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 for two thousand years. 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. In the Latin IV course, we are aiming to cover the remaining quarter of the book in 15 2-hour sessions. This should be enough time to cover many of the exercises but you will, in any case, need to spend time in preparation between classes and reviewing what we have already done. Individuals’ needs differ but you should aim to spend at least a couple of hours per week on this and longer if you can spare the time (I realise this is difficult in Hong Kong!). Most of the principal grammatical constructions have already been taught in chapters 1-30 of the textbook and at this stage it is particularly important to get as much reading practice as possible. You will be welcome to email me (email@example.com) at any time if you need help between sessions.
The schedule below is a tentative one and the pace may be altered depending on the needs of the class. Session 1 22/8/16 Pluto et Proserpina. The hexameter and the language of poetry (including contracted forms). Chapter 31 (Bellum Trōiānum: Sacrificium Īphigenīae)
Session 4 26/9/16 Chapter 33 (Bellum Trōiānum: Ājax et Ulyssēs) Uses of the accusative. Pronoun review and the ŪNUS NAUTA adjectives.
Session 5 3/10/16 The verb fīō Review of impersonal verbs. Questions with nōnne and num. Roman names. Chapter 34 (Bellum Trōiānum: Trōia Capta): sections 34a - c
Session 6 17/10/16 Chapter 34 (Bellum Trōiānum: Trōia Capta): sections 34d-f Review of participles. The gerundive and its periphrastic use. Review of numbers and of the ablative case. Tombstone Latin (including material from Book III of the Cambridge Latin course).
Session 9 7/11/16 Introduction to Virgil and to the Aeneid. Chapter 36 (Aeneas) : sections 36Va-Vf Expression of purpose (purpose clause, relative purpose clause, gerund after ad, gerundive after ad, causā/grātiā with gerundive or gerund, supine.