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Friday, February 12

Latin Prose

Your work for the break was posted yesterday. Do remember that it would be wise to read aloud all the Vergil we have covered at some point during the break in both Latin and in English. You will be tested on your ability to read with correct pronunciation and rhythm on the next exam.

Latin 3

Today I handed out the take home quiz for chapter 4. Please translate chapter 4 this weekend on a separate sheet of paper and then complete the quiz in Latin using full sentences for your answers.

One of the items I will review on the Monday that you return is the map of Gaul. Spend some time this week finding the following places on the map below (the two asterisked places are not labelled): Gallia Cisalpina, Provincia/Narbonensis, Belgica, Aquitania, Gallia Celtica, Haedui, Sequani, Helvetii, Rhenus Flumen, Sequana Flumen, Rhodanus Flumen, Matrona Flumen, Garumna Flumen, Britannia, Hispania*, Pyrenaei Montes, Alpes Montes, Lacus Lemanus, Mare Adriaticum*

gaulmap

Thursday, February 11

Latin Prose

Here is the sign-up for our Roman Banquet. Remember that you get participation extra credit for bringing things in! If you can bring in multiple things, your help is much appreciated, and there is a category for “other”.

Your homework for the break is to scan VIII.682-713, make a personal vocab list (dictionary forms), and read over the translation.

parte aliā ventīs et dīs Agrippa secundīs,
arduus agmen agēns, cui, bellī īnsīgne superbum,
tempora nāvālī fulgent rōstrāta corōnā.
Hinc ope barbaricā variīsque Antōnius armīs,
victor ab Aurōrae populīs et lītore rubrō,
Aegyptum vīrīsque Orientis et ultima sēcum
Bactra vehit, sequiturque (nefās) Aegyptia coniūnx.
ūnā omnēs ruere ac tōtum spumāre reductīs
convulsum rēmīs rōstrīsque tridentibus aequor.
Alta petunt; pelagō crēdās innāre revulsās
Cycladas aut montīs concurrere montibus altōs,
tantā mōle virī turrītīs puppibus īnstant.
stuppea flamma manū tēlīsque volātile ferrum
spargitur, arva novā Neptūnia caede rubēscunt.
Rēgīna in mediīs patriō vocat agmina sīstrō,
necdum etiam geminōs ā tergō respicit anguīs.
omnigenumque deum mōnstra et lātrātor Anūbis
contrā Neptūnum et Venerem contrāque Minervam
tēla tenent. Saevit mediō in certāmine Māvors
caelātus ferrō, trīstēsque ex aethere Dīrae,
et scissā gaudēns vādit Discordia pallā,
quam cum sanguineō sequitur Bellōna flagellō.
Actius haec cernēns arcum intendēbat Apollō
dēsuper; omnis eō terrōre Aegyptus et Indī,
omnis Arabs, omnēs vertēbant terga Sabaeī.
ipsa vidēbātur ventīs rēgīna vocātīs
vēla dare et laxōs iam iamque immittere fūnīs.
illam inter caedēs pallentem morte futūrā
fēcerat īgnipotēns undīs et Iāpyge ferrī,
contrā autem māgnō maerentem corpore Nīlum
pandentemque sinūs et tōtā veste vocantem
caeruleum in gremium latebrōsaque flūmina victōs.

Latin 3

Today I handed out pages 9-10 of the Caesar comic. Tonight you need to read it over, make a vocabulary list of dictionary forms of unknown words, and write a one paragraph summary of the events in the comic.

Wednesday, February 10

Latin Prose

Here is the sign-up for our Roman Banquet on Friday to celebrate the Lupercalia. Feel free to sign up for two items if you can! I’ll be making a bulgur dish with goat cheese, honey, and apricots.

Tonight you need to review VIII.652-681. You will have a reading comprehension and scansion quiz on these lines Thursday.

Latin 3

Today we took a grammar detour and review the regular and irregular formation of Positive, Comparative, and Superlative adjectives and adverbs. You will have a quiz tomorrow on formation and translation of these.

Tuesday, February 9

Latin Prose

Tonight you need to translate lines 666b-681. The google doc sign up for Friday’s Roman Banquet will go up tomorrow morning.

Latin 3

Please complete the take home quiz handed out in class today. If you feel like your handwriting is not very legible, please feel free to type your answers and staple them to the quiz.

Thursday, February 4

Latin Prose

Scan and create a personalized vocabulary list (use dictionary forms!) for VIII.666b-681:

                                       Hinc procul addit
Tartareās etiam sēdēs, alta ōstia Dītis,
et scelerum poenās, et tē, Catilīna, minācī
pendentem scopulō Furiārumque ōra trementem,
sēcrētōsque piōs, hīs dantem iūra Catōnem.
Haec inter tumidī lātē maris ībat imāgō
aurea, sed flūctū spūmābant caerula cānō,
et circum argentō clārī delphīnes in orbem
aequora verrēbant caudīs aestumque secābant.
In mediō classīs aerātās, Actia bella,
cernere erat, tōtumque īnstrūctō Marte vidērēs
fervere Leucātēn aurōque effulgere fluctūs.
Hinc Augustus agēns Italōs in proelia Caesar
cum patribus populōque, Penātibus et magnīs dīs,
stāns celsa in puppī, geminās cui tempora flammās
laeta vomunt patriumque aperītur vertice sīdus;

Latin 3

Identify the forms of all verbs and verbals in chapter 3. Remember that the exam covering chapters 1-4 will happen next week Thursday.

 

Wednesday, February 3

Latin Prose

Please take notes on the following: Tarpeia/Tarpeian Rock, (Marcus) Manlius, Brennus, the Salii, and the Luperci. You also need to write a Latin paraphrasis of the text posted yesterday.

Latin 3

Because of declamation, you have no new homework tonight.

Tuesday, February 2

Latin Prose

For tonight, you need to scan and practice reading aloud lines 652-666a (n.b. Tar-pei-ae):

In summō cūstōs Tarpēiae Mānlius arcis
stābat prō templō et Capitōlia celsa tenēbat,
Rōmuleōque recēns horrēbat rēgia culmō.
Atque hīc aurātīs volitāns argenteus ānser
porticibus Gallōs in līmine adesse canēbat;
Gallī per dūmōs aderant arcemque tenēbant
dēfēnsī tenebrīs et dōnō noctis opācae.
aurea caesariēs ollīs atque aurea vestis,
virgātīs lūcent sagulīs, tum lactea colla
aurō innectuntur, duo quisque Alpīna coruscant
gaesa manū, scūtīs prōtēctī corpora longīs.
Hīc exsultantīs Saliōs nūdōsque Lupercōs
lānigerōsque apicēs et lāpsa ancīlia caelō
extuderat, castae dūcēbant sacra per urbem
pīlentīs mātrēs in mollibus.

We’ll start the period with your first Colby check tomorrow. Remember that you are aiming for 80% accuracy of vocabulary and forms! Don’t spend longer than 15-20 minutes reviewing Colby words.

Latin 3

Today we got most of the way through the comic version of Chapter 3. We’ll finish that tomorrow. Tonight you need to make a personal vocabulary for the plain text of chapter 3 and identify words for case. Please keep straight Orgetorix of the Helvetii, Casticus and his dad Catamantaloedis of the Sequani, and Dumnorix and his brother Diviacus of the (H)Aedui.

 

Monday, February 1

Latin Prose

Tomorrow you will have a reading comprehension and scansion quiz on VIII.608-651. I suggest reading Kline’s translation to help you review the general content as well as the Latin, and then rereading the Latin aloud for review of the scansion. For those of you who will miss the quiz due to the Geometry exam, please come in on your own at some point between tomorrow and Friday to take the quiz. The following people from Roman history/legend showed up in this passage: Romulus, Titus Tatius, Tullus Hostilius & Mett(i)us Fufetius, Tarquinius Superbus, Porsenna, Horatius Cocles, and Cloelia.

Remember that the first Colby check will happen on Wednesday. I’m looking for 80% accuracy on dictionary forms and definitions, as the reading passage will be Latin 3 level.

Latin 3

We are moving on to chapter 3! Here is the unadapted text of the chapter:

Hīs rēbus adductī et auctōritāte Orgetorīgis permōtī, cōnstituērunt ea quae ad proficīscendum pertinērent comparāre, iūmentōrum et carrōrum quam māximum numerum coëmere, sēmentēs quam māximās facere ut in itinere cōpia frūmentī suppeteret, cum proximīs cīvitātibus pācem et amīcitiam cōnfīrmāre. Ad eās rēs cōnficiendās biennium sibi satis esse dūxērunt: in tertium annum profectiōnem lēge cōnfīrmant. Ad eās rēs cōnficiendās Orgetorīx dēligitur. Is sibi lēgātiōnem ad cīvitātēs suscēpit. In eō itinere persuādet Casticō, Catamantāloedis fīliō Sēquanō, cūius pater rēgnum in Sēquanīs multōs annōs obtinuerat et ā senātū populī Rōmānī amīcus appellātus erat, ut rēgnum in cīvitāte suā occupāret, quod pater ante habuerat; itemque Dumnorīgī Aeduō frātrī Dīviciācī, quī eō tempore prīncipātum in cīvitāte obtinēbat āc māximē plēbī acceptus erat, ut idem cōnārētur persuādet, eīque fīliam suam in mātrimōnium dat. Perfacile factū esse illīs probat cōnāta perficere, proptereā quod ipse suae cīvitātis imperium obtentūrus esset: nōn esse dubium quīn tōtīus Galliae plūrimum Helvētiī possent; sē suīs cōpiīs suōque exercitū illīs rēgna conciliātūrum cōnfīrmat. Hāc ōrātiōne adductī inter sē fidem et iūs iūrandum dant, et rēgnō occupātō per trēs potentissimōs āc fīrmissimōs populōs tōtīus Galliae sēsē potīrī posse spērant.

We finished reading page 6 of the Caesar comic which covers the contents of the first sentence. In your groups then you distributed the panels of pages 7-8 amongst your group members (this presents the rest of the chapter as Orgetorix actually going to visit Casticus and Dumnorix). In order to get your homework stamp, you must have translated your portion of these pages.

Friday, January 29

Latin Prose

Because of course assemblies and field trips today, I want you to spend the weekend reviewing all your Colby 1-3 wordlist. I handed out the final page of the list, words versor…vultus, today. You should finish flashcards for pages 21-23, and have the entire packet filled out and stapled/clamped together to show me on Monday. After we have gone over that, we will discuss how I will be assessing your vocabulary knowledge and we will then get back to the Aeneid.

Latin 3

Because of course assemblies, your quiz for chapter 2 will be a take home open note quiz: L3 Quiz 16

Wednesday, January 27

When I go outside at night and look up at the stars, the feeling that I get is not comfort. The feeling that I get is a kind of delicious discomfort at knowing that there is so much out there that I do not understand and the joy in recognizing that there is enormous mystery, which is not a comfortable thing. This, I think, is the principal gift of education. ~Teller (of Penn & Teller)

Latin Prose

Tonight I want you to read aloud and then scan lines VIII.635-651:

nec procul hinc Rōmam et raptās sine mōre Sabīnās
cōnsessū caveae, māgnīs Circēnsibus āctīs,
addiderat, subitōque novum cōnsurgere bellum
Rōmulidis Tatiōque senī Curibusque sevērīs.
post īdem inter sē positō certāmine rēgēs
armātī Iovis ante āram paterāsque tenentēs
stābant et caesā iungēbant foedera porcā.
Haud procul inde citae Mettum in dīversa quadrīgae
distulerant (at tū dictīs, Albāne, manērēs!),
raptābatque virī mendācis viscera Tullus
per silvam, et sparsĩ rōrābant sanguine veprēs.
Nec nōn Tarquinium ēiectum Porsenna iubēbat
accipere ingentīque urbem obsidiōne premēbat;
Aeneadae in ferrum prō libertāte ruēbant.
illum indīgnantī similem similemque minantī
aspicerēs, pontem audēret quia vellere Cocles
et fluvium vinclīs innāret Cloelia ruptīs.

Tomorrow during class while I am out, I’d like you to make personalized vocabulary list for this passage and then try to write a prose paraphrasis of the Latin. On Friday, we’ll go over the recitation and scansion together, and then discuss the paraphrasis. For the people that will miss Latin on Friday due to the assembly or a field trip, I will post my presentation notes. Please check your work over the weekend.

Latin 3

Since we spent a fair amount of time discussing the previous test today, for tomorrow you should use your class time to finish the translation of chapter 2, and then review its contents for a composition quiz on Friday.

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