Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Assignment for Friday, 05-12-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists:

By 11:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, please do the following:

(1) Complete Section D (Reading aloud) of our final exam. Call my campus voicemail with your perfected reading of the final exam passage. Before you left/leave the exam, you were/will be handed a sheet with full instructions and a copy of the passage to mark up.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a restful break.


Final Exam on Monday, 05-08-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

Our midterm exam on Monday, March 8, 1:30–4:30 p.m., will have the following format:

(A) Goalposts:
A series of three indicative and subjunctive goalposts, 6 'posts in all. I'll supply the English verb, person, number, and gender. You fill in all twenty indicative and subjunctive forms.

I'll choose three verbs from the following list: appellare, audire, auferre, credere, frangere, iubere, miscere, rapere, scire, spectare.
(B) Playing with Purpose:
I'll give you a series of Latin sentences that express purpose with either a subjunctive purpose clause, a relative clause of purpose, a gerund/gerundive phrase, or a supine phrase. You translate the original sentences, and then, in response to the prompts, transform their purpose clauses accordingly, from one kind into another.
(C) Passage to Translate:
A short passage of connected Latin prose, using vocabulary and grammar through Shelmerdine Chapter 32. Read it carefully and write out your translation.
(D) Reading Out Loud (take-home portion, due Friday, May 12, 11:00 p.m.):
Practice reading the midterm passage out loud: use Shelmerdine's textbook to help you determine vowel/consonant sounds and place accents. When you have perfected your reading, call my campus voice mail and read me the Latin over the phone. 
NOTE: Please prepare for and complete this portion of the exam on your own. I'll supply a copy of the passage for you to practice on and mark up. (No, you do not have to memorize the passage. Yes, you can read from the copy.)
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For this exam, you'll be responsible for all concepts and vocabulary through Shelmerdine Chapter 32. During the exam, you may ask one vocabulary question out loud; your peers may answer for bonus points.

On our last day of class, I'll give you a practice exam with an answer key. Also, watch your email for an announcement about a review session, to be held during the Study Days.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Assignment for Friday, 04-28-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

By Friday morning, April 28, please do the following:

(1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapters 31 and 32, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
  • More on the Dative (#134, pp. 283–4);
  • Review of Cases: Genitive and Dative (#135, p. 285);
  • Chapter 31 Vocabulary (p. 289); and
  • The Supine (#136, p. 291).
(2) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
  • Dictionary Practice... (p. 286; REPLICATE THE CHART); and
  • Exercise 224 (p. 292).

Assignment for Wednesday, 04-26-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

For Wednesday, April 26, please do the following:

(1) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
  • Make indicative AND subjunctive goalposts for the following:
a. probare, we (masc.)
b. commitere, you (sing., fem.)
c. convenire, it
d. doc─ôre, you (pl., masc.)

Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday, 04-26-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

Our tenth and final vocabulary quiz, on Wednesday, April 26, will draw from Chapter 30 of Shelmerdine's textbook (p. 279)

As usual, I'll give you the English definitions, you supply the full Latin vocabulary entry as given in the official lists.

The vocabulary for Chapters 31 and 32 will be fair game for our final exam. You'll find flashcards for these chapters, and all of Shelmerdine's textbook, on our Quizlet page.

Please let me know if you have questions.


Friday, April 14, 2017

Assignment for Friday, 04-21-17, OR Sunday, 04-23-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

The following assignment is due EITHER by 8:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21, OR by 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 23.

(Another way of saying this is, you can have up until Sunday at 11 to turn in the written portion of this assignment.)

Regardless, please do the following:

(1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapters 30 and 31, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
  • Review of Cases: Nominative, Vocative, Accusative (pp. 273–4)
  • Chapter 30 Vocabulary (p. 279);
  • Subordinate Clauses in Indirect Speech (pp. 281–2); and
  • Impersonal Constructions (pp. 282–3).
(2) Homework (due by email):
  • Dictionary Practice... (pp. 274–5; REPLICATE THE CHART).

No Class on Friday, 04-21-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

A friendly reminder that we will NOT have class on Friday, April 21, due to my department hosting the Parilia, an undergraduate Classics conference.

We will have an assignment due that Friday morning — or the following Sunday evening, your choice. See my next post for specifics.

And, you are all invited to attend the Parilia, if you wish. Please ask me for details.