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In addition to the scheduled items below, there will be daily Latin reading assignments from the Satyricon. A production schedule will also be distributed early the first week of class. This page may change each afternoon, especially the first week.

WEEK 1: Review.

Please review the appropriate sections of the Student's Latin Grammar before class (numbers in parentheses refer to page numbers in the SLG; new material in bold):

Mon Nouns

1st-2nd declensions; nominative case (Ch 1 Guided Review)

  Pronouns

personal (ego, tu, is ea id) and reflexive pronouns (se)

  Verbs

present, imperfect, future tenses, indicative, active and passive voice (Ch 1 Guided Review)
Irregular verbs: sum, possum

  Syntax

Uses of the Infinitive, pp. 67-68
Independent uses of the subjunctive: iussive, deliberative, optative (wish), potential (p. 105)

  Culture

Roman baths

  Homework

Decline pila, animus, pallium
Conjugate intro, iubeo, dico, possum in the present, imperfect, and future tenses, indicative, active and passive
Review the grammar above
Read Petronius' Satyrica, sections 1-15, in English
Learn the Vocabulary for Ch 1, pp. 188-89
Complete interactive reading journal: Vocabulary, Questions, Difficulties for the Latin reading in Ch 1. For the summary, do #3 (p. 187).
Read Sections 28.6-30.9 in Latin
Pick out the subjects in sections 28.6-29.6 (both nouns, pronouns, and subjects contained in the verb personal ending), say what verb they are the subject of, and list the dictionary form of each (nominative, genitive, gender)

Tues Nouns

3rd declension (p. 180); accusative case (p. 181)

  Pronouns

Interrogative pronouns: quis quid (pp. 206-07)

  Verbs

Participles, Ablative Absolute (Ch 2 Guided Review)
Irregular verbs: volo velle volui

  Syntax

 

  Culture

Roman games

  Homework

Decline mulier mulieris F. and corpus corporis N.
Write out the participle forms (present, perfect, and future, nom. and gen.) for iacto, video, pono, and audio
Review the grammar above
Read Petronius' Satyrica, sections 16-26, in English
Learn the Vocabulary for Ch 2, pp. 196-97.
Find the accusatives in 30.5-30.9, and explain why they are in accusative case.
Complete interactive reading journal for the end of Ch 1 and Ch 2 reading that we have already done (Questions, Difficulties, Summary)
Read the rest of Ch 2 reading (30.5-31.6)

Wed Nouns

ablative case (p. 181)

  Pronouns

Demonstratives: is ea id, hic haec hoc (p. 205)

  Verbs

Perfect, pluperfect, future perfect indicative, active and passive (pp. 184-86)

  Syntax

Strategies for Reading Latin, Ch 3 Guided Review

  Culture

the Roman house

  Homework

Review the grammar above.
Read Petronius' Satyrica, sections 27-38, in English.
Learn the Vocabulary for Ch 3, pp. 205-06.
Complete interactive reading journal for the end of Ch 2 reading (Questions, Difficulties, Vocabulary).
Complete the Ch 3 Pre-Reading Review Exercises, pp. 203-204.
Read Ch 3 reading (32-34.6)

Thurs Nouns

4th-5th declensions (p. 180)

  Pronouns

 

  Verbs

Impersonal verbs: licet, oportet, necesse est (p. 209)

  Syntax

Strategies for Reading Latin, Ch 3 Guided Review

  Culture

parts of the body

  Homework

Review the grammar above.
Complete the Ch 3 Post-Reading Review Exercise #2, p. 205
Read the rest of Ch 3 reading (34.6-38.4)

Friday Nouns

genitive case (p. 181)

  Pronouns

Relative Pronoun qui quae quod (p. 207)

  Verbs

Verbs that take a complementary infinitive: possum, volo, malo, debeo, soleo, iubeo, constituo, impersonal verbs

  Syntax

Relative clauses (Guided Review Ch 4)

  Culture  
  Homework

Review the grammar above.
Read Petronius' Satyrica, sections 39-46, in English.
Learn the Vocabulary for Ch 4, pp. 211-12.
Complete the Pre-Reading Review Sentences, p. 209.
Read Ch 4 reading in Latin: 41.9-43.7.

Alone or with a partner, write a description of a character (no more than 1 page, double-spaced) or rewrite the passage 37-38.4 so that Trimalchio and Fortunata reverse roles (Post-Reading Activity #1, p. 204)
Prepare presentations

 

WEEK 2: Presentations

Monday  

Character description due at 10:00 a.m. Email it to jgruber-miller@cornellcollege.edu

  Syntax

 

  Culture

health and sickness

  Presentation Roman food
  Homework

Review the grammar above.
Read Petronius' Satyrica, sections 47-49, in English.
Learn the Vocabulary for Ch 5, pp. 218-19.

Choose 5-6 expressions from the Ch 4 Latin reading that are your favorites and say briefly in English why you chose them.
Prepare to perform for class one of the monologues in Ch 4: Seleucus, Phileros, or Dama and Ganymede. Prepare to read the monologue aloud in appropriate sense units, with an emphasis on meaning and character development.
Read Ch 5 reading in Latin: 47-48.5.

 

Tues Verbs

Imperfect and pluperfect subjunctive (pp. 213-15)

  Syntax

Cum - clauses (p. 216)

  Culture

insults

  Presentation

Roman clothing

  Homework

Review the grammar above.
Conjugate ignosco -ere in the imperfect and pluperfect tenses, indicative and subjunctive.
Read Petronius' Satyrica, sections 50-59, in English.
Learn the Vocabulary for Ch 5, pp. 218-19.
Complete interactive reading journal for the end of Ch 5 reading completed in class (Questions, Difficulties, summary in Latin).
Complete the Ch 5 Pre-Reading Review Sentences, p. 217.
Read the rest of the Ch 5 reading and the beginning of Ch 6 in Latin: (49-49.9 and 60.4-61)

Wed Nouns

Dative case, pp. 181-82.

  Verbs

present and perfect subjunctive, pp. 212-14.

  Syntax

Conditions, Ch 6 Guided Review, pp. 219-22.

  Culture

Roman food

  Presentation

The Triclinium

  Homework

Review the grammar above.
Read Petronius' Satyrica, sections 60-62, in English.
Learn the Vocabulary for Ch 6, p. 224.
Complete interactive reading journal for the end of Ch 5 reading and beginning of Ch 6 (Questions, Difficulties, Vocabulary).
Complete the Ch 6 Pre-Reading Review Exercises, p. 222.
Read the rest of the Ch 6 reading in Latin: 61.6-62.12.

Thur Verbs

fero ferre tuli latus, tollo tollere sustuli sublatus (pp. 223-24.

  Syntax

 

  Culture

Roman games, part 2

  Presentation

Slaves and Dinner Theater

  Homework

Re-read the Satyrica in English, esp. the parts we read in Latin.
Review grammar from Chs 1-6.
Review the Vocabulary for chs 1-6.
Review the conversational Latin and Roman cultural topics: baths, games (incl. Trigon), housing, parts of the body, insults, sickness, ghost stories.
Think about how Roman food, clothing, dining, and entertainment reinforced social hierarchies.
Re-read as many Latin passages as you can.

Friday  

Midterm

  Homework

Read Petronius' Satyrica, sections 64-67, in English.
Learn the Vocabulary for Ch 7, p. 231.
Complete the Ch 6 Pre-Reading Review Exercises, p. 222.
Read the beginning of the Ch 7 reading in Latin: 64.5-66.5.
Complete interactive reading journal for the beginning of Ch 7 reading (Summary, Difficulties, Questions).

 

WEEK 3: Reading

Monday  

summary/reaction of an article (3-4 pages) on Petronius due at 10:00 a.m. See Bibliography for list of appropriate articles. Here is a rubric to help you.

  Pronouns

reflexives and intensives: se, ipse, pp. 226-8.

  Syntax

Indirect Questions, Ch 7 Guided Review

  Culture

love and affection; Roman sexuality

  Homework

Review the grammar above.
Read Petronius' Satyrica, sections 67-69, in English.
Learn the Vocabulary for Ch 7, pp. 218-19.

Complete the Pre-Reading Review Sentences, #10-18, p. 229. Pay attention to tense.
Read the end of Ch 7 and beginning of Ch 8 reading in Latin: 67-67.11; 68.3-69.5.
Write a riddle in Latin describing one of the characters from Ch 7 and the first half of Ch 8. Write 4-5 sentences about the character in the first person and end with "quis sum?"
Prepare to describe your food group to the class in Latin.

 

Tues  

In Latin, explain your food group to the class: where is it produced? how is it harvested? how is it prepared/stored? at what meal is it eaten? what social groups usually eat it?

  Verbs

infinitives, p. 232

  Syntax

Indirect Statement, Ch 8 Guided Review

  Culture

Roman food: words for preparing food

  Homework

Review the grammar above.
Complete a synopsis of discumbere -ere in the 3rd person plural, indicative and subjunctive.
Read Petronius' Satyrica, sections 70-71, in English.
Learn the Vocabulary for Ch 8, p. 231.
Complete interactive reading journal for the end of Ch 8 reading completed in class (Questions, Difficulties, Vocabulary).
Complete the Ch 8 Pre-Reading Review Sentences, pp. 234-35.
Read the rest of the Ch 8 reading in Latin: (70.10-71.12)

Wed  

written script due at 10:00 a.m.

  Verbs

present and perfect subjunctive, pp. 212-14.

  Syntax

Uses of ut: purpose, result, indirect command, Ch 9 Guided Review, pp. 237-40.

  Culture

Roman funerary practices

  Homework

Review the grammar above.
Read Petronius' Satyrica, sections 72-80, in English.
Learn the Vocabulary for Ch 9, p. 242.
Complete interactive reading journal for the beginning of Ch 9 (Questions, Difficulties, Summary).
Complete the Ch 9 Pre-Reading Review Exercises, p. 239-40.
Read the beginning of Ch 9 reading in Latin: 72.2-78.7.
Find 3-4 good recipes using your food group as a major ingredient from the cookbooks on reserve.

Thur  

Share 3-4 recipes with class (one copy for every two people); the class will then decide on the menu.

  Syntax

Gerunds and Gerundives, Ch 10 Guided Review

  Culture

writing an invitation

  Homework

Review the grammar above.
Read Petronius' Satyrica, sections 80-82, in English.
Learn the Vocabulary for Ch 10, p. 248.
Complete the Ch 10 Pre-Reading Review Exercises, p. 245-46.
Read the end of Ch 9 and beginning of Ch 10 reading in Latin: 79-80.3; 80.5-81.4.
What 10 words or phrases best express Encolpius' attitude and feelings in the reading tonight?

Friday  

no morning class

  Homework

1) Write conversation starters for the banquet. Choose a topic that guests could talk about, such as games, food, baths, games, love and afection, illness, entertainment, and write five questions in Latin along with several possible brief answers.
2) Write a description in Latin of the dishes you are preparing

 

 

WEEK 4: Performances

Monday  

Bring in conversation starters and food descriptions of ingredients and directions for making your food dishes.
No afternoon class

  Syntax

 

  Culture

Rehearsal of skits; finalizing the description of your dishes

  Homework

Read Petronius' Satyrica, sections 82-87, in English.
Learn the Vocabulary for Ch 10, p. 248.

Read the end of the Ch 10 reading in Latin: 81.4-86.5.

 

Tues  

No morning class

  Homework

Re-read the Satyrica in English, esp. the parts we read in Latin.
Review grammar from Chs 7-10.
Review the Vocabulary for chs 7-10.
Review the conversational Latin and Roman cultural topics: funerary practices, love and affection, Roman sexuality, food and cooking, ghost stories.

Re-read as many Latin passages as you can.

Wed  

Final Exam
two page reflection on the Roman banquet, summarizing what you accomplished, what you learned from the experience about Roman culinary practices and Roman power dynamics, what you wished you had done but were not able to do.

 

Monday at 5:00-9:00.: *Roman banquet*

Tuesday: log books & summary/reports due

Wednesday: * FINAL EXAM *

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