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).

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.


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.

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.


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 ( 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). 
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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!