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.

DC

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.

DC

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).
DC

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. docēre, you (pl., masc.)
 DC

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.

DC

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).
DC

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.

DC

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Assignment for Wednesday, 04-19-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

By Wednesday morning, April 19 — in addition to preparing for our ninth vocabulary quiz — please do the following:

(1) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
  • Exercise 219, ONLY 2 and 3 (p. 272).
DC

Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday, 04-19-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

Our ninth vocabulary quiz, on Wednesday, April 19, will draw from Chapter 29 of Shelmerdine's textbook (p. 269)

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

Please let me know if you have questions.

DC

Assignment for Sunday, 04-16-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

By Sunday evening, April 16, please do the following:

(1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 30, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
  • More on Relative Pronouns: Connecting, Clauses of Characteristic and Purpose (pp. 271–3).
(2) Homework (due by email, 11:00 p.m.):
  • Exercise 220 (p. 272); and
  • Exercise 221 (p. 273).
DC

Assignment for Friday, 04-14-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

By Friday morning, April 14, please do the following:

(1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 29, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
  • The Gerund (#127, pp. 261–3);
  • The Gerundive (#128, pp. 263–4);
  • Passive Periphrastic and Dative of Agent (#129, p. 265); and
  • Chapter 29 Vocabulary (p. 269).
(2) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
  • Exercise 212 (p. 263);
  • Exercise 215 (p. 265).
DC

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Assignment for Wednesday, 04-12-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

By Wednesday morning, April 12 — in addition to preparing for our eighth vocabulary quiz — please do the following:

(1) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
  • Exercise 209, ONLY 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10 (p. 257); and
  • Exercise 210, ONLY 1 and 5 (p. 257).
DC

Assignment for Sunday, 05-09-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

By Sunday evening, April 9, please do the following:

(1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 28, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
  • Dependent Uses of the Subjunctive: Noun Clauses (#126): #3 (Indirect Command) and #4 (Clauses of Fearing) (pp. 255–6);
  • Chapter 28 Vocabulary (p. 259).
(2) Homework (due by email, 11:00 p.m.):
  • Exercise 207 (p. 256); and
  • Exercise 208, ONLY 1–4 (p. 256).
DC

Assignment for Friday, 04-07-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

By Friday morning, April 7, please do the following:

(1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 27, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
  • Irregular Verb: fio, fieri, factus sum (#125, p. 253); and
  • Dependent Uses of the Subjunctive: Noun Clauses (#126): #1 (Noun Result) and #2 (Indirect Question) (pp. 253–5).
(2) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
  • Exercise 205, ONLY 3 and 4 (p. 254);
  • Exercise 206 (p. 255).
DC

Friday, March 31, 2017

Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday, 04-12-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

Our eighth vocabulary quiz, on Wednesday, April 12, will draw from Chapter 28 of Shelmerdine's textbook (p. 259)

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

Please let me know if you have questions.

DC

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Assignment for Wednesday, 04-05-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

By Wednesday morning, April 5 — in addition to preparing for our seventh vocabulary quiz — please do the following:

(1) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
  • Exercise 202 (p. 248); and
  • Make indicative AND subjunctive goalposts for the following.
a. metuere, they, masc.
b. exspectare, we, fem.
c. audire, it
DC

Vocabulary Quiz on 04-05-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

Our seventh vocabulary quiz, on Wednesday, April 5, will draw from TWO CHAPTERS of Shelmerdine's textbook: 26 and 27 (pp. 244 and 251). This will be the last "doubling up" quiz of the semester.

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

Please let me know if you have questions.

DC

Assignment for Sunday, 04-02-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

By Sunday evening, April 2, please do the following:

(1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 26, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
  • Perfect and Pluperfect Passive Subjunctive (#123, p. 245);
  • Adverbial Clauses: Conditions (#124, pp. 246–7); and
  • Chapter 27 Vocabulary (p. 251).
(2) Homework (due by email, 11:00 p.m.):
  • Exercise 200 (p. 246); and
  • Exercise 201 (p. 247).
DC

Assignment for Friday, 03-31-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

By Friday morning, March 31, please do the following:

(1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 26, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
  • Tenses in Independent Uses of the Subjunctive (#120, p. 237);
  • Tenses in Dependent Uses of the Subjunctive (Sequence of Tenses, #121, p. 238);
  • Dependent Uses of the Subjunctive: Adverbial Clauses (#122, pp. 239); and
  • Chapter 26 Vocabulary (p. 244).
(2) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
  • Exercise 193, ONLY 1 through 5 (p. 237);
  • Exercise 195 (p. 238); and
  • Exercise 196, ONLY 1, 4, and 5 (p. 239).
DC

Friday, March 24, 2017

Assigment for Wednesday, 03-29-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

By Wednesday morning, March 29 — in addition to preparing for our sixth vocabulary quiz — please do the following:

(1) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
  • Make indicative AND subjunctive goalposts for the following.
NOTE: We haven't yet learned how to fill in the lower right corner of the subjunctive goalpost (perfect and pluperfect passive). So you can leave this corner blank, if you want. But if you want to try for extra credit, see if you can conjugate the correct forms.
a. iungere, you, fem.
b. appellare, he
c. delēre, we, fem.
d. cupere, you, masc.
e. scire, they, neut.
    DC

    Vocabulary Quiz on 03-29-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    Our sixth vocabulary quiz, on Wednesday, March 29, will draw from Chapter 25 of Shelmerdine's textbook (p. 233).

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

    Please let me know if you have questions.

    DC

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    Assignment for Sunday, 03-26-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Sunday evening, March 26, please do the following:

    (1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 26, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
    • Perfect Active Subjunctive (#117, p. 235);
    • Pluperfect Active Subjunctive (#118, p. 236); and
    • Perfect and Pluperfect Active Subjunctive (#119, p. 237).
    (2) Homework (due by email, 11:00 p.m.):
    • Exercise 190 (p. 236 — MAKE A CHART); and
    • Exercise 192 (p. 237 — MAKE ANOTHER CHART).
    DC

    Assignment for Friday, 03-24-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Friday morning, March 24, please do the following:

    (1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 25, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
    • Imperfect Active Subjunctive (#113, p. 227);
    • Imperfect Passive Subjunctive (including deponent verbs, #114, p. 227–8);
    • Imperfect Subjunctive of sum, possum, and volo (#115, p. 228);
    • Dependent Uses of the Subjunctive: Adverbial Clauses (#116, pp. 228–9); and
    • Chapter 25 Vocabulary (p. 233).
    (2) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
    • Exercise 186, ONLY 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 9 (p. 230); and
    • Exercise 187, ONLY 2, 3, and 8 (p. 230).
    DC

    Assignment for Wednesday, 03-22-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Wednesday morning, March 22 — in addition to preparing, if you so choose, for our bonus vocabulary quiz — please do the following:

    (1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 24, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
    • Present Active Subjunctive (#109, pp. 219–20);
    • Present Passive Subjunctive (#110, p. 220);
    • Present Subjunctive of sum, possum, and volo (#111, p. 221);
    • Independent Uses of the Subjunctive (#112, pp. 221–2); and
    • Chapter 24 Vocabulary (p. 226).
    (2) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
    • Exercise 178 (p. 220);
    • Exercise 179 (p. 221 — MAKE A CHART); and
    • Exercise 181 (p. 223; only translate).
    DC

    Bonus Quiz on Wednesday, 03-22-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    On Wednesday, March 22, I will offer an optional bonus quiz, drawn from Chapter 24 of Shelmerdine's textbook (p. 226).

    As noted, this quiz is optional. It is intended for anyone who has missed a quiz, who thinks they might miss a quiz, or who simply wants to add quiz points to their current totals. It will be the only extra-credit Vocabulary option this semester.

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

    If you choose to opt out of the quiz, please come to class at 10:20 on Wednesday. Do enter the room quietly, so as not to disturb those actually taking the quiz.

    Please let me know if you have questions.

    DC

    Assignment for Monday, 03-20-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists:

    By 11:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20, please do the following:

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

    NOTE: I realize that there's a long gap between the written exam on March 10 and March 20, when your reading is due — and this gap might push the reading out of mind. Nevertheless, late readings are unacceptable, so plan accordingly.

    To make it easier for you, I've made the deadline on a Monday, by which time you should be back on campus. Nevertheless, the best readings will benefit from a little work over a longer period of time (as opposed to a lot of work in a short amount of time).

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    DC

    Friday, March 3, 2017

    Midterm Exam on Friday, 03-10-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    Our midterm exam on Friday, March 8, will have the following format:

    (A) Deponent Jump Drills:
    A series of relatively short sequences in which you "jump" (change) one attribute of a verb form at a time, either person, number, tense, or mood.  (We'll practice these on Wednesday, never fear.)
    (B) Direct to Indirect Statements:
    I'll give you a series of direct statements (that is, regular sentences). You'll give me an English translation, then convert the original Latin direct statement into a Latin indirect statement by adding a "head" verb. (Again, we'll practice this on Wednesday.)
    (C) Passage to Translate:
    A short passage of connected Latin prose, using vocabulary and grammar through chapter 23. Read it carefully and write out your translation.
    (D) Reading Out Loud (take-home portion, due Monday, March 20, 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 23. Though we will have learned some material in Chapter 24, I won't hold you responsible for it — yet.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    DC


    Assignment for Wednesday, 03-08-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Wednesday morning, March 1— in addition to preparing for our fifth vocabulary quiz — please do the following:

    (1) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
    • Exercise 175, ONLY 3, 6, 8, and 9 (p. 214); and
    • Exercise 176, ONLY 6 and 7 (p. 214).
    DC

    Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday, 03-08-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    Our fifth vocabulary quiz, on Wednesday, March 8, will draw from TWO CHAPTERS of Shelmerdine's textbook: 22 and 23.

    NOTE: For this quiz you will be responsible for BOTH the typical Vocabulary list at the end of the chapter (pp. 209, 218) AND the list of irregular comparative and superlative adverbs in the box given at #102 (p. 204).

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

    Remember that flashcards are available on our Quizlet page. Feel free sign up for access, if you haven't already.

    Please let me know if you have questions.

    DC

    Sunday, February 26, 2017

    Assignment for Sunday, 03-05-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Sunday evening, March 5, please do the following:

    (1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapters 23 and 24, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
    • Irregular Verbs: fero, ferre, tuli, latus (#107, pp. 212–13);
    • Paradigm of vis, vis f. (#108, p. 213);
    • Chapter 23 Vocabulary (p. 218); and
    • Introduction to the subjunctive (p. 219: everything BEFORE #109).
    (2) Homework (due by email, 11:00 p.m.):
    • Exercise 173 (p. 213);
    • Exercise 174 (p. 213 — only translate); and
    • Rewrite the underlined verbs in the following sentences to be in the (English) subjunctive:
    a. If only I was free!
    b. It's important that he knows his place.
    c. We recommend that you are happy.
    d. If you didn't call the doctor, I would have died!
    DC

    Assignment for Friday, 03-03-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Friday morning, March 3, please do the following:

    (1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapters 22 and 23, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
    • Deponent Verbs (#104, pp. 204–5)
    • Special Intransitives: Deponent Verbs with an Ablative Object (#105, p. 206)
    • Chapter 22 Vocabulary (p. 209); and
    • Irregular Verbs: eo, ire, ii (ivi), itus (#106, pp. 211–2).
    (2) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
    • Exercise 168 (p. 206 — MAKE A CHART); and
    • Exercise 172 (p. 212).
    DC

    Assignment for Wednesday, 03-01-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Wednesday morning, March 1— in addition to preparing for our fourth vocabulary quiz — please do the following:

    (1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapters 21 and 22, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
    • Indefinite Pronoun: quidam, quaedam, quoddam (#101, p. 192);
    • Chapter 21 Vocabulary (pp. 195–6);
    • Comparison of Adverbs (#102, pp. 203–4); and
    • More on quam (#103, p. 204).
    (2) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
    • Translate the following sentences into Latin:
    a. We understand that the truth was as serious as possible
    b. Is it better to care for your body than to destroy your mind?
    c. You (pl.) used to have more resources, but a certain general took them.
    d. With the rather sweet wine having been discovered, I suffered as badly as possible for many days.

    NOTES:
    b. Watch the gender of "better."
    d. Use a form of doleo for "suffered."
    DC

    Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday, 03-01-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    Our fourth vocabulary quiz, on Wednesday, March 1, will draw from Chapter 21 of Shelmerdine's textbook.

    NOTE: For this quiz you will be responsible for BOTH the typical Vocabulary list at the end of the chapter (pp. 195–6) AND the list of irregular comparative and superlative adjectives in the box given at #99 (p. 191),

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

    Remember that flashcards are available on our Quizlet page. Feel free sign up for access, if you haven't already.

    Please let me know if you have questions.

    DC

    Friday, February 24, 2017

    Assignment for Sunday, 02-26-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Sunday evening, February 26, please do the following:

    (1) Homework (due by email, 11:00 p.m.):
    • Exercise 164, ONLY 5 and 6 (p. 192); and
    • Exercise 165, ONLY 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 (p. 193).
    NOTE: In ex. 164, remember, where appropriate, to give sentences that use BOTH a quam comparison AND the ablative of comparison.
    DC

    Sunday, February 19, 2017

    Assignment for Friday, 02-24-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Friday morning, February 24, please do the following:

    (1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 21, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
    • Comparison of Adjectives (#97, pp. 189–90, including Regular Exceptions);
    • Declension of Comparatives (#98, pp. 190–1);
    • Irregular Comparisons (#99, p. 191); and
    • Comparison with quam and Ablative of Comparison (#100, p. 192).
    (2) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
    • Exercise 163 (p. 192 — MAKE A CHART); and
    • Exercise 164, ONLY 1–3 (p. 191).
    DC

    Assignment for Wednesday, 02-22-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Wednesday morning, February 22 — in addition to preparing for our third vocabulary quiz — please do the following:

    (1) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
    • Exercises 157 and 158 (p. 185).
    NOTE: For this assignment it will be useful to review in advance the four uses of the infinitive listed at the bottom of p. 184 (where you are also referred to the appropriate sections of the textbook).

    DC

    Monday, February 13, 2017

    Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday, 02-22-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    Our third vocabulary quiz, on Wednesday, February 22, will draw from TWO CHAPTERS of Shelmerdine's textbook: 19 (p. 181) and 20 (p. 188).

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

    Usually, I try to limit vocabulary quizzes to one chapter; but there will be three occasions this semester when we need to double up: this is one of those occasions. Note, though, that the quiz will not be any longer than usual, just more selective.

    Please let me know if you have questions.

    DC

    Assignment for Sunday, 02-19-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Sunday evening, February 19, please do the following:

    (1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 20, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
    • Irregular Verbs: volo, malo, nolo (#94, p. 183);
    • Negative commands with nolo (#95, p. 183);
    • Noun Clause: Objective Infinitive (#96. p. 184); and
    • Chapter 20 Vocabulary (p. 188).
    (2) Homework (due by email, 11:00 p.m.):
    • Exercise 156 (p. 184); and
    • Exercise 161, ONLY 1, 7, 8, and 9 (p. 185).
    DC

    Assignment for Friday, 02-17-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Friday morning, February 17, please do the following:

    (1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 19, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
    • Noun Clause: Indirect Statement (#92, pp. 175–6);
    • Tenses of the Infinitive in Indirect Statement (#93, pp. 176–7); and
    • Chapter 19 Vocabulary (p. 181).
    (2) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
    • Exercise 152 (p. 176); and
    • Exercise 153, ONLY 1–4 (p. 177).
    DC

    Assignment for Wednesday, 02-15-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Wednesday morning, February 15 — in addition to preparing for our second vocabulary quiz — please do the following:

    (1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 19, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
    • Infinitive Forms (#91, p. 173);
    • Perfect Active Infinitive (#91a, p. 173);
    • Future Active Infinitive (#91b, p. 173); and
    • Review of all Infinitive Forms (#91c, p. 171 — including the perfect passive).
    (2) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
    • Exercise 151, (p. 175).
    DC

    Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday, 02-15-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    Our second vocabulary quiz, on Wednesday, February 15, will draw from Chapter 18 of Shelmerdine's textbook (p. 172).

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

    Remember that flashcards are available on our Quizlet page. Feel free sign up for access, if you haven't already.

    Please let me know if you have questions.

    DC

    Friday, February 3, 2017

    Assignment for Sunday, 02-12-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Sunday evening, February 12, please do the following:

    (1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 18, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
    • Intensive Pronouns: ipse, ipsa, ipsum and idem, eadem, idem (#90, pp. 167–8); and
    • Chapter 18 Vocabulary (p. 172).
    (2) Homework (due by email, 11:00 p.m.):
    • Exercise 148, ALL (p. 168).
    DC

    Assignment for Friday, 02-10-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Friday morning, February 10, please do the following:

    (1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 18, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
    • Interrogative Pronoun: quis? quid? (#89a, p. 166); and
    • Interrogative Adjective: qui? quae? quod? (#89b, p. 166).
    (2) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
    • Exercise 145 (p. 166); and
    • Exercise 147 (p. 167); NOTE: Don't worry about drawing arrows.
    DC

    Assignment for Wednesday, 02-08-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Wednesday morning, February 8 — in addition to preparing for our first vocabulary quiz — please do the following:

    (1) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
    • Exercise 142, ONLY 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, and 10 (p. 161); and
    • Exercise 144, ONLY 2 and 5 (p. 165).
    DC

    Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday, 02-08-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    Our first vocabulary quiz, on Wednesday, February 8, will draw from Chapter 17 of Shelmerdine's textbook (p. 164).

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

    Remember that flashcards are available on our Quizlet page. Feel free sign up for access, if you haven't already.

    Please let me know if you have questions.

    DC

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    Assignment for Sunday, 02-05-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Sunday evening, February 5, please do the following:

    (1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapters 17 and 18, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
    • Ablative absolutes (#87, pp. 159–60);
    • Chapter 17 Vocabulary (p. 164); and
    • Dependent Clauses: Noun Use — Relative Clause (#88, p. 165).
    (2) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
    • Exercise 140 (p. 160); and
    • Exercise 144, ONLY 1, 3, and 4 (p. 165).
    DC

    Assignment for Friday, 02-03-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Friday morning, February 3, please do the following:

    (1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 17, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
    • Participles (#84, pp. 155–7);
    • Tenses of the Participle (#85, pp. 157–8); and
    • Participle Uses (#86, pp. 158–9).
    (2) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
    • Exercise 136, ONLY 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, and 19 (p. 157 — and see note, below);
    • Exercise 137, ALL (p. 158); and
    • Exercise 138, ONLY 2, 4, 6, and 8 (p. 159).
    NOTE: For exercise 136, it will be best to make a table with the headings tense, voice, case, number, and gender to help you keep track of the various attributes that need identifying.

    DC

    Assignment for Wednesday, 02-01-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    For Wednesday, February 1, please do the following:

    (1) Homework (due 8:00 a.m. via email)
    • Exercise 134, ONLY #2, 7, and 8 (p. 146);
    • Exercise 135, ONLY #3, 6, and 8 (p. 146); and
    • Decline in Latin the adjective-noun pairs loyal fear(s) AND deep battle-line(s); use only the five major cases, singular AND plural.
    DC

    Friday, January 27, 2017

    Assignment for Sunday, 01-29-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    For Sunday, January 29, please do the following:

    (1) Homework (due by 11:00 p.m.):

    Draw up verb goalposts for the following:
    • mix, it;
    • finish, they (masc.);
    • abandon, you (pl., fem.); and
    • teach, you (sing., fem.).
    It's okay if you don't draw the goalpost lines, but you will find that using tabs or a table will be both helpful and a good word-processing skill-builder.

    The handout I distributed (last term, and just now via email) will be helpful, but for the nuances and variations too subtle to capture on one page, review the relevant portions of Shelmerdine's textbook.

    DC

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Assignment for Friday, 01-27-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    For Friday, January 27, please do the following:

    (1) Reading:
    • Review the course website (www.skidmore.edu/~dcurley/cl210/) and note any questions you might have. I'll answer them in class.
    • Review Shelmerdine, Ch. 16, on the fourth and fifth declensions (#80–1, pp. 143–5), and the locative case and other place expressions (#82–3, pp. 145–6). Note any questions along the way. 
    (2) Homework (due 8:00 a.m. via email)
    • Exercise 134, ONLY #1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10 (p. 146); and
    • Exercise 135, ONLY #2, 4, and 5 (p. 146). 
    Please remember to observe the formatting requirements for the homework, as outlined on the Policies page of our website.

    DC

    Welcome!

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    Welcome to the blog for CL 210: Intermediate Latin! Here I'll post assignments and other notices, as well as other ephemera pertaining to the study of Latin.

    With each post, you'll get an email alerting you to the new content. (You might have to set your spam filter settings to allow these messages into your inbox.) The message will contain the entire post, so you'll have the option of reading it on email or navigating over to the blog.

    Similarly, if you'd like to reply to a post, you can either use the "Comments" feature on the blog, or you can reply to the email message you received. Either way, everyone in the class will be able to read your response.

    None of this is meant to substitute for in-class interaction. However, since our sessions together will go by quickly, I hope the blog will save us precious minutes here and there.

    Again, welcome!

    DC