Latin 4

Spring 2009


We will be reading Vergil's Aeneid throughout the semester, concentrating on three aspects in particular: 1.) Latin translation and grammar, paying extra attention to poetic aspects; 2.) the Aeneid as literature; and 3.) the cultural context for the Aeneid.

The text (available at the SU Bookstore) is


There will be four quizzes on grammar. Quiz #1 will cover material from the first two weeks of class. Quizzes #2-4 will be designed to react to needs / weaknesses revealed during the course of the semester.

There will be four examinations, including the final. Each exam will cover work from the unit immediately preceding the exam, and will consist of:

1. seen and sight passages for translation, with grammar;
2. Roman culture identifications.
3. scansion (beginning with exam #2)

Regular preparation, class participation, and attendance are expected, and will affect your grade. Foreign language study is such that certain aspects of one's performance cannot be judged by examinations, but rather by class performance. Therefore, 20% of your final grade will be based upon daily class participation; effective class participation assumes preparation of daily assignments before class.

Southwestern University is committed to assisting students with disabilities. Southwestern University will make reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities.  To arrange accommodations students should contact Kimele Carter, the Academic Services Coordinator within the Office of Academic Services (Cullen Building, 3rd floor; phone 863-1536; e-mail carterk@southwestern.edu).  Students seeking accommodations should notify the Academic Services Coordinator at least two weeks before services are needed.  It is the student’s responsibility to discuss any necessary accommodations with the appropriate faculty member.

Note. Make-up exams are the exception, not the rule, and will not be granted automatically. Make-ups must be arranged with the instructor in advance of the regularly scheduled time, and will be given (or not) at the discretion of the instructor.

Exam #1. Trans.& gram., culture 10%

Exam #2. Trans.& gram., cult., scan. 15%

Exam #3 Trans.& gram., cult., scan. 15%

Final exam. Trans.& gram., cult., scan. 20%

Quizzes (4 @ 5% each) 20%

Class participation 20%

Final grades. The plus and minus grading system will be used for final grades. Semester % averages will translate to the following letter grades:

GRADE
INCLUSIVE % RANGE
GPA POINTS EQUIV.
A+
96.7-100.0
4.00
A
93.4-96.6
4.00
A-
90.0-93.3
3.67
B+
86.7-89.9
3.33
B
83.4-86.6
3.00
B-
80.0-83.3
2.67
C+
76.7-79.9
2.33
C
73.4-76.6
2.00
C-
70.0-73.3
1.67
D+
66.7-69.9
1.33
D
63.4-66.6
1.00
D-
60.0-63.3
0.67
F
0.0-59.9
0.00

Date

Assignment

 

January 12
Monday

Introduction

finite verb forms (see C. Pharr, Aeneid text pp. 31-50)

 

 

 

January 14
Wednesday


participles (Pharr 31-50); nouns/adjectives (Pharr 5-19)

 

January 16
Friday


subjunctive constructions; indirect discourse; infinitives (Pharr 31-50, 67-73)

 

January 19
Monday

MLK Day - no classes

 

January 21
Wednesday

Review of grammar

 

January 23
Friday

Quiz #1; Intro. to Vergil

 

January 26
Monday

I.1-7

 ppt

January 28
Wednesday

I.8-18

 

January 30
Friday

I.19-33

 

February 2
Monday

I.34-49

 

February 4
Wednesday

I.50-64

 

February 6
Friday

No class

Brown Symposium

February 9
Monday

EXAM #1

 

February 11
Wednesday

I.65-87

Skidmore 

 

February 13
Friday

I.88-117

 

February 16
Monday

I.157-186

 

February 18
Wednesday

I.187-215

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    February 20
    Friday

    I.216-246

     

    February 23
    Monday

    I.247-278

     

    February 25
    Wednesday

    I.279-309

     

    February 27
    Friday

    I.637-669

     

    March 2
    Monday

    Quiz #2
    I.701-730

     

    March 4
    Wednesday

    I.731-755; II.1-9

     

    March 6
    Friday

    II.10-39

     

    March 9
    Monday

    EXAM #2

     

    March 11
    Wednesday

    II.40-68

     

    March 13
    Friday

    II.69-99

    Spring break, 10 p.m.

    March 23
    Monday

    II.100-131

     

    March 25
    Wednesday

    II.132-159

     

    March 27
    Friday

    Quiz #3
    II.160-188

     

    March 30
    Monday

    II.189-219

     

    April 1
    Wednesday

    II.220-249

     

    April 3
    Friday

    II.250-280

     

    April 6
    Monday

    EXAM #3

     

    April 7
    Wednesday

    II.281-310

     

    April 10
    Friday
    NO CLASS

     

    April 13
    Monday

    III.578-609

     

    April 15
    Wednesday

    III.610-640

     

    April 17
    Friday

    III.641-669

     

    April 20
    Monday

    VI.268-297

     

    April 22
    Wednesday

    Quiz #4;
    VI.298-330

     

    April 24
    Friday

    VI.331-336, 384-410

     

    April 27
    Monday

    VI.411-444

     

    April 29
    Wednesday

    VI.445-476

     

    May 1
    Friday

    VI.477-508