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Class Schedule

Sirmio
Sirmio, Lake Gardo, Italy

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):

Mon Nouns

1st-2nd declensions (p. 9-10); nominative and accusative case (p. 52, 55)

  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

participles (p. 35, pp. 64-66);

  Homework

Decline cena, campus, unguentum
Conjugate do, video, pono, venio in the present and future indicative and present subjunctive, active and passive
Review the grammar above.
Re-read Poems 12-13
Read Gaisser, "Introduction: The Young Poet in Rome," Ch 1
Do the Exercises for Poems 31, 34, 44, 46
Read Poems 31, 34, 44, 46



Tues Nouns

3rd declension (p. 10); ablative case (p. 56-57)

  Pronouns

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

  Verbs

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

  Syntax

Independent uses of the subjunctive: iussive, deliberative, optative (wish), potential (p. 105)

  Homework

Decline comes comitis M., gens gentis F., and nomen nominis N.
Conjugate iubeo -ere in the imperfect, indicative and subjunctive, and mitto -ere in perfect indicative, active and passive; conjugate eo and fero in the present

Review the grammar above
Review what we read in class
Complete the grammar review exercises for Poems 28, 47, 39, 49
Read Poems 28, 47, 39, 49, 56



Wed Nouns

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

  Pronouns

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

  Verbs

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

  Syntax

Subordinate clauses: relative, purpose, result, causal, temporal (pp. 70-73); and ablative absolutes (57, 65)

  Homework

Decline lacus and dies
Do a synopsis of peto -ere in the third plural indicative and subjunctive, active and passive
Re-read the poems we read in class
Do the Exercises for Poems 29, 57
Read Poems 29, 54, 57, 93.
Read Gaisser, "What Makes it Poetry," Ch 4

Latin Quickwrite 1: Write a one paragraph description of Veranius and/or Fabullus in Latin: how are they characterized? what do they do? What motivates them? Rubric for Quickwrites

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

Subordinate clauses: concessive, comparative, fearing (pp. 74-76)

  Homework

Study for the Quiz: review the Catullus grammar exercises, practice noun declensions and verb conjugations, re-read the poems we have read so far.

Friday  

Quiz

  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

Prepare for Seminar 1:
Read T. Wiedemann, Cicero and the End of the Roman Republic (Duckworth 1994) 24-46
Cicero, On the Command of Cn. Pompeius; Against L. Sergius Catilina 1, 3, (and 4);
Plutarch, Life of Caesar, esp. chs 1-32

Prepare presentation. Rubric for oral presentation of an article

 





 

WEEK 2: Poems about Poetry; Research on Reading Catullus from antiquity to 20th century

Monday  

Brief History of Reading Catullus, Part 1: preliminary bibliography and outline due at 10:00 a.m. Email it to jgruber-miller@cornellcollege.edu

  Homework

Keep reviewing grammar that you are still not confident about. You may wish to use the online websites listed on the Syllabus.
Read Poems 1, 14, 16, 22, 27
Scan Poem 1, lines 2-7 (hendecasyllables)

Latin Quickwrite 2: Write a letter from Catullus to Caesar about Mamurra. What vexes you about Mamurra? What does Mamurra do? How does he act? With whom does he associate?

 

Tues  

Latin Quickwrite 2 due at 1:00 p.m.

  Homework

Re-read what we read in class
Read Poems 35, 36, 38, 40, 42
Scan Poem 35.11-15

Prepare 4-5 questions in Latin about one of the poems for tomorrow so that we can ask and answer these questions orally during class tomorrow. Be sure to record your answers, too, in case others get stuck.

Wed Syntax

 

  Homework

Re-read what we read in class
Read Poems 50, 95, 116; 2, 3, 4
Scan Poem 95.5-10
Read Gaisser, "Poetry Books," Ch 2

In tonight's reading, choose the 5-7 words most significant for understanding one poem, i.e., that shape the tone, color, and emotion of the passage, and write out the dictionary form and the definition for each

Thur

10:30 AM

Poster design workshop: Brooke Bergantzel in COL 102

Conferences on Brief History of Reading Catullus Poster Project: come with your notes and initial ideas about what to include

  Homework

Prepare for the midterm: you may wish to re-read the poems in English; reflect on the themes, imagery, characters, and diction in these poems; review class presentations and notes; review grammar and vocabulary worksheets; and of course re-read as many Latin passages as possible

Friday  

Midterm at 10:00 a.m.

Conferences on Brief History of Reading Catullus Poster Project: come with your notes and initial ideas about what to include

  Homework

Continue work on the Poster presentation of your Catullan reader.

Choose two possible poems for the Podcast Project; you may wish to read the Lesbia poems (listed on the Bibliography page) in English to consider as possibilities

Read Catullus Poems 2-6
Scan the first five lines of Poem 2

WEEK 3: Love Poetry; Creating a New Translation of Catullus

Monday  

Brief History of Reading Catullus, Part 1 due: Slide with text and visuals laid out and ready to be printed

Come to class with two poems (one is a backup) that you hope to use for the Podcast Project

  Syntax

Indirect Speech (pp. 80-83)

  Homework

Re-read what we read in class
Read Poems 7-11
Scan Poem 8.1-5 (limping iambics)
Read Gaisser, "Poetry Books," Ch 2

Prepare a literal translation of the poem you will use for the Brief History of Reading Catullus Project, Part 2. Come with a bibliography of 4-5 articles and/or chapters that discuss your poem. Please check the Bibliography, online databases, the books on Reserve, and the commentaries of Quinn and Thomson.

Tues  

Individual Conferences discussing your literal translation of the poem and background research

  Homework

Re-read the poems we read in class
Read Poems 32, 41, 43, 37, 51, 58, 60
Scan Poem 51.1-5 (Sapphic)

In tonight's reading, choose the 5-7 words most significant for understanding one poem, i.e., that shape the tone, color, and emotion of the passage, and write out the dictionary form and the definition for each.

Wed  

Morning class 9-11 a.m.

  Homework

Review what we read in class
Continue to work on your literary translation and script for your podcast

Quickwrite 3: Compare Lesbia with Varus' girlfriend (10), Ipsitilla (32), or Ameana (41, 43). Catullus' poem to Quintia (86) might help you, as well as a review of common conjunctions (Bennett 341-45), comparatives, (SLG 16-17) and clauses of comparison (SLG 75)

Thur  

Quickwrite 3 due at 1:00 p.m. Upload it to Moodle.

Research Day

  Homework

Work on your script for the Podcast project. I would like to see a draft of the script by Saturday at 5:00 p.m. Sooner would, of course, be great!

Friday

9:00-11:00

Recording and Editing Podcasts Workshop: Brooke Bergantzel and Matt Zhorne, College Hall 102

  Homework

Read Poems 69,  70, 72, 75, 76, 79, 83, 85, 86, 87, 92, 107, 109

Script of Podcast Project due Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

WEEK 4: Performances

Monday Homework

Finish preparations for the Brief History of Reading Catullus project

Tues  

Catullus Podcast presentations

  Homework

Prepare for the final: you may wish to re-read the relevant books of Catullus in English, review grammar and vocabulary worksheets, review student presentations, review Wiedemann, and of course re-read as many poems in Latin as possible

Wed  

Final Exam

 

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