Recitation
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Overview. It is time to look ahead to the recitation assignment as outlined on the syllabus. There are three due dates for this assignment:
  • Friday, 3 December: passage for recitation must be chosen.
  • Week of 6-10 December: An informal recitation of your passage with just me (times to be arranged).
  • Monday, 13 December: A formal, in-class recitation of your passage (twelve passages total, one per student).

See below for more information on the informal and formal recitations.



Choosing a passage. Before you start memorizing any text, you must declare what you want to memorize.  You may choose any passage of the Aeneid, within the following strictures:
  • Only one passage from each book may be chosen.
  • Passages are chosen on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The passage from book 1 must be one not translated in class (i.e. from 541-665).
  • All passages must be 12-15 lines (of Latin) in length.

To choose a passage, review (or in some cases preview) the Fitzgerald translation of the Aeneid and identify a passage that appeals to you.  Then consult the online version of the Aeneid for the actual Latin text. Remember, your passage must be 12-15 lines in length. Report your choice to me by Friday, 3 December, via email.

Here is an up-to-date list of which passages have been chosen. Check back often.

Book
Lines
Reciter
1
613-636
A. Cencini
2
209-222
J. Bussman
3
4
227-238
J. Garfield
5
507-518
D. Benincasa
6
1058 - 1072
M. Mucha
7
8
113-125
C. Dunn
9
792-805
B. Vancik
10
11
779-794
H. Liverant
12
19-31
L. Berenson


The recitations. Both are of equal weight:

Informal (Week of 6-10 December): You will meet with me and review overall translation and recitation of your passage. You must have about 75% of your passage memorized, and you should have translated it as well. We will discuss grammar, scansion and pronunciation, with an eye (?ear) toward the formal recitation.

Formal (Monday, 13 December 1999): You will recite your passage before the class, with pronunciation and scansion perfectly memorized. Penalties will be assessed for mistakes, and applause given for true excellence.

This assignment is worth 10% of your final grade.

 
 
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