Vergil Checklist for Aeneid; Upcoming Assignments

Here is a breakdown of where you guys should be at this point. Each one of the following sections should have a translation prepared for it:

  • Lesson 1: Book 1.1-33
  • Lesson 2: Book 1.34-80
  • Lesson 7: Book 1.494-538
  • Lesson 11: Book 2.268-297
  • Lesson 13: Book 4.160-218
  • Lesson 14: Book 4.259-299
  • Lesson 15: Book 4.300-361
  • Lesson 16: Book 4.659-705
  • Lesson 17: Book 6.295-332
  • Lesson 19: Book 6.450-476

Here is a breakdown of upcoming assignments – note the DUE DATES:

  • HW: Abney’s Book One Practice (due 5/6) – this is due for HW.
  • TEST: Book 1 (5/6) – will be a mix of translations and grammar.
  • HW: Abney’s Book Four Practice (due 5/8) – same things as the Book 1 practice.
  • TEST: Book 4 (5/8) – will be a mix of translation and grammar
  • PROJECT: Analysis of TEST – this project I want you all to work on AFTER you take the exam. I want you all to assess your strengths and weaknesses and give me some feedback on where we need to fix things for next year. I also want you to share your insight with Latin III later on.

Flashcards Added For Aeneid

Don’t worry about compiling the flashcards for the Aeneid. We hunted down and found some sets of flashcards to add to our group so that you can study them. Start looking them over each day to help you prepare for your upcoming exam on May 9th!

Also there are key vocabulary words for Caesar’s De Bello Gallico – don’t neglect those either as you will surely need to be able to translate passages from Caesar’s text as well.

AP Review Thursday 4/18

Well, it is that time of year! We will be having our annual AP review picnic – just outside building F in the circle. Bring your Latin texts and we will review. Prepare some questions so we can investigate what kinds of things you need to review. We will mostly focus on getting caught up in the Aeneid.

So bring a blanket, some snacks, and your thinking pillea! See you Thursday!

Gerunds and The Bible

Today we did an exercise to review the use of the Gerund in Latin. You all translated a portion from Ecclesiastes 3:1 which was in Latin. This is also the same verses that were used in the old “hippy” song by The Byrds Turn, Turn, Turn.

Here is a link with the actual lyrics from that song.

And here is a bit more information on the song and the verse from the Bible.

Enjoy! And show off how smart you are in Latin!


UPDATE: Complete Translations of CH 22 and 23, Wrap Up Caesar

We are about to complete Caesar’s Gallic Wars and will do so next class (CH 22-23, or Book VI.14-18). Have your translations ready. We are going to be leaving the world of Caesar and entering the epic world of Vergil’s Aenead.

Make sure you are regularly reviewing the vocabulary from De Bello Gallico. We are now going to look at poetry, as opposed to prose, and will need to examine the nature of poetry as a literary device.

Updated Pacing Guide for the Rest of the Year 2013

Here is an updated pacing guide for the rest of our readings for the remainder of the year in AP Latin.

We won’t have time to completely read all of the Latin selections from Vergil’s Aenead so we will have to skip around. Also, we are going to be having regular “tests” every other class and short analysis questions for homework. There will be occasional quizzes given on grammatical points but those we will get to once we review the appropriate forms.

Get your copy now!

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