LATIN II COURSE OUTLINE (SPACE – JAN-MARCH 2018) 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. A number of corrections need to be made to the printed text and a list of these is provided at https://linguae.weebly.com/latin--greek.html (search for the word `Errata’)
My own website includes PowerPoint presentations introducing the stories in each of the chapters we will be reading (see https://linguae.weebly.com/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. 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) or which you were asked to download yourselves. If you have not done so already, I suggest that you keep all these files in a 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) but must contact me for the copyright ones.
A. Basic reference materials for pronunciation and grammar LATIN PRONUNCIATION.doc LATIN NOUNS.doc 1st DECLENSION.ppt 2nd DECLENSION.ppt 3rd DECLENSION.ppt THIRD DECENSION NOUNS..doc LATIN ADJECTIVES.ppt TENSES SUMMARY.doc DIES MEUS.ppt LATIN NUMBERS.ppt MODEL TRANSLATIONS.doc EXERCISES KEY.doc LATIN VERB.ppt
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 PRINCIPAL PARTS OF VERBS.doc
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 (email@example.com) at any time if you need help between sessions:
Session 1 6/1 Revision 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. Stage 12 Cambridge final passage (available at https://www.clc.cambridgescp.com/stage/clc/12 )
Session 2 13/1 Revision of words for classroom objects. Chapter 12 (Philēmon 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 20/1 Latin phrases for grammar questions. Chapter 13 (Ēchō et Narcissus) Superlative of adjectives, the verb possum, uses of ablative, recap of 3rd declension nouns (including neuters in –e, -al, -ar; N.B. the textbook does not mention the use of –ī as ablative singular termination ) and rules for their gender . Future perfect tense, pronoun quem, reflexive pronoun sē. Review of tenses. Talking about where you live and where you come from
Session 4 27/1 Words for food, dining, cooking. Chapter 14 (Phoebus and Daphnē) The third conjugation (excluding future tense) and its subgroup with 1st person singular in –iō Personal pronouns (ego, tū, is).
Session 5 3/2 Description or Roman villa and of insula, asking about people’s accommodation Chapter 15 (Pӯramus et Thisbē (pars prīma)) Fourth conjugation, future tenses of 3rd and 4th conjugation, verbal synopsis, superlatives of adjectives in –er, declension of domus
Session 6 10/2 Talking about spare-time activities. Chapter 16 (Pӯramus et Thisbē (pars secunda)) The pronouns hic and ille, imperative forms for all verbs. Review of pronouns and of classroom language.
Session 7 24/2 Discussing the weather. Chapter 17 (Atalanta et Hippomenēs (pars prima)) The passive (present stem tenses and infinitives), relative pronoun, fourth declension. The Roman calendar and formulae for letters.
Session 8 3/3 Talking about holidays. Chapter 18 (Atalanta et Hippomenēs (pars secunda)) Passive: perfect participle, interrogative pronoun and adjective, irregular verb eō, declension of tria and mīlle, use of videor (seem).
Session 9 10/3 Review of conversational topics. Chapter 19 (Midās et vīs 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 17/3 Chapter 20 (Midās et Pān) The pronoun īdem, 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.)