Friday, June 5

I’ll be handing out Term 4 homework logs Monday!

Latin 3

Review the English of I.55-60, and the Latin of I.57. You are allowed one sheet of notes for a quiz the second half of class Monday.

Latin Prose

I hope the Latin SAT II went well. Your final quiz will be on the passage from Augustine’s confessions that we were reading last week and will happen the second half of class Monday. There will be some Latin and some English. You are also allowed one sheet of notes.

Monday, June 1

Latin 3

The second deadline for your project has passed! If you didn’t turn in your 5-7 sentence summary of research for your topic today, you still have to submit it: each day that passes without submission of a step is one point removed from your project.

Step three is due by the beginning of class on Friday and is also worth two homework stamps: the literal translation of your selected chapter completed by you alone. You are allowed one person to read it over, but that person must not be a teacher or tutor, only another 9th grade Latin 3 student. They must sign their name to your translation after making edits for readability. On Friday you will be copying your translation out onto a fresh sheet of paper that will be provided, and making any final edits at that time.

Latin Prose

Tomorrow you will be quizzed on your knowledge of the Greek alphabet and showing your ability to transliterate Greek into Roman letters and Roman into Greek letters. I will give you 10 greek words and their definitions. You will transliterate and provide a modern English word derived from the Greek word.

Friday, May 28

Latin 3

Today in class you filled out the beginning of L3 Final Project form to fulfill the deadline for the first step of your final project. If you were not present today, please email your selection and answers to questions 1 & 2 before class on Monday to count as meeting the deadline. Remember that your research notes on the topic (not the passage but the general topic of the passage!) you selected are due Monday.

Latin Prose

Your job is to learn the names, shapes, and Classical sounds of the Greek alphabet by Tuesday. Here’s a handwriting guide to help you with your study!

Thursday, May 28

Latin 3

Please translate p. 71:

Ardeam Rutuli habebant, gens, ut in ea regione atque in ea aetate, divitiis praepollens; eaque ipsa causa belli fuit, quod rex Romanus cum ipse ditari, exhaustus magnificentia publicorum operum, tum praeda delenire popularium animos studebat, praeter aliam superbiam regno infestos etiam quod se in fabrorum ministeriis ac servili tam diu habitos opere ab rege indignabantur. Temptata res est, si primo impetu capi Ardea posset: ubi id parum processit, obsidione munitionibusque coepti premi hostes. In his stativis, ut fit longo magis quam acri bello, satis liberi commeatus erant, primoribus tamen magis quam militibus; regii quidem iuvenes interdum otium conviviis comisationibusque inter se terebant.

Latin Prose

Please submit the take home Pliny mini-essay by 2:20pm tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 27

Latin 3

Tomorrow you will have a quiz on the Tarquins reading (you are allowed one sheet of notes) and I.56.

Latin Prose

Here are the Tacitus & Pliny De Christianis Notes.

Tomorrow you will have an exam on the origins of Christianity. The format will be as follows:

  • 40 points Multiple Choice: Reading/Grammar for the Crucifixion, Tacitus, and Trajan passages, historical questions concerning Emperors Augustus to Trajan and their relation to important events covered, and mapping important cities (Rome, Corinth, Ephesus, Tarsus, Antioch, Damascus, Jerusalem)
  • 24 points Comic Translation from Riot at Ephesus
  • 20 points Open Response on Pliny’s Letter (take home, due Friday by the end of the school day; if absent submit by email)