Latin AP: Caesar & Vergil 

 Caesar - Morphology and Syntax Online Dictionary ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ

Grammatical Appendix with Metrics and Figures of Speech for Vergil. 

ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ APP for IPHONE Vergil’s Aeneid at Dickinson College Commentaries.

Caesar, De Bello Gallico at at Dickinson College Commentaries 

Download: Grammatical Appendix with Metrics and Figures of Speech for Vergil for reference.

A useful resource: Vergil’s Aeneid at Dickinson College Commentaries.

Agenda/Homework for Tuesday, October 22, 2019

1) First quarter test on Tuesday, October 22. Know Vergil’s Latin text intimately. It will have selection from Aeneid, book one and some of two (down to almost to the end of Aeneas’ Dream of Hector -stop at line 286). The will be questions on book one in translation and some on book two in translation from first thirds of the book - Sinon, equus, Priam, Laoccon, etc. Also William’s introduction to Vergil and the Aeneid. 200-300 points. Email with questions or needs.

2) Reading Schedule for the Week. Try to keep ahead of this. I am available at lunch for help.

a) For Thursday read/prepare Aeneid 2.287-297 and 2.559–590 See image below.

b) For Friday read/prepare Aeneid 2.590-620. Read book two in translation pages 30-34.

3) Essay will be due on November on Tuesday, November 5 and will go on the first quarter. It is good idea to think about the essay as you review for the test.

Bring questions from William’s Introduction (handout). They should all be finished Be able to answer orally in class. Detail is important. We will detail with literary antecedents to Aeneid on Tuesday.

Agenda/Homework for Tuesday, October 15, 2019

First quarter test on Tuesday, October 22. Aeneid book one and some of two - both Latin and in translation. Also introduction to Vergil and the Aeneid. 200-300 points.

1) Watch this video on Adjective that describe part of a noun.

1.5) Here is the 3rd vocabulary list: Vocabulary List for Aeneid, Book I (middle section). Quiz on Tuesday, October 15.

2) Reading Schedule for the Week. Try to keep ahead of this. I am available at lunch for help.

a) For Tuesday read/prepare Aeneid 2.211-250 (Laocoon). See image below.

b) For Thursday read/prepare Aeneid 2.268-297 (Aeneas’ dream of Hector) Read book two in translation pages 30-34.

3) Review text read and notes from class. Expect a preparation (what was assigned for class) and review (what we have read together already in class) quiz soon.

Bring questions from William’s Introduction (handout). They should all be finished Be able to answer orally in class. Detail is important. We will detail with literary antecedents to Aeneid on Tuesday.


Agenda/Homework for Friday, October 11, 2019

1) For Friday read/prepare Aeneid 2.201-240 (LAOCOON EPISODE) and read book two in translation pages 25-30. Email if you need this. Be able to discuss characters and plot in class. I WILL ASK INDIVIDUAL TO DISCUSS THE CHARACTERS AND THE PLOT.

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3) Bring questions from William’s Introduction (handout). They should all be finished Be able to answer orally in class. Detail is important. We will detail with literary antecedents to Aeneid on Tuesday.


4) Here is the 3rd vocabulary list: Vocabulary List for Aeneid, Book I (middle section). Quiz on Monday, October 14.

Agenda/Homework for Thursday, October 9, 2019

1) Complete the sight test. You may look up three words on logeion but must write the dictionary of each word below the provided vocabulary. Sign pledge.

2) Reading Schedule for the Week. Try to keep ahead of this. I am available at lunch for help.

b) For Thursday read/prepare Aeneid 2.40–56 and 2.201-231. Read book two in translation pages 25-30. Email if you need this. Be able to discuss characters and plot in class.

c) For Friday read/prepare Aeneid 2.231-250.

3) Bring questions from William’s Introduction (handout). They should all be finished Be able to answer orally in class. Detail is important. We will detail with literary antecedents to Aeneid on Tuesday.

4) Here is the 3rd vocabulary list: Vocabulary List for Aeneid, Book I (middle section). Quiz on Friday, October 11.

Agenda/Homework for Tuesday, October 7, 2019

1) Finish reading book one in translation to the end. QUIZ on content of all of book one - Alpha to Omega, ab ovo usque ad mala, from proem to party on Tuesday.

1.5) Watch this video on Adjective that describe part of a noun.

2) Reading Schedule for the Week. Try to keep ahead of this. I am available at lunch for help.

a) For Tuesday read/prepare Aeneid 1.550-578. Enough of Ilioneus. Find commentary/vocabulary here. See Dido and Aeneas picture below.

b) For Thursday read/prepare Aeneid 2.40–56 and 2.201-231. Read book two in translation pages 25-30.

c) For Friday read/prepare Aeneid 2.231-250.

3) Review text read and notes from class. Expect a preparation (what was assigned for class) and review (what we have read together already in class) quiz soon.

Bring questions from William’s Introduction (handout). They should all be finished Be able to answer orally in class. Detail is important. We will detail with literary antecedents to Aeneid on Tuesday.

4) Here is the 3rd vocabulary list: Vocabulary List for Aeneid, Book I (middle section). Quiz on Wednesday, October 9.

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Agenda/Homework for Friday, October 4, 2019

1) Keep reading Aeneid, book 1 in translation to the end. Know content in detail. We will have one quiz when the book is finished.

2) Reading Schedule for Friday read/prepare Aeneid 1.539-568. The building of Carthage.

3) Review text read and notes from class. Expect a preparation (what was assigned for class) and review (what we have read together already in class) quiz soon.

Bring questions from William’s Introduction (handout). They should all be finished Be able to answer orally in class. Detail is important. We will detail with literary antecedents to Aeneid on Tuesday.

4) Here is the 3rd vocabulary list: Vocabulary List for Aeneid, Book I (middle section). Quiz in 4 days approximately.

Agenda/Homework for Thursday, October 3, 2019

1) Keep reading Aeneid, book 1 in translation to the end. Know content in detail. We will have one quiz when the book is finished.

1.5) Watch this video on Adjective that describe part of a noun.

2) Reading Schedule for the Week. Try to keep ahead of this. I am available at lunch for help.

b) For Thursday read/prepare Aeneid 1.509-560.. Aeneas’ speech to his men.

c) For Friday read/prepare Aeneid 1.561-578. The building of Carthage.

3) Review text read and notes from class. Expect a preparation (what was assigned for class) and review (what we have read together already in class) quiz soon.

Bring questions from William’s Introduction (handout). They should all be finished Be able to answer orally in class. Detail is important. We will detail with literary antecedents to Aeneid on Tuesday.

4) Here is the 3rd vocabulary list: Vocabulary List for Aeneid, Book I (middle section). Quiz in 6 days approximately.


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Agenda/Homework for Tuesday, October 1, 2019

1) Quiz on Aeneid, book 1 in translation, pages 9-17 . Know content in detail. Do not neglect the jupiter speech and the ecphrasis.

2) Reading Schedule for the Week. Try to keep ahead of this. I am available at lunch for help.

a) For Tuesday read/prepare Aeneid 1.430-40 and 1.494-522.

b) For Thursday read/prepare Aeneid 1.523-560.. Aeneas’ speech to his men.

c) For Friday read/prepare Aeneid 1.561-578. The building of Carthage.

3) Review text read and notes from class. Expect a preparation (what was assigned for class) and review (what we have read together already in class) quiz soon.

Bring questions from William’s Introduction (handout). They should all be finished Be able to answer orally in class. Detail is important. We will detail with literary antecedents to Aeneid on Tuesday.

4) Here is the 3rd vocabulary list: Vocabulary List for Aeneid, Book I (middle section). Quiz in 10 days approximately.

Agenda/Homework for Friday, September 27, 2019

1) Read Aeneid book 1 in translation from Aeneas speech to the building of Carthage. Pages 6-15 in your translation. You have this from last year and it is also in the folder of Vergil things on Schooooolooogy. Know in detail and be able to discuss in class.

2) For Friday read/prepare Aeneid 1.418-440. The building of Carthage and APES - Bees

3) Review text read and notes from class. Expect a preparation (what was assigned for class) and review (what we have read together already in class) quiz soon.

Bring questions from William’s Introduction (handout). They should all be finished Be able to answer orally in class. Detail is important. We will detail with literary antecedents to Aeneid on Tuesday.

4) Here is the 3rd vocabulary list: Vocabulary List for Aeneid, Book I (middle section). Quiz in 10 days approximately.

Agenda/Homework for Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Review text read and notes from class. Expect a preparation (what was assigned for class) and review (what we have read together already in class) quiz soon.

Keep a place in your notebook for intertextual readings. Review Homeric similes handout Read the two selection on descriptions of harbor from the Odyssey

1) Watch this video on Latin’s Supine (verbal noun). Take notes.

2) Reading Schedule for the Week. Try to keep ahead of this. I am available at lunch for help.

-For Tuesday read/prepare Aeneid 1.157-191. Before you begin. Read descriptions of harbors from the Odyssey. These lines come the ecphrasis of Dido’s Harbour, the landing on the shore of Carthage and Aeneas hunting stages.

-For Thursday read/prepare Aeneid 1. 192-209. Aeneas’ speech to his men.

-For Friday read/prepare Aeneid 1.418-440. The building of Carthage.

3) Bring questions from William’s Introduction (handout). They should all be finished Be able to answer orally in class. Detail is important. We will detail with literary antecedents to Aeneid on Tuesday.

4) Here is the 3rd vocabulary list: Vocabulary List for Aeneid, Book I (middle section). Quiz in 10 days approximately. 

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Agenda/Homework for Thursday, September 19, 2019

1) REVIEW TEXT read and notes from class. Expect a preparation (what was assigned for class) and review (what we have read together already in class) quiz soon.

1.5) Complete and turn the scansion beaver assignment.

2) Reading Schedule for the Week. Try to keep ahead of this. I am available at lunch for help.

-For Thursday read/prepare Aeneid 1.113-141

-For Friday read/prepare Aeneid 1.142-161

4) Bring questions from William’s Introduction (handout). They should all be finished Be able to answer orally in class. Detail is important. We will detail with literary antecedents to Aeneid on Tuesday.

3) NEW VOCABULARY LIST: Here is the first list vocabulary list for Aeneid, Book One. CLICK HERE Be able to decline tālis longa nāvis or tāle grave saxum as part of this quiz. Quiz on Friday, September 20.

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Agenda/Homework for Tuesday, September 17, 2019

1) Review text read and notes from class. Expect a preparation (what was assigned for class) and review (what we have read together already in class) quiz soon.

2) Reading Schedule for the Week. Try to keep ahead of this. I am available at lunch for help.

-For Tuesday read/prepare Aeneid 1.81-112. Where is Aeneas at beginning of book one? See map below?

-For Thursday read/prepare Aeneid 1.113-141

-For Friday read/prepare Aeneid 1.142-161

4) Bring questions from William’s Introduction (handout). They should all be finished Be able to answer orally in class. Detail is important. We will detail with literary antecedents to Aeneid on Tuesday.

3) NEW VOCABULARY LIST: Here is the first list vocabulary list for Aeneid, Book One. CLICK HERE Quiz on Friday, September 20.

Agenda/Homework for Friday, September 13, 2019

Download: Grammatical Appendix with Metrics and Figures of Speech for Vergil for reference.

A useful resource: Vergil’s Aeneid at Dickinson College Commentaries.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE REGISTERED FOR AP LAITN WITH THE COLLEGE BOARD WEBSITE. FRIDAY IS THE DEADLINE

Expect a preparation (what was assigned for class) and review (what we have read together already in class) quiz soon.

1) Reading Schedule: For FRIDAY read/prepare Aeneid 1.70-112

2) Finish reading William’s Introduction (handout) and complete all remaining answers for Tuesday. Be able to answer orally in class. Detail is important. The questions about the Aeneas Legend, literary influences both Greek and Roman on Vergil, and the structure and themes of the Aeneid are the most important.

3)NEW VOCABULARY LIST: Here is the first list vocabulary list for Aeneid, Book One. CLICK HERE Quiz in 10 days.

Agenda/Homework for Thursday, September 12, 2019

Download: Grammatical Appendix with Metrics and Figures of Speech for Vergil for reference.

A useful resource: Vergil’s Aeneid at Dickinson College Commentaries.

Expect a preparation (what was assigned for class) and review (what we have read together already in class) quiz soon.

1) Reading Schedule:

For Thursday read/prepare Aeneid 1.45-86.

For Friday read/prepare Aeneid 1.87-112

2) Finish reading William’s Introduction (handout) and complete all remaining answers for Tuesday. Be able to answer orally in class. Detail is important. The questions about the Aeneas Legend, literary influences both Greek and Roman on Vergil, and the structure and themes of the Aeneid are the most important.

3)NEW VOCABULARY LIST: Here is the first list vocabulary list for Aeneid, Book One. CLICK HERE Quiz in 10 days.

Agenda/Homework for Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Download: Grammatical Appendix with Metrics and Figures of Speech for Vergil for reference.

A useful resource: Vergil’s Aeneid at Dickinson College Commentaries.

1) Review text read and notes from class.

1.5) Reading Schedule for the Week. Try to keep ahead of this. I am available at lunch for help.

For Tuesday read/prepare Aeneid 1.33-56. Where is Aeneas at beginning of book one? See map below?

For Thursday read/prepare Aeneid 1.57-86.

For Friday read/prepare Aeneid 1.87-112

2) Finish reading William’s Introduction (handout) and complete all remaining answers for Tuesday. Be able to answer orally in class. Detail is important. The questions about the Aeneas Legend, literary influences both Greek and Roman on Vergil, and the structure and themes of the Aeneid are the most important.

3) Vocabulary quiz on Tuesday, September 10th of the list of core vocabulary for the Aeneid handed out in class. Most of these you are already well known by most of you. How many does Ross know? EMAIL IF YOU NEED THIS LIST OR CLICK HERE Quiz

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Agenda/Homework for Thursday, September 5, 2019

Download: Grammatical Appendix with Metrics and Figures of Speech for Vergil for reference.

A useful resource: Vergil’s Aeneid at Dickinson College Commentaries.

1) Read and prepare Aeneid 1.8-49 (lines 8 to 49 of book one) We will read through the rest of the proem quite quickly so be especially well prepared for lines 34-49. Remember theAeneid begins in medias res as any good epic should.

2) Begin reading William’s Introduction (handout) and answer questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 for Thursday, and finish all questions for next Tuesday. Be able to answer orally in class. Detail is important. The questions about the Aeneas Legend, literary influences both Greek and Roman on Vergil, and the structure and themes of the Aeneid are the most important.

3) Vocabulary quiz on Tuesday, September 10th of the list of core vocabulary for the Aeneid handed out in class. Most of these you are already well known by most of you. How many does Ross know?



Agenda/Homework for Week of May 13-17, 2019

Set aside time each day to review some text of Caesar and Vergil for the AP exam. See me for help at lunch.

1) Monday, May 13:

Be reading De Bello Gallico, Book VII in translation.

Finish presentations and review text. Email me if you have questions about your topic

2) Wednesday, May 15:

Quiz on Aeneid, Books 8 and 12 and De Bello Gallico, Book 7in translation.

Finish presentations and review text.

Set aside time each day to review some text of Caesar and Vergil for the AP exam. See me for help at lunch.










Book 4/6 Essay is due to me before Thursday, May 9 at 3:00 PM. Value 200 points.

1) Monday, May 6:

a) Be reading Aeneid books 8 and 12 (they are on the AP syllabus) in translation.

b) Correct and turn in the 50 multiple choice partice test and complete the free response question handout on Friday. Email if you need this.

C) Presentations on Book 8 and 12. If you have not received an email from with topic and date for presentation. EMAIL ME.

2) Wednesday, May 8:

a) Be reading Aeneid books 8 and 12 (they are on the AP syllabus) in translation.

b) Presentations on Book 8 and 12. If you have not received an email from with topic and date for presentation. EMAIL ME.

3) Friday, May 10:

a) Presentations on Book 8 and 12. If you have not received an email from with topic and date for presentation. EMAIL ME.

b) Quiz on the content of book 8 and 12 in translation.

Agenda/Homework for Friday, May 3, 2019

1) Read and prepare 6.6.870–899 (the end). The is the last of the Latin on the AP syllabus.

2) Complete and bring the multiple choice practice AP Test.

Agenda/Homework for Wednesday and Friday. May 1 and May 3, 2019

Divide yourself into groups of three and email me with partners for presentation on Book 8 of the Aeneid in translation on Wednesday, May 8.

Wednesday:

4th Quarter test on Wednesday, May 1. 200-300 points. It will cover Aeneid, Books 4 and 6 (Latin sections and translation) and Caesar, De Bello Gallico, Books 1 and 4 (Latin sections only).

Friday:

1) Read and prepare 6.6.870–899 (the end) The is the last of the Latin on the AP syllabus.

2) Dido/Aeneas Speech essay will be due on Friday, May 3rd. This date will not move. Email if you need the prompt.

Agenda/Homework for Friday, April 26

a) Read and prepare 6.405–425 and 6.6.847–867

b) Quiz on book 6 in translation in Monday. There is a lot of detail to get straight in this book.

Upcoming Things:

-COMPLETE take home quiz on book four in translation. Use you text to support your and answers and quote from it. Here is the quiz. Turn this in before Thursday at 3:30 PM

-Divide yourself into groups of three and email me with partners for presentation on Book 8 of the Aeneid in translation on Wednesday, May 8.

-Dido/Aeneas Speech essay will be due on Friday, May 3rd. This date will not move. Email if you need the prompt.

-4th Quarter test on Wednesday, April 31. 200-300 points. It will cover Aeneid, Books 4 and 6 (Latin sections and translation) and Caesar, De Bello Gallico, Books 1 and 4 (Latin sections only).

Agenda/Homework for Week of April 22, 2019 and the Week

Upcoming Things:

-COMPLETE take home quiz on book four in translation. Use you text to support your and answers and quote from it. Here is the quiz. Turn this in before Thursday at 3:30 PM

-Divide yourself into groups of three and email me with partners for presentation on Book 8 of the Aeneid in translation on Monday, May 6.

-Dido/Aeneas Speech essay will be due on Friday, April 3rd. This date will not move. Email if you need the prompt.

-4th Quarter test on Wednesday, April 31. It will cover Aeneid, Books 4 and 6 (Latin sections and translation) and Caesar, De Bello Gallico, Books 1 and 4 (Latin sections only).

READING SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK:

1) Wednesday, April 24:

a) Read and prepare Aeneid. 6.300–332 and 6.384–425

b) Starting reading book VI carrels and know detail. This is a very complex book that rewards careful reading. You will need to look up some things and people on logeion.

2) Friday, April 26

a) Read and prepare 6.6.847–867

b) Quiz in class on Friday April 26: Know in detail.

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Agenda/Homework for Week of April 15, 2019 and the Week

Essay is due by 3:30 PM on Tuesday, April 16

1) Monday, April 15:

a) Read and prepare Aeneid, 4.659-705 and Aeneid 6.450–76 (Aeneas speech to Dido in the underworld).

b) Finish reading book 4 in translation.

2) Wednesday, April 17:

a) Read and prepare Aeneid,6.295–332 and 6.384–425

b) Continue reading book four in translation. Know in detail.

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3) Friday, April 19:

a) Quiz on book 4 in translation


Agenda/Homework for Week of April 8, 2019 and the Week

1) Monday, April 8:

a) Read and prepare Aeneid, 4.305-346

b) Continue reading book four in translation. Know in detail.

2) Wednesday, April 10:

a) Read and prepare Aeneid, 4.347-360 and 4.659-705

b) Continue reading book four in translation. Know in detail.

3) Friday, April 12:

a) Essay on books one and two is due. See me to discuss ideas or email.


Agenda/Homework for Week of March 25, 2019 and the Week

1) Monday, March 25:

a) Read and prepare Aeneid, 4.268-330. Poor Dido. Infelix Dido.

b) Have read for Monday the first 300 lines of the Book 4 in translation.

2) Wednesday, March 27: 3rd quarter test on Wednesday, March 27 (value 300) points. Aeneid, books 1 and 2 and beginning of 4 in Latin and books 1 and 2 in translation and introduction and life and times of Publius Vergilius Maro. Know the outline and structure of the 12 books of the Aeneid. See William’s introduction for this. Know also Aeneas Legend, Homeric Intertexts -Iliad and Odyssey. Know literary antecedent for Vergil, such as Ennius, Callimachus, Apollonius Rhodius, Catullus 64, Lucretus - again see William’s introduction. Email or see me with questions.

3) Friday, March 29: TBA

Agenda/Homework for Week of March 18, 2019 and the Week

Unannounced Aeneid Preparation and review quiz coming soon (value 100 points) and 3rd quarter test on Wednesday, March 27 (value 300) points. Aeneid, books 1 and 2 and beginning of 4 in Latin and books 1 and 2 in translation and introduction and life and times of Publius Vergilius Maro.

1) Monday, March 18:

a) Read and prepare Aeneid, 4.165-205

b) Read the first 200 lines of the Book 4 in translation.

c) Here is the new vocabulary list for Vergil. Quiz on Monday, March 18.

2) Wednesday, March 20: Read and prepare Aeneid, 4.206-219 and 4. 259-285

3) Friday, March 22: Aeneid, 4.285-308.

Agenda/Homework for Friday, March 15.

Bring $ 5.00 for the NATIONAL LATIN EXAM

Unannounced Aeneid Preparation and review quiz coming soon (value 100 points) and 3rd quarter test on Monday, March 25 (value 300) points.

3) For Friday:

a) Read and prepare Aeneid 4. 160-183. Dido and Aeneas post cave.

b) Here is the new vocabulary list for Vergil. Quiz on Monday, March 18.


Agenda/Homework for Wednesday and Friday, March 13/14.

Bring $ 5.00 for the NATIONAL LATIN EXAM

Unannounced Aeneid Preparation and review quiz coming soon (value 100 points) and 3rd quarter test on Monday, March 25 (value 300) points.

1) Wednesday, March 13: Read and prepare Aeneid, 2.590-620.

2) Turn in take home quiz on book 2. Sign the pledge.

3) For Friday: a) Here is the new vocabulary list for Vergil. Quiz on Friday, March 15. b) Friday, March 14: a) Begin book 4 - Dido goes down and Carthage.

4) Complete, self-correct and bring the practice NLE handed out Friday. Click here for another practice test. The key is on the last two pages. Some do III-IV PROSE others V-VI test. You may wish to watch this video to review the outline of Roman History.

Agenda/Homework for Week of March 11, 2019 and the Week

Bring $ 5.00 for the NATIONAL LATIN EXAM

Unannounced Aeneid Preparation and review quiz coming soon (value 100 points) and 3rd quarter test on Monday, March 25 (value 300) points.

Here is the new vocabulary list for Vergil. Quiz on Wednesday, March 13.

Complete, self-correct and bring the practice NLE handed out Friday. Click here for another practice test. The key is on the last two pages. Some do III-IV PROSE others V-VI test. You may wish to watch this video to review the outline of Roman History.

Complete, self-correct and bring the practice National Latin Exam.

1) Monday, March 11:

Finish Hector/Dream section and read and prepare Aeneid, 2.559-590 and Quiz on Book II in translation (all of it). Value 50-80 points.

 2) Wednesday, March 13: Read and prepare Aeneid, 2.590-620.

3) Friday, March 14: a) Begin book 4 - Dido goes down and Carthage.


The Aeneid (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p003k9c1

The Augustan Age (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ktfmw

Dr. Rhiannon Evans on Virgil

Agenda/Homework for Week of March 4, 2019 and the Week

Bring $ 5.00 for the NATIONAL LATIN EXAM

Here is the new vocabulary list for Vergil. Quiz on Monday, March 11.

1) Monday, March 4: a) Read and prepare the last few lines of the sight test from Friday and Aeneid, Book 2.40–56 & Book 2.201–249; b) Start reading book II in translation

 2) Wednesday, March 6: a) Read and prepare Aeneid . 2.268–297; b) Keep reading book II in translation

3) Friday, March 7: a) Read and prepare Aeneid, 2.559-581. b) Quiz on Book II in translation.

The Aeneid (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p003k9c1

The Augustan Age (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ktfmw

Dr. Rhiannon Evans on Virgil

Agenda/Homework for Week of February 25, 2019 and the Week

Bring $ 5.00 for the NATIONAL LATIN EXAM

Unannounced Aeneid Preparation and review quiz coming soon (value 100 points) and 3rd quarter test on Wednesday, March 27 (value 300) points.

Here is the new vocabulary list for Vergil. Quiz on Friday, March 1.

Wednesday, February 27:

a) Read and prepare Aeneid 1.542-578

b) Finish reading book one in translation and be able to discuss.

Friday, March 1, 2019.

Here is the new vocabulary list for Vergil. Quiz on Friday, March 1. Finish reading book one in translation. Expect a Janus (double-sided quiz) with vocabulary on front and comprehension quiz for 2nd half of book one on the back.

The Aeneid (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p003k9c1

The Augustan Age (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ktfmw

Dr. Rhiannon Evans on Virgil

Agenda/Homework for Week of February 18, 2019 and the Week

Bring $ 5.00 for the NATIONAL LATIN EXAM

Aeneid Preparation and review quiz. Monkey.

Here is the new vocabulary list for Vergil. Quiz in 7-8 days.

1) Monday, March 4: Read and prepare Aeneid 2.78-117

 2) Wednesday, March 6:

a) Read and prepare 1.184-209 and Book 1.418–440

b) Read Aeneid in translation (you have pdf of this - email if you need it) book one pages 3-18 or at least the parts that we have not read in Latin. Short quiz on content. Know speeches especial and the foundation legend of Carthage.

3) Friday, March 7: Read and prepare Aeneid,  1.494–538.

Continue reading the Aeneid in translation book one pages 19-24. Know events, content, speeches, characters in detail.

Listen to these podcasts on Vergil and Augustus over the next few days. Mary Caroline should listen to these while running very fast.

The Aeneid (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p003k9c1

The Augustan Age (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ktfmw

Dr. Rhiannon Evans on VirgilComplete, self-correct and bring the practice NLE handed out Friday. Click here for another practice test. The key is on the last two pages. Do III-IV PROSE You may wish to watch this video to review the outline of Roman History.


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Agenda/Homework for Week of February 4, 2019

Bring $ 5.00 for the NATIONAL LATIN EXAM

First Vergil Vocabulary Quiz on Friday, February 8. The four page handout. Email if you need this.

Grammatical Appendix with Metrics and Figures of Speech for Vergil. 

Expect an unannounced preparation and review quiz soon.

1) Monday, February 4th:

b) Read and prepare Aeneid 1.78-117 Be able to read from the text itself without using a translation. Most of you read this last year but it is important that you read the Latin and know it well. Bring and be able to answer/discuss all questions for the introduction. Know SYNOPSIS OF THE AENEID in detail.

c) Read in translation the handout with selections from the Odyssey and Iliad in English, labeled 1, 2, 3. Be able to discuss these in class. The discussion on the proem of Iliad and Odyssey was weak.

2)  Wednesday, February 6:  

a) Read and prepare Aeneid 1.117-147.

b) Keep practicing scansion. Quiz coming next week.

Friday, February, February 8:

a) Read and prepare Aeneid 1.148-168. Storm Scene


Listen to these podcasts on Vergil and Augustus over the next 10 days. Mary Caroline should listen to these while running very fast.

The Aeneid (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p003k9c1

The Augustan Age (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ktfmw

Dr. Rhiannon Evans on Virgil

Agenda/Homework for Week of February 11, 2019 and the Week

Bring $ 5.00 for the NATIONAL LATIN EXAM

Expect an unannounced preparation and review quiz soon.

1) Monday, February 11th:

a) Read and prepare Aeneid 1.101-150 Be able to read from the text itself without using a translation. Most of you read this last year but it is important that you read the Latin and know it well. Bring and be able to answer/discuss all questions for the introduction. Know SYNOPSIS OF THE AENEID in detail.

2)  Wednesday, February 13TH:  

a) Read and prepare Aeneid 1.151-183.

3) Friday, February, February 15TH:

a) Read and prepare Aeneid 1.184-209.

WILL BE ON NEXT TEXT: Listen to these podcasts on Vergil and Augustus over the next few days. Mary Caroline should listen to these while running very fast.

The Aeneid (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p003k9c1

The Augustan Age (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ktfmw

Dr. Rhiannon Evans on Virgil


Agenda/Homework for Week of February 4, 2019

Bring $ 5.00 for the NATIONAL LATIN EXAM

First Vergil Vocabulary Quiz on Friday, February 8. The four page handout. Email if you need this.

Grammatical Appendix with Metrics and Figures of Speech for Vergil. 

Expect an unannounced preparation and review quiz soon.

1) Monday, February 4th:

b) Read and prepare Aeneid 1.78-117 Be able to read from the text itself without using a translation. Most of you read this last year but it is important that you read the Latin and know it well. Bring and be able to answer/discuss all questions for the introduction. Know SYNOPSIS OF THE AENEID in detail.

c) Read in translation the handout with selections from the Odyssey and Iliad in English, labeled 1, 2, 3. Be able to discuss these in class. The discussion on the proem of Iliad and Odyssey was weak.

2)  Wednesday, February 6:  

a) Read and prepare Aeneid 1.117-147.

b) Keep practicing scansion. Quiz coming next week.

Friday, February, February 8:

a) Read and prepare Aeneid 1.148-168. Storm Scene


Listen to these podcasts on Vergil and Augustus over the next 10 days. Mary Caroline should listen to these while running very fast.

The Aeneid (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p003k9c1

The Augustan Age (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ktfmw

Dr. Rhiannon Evans on Virgil



Agenda/Homework for Week of January 28, 2019

Bring $ 5.00 for the NATIONAL LATIN EXAM

First Vergil Vocabulary Quiz on Monday, February 5. The four page handout. Email if you need this.

Grammatical Appendix with Metrics and Figures of Speech for Vergil. 

1) Monday:

a) Quiz/Short test on Monday, Jan. 28 on De Bello Gallico Latin sections on Ethnography and all of book 6 in translation. Turn in chart/grid on Custom/mores of the Galli, Romani, Germani. Use Latin terms where possible. Useful resource is commentary for Book 6 here. Also here is all of book 6 in Latin. Online Dictionary ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ

b) Read and prepare Aeneid 1.33-54 (the proem). Be able to read from the text itself without using a translation. Most of you read this last year but it is important that you read the Latin and know it well. Bring and be able to answer/discuss all questions for the introduction. Know SYNOPSIS OF THE AENEID in detail.

c) Read in translation and be able to discuss the Proem of the Iliad and Odyssey (handout). Be able to compare with the proem of the Aeneid.

2)  Wednesday, Jan. 30.  

a) Read and prepare Aeneid 1.55-91.

b) Keep practicing scansion. Quiz coming next week.

Friday, February 2

a) Read and prepare Aeneid 1.91-112. Storm Scene

Listen to these podcasts on Vergil and Augustus over the next 10 days. Mary Caroline should listen to these while running very fast.

The Aeneid (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p003k9c1

The Augustan Age (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ktfmw

Dr. Rhiannon Evans on Virgil


Agenda/Homework for Week of January 21, 2019

Bring $ 5.00 for the NATIONAL LATIN EXAM

Quiz/Short test on Monday, Jan. 28 on De Bello Gallico Latin sections on Ethnography and all of book 6 in translation.

Grammatical Appendix with Metrics and Figures of Speech for Vergil. 

1)  Wednesday, Jan. 23:  

a) Read and prepare Aeneid 1.1-33 (the proem). Be able to read from the text itself without using a translation. Most of you read this last year but it is important that you read the Latin and know it well.

b) Scan lines 1-10 of the proem. Michael and Spencer should come at lunch to learn how this is done. Click here for the dirt on scansion and metrics.

c) Read William’s Introduction (handout) and answer questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 5, 6 (yes there are two fives and two sixes). You will need to read down page xvi - stop at SYNOPSIS OF THE AENEID.

2)  Friday, Jan 25:

a) Vergil, Aeneid 1.34-54.

b) Finish reading the introduction and complete all the remaining questions. Begin at SYNOPSIS OF THE AENEID.

c) Turn in table/chart on the customs/ethnography of Gauls/Romans/Germans. Value 50-70 points. The links and commentary on this may be helpful. Use a many Latin terms as you can. Online Dictionary ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ

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Agenda/Homework for Week of January 14, 2019

1) Reading and Schedule for the Week (Caesar Ethnography of Gaul):

a)  Monday

  1. Read and prepare: Finish 30, all of page 34 and 1/2 of page 34.

  2. Work on the chart of comparison of Roman, Gallic, and Germanic cultures. It will be due in few days. Email if you need this. Answer in point form with as much Latin as possible.

b) Wednesday: Read and prepare: finish page 34 (last of Caesar’s Latin) and read sections 29-44(page 133-141) of De Bello Gallico in translation. Expect a quiz on content.

c)  Friday: Vergil, Aeneid, lines 1-33. You should have this from the summer assignment.

2) Essay is due on Tuesday, January 15th by 3:30 PM. Email with questions. Agenda/Homework for Week of January 14, 2019

1) Reading and Schedule for the Week (Caesar Ethnography of Gaul):

a)  Monday

  1. Read and prepare: Finish 30, all of page 34 and 1/2 of page 34.

  2. Work on the chart of comparison of Roman, Gallic, and Germanic cultures. It will be due in few days. Email if you need this. Answer in point form with as much Latin as possible.

b) Wednesday: Read and prepare: finish page 34 (last of Caesar’s Latin) and read sections 29-44(page 133-141) of De Bello Gallico in translation. Expect a quiz on content.

c)  Friday: Vergil, Aeneid, lines 1-33. You should have this from the summer assignment.

2) Essay is due on Tuesday, January 15th by 3:30 PM. Email with questions.

Agenda/Homework for Week of January 7, 2019

1) Reading and Schedule for the Week (Caesar Ethnography of Gaul):

a)  Monday

  1. Read and prepare: Pages 26 and 28

  2. Read in translation end of book five and first part of book 6 (pages 113-133). Then complete and turn in the take home quiz. You may use the translation to complete this. Detailed answers are desired. 50-70 points.

  3. Complete and bring sight test. Do parsing and figures of speech.

b) Wednesday: Read and prepare: Page 30 and 32

c)  Friday: Read and prepare: Page 34 (our last page of Caesar) 

2) Essay is due on Friday

HW/Agenda for Friday, January 4, 2019

1) Be prepared to finish reading book V, section 58 on page 70 and section 13 on page 26 (new book VI handout.

2) Start reading book 6 in translation. Take notes as you read.

3) Book V Essay is due on Monday, January 7.

HW/Agenda for Monday, December 17, 2018 & the Week.

Here is the 6th vocabulary list. Quiz on Wednesday, December 19.

Second Quarter Test (all of Liber V of De Bello Gallico) will be on Monday, December 17th. Value approx. 300 points. It will behoove you to read and study book 5 to the very END of section 48. Review the outline of De Bello Gallico as a whole and know the dates of each book and what happens in each of the 7 books.

I recommend that you read book 6 in translation over the break.

We will start Latin book 6 section on Thursday after the break.

HW/Agenda for Monday, December 10, 2018 & the Week.

Here is the 6th vocabulary list. Quiz on Wednesday, December 19.

TEST DATE WILL NOT MOVE: Second Quarter Test (all of Liber V of De Bello Gallico) will be on Monday, December 17th. Value approx. 300 points. Keep reviewing. Review the outline of De Bello Gallico as a whole and know the dates of each book and what happens in each of the 7 books.

1) Reading Schedule for the week:

a) Monday: a) Read and prepare to translate/discuss Book 5.44, 45, 46 on page 64-66. b) Read Hammond’s Introduction and answer the questions for Caesar the Writer. Email if you need this. I think that it is pink, at least most of them.

b) Wednesday: Read and prepare to translate/discuss Book 5.47-8 page 68 and 70.

c) Friday: TBA

3) Second Quarter Test (all of Liber V of De Bello Gallico) will be on Monday, December 17th. Value approx. 300 points. Keep reviewing.

HW/Agenda for Monday, December 3, 2018 & the Week.

Here is the 6th vocabulary list. Quiz on Wednesday, December 19.

1) Reading Schedule for the week:

Expect a preparation and review quiz this week. Two short chunks of Latin from Book V.

a) Monday: Read and prepare to translate/discuss Book 5.41-43 on page 58 and 60.

b) Wednesday: Read and prepare to translate/discuss Book 5.43-44 page 62 and 64

c) Friday: Read and prepare to translate/discuss Book 5.41 on page 66

2) If you were at the VJ Convention, arrange to take Ambiorix’ Speech review quiz and turn in outline of Ambiorix Speech essay. Email if you need this.

3) Second Quarter Test (all of Liber V of De Bello Gallico) will be on Monday, December 17th. Value approx. 300 points. Keep reviewing.

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HW/Agenda for Monday, November 26, 2018 & the Week.

Here is the 5th vocabulary list. Quiz on Friday, November 28.

1) Reading Schedule for the week:

a) Monday: Read and prepare to translate/discuss Book 5.35-37, page 52 and 54.

b) Wednesday: Read and prepare to translate/discuss Book 5.38-40 page 54 and 56

c) Friday: Read and prepare to translate/discuss Book 5.41 on page 58 and 60.

2) If you were at the VJ Convention, arrange to take Ambiorix’ Speech review quiz and turn in outline of Ambiorix Speech essay. Email if you need this.

3) Second Quarter Test (mainly book V of De Bello Gallico) will be on Monday, December 17th. Value approx. 300 points. Keep reviewing.



HW/Agenda for Monday, November 19, 2018 & the Week.

Here is the 5th vocabulary list. Quiz on Friday, November 28.

1) Review quiz on Ambiorix speech on pages 40 and 42. Translation, parsing, figures of speech. Those at Latin Convention should arrange to make it up asap.

2) Group work on Ambiorix’s speech.

3) See below for reading schedule following the Thanks Giving Break. Review and get ahead over the break. Book 5 and 6 (2nd quarter Test) on Monday, December 17 (250-300 points).

HW/Agenda for Monday, November 26, 2018 & the Week.

1) Reading Schedule for the week of Monday, November .

a) Monday: Read and prepare to translate/discuss Book 5.35-37, page 52 and 54.

b) Wednesday: Read and prepare to translate/discuss Book 5.38-40 page 54 and 56

c) Friday: Read and prepare to translate/discuss Book 5.41 on page 58 and 60.


HW/Agenda for Monday, November 12, 2018 & the Week.

Expect a preparation and review quiz for book V this week, probably on Monday.

We will read at a faster pace this week. Keep reviewing and see me at lunch for help.

1) Reading Schedule for the week of Monday, November .

a) Monday: Read and prepare to translate/discuss Book 5.32-34, page 48 and 50. We also have to finish a little of 5.31 on page 46.

b) Wednesday: Read and prepare to translate/discuss Book 5.35-6, page 50 and 52

c) Friday: Read and prepare to translate/discuss Book 5.37, page 54


HW/Agenda for Monday, November 5, 2018 & the Week.

Expect a preparation and review quiz for book V this week.

1) Reading Schedule for the week of Monday, October 22.

a) Monday: Read and prepare to translate/discuss Book 5.29-31, page 44 and 46.

b) Wednesday: Read and prepare to translate/discuss Book 5.32-4, page 48 and 50

2) Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday, November 7. Here is a 4th vocabulary list for Caesar.

3) Book 4 Essay is due on Friday, November 9 before 3:30 PM. Hard copy in my paw.

HW/Agenda for Friday, November, 2018 & the Week.

1) For Friday: Read and prepare to translate/discuss Book 5.28 and 29, page 42-44

2) Start working on the essay for Book IV - Caesar’s first Expedition to Britannia. Here is the prompt. See me to discuss and organize your essay. Build this essay from careful textual analysis of Caesar’s Latin. Essay is due Monday, November 5. 250-300 points.

3) Here is a 4th vocabulary list for Caesar. Quiz in 10 days.

HW/Agenda for Monday, October 29, 2018 & the Week.

Some of you will wish to retake the verb game from last vocabulary. Must be done on or before Friday, Oct. 26.

1) Reading Schedule for the week of Monday, October 29:

a) Monday: Read and prepare to translate/discuss Book 5.27, page 40-42. This a crucial section. Note the oratio obliqua TOM, JERRY and SPENCER will recap/finish there wonderful presentation on speeches in Caesar on this day. We will also go over test.

b) Wednesday: Read and prepare to translate/discuss Book 5.28 and 29, page 42-44

c) Friday: TBA

2) Start working on the essay for Book IV - Caesar’s first Expedition to Britannia. Here is the prompt. See me to discuss and organize your essay. Build this essay from careful textual analysis of Caesar’s Latin. Essay is due Friday, November 2. 250-300 points.

3) Here is a 4th vocabulary list for Caesar. Quiz in 10 days.


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HW/Agenda for Monday, October 22, 2018 & the Week.


Some of you will wish to retake the verb game from last vocabulary. Must be done on or before Friday, Oct. 26.

1) Reading Schedule for the week of Monday, October 22.

a) Monday: First quarter TEST on Monday, October 22 . Study: a) book one and four Latin; b) all background information, podcasts, questions, etc; c) Book one translation. 300 points.

b) Wednesday: Read and prepare to translate/discuss Book 5.24-25, page 36 and Book 5.26, page 38. All is in new Book V handout. Email if you need this.

c) Friday: Book 5.26, page 38-40.

2) Start working on the essay for Book IV - Caesar’s first Expedition to Britannia. Here is the prompt. See me to discuss and organize your essay. Build this essay from careful textual analysis of Caesar’s Latin. Essay is due Friday, November 2. 250-300 points.


HW/Agenda for Monday, October 15, 2018 & the Week.

Here is the third vocabulary list for Caesar. Quiz on Friday, OCTOBER. 19.

1) Reading Schedule for the week of Monday, October 15.

a) For Monday: Prepare to review page 22 and finish all of page 24 (end of the book 4 for the AP syllabus in Latin)

b) For Wednesday: Seminar/Quiz/Presentation on Wednesday, October 17 on Book I of De Bello Gallico in translation. See me this week to discuss your topic.  Total value 100-120 points - seminar, comprehension quiz and presentation. c) For Friday: Prepare to read TBA

c) For Friday: Here is the third vocabulary list for Caesar. Quiz on Friday, OCTOBER. 19

2) Start working on the essay for Book IV - Caesar’s first Expedition to Britannia. Here is the prompt. See me to discuss and organize your essay. Build this essay from careful textual analysis of Caesar’s Latin.

3) First quarter TEST on Monday, October 22 . Study: a) book one and four Latin; b) all background information, podcasts, questions, etc; c) Book one translation. 300 points.

HW/Agenda for Monday, October 8, 2018 & the Week.

Here are forms for Latin Convention. Last call.

Here is the third vocabulary list for Caesar. Quiz on Friday, Oct. 12.

1) Reading Schedule for the week of Monday, October 8.

a) For Monday: Prepare to read pages 22 and expect preparation/review on book 4 (what we have read thus far - one or two short selections to trans. parse, analysis, discuss)

b) For Wednesday: Prepare to read page 24

c) For Friday: Prepare to read TBA

2) Seminar/Quiz/Presentation on Monday, October 15 on Book I of De Bello Gallico in translation. See me this week to discuss your topic.  Total value 100-120 points - seminar, comprehension quiz and presentation.

4) First quarter TEST on Monday, October 22 . Study: a) book one and four Latin; b) all background information, podcasts, questions, etc; c) Book one translation. 300 points.

HW/Agenda for Monday, October 1, 2018 & the Week.

Here are forms for Latin Convention. They are due this week. 

Here is the third vocabulary list for Caesar. Quiz on Friday, Oct. 12.

1) Reading Schedule for the week of Monday, October 1. We will pick up the speed of reading this week.  Keep reading, keeping reviewing, and the gods will love you. 

a) For Monday: Prepare to read pages 18 & 1/2 of 20 & complete (pink handout) questions for Caesar’s Targets

b) For Wednesday: Prepare to read page 20, (2nd 1/2) and 22 & Book One essay is due (200 points). Late papers receive a zero.

c) For Friday: Prepare to read page 24

2) Expect an unannounced quiz on what we have read or what you have prepared for class fairly soon

3) Keep reading Book I of De Bello Gallico in translation. Take notes. Seminar, presentations and  quiz on Book One content in translation in a fortnight.  Book one in translation is part of the AP Syllabus.    Total value 100-120 points - seminar, comprehension quiz and presentation.

4) First quarter test will occur in approx. two week. Study: a) book one and four Latin; b) all background information, podcasts, questions, etc; c) Book one translation.

HW/Agenda for Monday, September 24, 2018 & the Week. 

We will pick up speed of reading this week. Keep reviewing, working on essay and reading book 1 in translation.

1) Reading Schedule for the week of September 24-29 We will pick up the speed of reading this week.  Keep reading, keeping reviewing, and the gods will love you. 

a) For Monday: Prepare to read pages 12 and 14

b) For Wednesday: Prepare to read page 16

c) For Friday: Prepare to read page 18

2) Here is the list for a quiz on Geography.   Use your blank maps to locate people, places and geographical features.  Quiz on Monday, Sept. 24. There are several maps including blank ones to download on the page link above.

3) Expect an unannounced quiz on what we have read or what you have prepared for class fairly soon

4) KEEP reading Book I of De Bello Gallico in translation. Take notes. Seminar, presentations and  quiz on Book One content in translation in a fortnight. EMAIL ME WITH YOUR PARTNER(S) FOR THE PRESENTATION.  Book one in translation is part of the AP Syllabus.    Total value 100-120 points.

HW/Agenda for Monday, September 17, 2018 & the Week. 

1) Reading Schedule for the week of September 17-22. We will pick up the speed of reading this week.  Keep reading, keeping reviewing, and the gods will love you. 

a) For Monday: Prepare to read pages 8 and 10

b) For Wednesday: Prepare to read page 12 (note that this is now book 4 - Caesar first expedition to Britannia).  

c) For Friday: Prepare to read page 14 (2/3 of it.)  

2) Due Monday, Sept. 17: Read the section in Hammond’s Introduction entitled Caesar’s Army and complete questions for this section. Be able to answer orally in class. Latin terms are important.

3) Listen to these two podcast on the Roman Army and take detailed notes. Organize notes into a clever and intelligible format and turn into me on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Value 50-60 points.

Two Podcasts on Caesar’s Strategy and Army

4) Here is the second vocabulary list for Caesar.  Quiz on Friday, September 21

5) Here is the list for a quiz on Geography.   Use your blank maps to locate people, places and geographical features.  Quiz on Monday, Sept. 24. There are several maps including blank ones to download on the page link above.

6) Expect an unannounced quiz on what we have read or what you have prepared for class fairly soon

7) KEEP reading Book I of De Bello Gallico in translation. Take notes. Seminar, presentations and  quiz on Book One content in translation in a fortnight. EMAIL ME WITH YOUR PARTNER(S) FOR THE PRESENTATION.  Book one in translation is part of the AP Syllabus.    Total value 100-120 points.

HW/Agenda for Monday, September 10, 2018 & the Week. 

1) Reading Schedule for the week of September 10-15. We will pick up the speed of reading this week.  Keep reading, keeping reviewing, and the gods will love you. 

a) For Monday: Prepare to read pages 4 and 6 

b) For Wednesday: Prepare to read page 8

c) For Friday: Prepare to read page 10

2) Here is the list for a quiz on Geography.   Use your blank maps to locate people, places and geographical features.  Quiz in one week. 

3) Expect an unannounced quiz on what we have read or what you have prepared for class fairly soon. 

4) Here is the second vocabulary list for Caesar.  Quiz on Wednesday, September 19.

5) Begin reading Book I of De Bello Gallico in translation.   Quiz on content in a fortnight.  Book one in translation is part of the AP Syllabus.    

Homework/Agenda for Wednesday, September 5, 2018 and the Week. 

A.  For Wednesday, Sept. 5:

1) Read, prepare and write out a translation for Caesar, Be Bello Gallico 1.1.1-7 (page 2 -lines 1-20- of College Caesar).  EMAIL IF YOU NEED THIS.  Be able to read orally/translate in class from the Latin Text itself.  You will not be permitted to refer to your English translation in class.   The first section of DBG is essentially a lesson in Gallic geography.  Use/download the map below to find places and regions as you read.  When you finish reading watch the video under Media on this page: http://dcc.dickinson.edu/caesar/book-1/chapter-1-1    Begin learning the geography of Gaul and adjacent areas.   See links sidebar for a geographical list and blank maps. 

2) Read the section of the INTRODUCTION (pdf from an email) titled Caesar's Caesar (pages xi-xix) and in detail answer questions 1-18 (handout from class).  Email me if you need either of these documents. 

3) You may wish to listen to this BBC program for biographical information on Caesar. 

B. For Friday, Sept. 7:

1) Here is the list for the first vocabulary quiz on Friday, September 7.     Do not learn proper names.  Most of these word you know well, so focus on words that you do not know.  

2)For Friday, Sept. 7 read/prepare 2.1-6 and 3.1-7 of Caesar, Be Bello Gallico (pages 4 and part of 6)

Investigate and play with website in order that you may find useful resources.



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Homework/Agenda for Week of  Wednesday, May 30, 2018

1) Read/translate  Galatea and Polyphemus to the end.   A translation grade will be assigned for fluency and participation. 

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Wednesday, May 16, 2018

1) Read/translate the first full page of Galatea and Polyphemus.  A translation grade will be assigned for fluency and participation. 

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, May 14, 2018 - The Week of Truth

Be reading Book 7 of De Bello Gallico in translation.   Quiz on Friday, May 11

1) Monday: 

a) Devote serious time to review both the Latin of Caesar and Vergil that we have read this year.  I am available to you day or night should you need help or have a questions. Here is the full reading list for the test.         Here is the thing from the College Board.  

b) Complete the entire practice multiple choice test.  All four passages. I will ask to see this complete.  Email if you need this. 

c) Two Presentations on De Bello Gallico 3 presentation of book 7 of De Bello Gallico.   See assignment for schedule.  Katy/Virginia & Claire/Alex

d) Quiz on De Bello Gallico, Liber VII in translation.  

2) Wednesday:

a) TBA

b) Study, Study, Study. 

3) Friday:    

Essay on Book Six Due.  Click here for the Prompt

 

Homework/Agenda for Friday, May 11, 2018 

 Start reviewing all of Caesar's and Vergil's  Latin on the syllabus.   See me if you have questions or need help with any sections.   I will be available at anytime to help.   My elbow thinks that Laocoon episode, Aeneas' dream of Hector and a selection from book V of De Bello Gallico will be on the AP Exam.  Here is the reading list for the AP Exam. 

Be reading Book 7 of De Bello Gallico in translation.   Monday on Friday, May 13.  If you not be in class arrange to take it outside of class. 

 Wednesday:

a) Complete multiple choice AP practice test - The Pliny the Younger Passage.   

b) Review and be able to discuss the end of the Aeneid.   Should Aeneas have killed Turns?  Be able tomake and support an argument that rises from the Vergil's text. 

c)  3 presentations on book 7 of De Bello Gallico.  See assignment for schedule.  

 1) Geography;  ) Caesar on Caesar in Book VII; 3)Virginia/Katy; 4) Alex/Claire will present on Monday. 

d) Be reading Book 7 of De Bello Gallico in translation.   Quiz on Monday, May 14

Homework/Agenda for Wednesday, May 9, 2018 

 Start reviewing all of Caesar's and Vergil's  Latin on the syllabus.   See me if you have questions or need help with any sections.   I will be available at anytime to help.   My elbow thinks that Laocoon episode, Aeneas' dream of Hector and a selection from book V of De Bello Gallico will be on the AP Exam.  Here is the reading list for the AP Exam. 

Essay on Dido/Aeneas speeches is due at high noon on Tuesday, May 8.  Late paper receive an egg. 

Be reading Book 7 of De Bello Gallico in translation.   Quiz on Friday, May 11

2) Wednesday:

a) Complete multiple choice AP practice test   

b) Review and be able to discuss the end of the Aeneid.   Should Aeneas have killed Turns?  Be able tomake and support an argument that rises from the Vergil's text. 

c)  4 presentations on book 7 of De Bello Gallico.  See assignment for schedule.  

1) overview of final 3rd of book;  2) Geography;  3) Caesar on Caesar in Book VII; 4) One more?

3) Friday:    

a) Final presentation (Virginia/Katy) on Book 7 of De Bello Gallico continued. 

b) Have finished reading Book 7 of De Bello Gallico in translation.   Quiz on Friday, May 11

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, May 7, 2018 

 Start reviewing all of Caesar's and Vergil's  Latin on the syllabus.   See me if you have questions or need help with any sections.   I will be available at anytime to help.   My elbow thinks that Laocoon episode, Aeneas' dream of Hector and a selection from book V of De Bello Gallico will be on the AP Exam.  Here is the reading list for the AP Exam. 

Essay on Dido/Aeneas speeches is due at high noon on Tuesday, May 8.  Late paper receive an egg. 

Be reading Book 7 of De Bello Gallico in translation.   Quiz on Friday, May 11

1) Monday: 

a) Here is the vocabulary list for our next vocabulary quiz.  Quiz on Monday, May 7. 

b) 3 presentation of book 7 of De Bello Gallico.   See assignment for schedule.  

c) Turn in scansion assignment

2) Wednesday:

a) 3 presentations of book 7 of De Bello Gallico.  See assignment for schedule.  

3) Friday:    

a) Final presentation on Book 7 of De Bello Gallico continued

b) Have finished reading Book 7 of De Bello Gallico in translation.   Quiz on Friday, May 11

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, April 23-30, 2018 

Here is the vocabulary list for our next vocabulary quiz.  Quiz on Monday, May 7.  

Essay on book four is due on Friday, May 4.  200 points.   

1) Monday: 

Test on Aeneid book 6 Latin and books 6, 8, 12 in translation on Monday, April 30.  Value 200-300 points. 

2) Wednesday:

a) Begin presentations on Book 7 of De Bello Gallico     See assignment 

3) Friday:    

presentations on Book 7 of De Bello Gallico continued

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, April 23-30, 2018 

Here is the vocabulary list for our next vocabulary quiz.  Quiz on Monday, May 7.  

Essay on book four is due on Friday, May 4.  200 points.   

1) Monday: 

Test on Aeneid book 6 Latin and books 6, 8, 12 in translation on Monday, April 30.  Value 200-300 points. 

2) Wednesday:

a) Begin presentations on Book 7 of De Bello Gallico     See assignment 

3) Friday:    

presentations on Book 7 of De Bello Gallico continued

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, April 23-30, 2018 

Here is the vocabulary list for our next vocabulary quiz.  Quiz on Friday, April 27.  

Be reading books 8 and 12 of the Aeneid in translation.

Test on Aeneid book 6 Latin and books 6, 8, 12 in translation on Monday, April 30.  Value 200-300 points. 

1) Monday: 

a) Finish book 6 - Latin and English.   Have read Elysium part of book 6 and know the Catalogue of heroes in detail. 

b) Three presentation on book 8.   See assignment.   

2) Wednesday:

a) Three presentation on Book 8.  See assignment.   

b) Quiz on book 8 in translation.    

3) Friday:    

a) Two presentations on Book 12.   

b) Vocabulary quiz.  Here is the vocabulary list for our next vocabulary quiz.  Quiz on Friday, April 27.  

 

Here is the vocabulary list for our next vocabulary quiz.  Quiz on Friday, April 27.  

Be reading books 8 and 12 of the Aeneid in translation.

Test on Aeneid book 6 Latin and books 6, 8, 12 in translation on Monday, April 30.  Value 200-300 points. 

1) Monday: 

a) Finish book 6 - Latin and English.   Have read Elysium part of book 6 and know the Catalogue of heroes in detail. 

b) Three presentation on book 8.   See assignment.   

2) Wednesday:

a) Three presentation on Book 8.  See assignment.   

b) Quiz on book 8 in translation.    

3) Friday:    

a) Two presentations on Book 12.   

b) Vocabulary quiz.  Here is the vocabulary list for our next vocabulary quiz.  Quiz on Friday, April 27.  

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, April 23-30, 2018 

Here is the vocabulary list for our next vocabulary quiz.  Quiz on Friday, April 27.  

Be reading books 8 and 12 of the Aeneid in translation.

Test on Aeneid book 6 Latin and books 6, 8, 12 in translation on Monday, April 30.  Value 200-300 points. 

1) Monday: 

a) Finish book 6 - Latin and English.   Have read Elysium part of book 6 and know the Catalogue of heroes in detail. 

b) Three presentation on book 8.   See assignment.   

2) Wednesday:

a) Three presentation on Book 8.  See assignment.   

b) Quiz on book 8 in translation.    

3) Friday:    

a) Two presentations on Book 12.   

b) Vocabulary quiz.  Here is the vocabulary list for our next vocabulary quiz.  Quiz on Friday, April 27.  

Homework/Agenda Friday, April 20, 2018

Here is the vocabulary list for our next vocabulary quiz.  Late next week. 

a) Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid,  finish 6.867–901

b) Finish reading book 6 of the Aeneid in translation.  Know Eylsium section in detail and Catalogue/Parade of Heroes. See new handout on Parade of Future Heroes.    Quiz on 2nd half coming soon

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, April 16-20, 2018

Continue reading book 6 of the Aeneid in translation.  Quiz on 2nd half coming soon. 

Here is the vocabulary list for our next vocabulary quiz.  Late next week. 

1) Monday: 

Test on Monday, April 16 on Books 2 and 4 of Aeneid - Latin and Translation and one selection from Book 4 of Caesar, De Bello Gallico          250-300 points. 

2) Wednesday:

a) Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid,   6.847–901 and the few lines we have to finish from the Charon/Cerberus episode

3) Friday:    

a) Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid,  finish 6.847–901

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, April 9-14, 2018

Test on Monday, April 16 on Books 2 and 4 of Aeneid - Latin and Translation and one selection from Book 4 of Caesar, De Bello Gallico  

 

2) Wednesday:

a) Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid,  Book 6.384–425 

b) Quiz on sections of Book V and Book VI pages 115-127 in translation. Know who is who, what is what and where it is.  Read for detail for this book is the most doctus of all.  

3) Friday:    

a) Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid,  6.847–869 

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, April 9-14, 2018

Test on Monday, April 16 on Books 2 and 4 of Aeneid - Latin and Translation and one selection from Book 4 of Caesar, De Bello Gallico  

1) Monday: 

a) Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid,  6.295-332

b) Read book V in translation (only parts hand out in class) and book six in translation down to 

2) Wednesday:

a) Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid,  Book 6.384–425 

b) Quiz on Book VI in translation.

3) Friday:    

a) Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid,  6.847–869 

Homework/Agenda for the Week of March 26-30, 2018

Here is the prompt for Aeneid, book 1 & 2 essay. Think about it as you study for the test.   Essay is in my inbox or in my hand before 12:15 PM on Tuesday, March 27. 

Monday:

a) Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid, 4.675-705 (Death of Dido) and 6.450-76 (Dido in Underworld).  Be especially well prepared for these crucial selections of Vergil.  

b) Begin reading book 6 in translation - Aeneas' katabasis - journey to the Underworld.   It is a complex book  and a very challenging read.   It is also the  primary literary antecedent of Dante's Inferno

Wednesday:     

a) Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid, 6.295-332. 

b) First Book IV Vocabulary List - Quiz on Wednesday, March 28. 

Homework/Agenda Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Here is the prompt for Aeneid, book 1 & 2 essay. Think about it as you study for the test.   ESSAY IS DUE MARCH 26. Nos gratias maximas tibi, Mr. Ross, agimus.   Discuss ideas with me because prompt is somewhat amorphous. 

2) Wednesday:

a) Complete the CAV Test for 2016 . Then use the key on the last page to  Self-correct. Sign pledged that you have not used key to do this test. Mark number of correct answer on the first page of this test.  Hand in at the beginning of class. GRADED ASSIGNMENT. 

b) We will do the 2018 - the actual CAV test on Wednesday. 

3) Friday:    

a) Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid,  4.685-705 and 6.295-314. 

b) First Book IV Vocabulary List - Quiz on Friday, March 23

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, March 19-24, 2018

Here is the prompt for Aeneid, book 1 & 2 essay. Think about it as you study for the test.   ESSAY IS DUE MARCH 26. Nos gratias maximas tibi, Mr. Ross, agimus.   Discuss ideas with me because prompt is somewhat amorphous.  

Unannounced quiz coming soon.  I wonder when it will be. 

First Book IV Vocabulary List - Quiz on Wednesday, March 21.

Do the practice CAV test and bring to class. 

1) Monday: 

a) Prepare to read Vergil, Vergil, Aeneid,  4.337-360 and 4.659-685

b) Quiz on book IV in translation ab ovo usque ad mala.  Give special attention to all speeches in book IV. 

2) Wednesday:

a) Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid,  4.685-705 and 6.295-314. 

b) First Book IV Vocabulary List - Quiz on Wednesday, March 21

3) Friday:    

a) Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid,  6.315-332

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, March 12-16, 2018

Here is the prompt for Aeneid, book 1 & 2 essay. Think about it as you study for the test.   ESSAY IS DUE MARCH 19.  Discuss ideas with me because prompt is somewhat amorphous. 

Keep reading Aeneid, Book IV in translation to end. 

Unannounced quiz coming soon.  I wonder when it will be. 

First Book IV Vocabulary List - Quiz on Wednesday, March 21

1) Monday: 

a) Prepare to read Vergil, Vergil, Aeneid,  4.195-218 and 4.259-285

2) Wednesday:

a) Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid,  4. 286-336

3) Friday:    

a) Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid,   4.337-361

Bring $5.00 for National Latin Exam ASAP.   Click here for the syllabus. 

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, March 5-10, 2018

Bring $5.00 for National Latin Exam ASAP.   Click here for the syllabus. 

Here is the prompt for Aeneid, book 1 & 2 essay. Think about it as you study for the test.   ESSAY IS DUE MARCH 16.  Discuss ideas with me because prompt is somewhat amorphous. 

Think of March as Vergil Month.  Bring $5.00 for National Latin Exam ASAP.   Click here for the syllabus. 

1) Monday: 

a) Bring $5.00 for National Latin Exam ASAP.   Click here for the syllabus. 

b) Prepare to read Vergil, Aeneid,  2.587-620 and Vergil, Aeneid,  4.160-77 (new handout). 

c) Quiz in translation on Vergil, Aeneid, book II, pages 32 to 47 and Book IV, pages 69-73 (emailed to you).   Know especially how Aeneas' acts and reacts to the destruction of his city and how he comes to the decision to flee.   How how Dido is described a the beginning of book 4.  Parallels between books 2 and 4 will be important.  

2) Wednesday:

a) Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid,  4. 177-218.  

3) Friday:    

a) Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid,   4.259-295

Bring $5.00 for National Latin Exam ASAP.   Click here for the syllabus. 

 

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, February 26-March 3,  2018

Bring $5.00 for National Latin Exam ASAP.   Click here for the syllabus. 

Continue reading book 2 Aeneid in translation during the week.  Know in intimate detail.  Quiz on full book in translate on Monday, March 5.    

Here is the prompt for Aeneid, book 1 & 2 essay. Think about it as you study for the test. 

1) Monday - Test  

First 3rd Quarter test (200-300 points) on Monday, February 26 on: a) Know WILLIAM'S INTRODUCTION, including outline of books and structure of the Aeneid and life of Vergil;   all background and introductory material for Vergil and Aeneid and Homeric and Alexandrian Intertextual material; b) Latin - all of book one Aeneid and book one of De Bello Gallico.  c) Book one in translation of the Aeneid.    The will be one section of Latin from De Bello Gallico book one.  

2) Wednesday:

i. Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid 2.268–297  and 2.559–587.  Also review Laocoon and the bring of horse into the city walls (moenia). 

ii. Here  is the Beginning of book II Vocabulary List. Quiz on Wednesday, February 28. 

b) Friday:    

i. Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid,  2.587-620

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, February 21-23,  2018

First 3rd Quarter test (200-300 points) on Monday, February 26 on: a) all background and introductory material for Vergil and Aeneid and Homeric and Alexandrian Intertextual material; b) Latin - all of book one Aeneid and book one of De Bello Gallico.  c) Book one in translation of the Aeneid

Bring $5.00 for National Latin Exam ASAP.   Click here for the syllabus. 

1) Here  is the Beginning of book II Vocabulary List. Quiz on Wednesday, February 28. 

2) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week (even Ananya should be well prepared): 

a) Wednesday:

i. Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid 2.40-56 and 2.201-224

ii. Quiz on Aeneid in translation pages 19-33 (end of book 1 and beginning of book 2).  You should have received the text via email. 

b) Friday:    

i. Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid  2.225-249 and 2.268-297. 

  

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, February 12-6, 2018

This will be an epic reading week and we really must stay on schedule.  Be super prepared and keep reviewing.   Unannounced quiz coming soon.  You may ask how soon, but I will not tell you, for I am mad, bad and dangerous to know. 

Bring $5.00 for National Latin Exam ASAP.   Click here for the syllabus. 

1) Here  is the 2nd Vergil Vocabulary list for a quiz on Monday, February 12th.

2) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week (even Ananya should be well prepared): 

a) Monday:  

i. Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid 1.494-538  

b) Wednesday:

i. Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid 1.539-578 

c) Friday:    

i. Quiz on 2nd half of book one in translation. Pages 19-25.   

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, February 5-9, 2018

This will be an epic reading week and we really must stay on schedule.  Be super prepared and keep reviewing.   Unannounced quiz coming soon.  You may ask how soon, but I will not tell you, for I am mad, bad and dangerous to know. 

Bring $5.00 for National Latin Exam ASAP.   Click here for the syllabus. 

Here  is the 2nd Vergil Vocabulary list for a quiz on Monday, February 12th.

1) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week (even Ananya should be well prepared): 

a) Monday:  

i. Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid 1.174-215.  

ii. Bring all completed question for the Introduction to the Aeneid by Williams and bring completed  questions on Aeneas as a character in the Iliad by the reading the attached selections from Homer's Iliad.  Be able to discuss in class. 

b) Wednesday:

i. Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid 1.418–440 and 1.494–512  

ii. Comprehension Quiz on first half of book one in translation.  Pages 3-17  of West's translation. Email if you need this. 

c) Friday:    

i. Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid 1.512-32.   

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, January 29 to February 3, 2018

This will be an epic reading week and we really must stay on schedule.  Be super prepared and keep reviewing.   Unannounced quiz coming soon.  You may ask how soon, but I will not tell you, for I am mad, bad and dangerous to know. 

1) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week:

a) Monday:  

i. Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid 1.84-123.  

ii. Bring all completed question for the Introduction to the Aeneid by Williams and bring completed  questions on Aeneas as a character in the Iliad by the reading the attached selections from Homer's Iliad.  Be able to discuss in class. 

iii.  Scan lines 12-33 of the 2nd copy of the proem and turn into me. Here is the whole text.   Email if you need this.  Review metrics and scansion and scan lines 1-11 of the Aeneid

b) Wednesday:

i. Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid 1.124-158.  Email if you need the new handout. 

c) Friday:    

i. Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid 1.159-195

 

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, January 22-27, 2018

1) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week:

a) Monday:  

i. Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid 1.15-64.  

ii. Complete questions all  for the introduction to the Aeneid by Williams. This should be finished already and is crucial material for background and for first test on Vergil. Know in detail. 

iii.  Read the proem of the Iliad, Odyssey, and Argonautica in translation and be able to compare with the proem of the Aeneid.  Be able to cite the text in your discussion. 

b) Wednesday:

i. Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid 1.65-101.  Email if you need the new handout. 

ii. Complete the question on Aeneas as a character in the Iliad by the reading the attached selections from Homer's Iliad.  Be able to discuss in class. 

 iii. Here is the first vocabulary list for Vergil's Aeneid    Quiz on Wednesday, January 24.

c) Friday:    

i. Read/prepare Vergil, Aeneid 1.101-123

ii. Scan lines 12-33 of the 2nd copy of the proem and turn into me. Here is the whole text.   Email if you need this.  Review metrics and scansion and scan lines 1-11 of the Aeneid

Agenda/Homework for the Week of January 15-20

 

A. For Wednesday, January 17

1) Read and prepare, lines Aeneid, Book I, lines 1-33 (the proem) and Watch this video 

2) Read William's Introduction (all of it) and answer all question.  These questions are crucial and will be on a future test.  Email if you do not have this.  Does Ben of the beautiful calves  have this? 

3) Review timeline from class notes - Caesar to Vergil - 52 BC to 31 BC.   Email if you would like my notes on this. 

B. For Friday, January 19

1) Read and prepare, lines Aeneid, Book I, lines 34-65

2) Here is the first vocabulary list for Vergil's Aeneid    Quiz on Friday, January 19.  

Agenda/Homework for Wednesday, January 10

Test on books V and VI.  Study: 

a) Books 5 and 6 (Latin) 3-4 selections - translate, parse, figure of speech, literary analysis and comprehension questions. b) Introductory questions, especially on Caesar as a writer. c) Book 6 in translation.   Know also the basic content of book five.  

Agenda/HW for Week of January 8-13, 2018

1) Monday, Jan. 8:

Test on books V and VI is moved to Monday, January 8th. Study: 

a) Books 5 and 6 (Latin) 3-4 selections - translate, parse, figure of speech, literary analysis and comprehension questions. b) Introductory questions, especially on Caesar as a writer. c) Book 6 in translation.   Know also the basic content of book five.  

2) For Wednesday, Jan. 10

See email sent over the break with the material needed for work below or email me, if you need anything below. 

Click here for more text, commentary and vocabulary

Download this for reference:  Grammatical Appendix with Metrics and Figures of Speech for Vergil. 

a) Watch this video and Read and prepare, lines Aeneid, Book I, lines 1-11.  Most of you did these lines last year in PreAP. 

b) Read William's Introduction ix-xvi and answer the question for these pages.  Will be on semester exam.  Keep reading and answer question if you wish to get a head. 

3) For Friday: Read and prepare, lines Aeneid, Book I, lines 12-33

4) Over  the next 10 days consume these podcasts on Vergil and his Aeneid.  They contain valuable crucial and essential back information on Vergil and his Epic.  

a) The Aeneid (BBC) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p003k9c1

b) The Augustan Age (BBC) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ktfmw

c)  Dr. Rhiannon Evans on Virgil

d) BBC In Our Time: The Epic (only first 21 min.

5)  Here is the first vocabulary list for Vergil's Aeneid    Quiz on Wednesday, January 17.   

Agenda for Week of January 2-6, 2018

Recommended podcasts on Vergil and his Aeneid: 

a) The Aeneid (BBC) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p003k9c1

b) The Augustan Age (BBC) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ktfmw

c)  Dr. Rhiannon Evans on Virgil

d) BBC In Our Time: The Epic (only first 21 min.)

1)Wednesday, January 3: 

a) Finish reading in class page 34 (Latin) of Caesar's Ethnographical Excursus.  

b) Finish reading Book 6 in translation.  Expect a short comprehension quiz and be able to discuss its content in class.  Begin reading immediately follow Caesar's ethnographical excursus on the Germani, who do not engage in the physical act of love before their 20th year of life. 

2) Friday, January 5:  Test on: 

a) Books 5 and 6 (Latin) 3-4 selections - translate, parse, figure of speech, literary analysis and comprehension questions. 

b) Introductory questions, especially on Caesar as a writer

c) Book 6 in translation.   Know also the basic content of book five.  

3) Here is the first vocabulary list for Vergil's Aeneid    Quiz in 2nd week of 2018. 

Agenda/Homework for Week of December 11-15, 2017

1) Reading Schedule for the Week of December 11-15:

b) Wednesday: Finish page, 28 and Page 30 and 32

c)  Friday: Page 34 (our last page of Caesar). Complete and turn in the chart on the mores/customs of the Romani, Galli, and Germani.  

 

Agenda/Homework for Week of December 11-15, 2017

1) Reading Schedule for the Week of December 11-15:

a)  Monday: Pages 26 and 28 and read in translation end of book five and first part of book 6 (pages 113-133) - expect a comprehension quiz.  

b) Wednesday: Page 30 and 32

c)  Friday: Page 34 (our last page of Caesar) 

Essay is due on Friday,  December 5 or you may email it to me before Wednesday, December 18 at 12:23 PM.  Late papers will not be accepted.  See me to discuss outlines and ideas. 

Agenda/Homework for Friday, December 8, 2017

1) Read/prepare page 28 of liber VI (Caesar's ethnological digression on the the culture of the Gauls).   And/or uses this website http://dcc.dickinson.edu/caesar/book-6/chapter-6-13

2) Begin reading the end of book 5 in translation and book 6 in translation.  New handout. Email if you would like a digital copy. 

Agenda/Homework for Monday, December 4, 2017

1) Reading Schedule for the week of December 4, 2017 to December 10:

a)  Monday: Pages 66 and 68

b) Wednesday: Page 70

c)  Friday: Page 28 (this is book 6) 

Book Five test on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Essay is due on Monday, December 11.  See me to discuss outlines and ideas. 

Agenda/Homework for Friday, December 1

1)  Reading Schedule for  Friday: Finish 64 & Page 66

2) Vocabulary list for quiz on Friday, December 1. 

3) Read the section of Hammond's Introduction on Caesar's Writings (pages xxix-xxxvi) and answer these questions.    Be able to discuss questions 3-7.  

4) Start working on Book Five Essay.  Email if you did not receive an email with this essay prompt

5) Complete sight test if you did not do it in class on Monday, November 20

Agenda/Homework for Wednesday, November 29

1) We read a lot today in class. Good work, good rabbit!  Keep reviewing.  Major test in a fortnight. 

2)  Reading Schedule for the week of November 28 to December 1:

a) Wednesday: Pages 64 and the beginning of 66 and Hammond's questions. See below. 

b)  Friday: Page 66 (let's try to finish it in order that we may damn Caesar to hell)

2) Vocabulary list for quiz on Friday, December 1. 

3) Read the section of Hammond's Introduction on Caesar's Writings (pages xxix-xxxvi) and answer these questions.     Be able to discuss the reading and the questions in class on Wednesday, November 27. 

4) Start working on Book Five Essay.  Email if you did not receive an email with this essay prompt

5) Complete sight test if you did not do it in class on Monday, November 20

Agenda

1) Reading Schedule for the week of November 28 to December 1:

a)  Monday: Pages 60 & 62

b) Wednesday: Pages 64

c)  Friday: Page 66 (first half)

2) Vocabulary list for quiz on Friday, November 29

3) Read the section of Hammond's Introduction on Caesar's Writings (pages xxix-xxxvi) and answer these questions.     Be able to discuss the reading and the questions in class on Wednesday, November 27. 

4) Start working on Book Five Essay.  Email if you did not receive an email with this essay prompt

5) Complete sight test if you did not do it in class on Monday, November 20. 

6) 

 

Homework for Friday, November 17 , 2017

Final vocabulary list for Caesar. Quiz on Wednesday, November 29.  

Return these forms for Latin Convention ASAP

1)  For Friday: sections 41 and 42 on pages 58 and 60

2) Read the section of Hammond's Introduction on Caesar's Writings (pages xxix-xxxvi) and answer these questions.     Be able to discuss the reading and the questions in class on Wednesday, November 15. 

Homework for Wednesday, November 15 , 2017

Return these forms for Latin Convention ASAP

1) An unannounced book 5 preparation and review quiz will happened this week.  Value 70-100 points. 

2) Reading Schedule for the week of  November 13-17:

b) For Wednesday: Pages 56 and half of 58 (finish section 40). 

c) For Friday: sections 41 and 42 on pages 58 and 60

3) Read the section of Hammond's Introduction on Caesar's Writings (pages xxix-xxxvi) and answer these questions.     Be able to discuss the reading and the questions in class on Wednesday, November 15. 

Homework for Monday, November 13 , 2017

Return these forms for Latin Convention ASAP

An unannounced book 5 preparation and review quiz will happened this week.  Value 70-100 points. 

1) Here is the vocabulary list for a vocabulary quiz on Monday, November 13. 

2) Reading Schedule for the week of  November 13-17:

a) For Monday: Pages 54

b) For Wednesday: Pages 56 and half of 58 (finish section 40). 

c) For Friday: sections 41 and 42 on pages 58 and 60

2) Come to get essay at 3:10 on Thursday. 

3) Read the section of Hammond's Introduction on Caesar's Writings (pages xxix-xxxvi) and answer these questions.     Be able to discuss the reading and the questions in class on Wednesday, November 15. 

 

Homework for Monday, November 6 , 2017

Return these forms for Latin Convention ASAP

An unannounced book 5 preparation and review quiz will happened sOOn. 

Here is the vocabulary list for a vocabulary quiz on Monday, November 13. 

1) Reading Schedule for the week of  November 6 to 10:

a) For Monday: Pages 48 (finish) and all of 50. 

b) For Wednesday: Pages 52 and half of 54

2) Essay is due by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 7 or before.   I know you do not have school but that is why email has been invented.  Email or hard copy.  Late papers will not be accepted. 

3) I will post a new vocabulary list soon. 

4) KEEP REVIEW AND ReREADING or Ambiorix (see below) will mess you up.   

Homework for Wednesday, November 1 , 2017

An unannounced book 5 preparation and review quiz will happened soon. 

1) Reading Schedule for the week of October 30 to November 3:

a) For Wednesday Finish page 44 and all of Page 46

b) For Friday:   Page 48.

 2) Essay is due by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 7 or before.   I know you do not have school but that is why email has been invented.  Email or hard copy.  Late papers will not be accepted. 

Homework for Monday, October 30 , 2017

This will be a reading intensive week. You may wish to get ahead over the weekend. 

1) Reading Schedule for the week of October 30 to November 3:

a) For Monday: Sections 28 and 29 on pages 42 and 44.

b) For Wednesday:  Page 46

c) For Friday:   Page 48.

 2) Essay is due by 12:00 noon on Tuesday.  Email or hard copy.  Late papers will not be accepted. 

Homework for Wednesday, October 25 , 2017

1) Here is the 4th vocabulary list for Caesar.  Quiz on Wednesday, Oct. 25.         VERB GAME ON THE BACK for one verb from the list.  

2) Bring Ambiorix assignment and be prepared to work in your assigned group for most of the block.  Hand in assignment at the end of the period. You will need to work quickly and efficiently to finish in time. 

3) Essay on Book four is due by Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 12:00 noon - hard copy or email. 

4) For Monday's class read, translate and prepare sections 28 and 29 on pages 42 and 44. 

 

Homework for Wednesday, September 7, 2016

1) Read, prepare and write out a translation for Caesar, Be Bello Gallico 1.1-5 (page 2 of College Caesar).  This is essentially a lesson in Gallic geography.  Use/download the map below to find places and regions as you read.  When you finish reading watch the video under Media on this page: http://dcc.dickinson.edu/caesar/book-1/chapter-1-1    Begin learning the geography of Gaul and adjacent areas.   See handout with list and blank maps. 

2) Read the section of the INTRODUCTION (pdf from an email) titled Caesar's Caesar (pages xi-xix) and in detail answer questions 1-18 (handout from class).  Email me if you need either of these documents. 

3) Begin learning Caesar Running Core Vocabulary (handout or in college caesar on pages xiv-xix) our first vocabulary quiz on Friday, September 9.   Do not learn proper names.  Most of these word you know well, so focus on words that you do not know.  

4) Prepare 2.1-6 and 3.1-7  of Caesar, Be Bello Gallico (pages 4 and some of 6) for Friday's class.

Investigate and play with website in order that you may find useful resources. 

 

Homework for Tuesday, August 30, 2016

1) Review and study sections 21, 22, 23 and notes from class on reading strategy for Caesar.  Do not forget the impersonal verb: opus est = there if need + ablative case. 

2) Reading and write out a translating of sections 24 and 25.  See plan of the Battle of the Sambre River below. 

3) Investigate and play with website in order that you may find useful resources. 

Homework for Monday, August 29, 2016

1) Review and study sections 20 and notes from class on reading strategy for Caesar.  Do not forget the impersonal verb: oportet, oportere, oportuit

2) Reading and write out a translating of sections 21, 22, 23 of book II of De Bello Gallico (2nd handout).   You may wish to do the parsing as well.   Work on sections 24 and 25, if you wish to get a head over the weekend.  See plan of the Battle of the Sambre River below. 

3) Investigate and play with website in order that you may find useful resources. 

 

Readings for AP Latin 2016-7

The required syllabus lists the minimum number of readings that students need to study in Latin and in English. Encourage students who work quickly to read beyond the minimum for each language. Offer students many opportunities to develop the ability to read Latin poetry and prose at sight.

Required Readings in Latin

Vergil, Aeneid
Book 1: Lines 1-209, 418-440, 494-578
Book 2: Lines 40-56, 201-249, 268-297, 559-620
Book 4: Lines 160-218, 259-361, 659-705
Book 6: Lines 295-332, 384-425, 450-476, 847-899

Caesar, Gallic War
Book 1: Chapters 1-7
Book 4: Chapters 24-35 and the first sentence of Chapter 36
            (Eodem die legati . . . venerunt.)
Book 5: Chapters 24-48
Book 6: Chapters 13-20

Required Readings in English

Vergil, Aeneid
Books 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12

Caesar, Gallic War
Books 1, 6, 7

Readings in English

The required syllabus includes readings in Latin and English from Vergil's Aeneid and Caesar’s Gallic War. Reading in English helps students identify significant themes, central characters, and key ideas in the Latin passages.

Reading Latin at Sight

To develop students' ability to read Latin at sight, choose texts with relatively common vocabulary and straightforward grammar and syntax. Recommended prose authors include Nepos, Cicero (but not his letters), Livy, Pliny the Younger, and Seneca the Younger rather than Tacitus or Sallust. Recommended verse authors include Ovid, Martial, Tibullus, and Catullus, rather than Horace, Juvenal, or Lucan. We also recommend portions of the works of Vergil and Caesar that are outside the required reading. Teachers may use the works listed here to develop at-sight reading skills in preparation for the exam. The list is neither exclusive nor exhaustive.

 

Start reviewing Caesar and see me if you need help. 

Homework/Agenda prior to AP Test. 

Monday, May 9

1) Presentations/handouts on book 7 of Caesar, De Bello Gallico in translation. 

2) Quiz on book 7 of Caesar, De Bello Gallico in translation 

3) Essay on Book 4 and 6 (Dido and Aeneas) is due.  Late paper will receive a zero. 

Wednesday, May 11

1) Practice AP test and finish anything remaining. 

 

 

Wednesday, May 4

1) Test on book six Latin and translation. 

2) Have finished reading book 12 Aeneid and try complete last lines of book 12 in Latin (handout). 

Friday, May 6

1) Quiz on book 12 in translation

2) Finish practice AP Test. 

Monday, May 9

1) Presentations/handouts on book 7 of Caesar, De Bello Gallico in translation. 

2) Quiz on book 7 of Caesar, De Bello Gallico in translation

3) Essay on Book 4 and 6 (Dido and Aeneas) is due.  Late paper will receive a zero. 

Wednesday, May 11

1) Practice AP test and finish anything remaining. 

 

Homework/Agenda for Friday, April 29. 

1) Quiz on book 8 in translation and books 12 of the Aeneid in translation, pages 305-315. 

2) Keep reviewing Caesar for AP test. 

Homework/Agenda for Week of Monday,  April 25, 2016:

Wednesday

1) Read all of book VIII in translation and be able to discuss this in class. 

2) Book VIII presentations and handouts.  Come to class with 15 copies of your handouts.     See me if you have questions.   

3) Finish reading/preparing book 6 in Latin, lines 6.887-901.

Friday

1) TBA

Homework/Agenda for Friday, April 22. 

1) Read and Prepare: Vergil, Aeneid  6.847-867 but go to end if you have time. 

2) Begin reading the remainder of Book 6 in translation. 

Homework/Agenda for Week of Monday,  April 11, 2016:

Monday

1) Test on Aeneid, Books 2 and 4 on Monday, April 11 (Latin Selections and Whole books in translation). 

Wednesday

1) Read and Prepare: Vergil, Aeneid 6.295-332 and 6.384-414.   Katabasis time. 

Friday

1) Essay is due.   

2) Read and Prepare: Vergil, Aeneid 6.415-42. 

Homework/Agenda for Friday April 8, 2016:

  1)  Vergil, Aeneid 4.671-4.705.

2)   Quiz on all of  Aeneid, Book 4 in translation.   Know details, themes, similes, gods/goddesses, settings, etc. 

Homework/Agenda for Week of  April 4-8, 2016:

Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week:

 Monday:        

 i. Vergil, Aeneid 4.331-361 and 4.659-4.670. 

 ii. Vocabulary Quiz.  Here is the list. 

 Wednesday:    

 i. Vergil, Aeneid 4.671-4.705.

ii.  Quiz on all of  Aeneid, Book 6 in translation.  

 Friday:             

 i. Vergil, Aeneid 6.295-332

 

 

Homework/Agenda for Week of  March 21, 2016:

 Wednesday:    

 i. Vergil, Aeneid 4.265-308. 

 Friday:             

  ii. Vergil, Aeneid 4.309-333. 

ii.  Read Mandelbaum's  Aeneid, pages 81-86.  Short Quiz

 

Expect a preparation and review quiz this week. 

Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week:

 Monday:        

 i. Vergil, Aeneid 4. 193-218 and  4.259-276. 

ii. Vocabulary Quiz First Vocabulary List for Book II. 

 Wednesday:    

 i. Vergil, Aeneid 4.276-308. 

 Friday:             

  ii. Vergil, Aeneid 4.309-333. 

ii.  Read Mandelbaum's  Aeneid, pages 81-86.  Short Quiz

Homework/Agenda for Week of  March 15-19, 2016:

Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week:

 Monday:        

 i. Vergil, Aeneid 2.580-620. 

 ii. Comprehension quiz on pages 39-55 of Mandelbaum's  Aeneid. Know events and characters in some detail.  Furor/ira/dolus,etc. are significant. 

 Wednesday:    

 i. Vergil, Aeneid 4.160-190.

ii.  Read Mandelbaum's  Aeneid, pages 81-86.  Short Quiz

 Friday:             

 i. Vocabulary Quiz First Vocabulary List for Book II. 

 ii. Vergil, Aeneid 4.190-210

Homework/Agenda for Week of March 7-12, 2016:

Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week:

 Monday: Read and prepare 2.  Comprehension quiz on pages 21-36 of Mandelbaum's translation of the                    Aeneid

 Wednesday:  TEST (200-250 points). Test on Wednesday, March 10.   

NLE on Thursday, 6th Period in Cafeteria. 

 Friday:     Vergil, Aeneid 2.80-297 and 559-593. 

 

Homework/Agenda for Week of  February 29, 2016:

Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week:

 Monday:    

 a) Vergil, Aeneid 2.201-49

 b)  Comprehension quiz on pages 21-36 of Mandelbaum's translation of the                    Aeneid

 Wednesday: Vergil, Aeneid 2.68-297

 Friday:              TBA

                         

Homework/Agenda for Week of  February 22, 2016:

Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week:

 Monday:          Vergil, Aeneid 1.500-545.

 Wednesday:      i. Vergil, Aeneid 1.546-578. 

 Friday:               i. Read rest of book one in translation. Quiz

                                    ii. Vergil, Aeneid 2.40-56

 

Hw for Friday, Feb. 12: Vergil, Aeneid 1.166-207

Homework/Agenda for Week of  February 14, 2016, Wednesday and Friday

1) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week:

a) Wednesday:  i. Vergil, Aeneid 1.418-440 and Vergil, Aeneid 1.494-512

                         ii. Quiz and discussion on first half of book one in translation.

        You are responsible for pages 1-18 of Mandelbaum's translation of the Aeneid.  

b) Friday:      Vergil, Aeneid 1.513-550.

2) Review the Neptune episode, epic simile and ecphrasis of Dido's harbour. 

 

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, February 8, 2016

1) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week:

a) Monday:  Vergil, Aeneid 1.125-165.  Bring introduction questions. 

b) Wednesday:  Vergil, Aeneid 1.166-207

 c) Friday:     TBA

Agenda/Homework for  Wednesday, February 3

a) Vergil, Aeneid 1.131-169

b) First scansion quiz. 

c) Review notes from class on literary antecedents of Vergil's Aeneid from the archaic, classical and hellenistic Greece and Rome.   Know significance of Tydidus, Hector and Sarpedon (see krater above).  Review Homeric passages from Iliad and Odyssey and be able to discuss intertextuality with the Aeneid.   What is a patronymic

d) Bring questions for the introduction to the Aeneid by Williams.

 

Agenda/Homework for Monday, February 1 to Wednesday, February 3

1) Monday:  

a) Vergil, Aeneid 1.93-130 and complete questions all for the introduction to the Aeneid by Williams.

b) Read and know in detail the selections handed out from the Iliad and the Odyssey. Be able to discuss these at the beginning of class with reference to the text. 

c) Vocabulary Quiz

2) Wednesday:  

a) Vergil, Aeneid 1.131-169

b) First scansion quiz. 

 

Homework/Agenda for Monday, January 25 to Wednesday, January 27:

1) Vergil, Aeneid 1.64-119.  We need to pick up speed. 

2) Old: Complete questions 9 to end for the introduction to the Aeneid by Williams.

4)  Wednesday:  Vergil, Aeneid 1.120-150 and Second Vocabulary quiz for Aeneid, Book I.

Monday, January 25 to Wednesday, January 27

a) Monday:  Caesar, Book 7 Presentation and Quiz on book 7 content. 

b) Wednesday:  TBA

Homework/Agenda Monday, January 11, 2016

1) Prepare; Vergil, Aeneid 1.1-45.  Email if you need the new handout

2) Complete questions 3-8 for the introduction to the Aeneid by Williams.  Questions are at the end of the handout.

3) Second Vocabulary List for Aeneid, Book I. 

4) Examine Schedule from now until semester exam: 

 Reading/Preparation Schedule from Monday, January 11 to Wednesday, January 27

Monday, January 11 to Friday, January 15

a) Monday:  Vergil, Aeneid 1.1-45 and complete questions 3-8 for the introduction to the Aeneid by Williams.

b) Wednesday:  Vergil, Aeneid 1.46-75 and complete questions 9 to end for the introduction to the Aeneid by Williams. 

c) Friday:  Vergil, Aeneid 1.76-90 and essay is due. 

Wednesday, January 20 to Friday, January 22

a) Wednesday:  Vergil, Aeneid 1.91-119 and Second Vocabulary quiz for Aeneid, Book I. 

c) Friday:  Vergil, Aeneid 1.120-150

Monday, January 25 to Wednesday, January 27

a) Monday:  Caesar, Book 7 Presentation and Quiz on book 7 content. 

b) Wednesday:  TBA


 

Start reading book 7 of De Bello Gallico in translation. 

Book V Essay in Due Friday, January 15, 2016

Homework/Agenda Friday, January 8, 2016

1) Prepare; Vergil, Aeneid 1.1-33 (the proem).  Email if you need the new handout

2) Old: Complete questions 1-6 (pages 1-2) for the introduction to the Aeneid by Williams.           Questions are at the end of the handout.

3)  Vocabulary Quiz - see new list. 

Homework/Agenda Wednesday, January 6, 2016

1) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week:

b) Wednesday:  Vergil, Aeneid 1.1-33 (the proem).  Email if you need the new handout. 

                           Complete questions 1-6 (pages 1-2) for the introduction to the Aeneid by Williams.           Questions are at the end of the handout. 

c) Friday:            Vocabulary Quiz - see new list. 

2) Complete and turn in five lines of scansion.  See me if you need help with scansion. 

3) Examine map of Aeneas' Journey below. 

 

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, January 4, 2016

1) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week:

a) MondaySecond Quarter test on Monday, January 4 (book 5 and 6 - translate, parse, background information and short essays) Value 300 points. 

b) Wednesday:  Vergil, Aeneid 1.1-33 (the proem).  Email if you need the new handout. 

                           Complete questions 1-6 (pages 1-2) for the introduction to the Aeneid by Williams.           Questions are at the end of the handout. 

c) Friday:            Vocabulary Quiz - see new list. 

 

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, December 7, 2015

1) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week:

a) Monday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 6.15, 6.16, 6.17, 6.18 and discuss the end of Book 5 iii translation and read (prior to coming to class)  sections 1 to 12 of book 6 in translation (expect comprehension quiz) 

b) Wednesday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 6.19 and 6.20 (last one) and read (prior to coming to class) sections 21 to 44 of book 6 in translation (expect comprehension quiz) 

c) Friday:  Final Caesar Vocabulary Quiz and To Hell with Caesar Party 

 2) Expect another preparation and review quiz this week. 

3)  Old but crucial:  Read the section of Hammond's introduction titled Caesar's Writings and answer the double sided page of questions that was handed out in class.  Email if you need this. 

4)  Here is the new vocabulary List: Caesar, Book 6.  

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Wednesday, December 9, 2015

1) Read the remaining sections of Book V in translation (handed out in class/email if you need this)  and expect a short quiz on content. 

2) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week:

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico  6.14 & 6.15

2.5) Expect another preparation and review quiz this week. 

3)  Old but crucial:  Read the section of Hammond's introduction titled Caesar's Writings and answer the double sided page of questions that was handed out in class.  Email if you need this. 

4)  Here is the new vocabulary List: Caesar, Book 6.  Quiz on Monday, December 14.

Second Quarter test on Wednesday, December 16 (book 5 and 6 - translate, parse, background information and short essays) 

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Wednesday, December 9, 2015

1) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week:

b) Wednesday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 5.48 & 6.13 & 6.14

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico  6.15

2) Expect another preparation and review quiz this week. 

3)  Old but crucial:  Read the section of Hammond's introduction titled Caesar's Writings and answer the double sided page of questions that was handed out in class.  Email if you need this. 

4)  Here is the new vocabulary List: Caesar, Book 6.  Quiz in one week.

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, December 7, 2015

1) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week:

a) Monday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 5.45, 46, 47

b) Wednesday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 5.48 & 6.13

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico  6.14

2) Expect another preparation and review quiz this week. 

3)  Old but crucial:  Read the section of Hammond's introduction titled Caesar's Writings and answer the double sided page of questions that was handed out in class.  Email if you need this. 

4)  Here is the new vocabulary List: Caesar, Book 6.  Quiz in one week.

 

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Friday, December 4, 2015

1) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week

b) Review 5.44

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico  45 & 46

2) Expect another preparation and review quiz soon. 

3) Essay Commanding Rhetoric is due on Friday, Dec. 4.   Value 200 points. See me if you wish to discuss analysis, ideas, organization.     Late papers will not be accepted. 

4)  Old but crucial:  Read the section of Hammond's introduction titled Caesar's Writings and answer the double sided page of questions that was handed out in class.  Email if you need this. 

5)  Here is the new vocabulary List: Caesar, Book 6.  Quiz in one week. 

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Second Quarter test on Wednesday, December 16 (book 5 and 6 - translate, parse, background information and short essays) 

1) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week

b) Wednesday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 5.44 & 45

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico  46 & 47

2) Expect another preparation and review quiz soon. 

3) Essay Commanding Rhetoric is due on Friday, Dec. 4.   Value 200 points. See me if you wish to discuss analysis, ideas, organization.     Late papers will not be accepted. 

4)  Old but crucial:  Read the section of Hammond's introduction titled Caesar's Writings and answer the double sided page of questions that was handed out in class.  Email if you need this. 

5)  I will post a new vocabulary list soon. 

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, November 30, 2015

Second Quarter test on Wednesday, December 16 (book 5 and 6 - translate, parse, background information and short essays) 

1) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week

a) Monday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 5.42 & 43

b) Wednesday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 5.44 & 45

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico  46 & 47

2) Essay Commanding Rhetoric is due on Wednesday.  Value 200 points. See me if you wish to discuss analysis, ideas, organization.     Late papers will not be accepted. 

3) Preparation and review quiz for book 5 on Monday. 

4)  Old but crucial:  Read the section of Hammond's introduction titled Caesar's Writings and answer the double sided page of questions that was handed out in class.  Email if you need this. 

4)  I will post a new vocabulary list soon. 

 

Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, November 16, 2015

This week we will read at pace equal to a forced march of Caesar. 

1) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week

a) Monday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 5.36, 37, 38

b) Wednesday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 5.39, 40, 41

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico  5.42 & 43

2) Expect an unannounced preparation and review quiz this week. 

3)  Old but crucial:  Read the section of Hammond's introduction titled Caesar's Writings and answer the double sided page of questions that was handed out in class.  Email if you need this. 

4)  Here is the vocabulary list for the 2nd half of book five. Quiz on Monday, November 23


Homework/Agenda for Friday, November 13, 2015

1) Keep reviewing. Expect a preparation and review quiz soon. 

2) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week

 

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico  5.35

3)  Old but crucial:  Read the section of Hammond's introduction titled Caesar's Writings and answer the double sided page of questions that was handed out in class.  Email if you need this. 

4)  Here is the vocabulary list for the 2nd half of book five. Quiz on Monday, November 16. 


Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, November 9, 2015

1) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week

a) Monday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 5.31-32. 

b) Wednesday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 5.33-34.

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico  5.35

2) Expect an unannounced preparation and review quiz this week. 

2.5) Here is the book four essay prompt.   It will be due on November 9, 2015. Give hard copy to me in class.   You may wish to discuss your argument and its organization with be before hand.  Maximum length of paper is 8 pages but you must cover all points. 

3)  Old but crucial:  Read the section of Hammond's introduction titled Caesar's Writings and answer the double sided page of questions that was handed out in class.  Email if you need this. 

4)  Here is the vocabulary list for the 2nd half of book five. Quiz on Monday, November 16. 





Homework/Agenda for Wednesday, November 4, 2015

1) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week

b) Wednesday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico  5.29-30

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico  5.31-32

2) Review and reread Ambiorix's speech. Note all rhetorical features, figures of speech and the structure/content of his argument (outline point by point).  Record this information and be able to discuss in a seminar format. 

3) Correct test and revise section three of the test -the short essay. 

4)  Here is the new vocabulary list.  Click on Clare for the list.   Quiz Friday, November 6. 

5) Here is the book four essay prompt.   It will be due on November 9, 2015.  You may wish to discuss your argument and its organization with be before hand.  Maximum length of paper is 8 pages but you must cover all points. 




Homework/Agenda for Week of  Monday, October 26, 2015

1) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week

a) Monday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 5.27-5.28.  These sections are difficult but crucial.  See me before class if you need help. 

b) Wednesday:  Test. Value 200 points.  See 4 below. 

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico  5.29

2) Second Round of master translations are due on Monday, Oct. 26.  Email me if you do not have the schedule.  I will return first round on Monday. 

3)  Old but crucial:  Read the section of Hammond's introduction titled Caesar's Writings and answer the double sided page of questions that was handed out in class.  Email if you need this. 

4) Test on Wednesday on book one and book four.   a) Be able to translate with accuracy and appropriate elevation; b) parsing and justification of cases, infinitives and pronouns/nouns; c) know historical background, geography and individuals as they relate to the text of book one and four; d) figures of speech - click here for more info; e) textual analysis and criticism of style and content. 

5)  Here is the new vocabulary list.  Click on Clare for the list.   Quiz Monday, November 1. 

6) Here is the book four essay prompt.   It will be due on November 9, 2015.  You may wish to discuss your argument and its organization with be before hand.  Maximum length of paper is 8 pages but you must cover all points. 


 

Homework/Agenda for Friday, October 23, 2015

1) Old: Read the section of Hammond's introduction titled Caesar's Writings and answer the double sided page of questions that was handed out in class.  Email if you need this. 

2) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week of Oct. 19 to 24.

 Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico  5.26 & 5.27

3)  Here is the new vocabulary list.  Click on Clare for the list.   Quiz in 5 days but I recommend starting on the list asap, for it is long.

4) Here is the book four essay prompt.   It will be due on November 9, 2015. 

5) The second master translation will be due on Monday, October 26, 2015.  See the schedule. Email if you need this. 

 

Homework/Agenda for Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Look over your returned essays, see me, revise and resubmit.   The processes should be done asap.  I will augment grades if amelioration is achieved in a timely manner. 

1) Test on Book One and Four is be on Wednesday, October 28.  Be able read/translate, parse and justify, and find and discuss figures of speech and know back information. 

2) Read the section of Hammond's introduction titled Caesar's Writings and answer the double sided page of questions that was handed out in class.  Email if you need this. 

3) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week of Oct. 19 to 24. 

b) Wednesday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 5.24, 5.25, 5.26

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico  5.27

4)  Here is the new vocabulary list.  Click on Clare for the list.   Quiz in 10 days but I recommend starting on the list asap, for it is long.

5) Here is the book four essay prompt.   It will be due in approx. two weeks. 

 

Homework/Agenda for Monday, October 19, 2015

1) Review Caesar, De Bello Gallico  4.35. 4.36   We will finish and refine the end of  book IV at the beginning of class. 

2) Review. Test is coming in 10 days on books one and four.  I will take input on the date, which I will fix soon. 

3) Reading/Preparation Schedule for the Week of Oct. 19 to 24. 

a) Monday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 5.24. 

b) Wednesday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 5.25, 5.26

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico  5.27

4)  Here is the new vocabulary list.  Click on Clare for the list.   Quiz in 10 days but I recommend starting on the list asap, for it is long. 



Homework/Agenda for Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Essay One on Book One is still due on Friday, even though we do not have class.   It must be in my hand or emailed to aberrantadventures@mac.com by 3:00 PM on Friday, October 16.   

1) Read/prepare Caesar, De Bello Gallico  4.35. 4.36    As you finish book IV consider the next essay question which will involve Caesar's literary account of the crises faced in Britannia and his depiction of Caesar as an effective leader and general in solving each crisis.   Veni, Vidi, Vici. 

2) Review. Test is coming.   Probably late next week on Latin of books I and IV.  Translation, parsing, figures of speech and textual analysis - relate style to content. 

4) Vocabulary on Wednesday, October 14 on Martial Words.  Click on Clare for the list.   This is a change from Friday but you will have very little or other HW for Wednesday. 

 


Homework/Agenda for Monday, October 12, 2015

1) Read/prepare Caesar, De Bello Gallico  4.33, 4.34, 4.35. 4.36    As you finish book IV consider the next essay question which will involve Caesar's literary account of the crises faced in Britannia and his depiction of Caesar as an effective leader and general in solving each crisis.   Veni, Vidi, Vici. 

2) Review. Test is coming.   Probably late next week on Latin of books I and IV.  Translation, parsing, figures of speech and textual analysis - relate style to content. 

3) Master translations round one are due Monday, Oct. 12.  See list. 

4) Vocabulary on Wednesday, October 10 on Martial Words.  Click on Clare for the list.   This is a change from Friday but you will have very little or other HW for Wednesday. 

5) Essay One on Book One is still due on Friday, even though we do not have class.   It must be in my hand or emailed to aberrantadventures@mac.com by 3:00 PM on Friday, October 16.   


Homework/Agenda for Friday, October 9, 2015

1) Read/prepare Caesar, De Bello Gallico  4.32 and we may also start 4.33

2) Review. Test is coming within a fortnight.  

3) Master translations round one are due Monday, Oct. 12.  See list. 

4) Essay is due one week from Friday. 



Homework/Agenda for  October 7-9, 2015

1) Reading/Preparation: Continue with the schedule for the week:

b) Wednesday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 4.30, 4.31 and 4.32  

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico  4.33

2) Here is the 3rd vocabulary list for Caesar.    Click on Claire for the list.  It is long. Get an early start.  Quiz will be on Friday, October 16. 

3) Review. Unannounced quiz coming soon. 

4) Work on essay for Book One.  I am always available to help and discuss.  

5) Bring application for Latin Convention by Wednesday. 



Homework/Agenda for Week of October 4-9, 2015

1) Reading/Preparation: Continue with the schedule for the week:

a) Monday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 4.27, 4.28 and  4.29 (or all of page 12 and the begin of 14 of College Caesar).   Vocabulary Quiz. 

b) Wednesday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 4.30, 4.31 and 4.32  

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico  4.33

2) Vocabulary quiz and verb game on Monday Here is the list. 

3) Review. Unannounced quiz coming soon. 

4) Work on essay for Book One.  I am always available to help and discuss.  

5) Bring application for Latin Convention by Wednesday. 


 

 

Homework/Agenda for Week of October 4-9, 2015

1) Reading/Preparation: Continue with the schedule for the week:

a) Monday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 4.27, 4.28 and  4.29 (or all of page 12 and the begin of 14 of College Caesar).   Vocabulary Quiz. 

b) Wednesday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 4.30, 4.31 and 4.32  

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico  4.33

 

Homework/Agenda for Wednesday, September 30, 2015

1) Reading/Preparation: Continue with the schedule for the week:

a) Monday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 4.24 and 4.25 (or all of page 12 and the begin of 14 of College Caesar).  

b) Wednesday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 4.26-4.28  

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico  4.29

2) Old: Questions for Caesar's Army

3) Vocabulary quiz on Friday, October 2.   Here is the list.      

4) Review. 

 

Homework/Agenda for Monday, September 28, 2015

1) Reading/Preparation: We need to finish the last paragraph of 1.7 and then we move to Book IV where Caesar lands on the coast of Britannia and fights the Barbari. Read the summary of books 2 and 3 on page xi following the cover page of book IV and read the box on page 13.                          Here is the reading schedule for the week:

a) Monday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 4.24 and 4.25 (or all of page 12 and the begin of 14 of College Caesar).  

b) Wednesday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 4.26-4.28  

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico  4.29

B) Finish presentations for Book One of De Bello Gallico on Caesar, Caesar's soldiers and speeches in book one You know who you are.   

C) Old: Questions for Caesar's Army

D) Vocabulary quiz on Friday, October 2.   Here is the list.      

E) Examine map below for geography of book one. 

 

Homework/Agenda for Friday, September 25, 2015

A) Keep Reviewing and revise the last paragraph on 1.7 for Friday's class. 

B) Seminar/Presentations on Book One of De Bello Gallico

1) Make 15 copies of your double-sided handout prior to class. 

2) Comprehension quiz on major events and people in Book One. 

3) Presentations and seminar discussion on Book One of De Bello Gallico.   See handout with topics for paired rabbits.  

C) Old: Questions for Caesar's Army

D) Behold below Vesontio (modern Besançon). Find on a map of Gaul. 

 

Homework/Agenda for the Week of September 21-25, 2015

On Friday, Sept.  25 you will present on book one and discuss in seminar format following a little quiz on the content of book 1.  See handout for details. 

1) Review.  Unannounced quiz is coming very soon.   Be able to translate, parse and analyze content and Caesar's writing style.   As you review 1.1-.1.7 think about writing an essay on Caesar's presentation of the Gauls as a serious threat in order to establish his justification for war beyond the provinces in which he has imperium.  Consider also how Sexy Caesar presents himself as responding to this threat in chapter 1.7. 

2)  Reading/Latin Preparation Schedule for the Week: 

a) Monday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 1.6 and 1.7 (page 10) 

Link to Vocabulary/Commentary for Caesar

b) Damn Bike race.  Caesar is not happy. 

c) Friday: No Latin to prepare for Friday because of seminar/presentation on Book I in translation. 

3) For Monday read and complete questions for Caesar's Army. Email if you did not get questions in class. 

4) Here is the list for the next vocabulary quiz in 7-10 days.  Quiz on Sept. 28. 

5) Begin learning figures of speech that we mention in class, such as asyndeton, ellipsis, polysyndeton, alliteration, hyperbation, hendiadys, zeugma  CLICK HERE FOR A PDF WITH EXAMPLES.

 

Homework for Friday, September 18, 2015

1) Review.  Unannounced quiz is coming soon. 

2)  Reading/Latin Preparation Schedule for the Week: 

a) Monday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 1.3 and 1.4 (end of page 4 and all page 6 of College Caesar).  

b) Wednesday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 1.5 and 1.6 (page 8)

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 1.7 (page 10) 

Link to Vocabulary/Commentary for Caesar

3) Some of you (see powerschool) made a mess of this vocabulary quiz.   You may retake it before or on Monday, Sept. 21,  no later. 

4) Here is the list for the next vocabulary quiz in 7-10 days. 

5) Begin learning figures of speech that we mention in class, such as asyndeton, ellipsis, polysyndeton, alliteration, hyperbation, hendiadys, zeugma  CLICK HERE FOR A PDF WITH EXAMPLES.

 


Homework for Monday, September 16, 2015

1)  Read the section of Hammond's introduction Caesar's Targets (pages xxv-xxix) and answer these questions.   Be able to answer and discuss in class. 

2) Review the SUPINE in both -u and -um.   What is supine?  How is it formed?  Be able to distinguish between supine in -u and -um.   Click here for a short handout on the supine

2)  Reading/Latin Preparation Schedule for the Week: 

a) Monday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 1.3 and 1.4 (end of page 4 and all page 6 of College Caesar).  

b) Wednesday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 1.5 and 1.6 (page 8)

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 1.7 (page 10) 

Link to Vocabulary/Commentary for Caesar

3) Some of you (see powerschool) made a mess of this vocabulary quiz.   You may retake it before or on Monday, Sept. 21,  no later. 

4) Review and be able to discuss what we read in class on Friday.  See me outside of class for help, if needed.  Expect an unannounced quiz soon on what we read in class.  Keep reviewing the Latin text.  You may also wish to review the chronology of Caesar's mortal existence.  See timeline on the sidebar on left of page

 

Homework for Monday, September 14, 2015

1) Review and be able to discuss what we read in class on Friday (2.25 and 1.1).  See me outside of class for help, if needed. Expect an unannounced quiz soon on what we read in class.  Keep reviewing the Latin text.  You may also wish to review the chronology of Caesar's mortal existence.  See timeline on the sidebar on left of page

2)  Reading/Latin Preparation Schedule for the Week: 

a) Monday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 1.3 and 1.4 (end of page 4 and all page 6 of College Caesar).  

b) Wednesday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 1.5 and 1.6 (page 8)

c) Friday:  Caesar, De Bello Gallico 1.7 (page 10) 

Link to Vocabulary/Commentary for Caesar

3) First Vocabulary Quiz (Monday) on the most common words in Caesar.  It is not on the web, so email if you need a pdf.   Value 80 points

4) For Wednesday read the section of Hammond's introduction Caesar's Targets (pages xxv-xxix) and answer these questions. 

Homework for Friday, September 11, 2015

1) Review and be able to discuss what we read in class on Wednesday (2.25 and 1.1).  See me outside of class for help, if needed. Expect an unannounced quiz soon on what we read in class.  Keep reviewing the Latin text.  You may also wish to review the chronology of Caesar's mortal existence.  See timeline on the sidebar on left of page

2)  Read/prepare CaesarDe Bello Gallico 1.2 & 1.3.1 (all of page 4 of College Caesar).    Steadman's commentary is useful as is the website on Caesar from Dickinson College with notes, vocabulary and other media: click here for 2.1 

3) Map quiz (value 40 points). Study your list or find in the sidebar on the left of webpage. See also map below, if it is helpful.  You should also rewatch this video as you listen to the Latin read aloud:   Video on the Geography of Gaul

 

Homework for Wednesday, September 9, 2015

1) Read/prepare Caesar, De Bello Gallico 1.1 (page 2 of College Caesar).  You may wish to write out a translation and then correct it during/following class but in class you will read from the Latin text itself.   Steadman's commentary is useful as is the website on Caesar from Dickinson College with notes, vocabulary and other media: click here for 1.1

2) Label maps with places, peoples and geographical features on handout (40 points) and begin learning these for an upcoming quiz.   Watch this short video:  Video on the Geography of Gaul

3) Old: Complete questions 12 - 20 of Caesar's Career as you begin reading Hammond's Introduction to De Bello Gallico.   I will call on individuals to answer these. 

4) Begin learning vocabulary for Caesar by looking at the two handouts on common words in Caesar. Email if you need these lists. They are not on the website. 

5) Reading Strategy: Review Caesar 2.20. 2.24, and 2.25 to consolidate our observations on Caesar's prose style and grammatical particularities:  Caesar's sentence structure: periodic sentences and framing, gerund/gerundive constructions, causā + preceding genitive, ablative absolutes, verbs that require special cases (occurro, potior, etc.), indirect statement,  clauses with subjunctive mood, ellipsis of sum, esse, fui, futurus, use of substantives (nostros=our men), military vocabulary (castra, impedimentum, equites, miles, acies, etc.), asyndeton, use of coordinating conjunction (-que, et, sed, atque, ac, etc.), dative of agent, dative of purpose, the double dirt dog dative.    Steadmen's commentary has box with grammatical reviews scattered throughout his commentary.   Email if you need this.  See side bar for handout on morphology and syntax for Caesar

 

Homework for Wednesday, September 2, 2015

1) New: Finish reading/writing out a translating of section 24 and 25 of Caesar at Sight (two handouts).  You may wish to do the parsing as well.  Email with questions: aberrant adventures@mac.com

2) Old: Complete questions 1 to 12 of Caesar's Career as you begin reading Hammond's Introduction to De Bello Gallico.   I will call on individuals to answer these. 

3) Scroll down to see pictures of baby Latin rabbits. 

 

Homework for Wednesday, September 2, 2015

1) New: Finish reading/writing out a translating of section 24 and 25 of Caesar at Sight (two handouts).  You may wish to do the parsing as well.  Email with questions: aberrant adventures@mac.com

2) Old: Complete questions 1 to 12 of Caesar's Career as you begin reading Hammond's Introduction to De Bello Gallico.   I will call on individuals to answer these. 

 

Homework for Tuesday, September 1, 2015

1) Finish reading/writing out a translating of section 20 and 25 of Caesar at Sight (two handouts).  You may wish to do the parsing as well. 

2) Complete questions 1 to 12 of Caesar's Career as you begin reading Hammond's Introduction to De Bello Gallico.  I will call on individuals to answer these. 

3) Investigate and play with website in order that you may find useful resources.