Following are your various assignment descriptions throughout the semester. Please be advised that these may change
at any point, so always check with your phone buddies!
History of language notes 8/25/2006
§ Is Latin a living or dead language?
o Discussion à yes & no
§ Written language is 3000-5000 years old
o Sanskrit, Chinese & Egyptian are oldest examples
§ Language tree image from The Early History of Indo-European
Languages (http://us.geocities.com/gevor.geo/chronicle120.html, 8/15/2006)
§ Because of proximity to Greece & Greek settlements in southern Italy,
Latin alphabet develops
§ Use of Latin as political language of Roman Republic/Empire à influence over most European languages
§ Mix of languages à dialects which evolve into modern
§ Roman conquest of Briton à approximately
80% modern language is Latin-based & many of the grammatical rules are similar
Extra Credit for 1st quiz:
Create a flyer/brochure promoting Latin. (+5 first quiz). Due September 11.
Extra Credit for Fall final
Sign up for and pay $4 to take the
National Latin Exam in the Spring. Due Date is December 14.
Remember: you should be reviewing your vocabulary and grammar every night!
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You will now have a Verb Mastery Test on January 25. This will preclude many of the verb questions on the
final exam, allowing us to concentrate more on the other aspects of Latin grammar, translations and Roman culture. Percentage
weight will be determined per department policy. This will be a 35 question, multiple choice test, and cover the
entire period. Check below for the verb conjugations, tenses & voices to be covered.
- conjugations 1-4
- present & imperfect tense
- imperative voice
Is 20% of grade & will be on 1/30 at 8:20am. Will contain 100
multiple choice questions.
Review chapter, grammar & culture quizzes. Focus
on storyline, vocabulary, grammar (1st & 2nd declension nouns, 3rd declension masculine & feminine nouns, present
& imperfect tense verbs for all 4 conjugations, adjectives (function & how are they determined in a sentence),
adverbs &conjunctions) & translation skills. Culture notes from the text and derivitves will also be included.
1. An adjective has to agree in _____ with the noun it is
d. all of the above
e. none of the above
2. According to the story in Ecce Romani I, Cornelia is
the daughter of
3. Translate into English: Nondum lucet sed servi et ancillae
a. The servants are already working hard.
b. The slaves are already working, even
thoguh it is not yet light.
c. 'Tis a quarter to dawn and everyone
is still asleep.
d. It is not yet light but the slaves and
slave-women are working hard.
4. A bulla is childhood charm worn around the neck till
5. Celerity, derived from the Latin adverb celer, means