CL210: Intermediate Latin (Ovid's Art of Love): CALENDAR/ASSIGNMENTS

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JANUARY

TUES 1/22

INTRODUCTION: Overview of the Course; Introductions; Vocabulary and Declensions Review; Main and Subordinate Clauses

HOMEWORK FOR THURS.:

  • read the course syllabus carefully and note any questions you may have

  • reread Wheelock chapter 17 ("The Relative Pronoun") and chapter 19 pp. 123-125 (the sections on "The Interrogative Pronoun and the Interrogative Adjective")

  • memorize the forms of the relative pronoun/interrogative adjective and interrogative pronoun (in the case of the relative pronoun/interrogative adjective, the kid in the Michael Jordan jersey may be able to help you)

  • if you find yourself confused about the uses of the relative pronoun, interrogative pronoun and interrogative adjective, try looking over Dale Grote's notes on Wheelock's Latin for ch. 17 and ch. 19 (for chapter 19, you need to scroll down past the section on the perfect passive system)

  • try to make sure you understand the meanings of the following terms: main clause/independent clause, subordinate clause, relative clause, relative pronoun, antecedent, interrogative pronoun, interrogative adjective (the links here are to definitions on Dale Grote's web site, but explanations of these terms in English and Latin grammar abound on the internet -- if one explanation doesn't make sense, try looking at another!)

  • THURS
    1/24

    Practice with relative pronouns, interrogative pronouns, and relative adjectives.

    HOMEWORK FOR MON.:

    • read Groton & May, 38 Latin Stories [G&M] pp. 30-35 "The Myrmidons (Ant People)," "A Wedding Invitation," and "The Judgment of Paris" (some of you will have read these before): REVIEW ANY DECLENSIONS OR CONJUGATIONS THAT YOU DISCOVER YOU'VE FORGOTTEN!
    • continue to review vocabulary from Ch. 1-22 of Wheelock
    • read over the green handout on the Relative Pronoun, the Interrogative Pronoun, and the Interrogative Adjective. try to do exercises (C) and (D) on the photocopied workbook page 149 that we started in class. (C) should be easier than (D), if you've read about the Interrogative Adjective. The object of (D) is to supply a form of the interrogative pronoun (quis, quid) that makes sense when translated along with the other words. What that form is may not be immediately obvious -- if not, then playing with different forms of the interrogative pronoun and seeing what translations each produces is actually a very useful exercise.

    HOMEWORK FOR TUES.:

    • review Wheelock Ch. 23 (Participles). once again, you may find Dale Grote's notes on this chapter of Wheelock (and the accompanying exercises) helpful. make sure you understand how to form and decline the participles from the principal parts of the verb.

      NOTE: I originally had planned on a quiz for Tuesday reviewing the first, second and third declensions. I think that instead it makes sense to focus briefly on reviewing some other material. We may have a quiz on Thursday instead.
    MON
    1/28
    More review of qui, quae, quod and quis, quid. Review of Prepositions. Readings.
    HOMEWORK FOR TUES:
    • review Wheelock Ch. 23 (Participles). once again, you may find Dale Grote's notes on this chapter of Wheelock (and the accompanying exercises) helpful. make sure you understand how to form and decline the participles from the principal parts of the verb.

     

    TUES
    1/29

    Participles.

    HOMEWORK FOR THURS:

    THURS
    1/31

    ***QUIZ on
    (1) Formation of Participles: given the principal parts of a verb, be able to produce all four of its participles. Know their meanings and declensions.
    (2) Forms of qui, quae, quod and quis, quid
    (3) Translation of prepositions

    Uses of Participles: The Ablative Absolute and Passive Periphrastic

    HOMEWORK FOR MON:

    • learn the vocabulary in Wheelock Ch.23 and 24
    • translate Wheelock Ch. 24 all Sententiae Antiquae (S.A.) and Practice & Review 1-9 (Do the S.A. sentences first: they're much easier!) We will go over these sentences in class on Monday, and you will have the opporunity to revise them and turn them in on Tuesday for me to grade.
    • read "Laocoon...." on p. 152 of Wheelock

    FEBRUARY

    MON
    2 / 4

    Practice with participles, incl. Ablative Absolute, and Passive Periphrastic

    HOMEWORK FOR TUES.:

  • type up finished sentences to turn in
  • read Wheelock ch. 25; begin memorizing vocabulary and forms of the infinitives
  • TUES
    2 / 5

    Infinitives and Indirect Statement

    HOMEWORK FOR THURS.:

    • study for Thursday's quiz
    • translate Wheelock, ch. 25 S.A. 1-11, 15
    • read Wheelock ch. 26 and 27
    THURS
    2 / 7

    ***QUIZ on
    (1) Vocabulary from chapters 23-25
    (2) All forms of the infinitive in Wheelock Ch. 25

    Comparison of Adjectives

    HOMEWORK FOR MON:
    • memorize forms and vocabulary in Wheelock ch. 26 and 27
    • translate Wheelock Ch. 26 S.A. 2-4, 6, 8, 9 and Ch. 27 S.A. 2, 3, 8, 10, 11
    • read the two poems of Catullus ("Alley Cat" and "Thanks a Lot, Tully") on Wheelock p. 183

    MON
    2 / 11

    Review; Reading

    HOMEWORK FOR TUES:

    • review verb forms; complete practice synopses
    • finalize Ch. 26 sentences
    TUES
    2 / 12

    The Subjunctive Mood

    HOMEWORK FOR THURS:

    • study for quiz
    • complete practice synopses including the subjunctive for the two verbs in the chapter 27 vocabulary (probo and pono)
    THURS
    2 / 14

    ***QUIZ on
    Vocabulary from Wheelock chs. 26-27, including irregular forms of comparatives and superlatives: be able to recognize all comparative and superlative forms

    More Subjunctive Practice; The Hortatory Subjunctive

    HOMEWORK FOR MON:

    • Study, study, study the Latin subjunctive.
    • Wheelock Ch. 28 S.A. 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9 P&R 1, 2, 4, 9. You do NOT need to read Wheelock ch. 28. Try NOT to use Wheelock to look up words you don't know. Begin using your dictionary instead.
    MON
    2 / 18
    Gerunds and Gerundives

    HOMEWORK FOR TUES:

    • Study for quiz.
    • Read Ovid's Tristia 4.10 (in English translation).
    • Bring your dictionary and your text of the Ars Amatoria to Tuesday's class.
    TUES
    2 / 19

    [CLASS CANCELLED]

    [SAME HOMEWORK FOR THURSDAY]
    THURS
    2 / 21

    ***QUIZ on subjunctive forms
    You be given the indicative form of a verb, then asked to provide the subjunctive form.

    Introduction to The Ars Amatoria of Publius Ovidius Naso

    HOMEWORK FOR MON:

    • Read lines 11-20 of the Ars Amatoria
    MON
    2 / 25

    Reading

    HOMEWORK FOR TUES:

    • Read G&M pp. 42-43 ("Watching the Orator....")
    • Begin studying Ars Amatoria Vocabulary List 1
    TUES
    2 / 26

    Reading; Adverbs; Uses of the Subjunctive in Subordinate Clauses

    HOMEWORK FOR THURS:

    • Read lines 18-30 of the Ars Amatoria
    THURS
    2 / 28

    Reading; Review

    HOMEWORK FOR MON:

    • Begin studying for the midterm (see advice under 3/6 below)
    • Read G&M pp. 44-45 ("Caesar's Camp is Attacked by Belgians") and pp. 46-47 ("The Character of Catiline's Followers"). Since "Caesar's Camp" is a reading involving ablative absolutes and passive periphrastics, it will make sense to review these constructions before preparing the reading. Since "The Character of Catiline's Followers" is a reading involving infinitives and indirect discourse, it will make sense to review those constructions before doing the reading.
    • Begin studying Ars Amatoria Vocabulary List 2
    • Choose a Roman name!

    MARCH

    MON
    3 / 3

    Reading and Review

    TUES
    3 / 4

    Reading and Review
    THURS
    3 / 6

    MIDTERM EXAM:

    (1) Relatively short translations from Latin to English, especially involving participles (including the ablative absolute, the passive periphrastic, and gerunds) and indirect discourse. Some translations will be from readings we have done in last two weeks in Ovid and Groton & May.

    (2) Grammar questions on the readings.

    KNOW:

    • Vocabulary covered so far, including Ovid Vocabulary lists 1 and 2.
    • Correct translation of infinitives and participles. Study from the two gold handouts on these topics. Review Wheelock Ch. 24 and 25 and the green handouts on infinitives, participles, and gerunds and gerundives.
    • How to recognize and translate the subjunctive when used alone (as a hortatory subjunctive) or within a relative clause of characteristic or concessive clause.

    FERIAE VERNALES (Spring Break)

    MON
    3 / 17

    Review; Some Irregular Verbs

    HOMEWORK FOR TUES:

    • Read A.A. lines 31-34
    • Read Wheelock pp. 260-262 and from the middle of p. 221 to the top of 223. Begin learning the irregular verbs eo, volo, malo, and nolo: I strongly suggest these exercises: for eo; for volo, nolo, malo
    • You may wish to review declensions, particularly the 4th and 5th declensions
    TUES
    3 / 18

    Review; another use of the Subjunctive

    HOMEWORK FOR THURS.:

    • Study for quiz
    THURS
    3 / 20
    ***QUIZ on eo, volo, malo, and nolo + A.A. lines 31-34

    HOMEWORK FOR MON.:

    • Read A.A., lines 35-44
    MON
    3 / 24

    Reading; The Subjunctive in Purpose and Result Clauses

    HOMEWORK FOR TUES.:

    • Review the green handout on purpose and result clauses.
    • Make up 4 Latin sentences, 2 involving purpose clauses (one positive, one negative) and 2 involving result clauses (one positive, one negative). Each pair of sentences should involve one main verb referring to the future and one main verb referring to the past. Each sentence with a result clause should use a different "signal" word from the gray box on p. 4 of today's green handout. Type up these sentences and bring them to class on Tuesday.
    TUES
    3 / 25

    The Subjunctive in Indirect Questions

    HOMEWORK FOR THURS.:

    • Ovid, A.A. lines 45-50. The word order in these lines is especially difficult, so they are rewritten here in a word order that should be easier to translate. Notice the prevalence of relative clauses and indirect questions in these lines. Be sure to check your commentary while reading: it can be very helpful! Don't be confused, though, by the names Block gives to the datives in lines 45 and 49: you can just translate them as normal datives, with "to" or "for."
    THURS
    3 / 27

    The Sequence of Tenses; Reading

    HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY:

    • Finish whatever parts of the workbook handouts on the sequence of tenses that we didn't complete in class.
    • Read "Evidence and Confession" in Chapter 30 of Wheelock's Latin
    • Read G&M pp. 56-57 ("Pliny Writes to His Friends")
    • Begin reviewing the following material for next Tuesday's quiz:

      (1) the uses of the subjunctive we have covered this week in class,
      (2) the sequence of tenses,
      (3) the vocabulary on List 3,
      (4) the first, second, third, fourth and fifth declensions for nouns, and
      (5) whatever lines of Ovid we have finished reading in class.

    MON
    3 / 31

    Reading; Review

    HOMEWORK FOR TUESDAY:

    • Study for the Quiz

     


    APRIL

    TUES
    4 / 1

    ***QUIZ on

    (1) the uses of the subjunctive we have covered this week in class,
    (2) the sequence of tenses,
    (3) the vocabulary on List 3,
    (4) the first, second, third, fourth and fifth declensions for nouns, and
    (5) whatever lines of Ovid we have finished reading in class.

    Deponent Verbs

    HOMEWORK FOR THURSDAY:

    • Review and practice the forms of deponent verbs; read Wheelock Chapter 34 and try some of the exercises in the back of the book. The on-line exercises continue to be a good resource.
    • Look over readings which have been assigned but which we have not yet covered in class, including:
      • Ovid, A.A. lines 45-50
      • "Evidence and Confession" in Chapter 30 of Wheelock's Latin
      • the second (short) passage on G&M pp. 56-57 ("Pliny Writes to His Friends")

        REMEMBER
        : You don't have to come to class prepared to translate perfectly. Just try to look over all the Latin, making as much sense of it as you can. Everyone, including me (Prof. Welser) will make mistakes and experience failures of understanding, so the main thing is not to get discouraged. Latin rewards patience and persistence more than anything else.
    THURS
    4 / 3

    Reading and Review of Deponents

    HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY:

    • Read Ovid, A.A., 51-66
    MON
    4 / 7
    Reading and Review

    HOMEWORK FOR TUESDAY:

    • Review all readings not covered so far in Class (Ars Amatoria through line 66; "Evidence and Confession" in Chapter 30 of Wheelock's Latin)
    • Study deponent verb forms, and learn the principal parts of all deponent verbs on p. 239 of Wheelock.

    TUES
    4/8

    Yet More Uses of the Subjunctive: Fear Clauses, Proviso Clauses, cum-clauses; Begin Review of Cases

    HOMEWORK FOR THURSDAY:

    • Handout on cum-clauses
    • Continue studying for Thursday's half-quiz on deponent verbs.
    THURS
    4/10

    ***HALF-QUIZ on deponent verbs

    Scanning Ovid's Verse; the irregular verb fero

    HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY:

    • Study for half-quiz on fero and formation and translation of participles and infinitives.
      (1) Be able to complete a synopsis for fero (Remember: Wheelock discusses fero on pp. 212-213).
      (2) Be able to form the 4 participles and 5 infinitives for fero and for the three verbs on Vocabulary List 4 AND be able to translate them correctly. A sample of the chart you will be asked to fill out for the quiz is here. (Copies of the gold handouts on participles are here and here. A copy of the gold handout on infinitives is here.)
    • Continue working on translation and transformation of cum-clauses. Reviewing the big handout on paticiples may help you with this.
    • FOR TUESDAY, read A.A. 135-156. (You will want to begin this before Monday night!!!)
    • Look at the "Metrical Introduction" in your copy of the Ars Amatoria (pp. 3-5). You may wish to try scanning (marking the long and short syllables in) the dactylic hexameters (i.e., the lines that are NOT indented) in A.A. 35-40.
    MON
    4 / 14

    ***HALF-QUIZ on forms of fero AND formation and translation of participles and infinitives

    Translation of participles and cum-clauses

    HOMEWORK FOR TUESDAY:

    • Reading A.A. 135-156.
    • Final version of cum-clause handout due.
    TUES
    4/15

    Cum-clauses; More scansion

    HOMEWORK FOR THURSDAY:

    • Finish reading A.A. 135-156.
    • Finish scansion exercise: A.A. 35-40.
    THURS
    4/17

    Reading; Conditionals; the irregular verb fio

    HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY:

    • study for half-quiz on forms of fio (Wheelock pp. 254-255 and p. 460)
    • Wheelock, Ch. 33: S.A. 1-3, 5-9 and P&R 2-11
            S.A. #2 contains a genitive of value. In Latin, the genitive is often used to express the price or value of a thing. In this case, you can still translate the genitive as “of” and the sentences will come out fine.
            S.A. #8: use “drive” or “push” as the translation for ago.
            P&R #11, natae = filiae

    HOMEWORK FOR TUESDAY:

    • read A.A. 263-270 and 437-446
    MON
    4/21

    ***HALF-QUIZ on forms of fio

    Review of Homework

    HOMEWORK FOR TUESDAY:

    • finish reading A.A. 263-270 and 437-446
    TUES
    4/22

    Reading; Subjunctive Wrap-Up

    HOMEWORK FOR THURSDAY:

    • finish reading A.A. 263-270 and 437-446
    THURS
    4/24

    Reading; Review of Case Usages

    HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY:

    • thoroughly review the handout on Case Usages; look up the relevant passages in Wheelock (page numbers given on handout) when a particular usage in unfamiliar to you
    • Read Wheelock Ch. 35
    • prepare for Monday's half-quiz on case usages. the quiz will ask you
            (1) to identify the case usages on the handout (with the exception of those usages indicated by asterisks) in very short Latin sentences and to translate those sentences AND
            (2) to recognize and give the meaning of the 11 verbs on pp. 246-7 of Wheelock that take the dative.
    • read G&M pp.66-67 ("A Conversation from Roman Comedy") and G&M pp. 70-71 ("Horace Meets a Boorish Fellow") We will go over these in our last two classes and, as with the selections from Ovid, portions of these reading will be on the final exam. We probably will not get to G&M 70-71 until Tuesday.
    MON
    4/28

    ***HALF-QUIZ on uses of the cases

    Reading

    HOMEWORK FOR TUESDAY:

    • read G&M pp.70-71 ("Horace Meets a Boorish Fellow")
    TUES
    4/29

    Final Review; the Supine; Questions with Nonne and Num

    FINAL EXAM: Wednesday, May 7 at 6:00-9:00 P.M. (Tisch 204)
    Guidelines for Final Exam

    Review Sessions in Ladd 206 on Thurday, May 1 at 3:30pm and Monday, May 5 at 4:30pm.