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Day 1

Ch 17

Review of Nominative and Accusative Case.
Review of regular verbs: present tense.
Verbs: Imperfect Tense



1. Review nominative and accusative cases.  Try making up some sentences or trying some exercises from where those topics were introduced in your old textbook.
2. Review the present tense.  Ditto.
3. Vocabulary: practice the vocabulary describing each other and the school room and the Ch 17 vocabulary.
4. Morphology: Learn the imperfect tense.  Read the grammar explanation on p. 112 and do Ex. 17.1.
5. Reading: read the Chapter 17 reading passage, "Comitia." Find all the verbs in lines 1-25, say what tense they are, and then translate them.  What is your favorite line in the reading?
6. Culture: read the culture essays in OLC, Chs. 17-18, and the following selections from As the Romans Did: #251, 255, 258, 260, 262-64 
7. Writing: write your own nuntius/election ad in Latin for a wall in Pompeii, Venusia, or your residence hall: complete the Guided composition (attached).

Always read the culture sections at the end of each chapter in the OLC.

Roman Government and Elections: OLC Chs 17-18; ARD #251, 255, 258, 260, 262-64

Day 2

Ch 18

Verbs: perfect tense;
Perfect Stems: s- perfect.

Review the Ablative case;
Review irregular verb eo
Meanings of the Perfect Tense;

Expressions of Time.

Hwk: Learn Ch 18 vocab, verbs which add -s to the present stem, p. 115; Ex. 17.2-4, 6; Ex 18.1-2; Ch 18 Reading, Quintus domo discedit; in 5-6 sentences describe in Latin what you did yesterday, when you did it and/or how long you were doing it


Day 3

Ch 19

Nouns: Review of Declensions 1-3, all cases;
Perfect Stems: same stem as present (p. 117);
Verbs: Pluperfect Tense

Hwk: Learn Ch 19 vocab, verbs that have the same stem, p. 117; Ex. 18.3-4; Ex. 19.1-4, 7; Ch 19 Reading, Roma, lines 1-19; in Latin describe three buildings/structures that Quintus sees in Rome

The City of Rome: OLC Ch 19

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Day 4

Ch 20

Perfect Stems: lengthen stem vowel (p. 120);
Expressions of Place; Locative Case.

Nouns: 4th declension

Hwk: Chapter 20 vocab, verbs that lengthen the stem vowel, p. 120, 4th decl. nouns on p. 124; Ex. 19.5; 20.1, 20.3-7 (i.e., Exercises 20.1, 20.3, 20.4, 20.5, 20.6, and 20.7); Ch 20 Reading, Ludus Orbilii; in Latin answer the questions in para. 3 and write two more in Latin (be sure you can answer them)

Housing and City Life: ARD #79-86, 92-93, 96

Incendium Romae

Day 5

Chs 21-22

Taped Reading/postcard due at 5:00 p.m.
Perfect Stems: reduplication (p. 123).
Verbs: Review of irregular verbs volo, nolo, malo;
Nouns: 5th (and last) declension

Hwk: Ch 21 vocab, verbs that reduplicate the stem, p. 123; 21.1-3; Ex 22.1-3; Ch 21 Reading, Marcus Quintum domum suam invitat (answer Responde Latine); in Latin describe your room at home or at Cornell

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Day 6

Chs. 23

Review of adjectives.
Nouns: Ablative Case: means, manner, description/quality, with adjectives;
Irregular verb: fero.

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Day 7



Midterm 1 (Chs 17-22) Study Guide

Hwk: Ex 23.2-4; Ch 23 Reading, Marcus Quintum ad balnea ducit: in Latin describe a typical visit to the baths (i.e., what rooms, in what order, and what happens in each room)

Roman baths, spectacles, leisure activities: OLC, Ch 22-23; ARD sections #348-54, 377-88.

Roman baths

Day 8

Ch 24

Adjectives: comparison of adjectives.

Hwk: Ex 21.1, 20.3, 24.1-3; practice with a partner questions using the ablative; Ch 24 Reading, Caesaris triumphi: in Latin summarize a Roman triumph. Who watches? Who marches? In what order?

Roman triumph: OLC, Ch 24; ARD #293

Day 9

Ch 25

Adjectives: irregular comparison.
Adverbs: comparative adverbs
Review of genitive case.

Hwk: Ex. 25.1-3; Ch 25 Reading, Quintus togam virilem sumit and Quintus rhetoricae studet, para 1; in Latin compare what Quintus studies and what happens in the schools of Orbilius and Heliodorus

The End of the Republic: OLC Ch 26; Julius Caesar

Ecce gratum (Carmina Burana)

Day 10


Ch 26


Taped Reading/postcard due at 5:00 p.m.
Verbs: present participles.

Hwk: 26.1-4; Ch 26 Reading, Idus Martiae

Chariot race from Ben Hur

Day 11

Ch 27

Verbs: future and future perfect tenses.
Pronouns: Review of relative pronouns.
Review of dative case.

Hwk: Ex. 27.1-5; Ch 27 Reading, Quintus Athenas navigare parat

Caesar Caesus

Day 12

Ch 28

Pronouns: relative pronouns qui quae quod

Stoic and Epicurean: ARD #460-73

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Day 13

Midterm 2 (Chs 23-27) Study Guide
Please submit the title of the story chosen for the illustrated Latin story by 5:00 p.m.

Hwk: Ex. 28.1-3; 27.6; Ch 28 Reading, Quintus ad Graeciam navigat (answer Responde Latine, p. 80)


Day 14

Ch 29-30

Verbs: perfect passive participle.
Pronouns: alter, uter, uterque

Hwk: Ex. 29.2; 30.1-6; Ch 29 Reading, Academia: based on the reading, compare (in Latin) Quintus and Marcus as students (e.g., quis est intellegentior, diligentior? studia eis placent? quid alter Athenis facit, quid alter?)

Marriage: ARD #54-78

Day 15

Ch 31

Illustrated Story due at 5:00 p.m. (post slides and text to Moodle)
Verbs: Passive voice;
perfect, pluperfect, and future perfect passive.

Hwk: Ex. 31.1-4; Ch 31 Reading, Brutus Athenas advenit (draw cartoon panels based on lines 23-end; for each panel write captions and bubbles in Latin); Prepare to play Clue (Indicium): complete Tabula Indiciorum for your group; read the Leges Ludi and complete the Tabula Indiciorum for your group

The Second Triumvirate: OLC Chs. 31-32; Antony, Octavian, and Cleopatra; scenes from Antony and Cleopatra

Day 16

Chs 32

Verbs: present, imperfect, and future passive.

Hwk: Ex. 32.2-4, 32.5 (1-6); Ch 32 Reading, Bellum Civile (based on the reading, describe in English the order of events leading to the proscriptions of 43 BCE)

Caesar Caesus (Forum Romanum News Program)

Day 17

Ch 33

Ch 33 reading

Illustrated Latin Stories presented in class; upload final version to Moodle by 5:00 p.m.

Day 18


Final Exam (Chs 28-33)
Study Guide


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