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 10 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 13/10 Vocabulary review (chaps. 1-30). Powerpoint for Interim reading: Pluto et Proserpina. Chapter 31 (Bellum Troianum: Sacrificium Iphigeniae) Conditional sentences (including contrary-to-fact). The hexameter and the language of poetry (including contracted forms).
Session 2 20/10 Chapter 32 (Bellum Troianum: Mors Cygni) Deponent verbs. Review if indirect questions. Uses of the genitive case. Future imperative. Double Dative construction.. Revision of Latin grammatical terminology. CLC reading: http://www.cambridgescp.com/Upage.php?p=clc^oa_book5^stage39 versus Ovidiani
Session 3 27/10 Chapter 33 (Bellum Troianum: Ajax et Ulysses) Uses of the accusative. Pronoun review and the UNUS NAUTA adjectives. The verb fīō Review of impersonal verbs. Questions with nōnne and num. Roman names
Session 4 3/11 Chapter 34 (Bellum Troianum: Troia Capta)) 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 6 17/11 Chapter 36 (Aeneas) Expression of purpose (purpose clause, relative purpose clause, gerund after ad, gerundive after ad, causā/grātiā with gerundive or gerund, supine. Introduction to Virgil and to the Aeneid..
Session 7 24/11 Chapter 37 (Achaemenides) Ablative of comparison. Genitive with verbs of forgetting. Supplementary reading from Fabulae Faciles (Ulysses and the Cyclops).
Session 9 8/12 Chapter 39 (Sibylla Cumaea) Review of the vocative. Review of passive and deponent verbs. Supplementary reading from the Aeneid (Aeneas in the Underworld)
Session 10 15/12 Chapter 40 (Aeneas in Italia) Review of the dative case. Review of noun, adjective and pronoun declension. Suggestions for further study including introduction to Caesar’s De Bello Gallico and the poetry of Catullus.
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