Final Exam due Wednesday, May 12

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

Please note the following.

FINAL EXAM

Officially due noon (EST), on Wednesday, May 12, by email and by phone. (Though I will accept exams through noon on the following day, May 13.)

I have sent you the exam via email. Please complete it according to the instructions provided in the document itself, and return all parts to me by the above deadline.

The exam emphasizes Shelmerdine, Chapters 27–32. You’ll see that it’s worth 235 points, plus 25 bonus points for the OPTIONAL Part E (read-out-loud). In my opinion, the exam is no more complex than others, nor is it out of sync with the work we have been doing lately.

As stated in the instructions, the exam is open-book, open-note, open internet. Apart from that, I expect you will work entirely on your own and uphold the Honor Code.

Feel free to email with questions about the exam. Questions about larger theory are preferred. If you ask about a specific portion or question of the exam, I’ll do my best to steer you toward the correct answer without giving it away. As usual, feel free to use our class email list. And, if you would prefer to meet via Zoom, we can arrange that, too.

Good luck with your other exams, and have as good a summer break as you can. I’ll see you when I see you.

DC

Assignment for Tuesday, 05.04.21

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

For Tuesday, May 4, please do the following.

VIEWING

Due by 11:30 AM (EST).

As was true with Chapter 31, Shelmerdine packs a lot of concepts in, much of them by way of review. You will learn a few new concepts beyond the supine, but none of them are as video-worthy as that.

In addition to covering the supine and its uses, the video also reviews some common ways of expressing purpose in Latin, a key concept for a people as highly motivated as the Romans.

Please bring any questions to class, or make use of the group email list.

DC

Assignment for Friday, 04.30.21

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

For Friday, April 30, please do the following.

READING

Shelmerdine, Chapter 31, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way.

  • Subordinate Clauses in Indirect Speech (#132, pp. 281–2).
  • Impersonal Constructions (#133, pp. 282–3).
  • More on the Dative: With Compounds, Purpose (#134, pp. 283–4).
  • Review of Cases: Genitive, Dative (#135, p. 285).

HOMEWORK

Due noon (EST) via email.

  • Translate Reading 44 (p. 286), breaking it into individual sentences, per usual.
  • Translate the following sentences into Latin:
    1. It is right that we run as quickly as possible in order to win.
    2. Let her not see those things which it is not right to see.
    3. They say that the Romans, who captured Greece, were conquered by Greek arts.
    4. If you (pl.) had warned the sleeping poets, they would not have shouted too loudly.

DC

Assignment for Thursday, 04.29.21

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

For Thursday, April 29, please do the following.

VIEWING

Due by 11:30 AM (EST).

As we reach the end of our textbook, Shelmerdine packs a lot of material in, some of it new, some of it review. The above video covers one of the new concepts, and does some productive review of indirect statements, commands, and questions, so it’s well worth your time.

As usual, bring any questions to class, or ask them via the group email list.

DC

Assignment for Wednesday, 04.28.21

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

For Wednesday, April 28, please do the following.

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 (#130, pp. 271–3).
  • Review of Cases: Nominative, Vocative, Accusative (#131, pp. 273–4).

HOMEWORK

Due noon (EST) via email.

  • Exercise 220 (p. 272), ALL.
  • Exercise 221 (p. 273), ONLY 2 and 3.

DC

Assignment for Friday, 04.23.21

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

For Friday, April 23, please do the following.

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).

HOMEWORK

Due noon (EST) via email.

  • Exercise 217 (p. 265), ONLY 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, and 10.
  • Exercise 218 (p. 266), ONLY 1, 3, and 5 (use the passive periphrastic for #5).

DC

Assignment for Wednesday, 04.21.21

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

For Wednesday, April 21, please do the following.

READING

Shelmerdine, Chapter 28, on the following forms and concepts.

  • Irregular Verb: fio, fieri, factus sum (#125, p. 253).
  • Dependent Uses of the Subjunctive: Noun Clauses — Result Clauses (#126.1, pp. 253–4).
  • Dependent Uses of the Subjunctive: Noun Clauses — Indirect Question (#126.2, pp. 254–5).
  • Dependent Uses of the Subjunctive: Noun Clauses — Indirect Command (#126.3, pp. 255–6).
  • Dependent Uses of the Subjunctive: Noun Clauses — Fear Clauses (#126.4, p. 256).
  • Exercise 209 (p. 257), all.
  • Exercise 210 (p. 257), ONLY 1, 5, 6, and 9.

DC