be getting 5 homework stamps for this in class on Friday. The quiz grade is separate from the homework stamps.

Latin 3
In story 61, four of the Argonauts are mentioned by name: Hercules, Orpheus, Theseus and Castor. For each of them note the following:

  • genealogy  (3 generations)
  • why they are an important hero in their own right
  • why they were important on the voyage of the Argonauts

notes on Tuesday, September 29

Latin Prose

Here are the Chapter 1-2 translation notes for the Catilinarian Conspiracy. Please study them for your reading comprehension quiz tomorrow. Continue to work on your graded notetaking assignment due Friday.

Latin 3

Good job on the quiz today. I will be handing it back to you tomorrow and we will discuss your work on it then. Tonight move on to FG stories 61-62, creating a vocabulary list of unknown words for each story:

FG61 – The Anchor is Weighed
Interea ea dies appetebat quam Iason per nuntios dixerat, atque ex omnibus regionibus Graeciae multi, quos aut rei novitas aut spes gloriae movebat, undique conveniebant. Traditum est autem in hoc numero fuisse Herculem, de quo supra multa scripsimus, Orpheum, Theseum, Castorem, multosque alios quorum nomina sunt notissima. Ex his Iason quos ad omnia pericula subeunda paratissimos esse arbitrabatur, eos numero quinquaginta delegit ac socios sibi adiunxit; tum paucos dies commoratus, ut ad omnes casus subsidia compararet, navem deduxit, et tempestatem ad navigandum idoneam nactus magno cum plausu omnium solvit.
FG62 – A Fatal Mistake
Non multo post Argonautae (ita enim appellabantur qui ista navi vehebantur) insulam quandam, nomine Cyzicum, attigerunt; et e navi egressi a rege illius regionis hospitio accepti sunt. Paucas horas ibi commorati ad solis occasum rursus solverunt; sed postquam pauca milia passuum progressi sunt, tanta tempestas subito coorta est ut cursum tenere non possent, et ad eandem partem insulae unde modo profecti erant magno cum periculo relati sunt. Incolae tamen, cum nox esset obscura Argonautas non agnoscebant, atque inimicam navem venisse arbitrati arma ceperunt eosque egredi prohibebant. Acriter pugnatum est, et rex ipse, qui ad litus decucurrerat, ab Argonautis occisus est. Cum iam dilucesceret, senserunt incolae se errare atque arma abiecerunt; Argonautae autem cum regem occisum esse viderent, magnum dolorem ceperunt.

notes on Monday, September 28

Latin Prose

MEA CULPA! I forgot that I promised no written homework this week beyond the notes! Your only homework tonight is to keep reading and working on your notes for Sallust’s Bellum Catilinae!

Latin 3

Tonight your job is to study for your first reading comprehension/vocabulary quiz on stories 59-60.  We will spend the first part of the period tomorrow working on composition sentences in groups and then we will take the quiz.

notes on Friday, September 25

Latin Prose
Remember that the Sallust Note-Taking Assignment is due Friday, October 2, 2015. This is keyed to an English translation of Sallust’s Bellum Catilinae (download the pdf here and the epub here, if you need the MOBI or a different ePub link, check the comments for more links!)

Today I handed out the Ciceronis filius take home quiz. This is due by 3pm Monday. Please turn it in to the box in the back corner of the room.

Latin 3

I noticed that many of you when you write out a translation leave no room for corrections or notes of any sort. From now on please skip lines in your notebook (or double space if typing) a translation assignment.

This weekend you need to not only translate but also identify the subordinate clauses in FG 60. You can find the Latin text for that in Tuesday’s post.

notes on Thursday, September 24

Latin Prose

Today we wrapped our reading of Ciceronis Filius (I’ll be posting a take home quiz on that tomorrow that will need to be submitted by 3pm Monday). We then switched gears to our next topic of study, the Catilinarian Conspiracy. You received three handouts:

The note-taking assignment is keyed to an English translation of Sallust’s Bellum Catilinae. You can download the pdf here and the epub here. Note that only a digital copy is provided, do NOT print this off at the library. If you must have a printed out copy, please see me.

Latin 3

Today we discussed deponent verbs, and we started work on the composition sentences for FG 59. Here is the FG 59 Worksheet.

notes on Wednesday, September 23

Make sure that you have the translations you started working on in class today, done for tomorrow. For Latin Prose students, that’s page 7 concerning Cicero, the New Man (and thus lacking the wax busts of his ancestors!). For Latin 3 students, that’s Fabulae Graecae story 59.

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