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Class Schedule

Neptune-Rubens
"Neptune calming the Tempest" Peter Paul Rubens, 1635

In addition to the scheduled items below, there will be daily Latin reading assignments from the Aeneid. 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 (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 causa, ventus, fatum
Conjugate do, ruo, possum, volo in the present, indicative and subjunctive, active and passive
Review the grammar above.
Complete the Aen. 1.1-33 vocabulary review.
Complete Ex. 1-3 from the Meter of Latin Epic Poetry
Read Vergil's Aeneid Book 1 in English
Read lines 34-80 in Latin (at least 34-64)
Pick out the subjects in lines 34-49 (both nouns, pronouns, adjectives), say what verb they are the subject of, and list the dictionary form of each (nominative, genitive, gender)

Tues Nouns

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

  Pronouns

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

  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

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

  Homework

Decline ignis ignis M., gens gentis F., and aequor aequoris N.
Conjugate iubeo -ere in the imperfect, indicative and subjunctive, and tollo -ere in future indicative, active and passive; conjugate eo and fero in the present
Complete Exs. 4-5 from the Meter of Latin Poetry handout
Review what we read in class
Read Aen. 1.81-101, 124-56
Find the accusatives in lines 93-101, and explain why they are in accusative case.
Quickwrite 1: Write a one paragraph description of Juno in Latin: how is she characterized? what does she do? What motivates her? Rubric for Quickwrites

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 fluctus and dies
Conjugate peto -ere in the perfect, pluperfect, and future perfect indicative, active and passive
Complete the worksheet Recognizing and analyzing compound verbs (Moodle)
Complete Ex. 6 from the Meter of Latin Epic Poetry
Find the participles in lines 1.494-519, identify the tense and voice, and then draw a line from the participle to the word it modifies.
Review what we read in class and continue reading Aeneid 1.494-519, 561-85 (Dido enters with her retinue and welcomes the Trojans)

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

Conjugate fero ferre tuli latus in the present, imperfect, perfect, and pluperfect subjunctive
Complete the worksheet Prepositional phrases and word order (only the sentences from Book 1)(Moodle)
Scan Aen. 1.586-91 and practice reading these verses aloud in meter

Review what we read in class and continue reading Aeneid 1.586-630 (Aeneas reveals himself to Dido and the Trojans)
Read Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Augustan Rome, pp. 1-63, and Augustus, Res Gestae, and work on the mini-biography or timeline

Friday  

Mini-biography or timeline due at 5:00 p.m.

  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 ardeo in the 1st pl active and sequor in the 3rd pl passive
Complete the Ablative Review (Moodle)
Complete worksheet Storm Vocabulary (Moodle)

Read Aeneid, Book 2, in English
Scan Aen. 2.199-205 and practice reading these verses aloud in meter
Review what we read in class and prepare for a quiz
Read Aen. 2.199-267 in Latin (Laocoon and the Trojan Horse)



 

WEEK 2: Research on Vergilian Re-workings

Monday  

Vergil Re-composed: brief description of the re-working along with a preliminary bibliography due at 10:00 a.m. Email it to jgruber-miller@cornellcollege.edu

  Homework

Review Snake vocabulary and practice creating sentences with this vocabulary
Scan Aen. 2.469-75 and practice reading the verses aloud in meter

Read Aen. 2.469-558 (Pyrrhus bursts into the palace, kills Polites near the altar, then slays Priam)

Quickwrite 2: Re-tell the story of Laocoon and the serpents, the entry of the Trojan Horse, and the fall of Troy, either as comic strip or as a prose narrative. If you wish, you may tell the story from the point of view of someone other than Aeneas, e.g., Sinon, Ulysses, Hecuba, Cassandra, Juno, or Venus.

 

Tues  

Quickwrite 2 due at 1:00 p.m.

  Homework

Read Aeneid, Book 3, in English
Scan Aen. 3.84-89 and practice reading these verses aloud in meter
Read Aen. 3.80-120 (Apollo's prophecy that the Trojans seek their ancient mother)

Prepare 4-5 questions in Latin about the death of Polites and Priam (2.506-58) 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

Indirect Speech (pp. 80-83)

  Homework

Scan Aen. 3.209-215 and practice reading these verses aloud in meter
Re-read the passages we read in class and read Aen. 3.209-77 (Aeneas meets Celaeno and the Harpies)

Bring to class a copy of Homer's Iliad and/or Odyssey, Apollonius' Argonautica
Read at least one article about Books 1, 2, or 3 from those listed in the Bibliography and be prepared to share key ideas from it.

Quickwrite 3: Imagine you are Aeneas and have just heard Apollo's prophecy on Delos. Now write a letter to Venus, King Acestes in Sicily, Dido (oops, bad idea), or Andromache, Hector's wife, reporting what Apollo has told and commanded you to do. In addition, report what questions you may have about the prophecy. In your letter, be sure to write at least one indirect statement, indirect command, and indirect question.

Thur  

Quickwrite 3 due at 1:00 p.m.

  Homework

Prepare for the midterm: you may wish to re-read the first three books in English, review grammar and vocabulary worksheets, and of course re-read as many Latin passages as possible

Friday  

Midterm at 9:00 a.m.

  Homework

Read Aeneid, Books 4-6 in English

Work on presentation of a re-working of Vergil. Presentations always benefit from a handout and/or a visual aid.

WEEK 3: Reading and Creating a New Vergilian Intertext

Monday  

Presentation of Vergilian Re-Working due

  Syntax

Ablative Absolute (65-66)

  Homework

Scan Aeneid 4.68-73.
Read Aeneid 4.65-89, 279-330 (Dido in love, Aeneas' response to Mercury, Dido's indignation)

Tues Homework

With a partner, scan your favorite passage from tonight's reading and be prepared to read it aloud and describe how the sounds, diction, imagery, and poetic techniques enrich our understanding of the passage.

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

Re-read what we read in class and continue reading Aeneid 4.331-96 (Aeneas' response and Dido's fury)

Wed  

Submit the scene for Vergil Re-Composed that you and your partner intend to re-work and describe your vision for the project

  Syntax

Conditional sentences (78-79)

  Homework

Like last night, scan your favorite passage and be prepared to read it aloud and discuss it.
Read Wallace-Hadrill, Augustan Rome, 63-78

Review what we read in class and read Aeneid 4.630-705 (Dido's suicide)

Quickwrite 4: Rewrite the speeches of Dido and Aeneas as a dramatic dialogue. In other words, there should be a series of points and counterpoints, and each speech should be just a sentence or two. You may work with a partner on this quickwrite and turn in one script. Be prepared to act it out for your classmates.

Thur  

Quickwrite 4 due at 1:00 p.m.

  Homework

Like last night, scan your favorite passage and be prepared to read it aloud and discuss it.

Review what we read in class and read Aeneid 6.42-108 (the Sibyl's prophecy and Aeneas' request to visit the underworld)
Analyze the grammar of your part of tonight's passage and show what words belong together by visually enhancing the text.

Work on your script for the Vergil Re-Composed 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 Homework

Like last night, scan your favorite passage and be prepared to read it aloud and discuss it.
In tonight's reading, choose the ten words most significant for understanding the passage, i.e., that shape the tone, color, and emotion of the passage, and write out the dictionary form and the definition for each.

Read in English Aeneid, Book 7.1-570, 8.1-336, 10.420-509, and 12.791-end.
Read Wallace-Hadrill, Augustan Rome, 50-62, 79-97
Read at least one article about Books 4 or 6 from those listed in the Bibliography and be prepared to share key ideas from it.

Review what we read in class and read Aeneid 6.450-76 and 789-853 (Aeneas' meeting with Dido; Augustus and the parade of Romans)

Script of Vergil Re-Composed Project due Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

WEEK 4: Performances

Monday Homework

Finish preparations for the Vergil Re-Composed project

Tues  

Vergil Re-Composed presentations

  Homework

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

Wed  

Final Exam

 

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