midterm and the final exams will test your overall comprehension
of advanced Latin prose. Each
exam will consist of take-home exercises that must be completed
by the specified date. Your responses in each quiz
must be typed and neatly formatted. It is assumed
that you will work entirely on your own.
exam will ask you to scan portions of Suetonius' Life of Augustus
and to locate certain grammatical and syntactic constructions (e.g.
purpose clauses, result clauses, gerundives, and so on). Once
you have located a construction, you should do the following:
out the full sentence (or clause if the sentence is too
long) in which the construction appears. Include
your translation of the sentence, which should be as accurate
and discuss the key elements of the construction with reference
to the patterns we have observed in class.
(Assume the quiz calls for an indirect command / jussive noun
est ut ea pars domus consecraretur (Aug. 5.1)
was decreed that this part of the house be consecrated.
The verb that issues the command is decretum est, which
is followed by the command itself, consecraretur, and
introduced by the subordinating conjunction ut.
you can see, your success on the exams depends on many things: your
ability to analyze the Latin, to discuss it cogently, and to offer
a correct translation. While the style of your
discussion might differ from the one above, you should nevertheless
strive for clarity at all times.