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Mosaic of unswept floor
Mouse sniffing a nut on mosaic of the Unswept Floor (later Roman copy of Pergamene original of the 2nd century B.C.
Museo Gregoriano Profano, Vatican Museums, Rome
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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 (p. 9)

  Pronouns

personal and reflexive pronouns (p. 18)

  Verbs

present tense, indicative and subjunctive moods, active and passive voice (pp. 28-31)
Irregular verbs: sum, possum, volo, nolo, malo (p. 42)

  Syntax

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

  Homework

Decline filia, animus, pallium
Conjugate teneo, scribo, possum, volo in the present, indicative and subjunctive, active and passive
Review the grammar above
SLG, p. 11, Ex. 7; p. 18, further examples; p. 68, further examples; p. 105, further examples
Read Petronius' Satyricon, sections 1-15, in English
Review "A Scene at the Marketplace," lines 1-28 in Latin
Read lines 29-67 in Latin
Pick out the subjects in lines 29-43 (both nouns and pronouns), say what verb they are the subject of, and list the dictionary form of each (nominative, genitive, gender)
Complete interactive reading journal

Tues Nouns

3rd declension (p. 10); accusative case (p. 55)

  Pronouns

Relative and interrogative pronouns: qui quae quod; quis quid (p. 21-23)

  Verbs

imperfect and future indicative and imperfect subjunctive, active and passive (pp. 28-31);
Imperatives (p. pp. 34-35)
Irregular verbs: eo, fero, fio (p. 42)

  Syntax

Subordinate clauses: relative, purpose, result, causal, (pp. 70-72)

  Homework

Decline merces mercedis F. and genus generis N.
Conjugate ludo -ere in the imperfect, indicative and subjunctive, and future indicative, active and passive
SLG, p. 48, Ex. 8, 1-20; do the first two sentences of the further examples, pp. 70-72
Review what we read in class
Read "Trimalchio's Dinner: Preliminaries and Hors d'oeuvres," lines 1-33
Find the accusatives in lines 6-17, and explain why they are in accusative case.
Complete interactive reading journal

Wed Nouns

4th-5th declensions (p. 11); ablative case (pp. 56-57)

  Pronouns

Demonstratives: is, hic, ille, iste (pp. 19-20)

  Verbs

Perfect, pluperfect, future perfect indicative, active and passive (34-35)

  Syntax

Subordinate clauses: temporal, concessive, comparative, fearing (pp. 73-76)
Participles (p. 35, pp. 64-66);

  Homework

Decline manus and dies
Conjugate noto -are in the perfect, pluperfect, and future perfect indicative, active and passive
SLG, p. 31, Ex. 4; p. 57, further examples 1-6; p. 66, Ex. 9, 3-9; do the first two sentences of the further examples, pp. 73-76.

Review what we read in class and continue reading Satyricon 34-73.
Complete interactive reading journal

Thurs Nouns

genitive case (9)

  Pronouns

ipse, idem, quidam, (ali)quis, quisque (pp. 20-23)

  Verbs

infinitives (p. 40)
perfect and pluperfect subjunctive (pp. 32-34)

  Syntax

participles (cont.)

  Homework

Conjugate pingo -ere pinxi pictus in the present, imperfect, perfect, and pluperfect subjunctive
SLG
, p. 24, Ex. 13; p. 53, further examples
Write four sentences altogether using a different type of subordinate clause in each (pp. 70-76) describing Encolpius, Ascyltos, the rusticus et mulier, or Trimalchio
Review what we read in class and continue reading Satyricon 74-108.
Find the participles in lines 74-88, identify the tense and voice, and then draw a line from the participle to the word it modifies.
Complete interactive reading journal.

Friday Nouns

dative case (pp. 53-55)

  Adjectives

Comparison of adjectives (24-25)

  Verbs

gerunds & gerundives (p. 36, pp. 85-86); supine (p. 36)

  Syntax

Gerunds and Gerundives

  Homework

synopsis of credo in the 1st pl active and utor in the 3rd pl passive
SLG, p. 55, further examples
pp. 85-86, further examples (3x)
Alone or with a partner, write a description of a character (no more than 1 page, double-spaced)
Review what we read in class and finish reading "Trimalchio's Dinner: Preliminaries and Hors d'oeuvres," Satyricon lines 109-151
Prepare presentations

 

WEEK 2: Presentations

Monday  

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

  Syntax

Indirect Speech (pp. 80-83)

  Homework

SLG, Do half the further examples, pp. 80-83
Throughout the rest of the course, review what we read in class, continue reading the Satyricon, and complete the interactive reading journal.

 

  Presentation

Roman food


Tuesday: Roman dress
Wednesday: Triclinium
Thursday
: Slaves and Dinner Theater
Friday: * MIDTERM *

WEEK 3: Reading

Monday: summary/reaction of an article on the play due at 10:00 a.m. See Bibliography for list of appropriate articles.
Wednesday: written script due at 10:00 a.m.

WEEK 4: Performances

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

Tuesday: log books & summary/reports due

Wednesday: * FINAL EXAM *

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