Latin III: Intermediate Latin

Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D.
for Scholars Online
2017-18: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 P.M. Eastern Time

Overview    Materials    Schedule



Schedule of reading and discussion assignments

N.B. A capital letter A, B, or C denotes a formal sub-section of Hammond and Amory’s text; a lower-case a, b, or c denotes an informal division of my own, where the boundary is the word or phrase mentioned afterward. After a specific “a”, “b” usually (unless further delineated) means “the rest”.




1. Tue, Sep 5, 2017

Introduction

General background:  Please read my proposed method for working on your Latin reading for the year.

Introduction to working methods and processes for the class.


Aeneas carrying his father from Troy.

2. Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Foundation and Early Monarchy

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 1 and post your results in the forum for this week.

We’re starting off slowly, with not a great deal of reading, but I am eager for you to pursue the model I’ve outlined, in the hope of weaning you from English as a medium for your interaction with Latin. We’ll still talk a lot about grammar, and of course a good deal about Roman culture and history. We’ll steadily increase the volume of reading, though, throughout the year; with any luck you’ll be pretty flexible and hungry for more of it by the time we’re done.

At the same time, if the method doesn’t seem to be working, or is in need of revision, I’m open to it. Don’t wear yourself to a frazzle doing this — work the system, and then be done. There’s always the next one.

Zoch: Please read ch. 1, 2, 3.

Much of the history this covers is legendary history — not the kind of thing you’ll encounter in a more conventional modern history of Rome — but at least part of our goal here is to get a grasp on how the Romans saw themselves and their place in their tradition. This is a gateway to that. Read it, and get comfortable with the stories. They are their cultural myths — the lenses through which the Romans interpreted their national and cultural experiences.

Grammatical review: Endings of the first and second declensions. Work over the noun sections in the Latin II final quizzes in the Elementary Latin Moodle page.

We will not say a lot about the grammatical review matters in class, though if you have questions, you should by all means ask them. This doesn’t mean that they’re of secondary importance. The goal of the quizzes is not to torment you or to accumulate scores that can be used against you: it’s to give you constant drill of the sort you need to have in order to have all the foundational material firmly in mind. Accordingly you can retake the quizzes all you like. Your scores will not be held against you. Not taking a quiz, however, will.

You will notice that I haven’t referred you to any particular source for your review. There are different approaches you can take, and frankly I don’t care which one you use. All the topics represented here can be found in Wheelock or Henle, which is where most of you first encountered them. They can also be found in any decent reference grammar, the best of which is (for my money) Allen and Greenough. There are others: Gildersleeve and Lodge, or Hale and Buck, or, if your German is up to it, Leuman-Hoffman-Szantyr’s Lateinische Grammatik in two volumes. (No, I didn’t really think so...). Any of those will suffice — a reference grammar being slightly preferable to a textbook. Wherever you look them up, take a little time to read about them, and consider them. Try to synthesize the pieces you know into a system. It shouldn’t take you a lot of time to do this each week, if your foundation is in good shape, but make it good time: don’t just squeeze it in in an offhand way. It will repay the consideration.

Foundation and Early Monarchy

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 2 and post your results in the forum for this week.

Syntactical Mechanics: Please have Chapter 1 read by now. If you have questions, be prepared to ask them. This is probably all fairly unsurprising material.

Foundation and Early Monarchy

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 3 and post your results in the forum for this week.

Grammatical review: Endings of the third declension (including i-stems). Take the noun quizzes in the Latin II final.


Romulus and Remus nurtured by the wolf.

Foundation and Early Monarchy

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 4a (up through aluit) and post your results in the forum for this week.

Foundation and Early Monarchy

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 4b and post your results in the forum for this week.

Grammatical review: Endings of the fourth and fifth declensions. Take the noun quizzes in the Latin II final.

The Later Monarchy and Expulsion of the Tarquins

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 5a (up through expugnavit) and post your results in the forum for this week.

Zoch: Please read ch. 4, 5.

Syntactical Mechanics: Please have Chapter 2 read by now. If you have questions, be prepared to ask them.

The Later Monarchy and Expulsion of the Tarquins

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 5b and post your results in the forum for this week.

Grammatical review: Adjectives, including odd adjectives in -ius. Take the adjective quizzes in the Latin II final.

The Later Monarchy and Expulsion of the Tarquins

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 6a (up through posita est) and post your results in the forum for this week.

The Later Monarchy and Expulsion of the Tarquins

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 6b and post your results in the forum for this week.

Grammatical review: Comparison of adjectives and adverbs. Take the adjective quizzes in the Latin II final.


A modern manhole cover on the streets of Rome.

The Republic: its Constitution, its Traitors, and its Heroes.

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 7a (up through iudex) and post your results in the forum for this week.

Zoch: Please read ch. 6, 7.

Syntactical Mechanics: Please have Chapter 3 read by now. If you have questions, be prepared to ask them.

The Republic: its Constitution, its Traitors, and its Heroes.

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 7b and post your results in the forum for this week.

Zoch: Please read ch. 8, 9.

Grammatical review: Pronouns; strong and weak demonstratives and personal pronouns. Take the pronoun quizzes in the Latin II final.

Wars with the Gauls, the Samnites, and the Greeks.

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 8a (up through dictus) and post your results in the forum for this week.

Zoch: Please read ch. 10, 11, 12.

Wars with the Gauls, the Samnites, and the Greeks.

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 8b and post your results in the forum for this week.

Grammatical review: Pronouns; relative, reflexive, intensive, personal, and interrogative. Take the pronoun quizzes in the Latin II final.

Wars with the Gauls, the Samnites, and the Greeks.

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 9A and post your results in the forum for this week.

Syntactical Mechanics: Please have Chapter 4 read by now. If you have questions, be prepared to ask them.

Wars with the Gauls, the Samnites, and the Greeks.

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 9B and post your results in the forum for this week.

Grammatical review: Verbs of the first and second conjugations. Take the verb quizzes in the Latin II final.

The Punic Wars

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 10a (up through periit) and post your results in the forum for this week.

Zoch: Please read ch. 13, 14.

The Punic Wars

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 10b and post your results in the forum for this week.

Grammatical review: Verbs of the third and fourth conjugations. Take the verb quizzes in the Latin II final.


Hannibal, by Sébastien Slodtz,
1687-8. Paris, Musée du Louvre.

The Punic Wars

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 11 and post your results in the forum for this week.

Syntactical Mechanics: Please have Chapter 5 read by now. If you have questions, be prepared to ask them.

The Punic Wars

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 12a (up through reddidit) and post your results in the forum for this week.

Grammatical review: The perfect system of all verbs. Please take the verb quizzes in the Latin II final.

The Punic Wars

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 12b and post your results in the forum for this week.

The Punic Wars

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 13a (up through illustribus) and post your results in the forum for this week.

Grammatical review: Participles. Please take the verb quizzes in the Latin II final.

The Punic Wars

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 13b and post your results in the forum for this week.

Syntactical Mechanics: Please have Chapter 6 read by now. If you have questions, be prepared to ask them.

The Punic Wars

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 14a (up through non gero) and post your results in the forum for this week.

Grammatical review: Syntax: the structure of sentences and clauses.

The Punic Wars

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 14b and post your results in the forum for this week.


Coin of T. Quinctius Flamininus

Rome and the East

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 15A, 15Ba (up through obierat) and post your results in the forum for this week.

Zoch: Please read ch. 15.

Grammatical review: Simple sentences, agreement, substantivization.

Rome and the East

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 15Bb and post your results in the forum for this week.

Syntactical Mechanics: Please have Chapter 7 read by now. If you have questions, be prepared to ask them.

Rome and the East

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 16A and post your results in the forum for this week.

Grammatical review: Tense, aspect, voice, and unusual main clauses.

Rome and the East

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 16B and post your results in the forum for this week.

Rome and the East

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 17Aa (up through omnium malorum fuere) and post your results in the forum for this week.

Rome and the East

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 17Ab, 17B, 17C and post your results in the forum for this week.

Grammatical review: Case usage: nominative, genitive, accusative.

The Last Century of the Republic

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 18a (up through sequerentur) and post your results in the forum for this week.

Zoch: Please read ch. 16, 17, 18.

Syntactical Mechanics: Please have Chapter 8 read by now. If you have questions, be prepared to ask them.


Spartacus, by Denis Foyatier, 1830. Paris, Musée du Louvre.

The Last Century of the Republic

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 18b, 19a (up through tribunatum) and post your results in the forum for this week.

Grammatical review: Case usage: dative and ablative.

The Last Century of the Republic

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 19b, 20Aa (up through conversa) and post your results in the forum for this week.

The Last Century of the Republic

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 20Ab, 20B and post your results in the forum for this week.

Grammatical review: Prepositional objects, odd objects of special words.

The Last Century of the Republic

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 21a (up through nobilitatis malum) and post your results in the forum for this week.

Syntactical Mechanics: Please have Chapter 9 read by now. If you have questions, be prepared to ask them.

The Last Century of the Republic

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 21b, 22a (up through sitae) and post your results in the forum for this week.

Grammatical review: Participial syntax: attributive, predicative, and other.

The Last Century of the Republic

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 22b and post your results in the forum for this week.

The Last Century of the Republic

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 23 and post your results in the forum for this week.

Grammatical review: Participial syntax: ablative absolute, gerundive (with the gerund on the side), and supine.

The Last Century of the Republic

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 24 and post your results in the forum for this week.

Syntactical Mechanics: Please have Chapter 10 read by now. If you have questions, be prepared to ask them.

The Last Century of the Republic

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 25 and post your results in the forum for this week.

Grammatical review: Adverbial clauses: Purpose, result, proviso, concession, temporal, and others.

The Last Century of the Republic

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 26 and post your results in the forum for this week.

The Last Century of the Republic

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 27A, 27B, 27C and post your results in the forum for this week.

Grammatical review: Adverbial clauses: Conditions.

The Last Century of the Republic

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 28 and post your results in the forum for this week.

Syntactical Mechanics: Please have Chapter 11 read by now. If you have questions, be prepared to ask them.


Gaius Julius Caesar

Collapse of the Republic: Pompey, Caesar, and Civil War

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 29 and post your results in the forum for this week.

Zoch: Please read ch. 19, 20, 21.

Grammatical review: Adjectival (relative) clauses.

Collapse of the Republic: Pompey, Caesar, and Civil War

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 30 and post your results in the forum for this week.

Collapse of the Republic: Pompey, Caesar, and Civil War

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 31 and post your results in the forum for this week.

Grammatical review: Indirect discourse: indirect statement, indirect question, and indirect command.


Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus

Collapse of the Republic: Pompey, Caesar, and Civil War

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 32A, 32B and post your results in the forum for this week.

Syntactical Mechanics: Please have Chapter 12 read by now. There’s probably very little there to ask about.

Collapse of the Republic: Pompey, Caesar, and Civil War

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 33 and post your results in the forum for this week.

Collapse of the Republic: Pompey, Caesar, and Civil War

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 34A, 34B and post your results in the forum for this week.

Collapse of the Republic: Pompey, Caesar, and Civil War

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 35A, 35B, 35C and post your results in the forum for this week.


Cato of Utica reading Plato’s Phaedo
before going to his death, by Jean-Baptiste Roman,
1832-40. Paris, Musée du Louvre.

Collapse of the Republic: Pompey, Caesar, and Civil War

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 36A, 36B, 36C and post your results in the forum for this week.

Collapse of the Republic: Pompey, Caesar, and Civil War

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 37 and post your results in the forum for this week.

Collapse of the Republic: Pompey, Caesar, and Civil War

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 38 and post your results in the forum for this week.

Collapse of the Republic: Pompey, Caesar, and Civil War

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 39 and post your results in the forum for this week.

Collapse of the Republic: Pompey, Caesar, and Civil War

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 40 and post your results in the forum for this week.

Collapse of the Republic: Pompey, Caesar, and Civil War

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 41 and post your results in the forum for this week.

Collapse of the Republic: Pompey, Caesar, and Civil War

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 42A, 42B and post your results in the forum for this week.

Collapse of the Republic: Pompey, Caesar, and Civil War

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 43A, 43B and post your results in the forum for this week.

Octavian to Augustus

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 44 and post your results in the forum for this week.

Zoch: Please read ch. 22, 23.


Marcus Tullius Cicero

Octavian to Augustus

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 45 and post your results in the forum for this week.

Octavian to Augustus

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 46 and post your results in the forum for this week.

Octavian to Augustus

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 47A, 47B and post your results in the forum for this week.

Octavian to Augustus

Hammond and Amory: Please read section 48 and post your results in the forum for this week.

The Julio-Claudians

Hammond and Amory: Review of Texts

Zoch: Please read ch. 24.

The Julio-Claudians

Hammond and Amory: Review of Texts

The Flavians and the Pax Romana

Hammond and Amory: Review of Texts

Zoch: Please read ch. 25, 26.

The Flavians and the Pax Romana

Hammond and Amory: Review of Texts

Review

Hammond and Amory: Review of Texts

Review

Hammond and Amory: Review of Texts


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