COURSE OUTLINE (LATIN III) – MAY 2017 (DANTE ALIGHIERI) TEXTBOOK: LATIN VIA OVID
This course will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Society’s premises at 9-11 Leighton Road in Causeway Bay for ten sessions from 15 October 2016 to 11 February 2017, covering chapters 21 to 30 of the textbook together with the interim readings, though the latter will be dealt with less thoroughly. The principal grammar points included are the subjunctive and indirect (reported) statement. Powerpoints illustrating all the stories are now available for download from http://linguae.weebly.com/adult-courses.html ). Other files explaining the grammar, or covering supplementary material, will be sent to you as email attachments and, as before, should be kept in one folder on your computer, but will also be available on the web site.
Although the 3-hour sessions provide time to complete a good proportion of the exercises in each chapter, you will need to spend sufficient time in preparation between classes – for the average student at this level this should mean at least two hours. There is no formal assessment at the end of the course, but an attendance certificate can be provided if required and you may request an exit test to be completed at home if you wish. Flashcards to help in learning the vocabulary are available on www.cram.com You will be free to email me (email@example.com) at any time if you need help between sessions.
Session 1 – 2/5 Interim reading –I – Daedalus et Icarus. Chapter 21 (Orpheus et Eurydice). Irregular verb ferō, third declension 1- and 3-terminations adjectives (ingēns, acer), present participles..
Session 2 – 9/5 Chapter 22.(Mors Orphei). Future participle in –ūrus, periphrastic future active (pugnātūrus est etc.), comparison of adjectives and adverbs, Revision of Latin terms for grammatical categories (praesēns, praetritum imperfectum, cāsus nōminātīvus etc.)
Session 3 – 16/5 Interim reading II – Phaëthon, chapter 23 (Iason et Argonautae). Indirect statement (accusative and infinitive, use of reflexive pronoun to refer back to subject of verb of reporting, use of negō), the adjective quīdam (a certain’)
Session 4 – 23/5 Chapter 24 (Amor Iasonis). Forms of present subjunctive of regular verbs and of sum, possum. Use of subjunctive in independent clauses (commands, wishes, deliberation, possibility). Introduction of medieval Latin with UK National Archives site.
Session 5 – 6/6 Chapter 25 (Labores Iasonis) The imperfect subjunctive of regular verbs and of sum and possum, use of subjunctive in purpose (`final’) and result (`consecutive’) clauses, sequence of tenses. Listening comprehension with Nuntii Latini bulletin.
Session 6- 13/6 Chapter 26 (Facta Magica Medeae). Perfect and pluperfect subjunctive of regular verbs and of sum and possum, contrary-to-fact conditions, use of dative with crēdō, pāreō, ignōscō, persuadeō, imperō, placeō, noceō, serviōm parcō and studeō and with compound verbs. Interim reading III – Facta Mala Medeae.
Session 7 – 20/6 Chapter 27 (Theseus Troezene). Review of previous material including subjunctive, short comprehension test., indirect questions, sequence of tenses, ūtor with ablative, locative case
Session 8 – 27/6 Chapter 28 (Theseus Athenis). Use of cum (when/since/although) with subjunctive and indicative, adjectives with the dative (grātus,ignārus, cārus), temporal conjunctives (ubi, ut, quandō, cum, dōnec, antequam, postquam, simiul ac (atque), superlatives in –illimus, -errimus Robīnus Hood video.
Session 9 – 4/7 Chapter 29 (Theseus Cretae) Relative clauses in the subjunctive (expressing characteristic, purpose) and in sentence-initial position, impersonal verbs (oportet, licet, libet, placet), facere ut with subjunctive (to cause to happen), use of the gerund (verbal noun) in the genitive. Review of basic conversation.
Session 10 – 11/7 Chapter 30 (Theseus Rex) The irregular verbs volō, nōlō and mālō, prohibitions with nōlī/nōlīte, subjunctive in indirect command/request, in subordinate clauses within indirect statement or other dependent subjunctive clauses an with verbs of fearing, use of conjunction cum with main clauses, use of plain accusative for motion towards a city/small island etc,. accusative of extent of time. Interim reading IV: Pluto et Proserpina. Materials for further study (including Fabulae Faciles, Wheelock’s Reader, Cambridge Anthology)