LATIN II COURSE OUTLINE (JAN-MARCH 2017) TEXTBOOK: LATIN VIA OVID
You should already have a copy of the course textbook (Latin via Ovid) provided at the beginning of the Latin I course. If not, this can be ordered from the Book Depository site:
My own website includes PowerPoint presentations introducing the stories in the each of the chapters we will be reading (see http://linguae.weebly.com/adult-courses.html ). I will ask people to view these, as well as reading the chapters themselves, in advance of each class and will provide a recording of the passages. FOR COPYRIGHT REASONS, THE RECORDINGS SHOULD NOT BE PASSED ON TO ANYBODY ELSE.
Latin via Ovid provides complete coverage of the vocabulary and grammar needed to begin reading Latin poetry, particularly Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a collection of stories from Greek mythology, which has served as a source of inspiration for writers and artists ever since. The book is meant to be completed in the 1st year of a university course, in which students would probably be attending 3-4 hours classes weekly. You have already covered the first 11 chapters and this follow-on course will start with a revision session and then cover chapters 12-20 in 10 3-hourly sessions. It will help if you are able to review the earlier material yourself before the first session, focussing both on vocabulary and on the grammar covered, including the use of the six cases and the forms of nouns in declensions 1-3, the present, imperfect and perfect tenses of verbs of the first and second conjugations (-āre and –ēre verbs) and 2-1-2 adjectives (-us, -a, -um). The Powerpoints LATIN VERBS, LATIN NOUNS and LATIN ADJECTIVE may be helpful for the grammar and there are exercises on-line for the vocabulary of chapters 1-11 (see the links at http://linguae.weebly.com/flashcards.html)
You should have the following files which were sent to students on LATIN 1 (items in red include copyright material and should not be shared with anyone outside the class). If you have not done so already, I suggest that you keep all these files in single LATIN folder rather than leaving them just as attachments to different emails. If you are missing anything, you can download the non-copyright materials from the course website ( http://linguae.weebly.com/courses.html) and should contact me for the copyright ones. I will in any case be supplying those who register for the course with a replacement copy of EXERCISES KEY incorporaing changes made since you were first given the file in October.
A. Basic reference materials for pronunciation and grammar LATIN PRONUNCIATION LATIN NOUNS 1st DECLENSION 2nd DECLENSION LATIN ADJECTIVES TENSES SUMMARY DIES MEUS LATIN NUMBERS EXERCISES KEY DECLENSIONS 1-3 LATIN VERB
B. Other reference material: QUID EST TIBI NOMEN (A guide to choosing a Latin name for yourself.) SUBSIDIA INTERRETIALIA (a list of useful websites) CLASSROOM VOCABULARY
C. Mp3 recordings for all the reading passages in chapters 1-11.
The schedule below is a tentative one and the pace may be altered depending on the needs of the majority of students. You will be welcome to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) at any time if you need help between sessions:
Session 1 10/1 Revison of previous material, including overview of the files provided in Latin 1 and of their use. Pronunciation, use of the cases, forms of nouns in 1st, 2nd. and 3rd declension. Present, imperfect, future, perfect of 1st and 2nd conjugations and of sum. Numerals. Conversation: exchanging names, asking about age, country of birth, job, time and daily routine. Supplementary reading from Stage 12 of the Cambridge Latin Course..
Session 2 17/1 Revision of words for classroom objects. Chapter 12 (Philemon et Baucis (pars secunda)) accusative and infinitive construction (with oral practice). Infinitive and present tense of 3rd conjugation verbs. Negative orders. The pluperfect tense (1st and 2nd conjugations). Adjectives used as nouns. Vocabulary revision.
Session 3 24/1 Latin phrases for grammar questions. Chapter 13 (Echo et Narcissus) Superlative of adjectives, uses of ablative, recap of 3rd declension nouns (including neuters in –e, -al, -ar; N.B. the textbook does not mention the use of –i as ablative termination ) and rules for their gender . Future perfect tense, pronoun quem, reflexive pronoun se. Review of tenses. Talking about where you live and where you come from
Session 4 7/2 Words for food, dining, cooking. Chapter 14 (Phoebus and Daphne) The third conjugation (excluding future tense) and its subgroup with 1st person singular in –io Personal pronouns (ego, tu, is).
Session 5 14/2 Description of Roman villa and of insula, asking about people’s accommodation Chapter 15 (Pyramus et Thisbe (pars prima)) Fourth conjugation, future tenses of 3rd and 4th conjugation, verbal synopsis, superlatives of adjectives in –er, declension of domus
Session 6 21/2 Talking about spare-time activities. Chapter 16 (Pyramus et Thisbe (pars secunda)) The pronouns hic and ille, imperative forms for all verbs. Review of pronouns and of classroom language.
Session 7 28/2 Discussing the weather. Chapter 17 (Atalanta et Hippomenes (pars prima)) The passive (present stem tenses and infinitives), relative pronoun., fourth declension. The Roman calendar and formulae for letters.
Session 8 7/3 Talking about holidays. Chapter 18 (Atalanta et Hippomenes (pars secunda)) Passive: perfect participle, interrogative pronoun and adjective, irregular verb eo, declension of tria and mille, use of videor (seem).
Session 9 14/3 Review of conversational topics. Chapter 19 (Midas et vis aurea) Ablative absolute and (only in chap. 20 in the book) the passive tense system for all conjugations. Fifth declension nouns and two-termination 3rd declension adjectives
Session 10 21/3 Chapter 20 (Midas et Pan) The pronoun idem, review of the perfect passive system, deponent verbs and review of the reflexive pronoun. General review of nouns, verbs, pronouns and adjectives. Brief presentation of the Daedalus interim reading and of the original lines from Ovid (Metamorphoses 8: 185-235.)