Latin IV: Caesar and Vergil

Dr. Bruce McMenomy for Scholars Online
2017-18: Mondays and Thursdays, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Eastern

Assignments


1. Thu, Sep 7, 2017 Introduction to Caesar and his Latin; general principles of textual scholarship, and how to read Latin prose.

2. Mon, Sep 11, 2017 1.1
Vocabulary list #1. Take the quiz by Friday.

3. Thu, Sep 14, 2017 1.2

4. Mon, Sep 18, 2017 1.3
Vocabulary list #2. Take the quiz by Friday.

5. Thu, Sep 21, 2017 1.4-5

6. Mon, Sep 25, 2017 1.6-7
Vocabulary list #3. Take the quiz by Friday.

7. Thu, Sep 28, 2017 4.24-25


8. Mon, Oct 2, 2017 4.26-27
Vocabulary list #4. Take the quiz by Friday.

9. Thu, Oct 5, 2017 4.28-30

10. Mon, Oct 9, 2017 4.31-33
Vocabulary list #5. Take the quiz by Friday.

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.

11. Thu, Oct 12, 2017 4.34-36

12. Mon, Oct 16, 2017 5.24-26
Vocabulary list #6. Take the quiz by Friday.

13. Thu, Oct 19, 2017 5.27-28

14. Mon, Oct 23, 2017 5.29-32
Vocabulary list #7. Take the quiz by Friday.

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

15. Thu, Oct 26, 2017 5.33-35

16. Mon, Oct 30, 2017 5.36-39
Vocabulary list #8. Take the quiz by Friday.

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


17. Thu, Nov 2, 2017 5.40-42

18. Mon, Nov 6, 2017 5.43-44
Vocabulary list #9. Take the quiz by Friday.

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

19. Thu, Nov 9, 2017 5.45-48

20. Mon, Nov 13, 2017 6.13-15
Vocabulary list #10. Take the quiz by Friday.

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

21. Thu, Nov 16, 2017 6.16-20

22. Mon, Nov 20, 2017 Introduction to Vergil, Latin poetry and scansion.
Daniel H. Garrison, “The Language of Virgil”, Why Vergil?, pp. 42-45.
Vocabulary list #11. Take the quiz by Friday.

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

23. Mon, Nov 27, 2017 1.1-11

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

24. Thu, Nov 30, 2017 1.12-22
Brooks Otis, “The Mystery of the Aeneid”, Why Vergil?, pp. 243-245.


25. Mon, Dec 4, 2017 1.23-33
Vocabulary list #12. Take the quiz by Friday.

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

26. Thu, Dec 7, 2017 1.34-41
Brooks Otis, “The Subjective Style”, Why Vergil?, pp. 245-254.

27. Mon, Dec 11, 2017 1.42-54
Vocabulary list #13. Take the quiz by Friday.

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

28. Thu, Dec 14, 2017 1.55-63

29. Mon, Dec 18, 2017 1.64-75
Vocabulary list #14. Take the quiz by Friday.

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

30. Thu, Dec 21, 2017 1.76-86


31. Mon, Jan 8, 2018 1.87-101
Vocabulary list #15. Take the quiz by Friday.

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

32. Thu, Jan 11, 2018 1.102-117
Michael Putnam, “The Lyric Genius of the Aeneid”, Why Vergil?, pp. 255-266.

33. Mon, Jan 15, 2018 1.118-130
Vocabulary list #16. Take the quiz by Friday.

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

34. Thu, Jan 18, 2018 1.131-141
George Duckworth, “The Architecture of the Aeneid”, Why Vergil?, pp. 148-167.

35. Mon, Jan 22, 2018 1.142-156
Vocabulary list #17. Take the quiz by Friday.

36. Thu, Jan 25, 2018 1.157-173

37. Mon, Jan 29, 2018 1.174-193
Vocabulary list #18. Take the quiz by Friday.


38. Thu, Feb 1, 2018 1.194-209
Gregory A. Staley, “Aeneas’ First Act: 1.180-194”, in Why Vergil?, pp. 52-60.

39. Mon, Feb 5, 2018 1.418-440
Vocabulary list #19. Take the quiz by Friday.

40. Thu, Feb 8, 2018 1.494-519
Roger A. Hornsby, “The Vergilian Simile as a Means of Judgment”, Why Vergil?, pp. 80-89.

41. Mon, Feb 12, 2018 1.520-543
Vocabulary list #20. Take the quiz by Friday.

42. Thu, Feb 15, 2018 1.544-578
Bernard M. W. Knox, “The Serpent and the Flame: The Imagery of the Second Book of the Aeneid”, Why Vergil?, pp. 65-79.

43. Mon, Feb 19, 2018 2.40-56, 201-211
Vocabulary list #21. Take the quiz by Friday.

44. Thu, Feb 22, 2018 2.212-249

45. Mon, Feb 26, 2018 2.268-297
Vocabulary list #22. Take the quiz by Friday.


46. Thu, Mar 1, 2018 2.559-587

47. Mon, Mar 5, 2018 2.588-620
Vocabulary list #23. Take the quiz by Friday.

48. Thu, Mar 8, 2018 4.160-188
Charles Segal, “Dido’s Hesitation in Aeneid 4”, Why Vergil?, pp. 90-100.

49. Mon, Mar 12, 2018 4.189-218
Vocabulary list #24. Take the quiz by Friday.

50. Thu, Mar 15, 2018 4.259-295
Helen Bacon, “The Aeneid as a Drama of Election”, Why Vergil?, pp. 123-141.

51. Mon, Mar 19, 2018 4.296-330
Vocabulary list #25. Take the quiz by Friday.

52. Thu, Mar 22, 2018 4.331-361
Marilyn B. Skinner, “The Last Encounter of Dido and Aeneas: Aen. 6.450-476.”, Why Vergil?, pp. 101-107.


53. Mon, Apr 2, 2018 4.659-705
Vocabulary list #26. Take the quiz by Friday.

54. Thu, Apr 5, 2018 6.295-332
W. R. Johnson, “Eliot’s Myth and Vergil’s Fictions”, Why Vergil?, pp. 327-342.

55. Mon, Apr 9, 2018 6.384-425

56. Thu, Apr 12, 2018 6.450-476, 847-853
D. C. Feeney, “History and Revelation in Vergil’s Underworld”, Why Vergil?, pp. 108-122.

57. Mon, Apr 16, 2018 6.854-899

58. Thu, Apr 19, 2018 Grammatical review.

59. Mon, Apr 23, 2018 Technical review: scansion.

60. Thu, Apr 26, 2018 Technical review: figures of speech.

61. Mon, Apr 30, 2018 Literary review: Caesar.


62. Thu, May 3, 2018 Literary review: Vergil.

63. Mon, May 7, 2018 General review.

64. Thu, May 10, 2018 General review and exam-taking strategies.

65. Mon, May 14, 2018 General review and exam-taking strategies.

66. Thu, May 17, 2018 General review and exam-taking strategies.

NB.: The AP EXAM is FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018 in the afternoon session. Verify this with the College Board AP Central Site.

67. Mon, May 21, 2018Exam debriefing, final review, and fun stuff.