I will be deducting 5 points from the declamation of anyone who did not tell me the ACTUAL AUTHOR of their translation by homeroom tomorrow (Wednesday).
This weekend you need to be preparing for declamations which will occur next week Monday-Wednesday. Your order is related to the chronological order of the speeches. All of you will be togatus (and yes, everyone will be men for the purposes of this specific Latin declamation), so during the declamation itself you need to be wearing a white t-shirt and I will provide togas for you to wear. In your left hand you are allowed to have a 3.5×5 index card with your speech, but it should be mostly memorized. This card is for prompt purposes only. You should gesture with your right hand. (Please watch the videos on Performing Cicero to get an idea of how to do this!). Points are awarded as follows: Eye Contact (1-2), Posture & Gestures (1-2), Clarity (1-4), Latin Pronunciation (1-6), Expression (1-6). Total scores equal the following grades: 5= 63%, 6 = 65%, 7= 67%, 8= 70%, 9 = 73%, 10 = 75%, 11=77%, 12= 80%, 13= 83%, 14= 85%, 15 = 87%, 16 = 90%, 17 = 93%, 18=95%, 19 = 97%, 20=100%
Do note that students simply reading from their card will get minimum points on Eye Contact, Posture and Gestures, Clarity, and Expression.
Today I handed out your last translation for the Hamilcar/First Punic War Unit, the first chapter of the life of Hannibal (words in bold are not on the Colby wordlist):
I. Hannibal, “Pater meus” inquit “Hamilcar puerulō mē, utpote nōn amplius novem annōs nātō, in Hispāniam imperātor proficīscēns, Karthāgine Iovī optimō māximō hostiās immolāvit. 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.”
You should make sure you have definitions filled in for all the unbolded words, and write out a translation of this chapter for Monday. Our unit test will happen on Tuesday.
Due Wednesday, December 2, is your Roman ship. You all had practice with the Carthaginian ships, and if you need another copy of the instructions, email me. Your grade will reflect the level of craftsmanship displayed in the assembly of your ship. Here is an example of a really well put together ship. When examining your ship I will check it for the following:
- Is it neatly cut out?
- Are the joins flat to each other?
- Are there no signs of gloopy glue?
- Is the assembled ship resting completely on the base?
- Has the base been made to look like water?
- Is the base the right size?
- Is the student’s name printed on the bottom of the base?
Remember these are warships, not merchant ships! Many of you struggled with this on the quiz. Look at the difference in the image below.