LATIN COURSE I (CAMBRIDGE) (APRIL – JUNE 2020) TUTOR: Dr. JOHN WHELPTON
The textbook for this course, Cambridge Latin Course, is by far the most popular in the UK and is used by over 90% of schools teaching Latin as well as by many adult learners. Book 1 should arrive in about a week’s time and will cost $180. In the meantime the online version can be consulted on the Cambridge suite: https://www.clc.cambridgescp.com/sites/www.cambridgescp.com/files/legacy_root_files/clc/webbooks/book1/index.html?p=1 The course is starting on-line because of the current Covid-19 situation but, once the books have arrived, you will be able either to collect them at once from Dante or wait until face-to-face group classes resume
You will be supplied with other materials, including Powerpoints and recordings of the passages.. Please note that these are copyright materials and should not be passed on to anybody else. The reading passages in the book are available on-line with hyper-linked glosses for all the vocabulary on the CLC site at: http://www.clc.cambridgescp.com/books/book-i You will be welcome to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions at any time. There is also additional introductory material at http://linguae.weebly.com/latin--greek.html
Session 1 21/4 An introduction to the language, its history and structure. Outline of resources on the Web, including the CLC site: http://www.clc.cambridgescp.com/books/book-i Pronunciation of Latin – including difference between the classical and ecclesiastical varieties. Choosing a Latin name, dialogue with simple greeting and farewell, formulae for beginning and ending letters. Basic classroom instructions in Latin. CLC Stage 1: Introductory Powerpoint
Session 2 28/4 CLC Stage 1: reading passage (Cerberus). 3rd. pers. sing. verbs, prepositional phrases, major parts of a Roman house. Questions with quis and quid. Vocabulary learning with Cambridge and CRAM (www.cram.com) sites. CLC Stage 2: Introductory Powerpoint. Reading passages (mercātor, in tricliniō) Introduction to cases: nominative and accusative singular of masculine and feminine 1st, 2nd and 3rd declension nouns.
Session 3 5/5 CLC Stage 2: Grammar exercise and reading passage amīcus. Daily life in a Roman town with Powerpoint EVERYDAY LIFE CLC Stage 3: Powerpoint, reading passages in forō, pictor, tōnsor
Session 4 12/5 Vocabulary quiz for stages 1 and 2. CLC Stage 3: Reading passage vēnālicius. Practice with nominative and accusative endings. The town of Pompeii. CLC Stage 4: Powerpoint and reading passages Hermogenēs and in basilicā.
Session 5 19/3 Vocab quiz on stage 3.CLC Stage 4: The pronouns ego and tu, 1st and 2nd person singular verb forms (including sum and es). reading passage: Grumiō et leō. The forum in Pompeiī. CLC Stage 5: Introductory pictures for Stage 5 (also available in LATIN 4 Powerpoint). Reading passage: āctōrēs. Nominative plural of 1st, 2nd and 3rd declension nouns, 3rd. person plural verbs. Brief introduction to the four verb conjugations and to the six cases with Powerpoints LATIN NOUNS, LATIN VERB.
Session 6 26/5 Vocabulary quiz on Stage 4 Reading passage Poppaea (stage 5). Revision of grammar from LATIN NOUNS and LATIN VERBS – focusing particularly on forms seen so far used (nominative singular and plural, accusative singular of declensions 1-3, singular present indicative and 3rd. person plural). Practising the language (pg. 63). Translation of in theātrō CLC Stage 6, Introductory Powerpoint. (LATIN 5) Reading passage pugna and Fēlīx. The Imperfect and Perfect tenses.
Session 7 2/6 Reading passages Fēlīx et fūr and avārus (pg. 76). Slaves and freedmen. CLC Stage 7: Introductory Powerpoint (LATIN 7). Reading passages fābula mīrābilis, Dēcēns and post cēnam. Roman beliefs about the afterlife.
Session 8 9/6 Vocab quiz on stages 5 and 6. CLC Stage 7: Read Metella et Melissa Practising the Language (singular and plural verb, nominative and accusative), Powerpoint for Stage 8 (LATIN 8). Accusative plural. CLC Stage 8: Reading passages gladiātōrēs, in arēna.
Session 9 16/6 Vocab quiz for Stage 7. CLC Stage 8: Reading passages vēnātiō, pāstor et leō. Superlatives. Discussion of gladiators, introduction to BBC film: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3h9t28 Video of `Androclus and the Liion': https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=144&v=Y2wYN3q2138 CLC Stage 9: Introductory Powerpoint (LATIN 9). The dative case. Session10 23/6 Vocab quiz for Stage 8. Reading of in palaestrā, in tabernā and in apodyteriō. Introductory Powerpoint (LATIN 10) Rapid reading of LATIN 10.Reading passages: contrōversia, statuae. 1st. and 2nd. person plural of verbs. Comparison of adjectives. Roman education, Homework: read ānulus aegyptius