Latin 3

Fall 2009

Introduction

In this course we will work through a part of Petronius' Satyricon known as the Cena Trimalchionis (Trimalchio's Dinner Party). Petronius, an author of the time of Nero, wrote a lively commentary on the social mores of his time.

In the Cena section, Trimalchio, a wealthy freedman, entertains acquaintances at a dinner party to be remembered. Trimalchio probably lives in or near Pompeii, and Petronius' observations provide literary insights into a locale and period of Italy known chiefly though excavations at Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other sites. Much of the course will be devoted to translation, grammar, and vocabulary building, we will spend time examining various cultural aspects that the combination of literary and archaeological evidence provides.

Course text: M. Balme, A Millionaire's Dinner Party (Oxford).

https://segue.southwestern.edu/userfiles/LAT1411401-f09/balme.jpg

 

Requirements

Exams
. The exams consist of sentences or passages for translation (Latin to English), which test one's ability to pull together material (grammar & vocabulary).The passages will be adapted from text in Balme.

Quizzes. The quizzes cover memory work (e.g. declensions, conjugations) -  purely and simply memorization work, which requires much patience, endurance, and consistency, rather than brilliant analytical powers.

Pop Quizzes. Pop quizzes will be given during class time. The lowest two scores will be dropped in the average. Pop quizzes may consists of questions on paradigms, vocabulary, grammar, or homework assignments.

Homework Assignments. Assignments posted in the daily schedule in the "Assignments" tab are to be prepared PRIOR to the class period on that date. Preparation is assessed not on the basis of the "right / wrong," but rather by effort / genuine attempt.

Class participation: Regular preparation and class participation 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. 10% of your final grade will be based upon daily class participation. Effective class participation assumes preparation of daily assignments before class.

Class attendance. Students are expected to go to class regularly. The attendance policy is as follows: students are allowed up to three unexcused absences without negative consequence (i.e. one must be there at least 40 of 43 classes). Unexcused absences in excess of three will result in a class attendance grade based on per cent. (including the original 3): e.g. 20 cuts (17 beyond the three,  53%). This accounts for 10% of the final grade.

Accommodations for students with disabilities: 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  the Academic Services Coordinator within the Office of Academic Services.  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.

Grading


Exams (50%)

Exam #1 10%
Exam #2 12%
Exam #3 14%
Exam #4 14%
Scheduled quizzes 15%

Pop quizzes 15%

Class preparation/participation 10%

Attendance 10%
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

Week 1

  Topics/Grammar Balme Assignments Quiz/test
Mon.  Introduction to Petronius    
Wed.  Review verbs  Read Intro. pp. 7-8  
Fri.  Relative Pronouns (Wheelock 17), Sententiae Antiquae    Quiz, verbs

 Week 2

  Topics/Grammar Balme Assignments Test/Quiz
Mon.  Review nouns  Chapt 1, lines 1-10  
Wed.    Chapt. 1, lines 10-18, sentences 1.c.1-10  
Fri.    Chapt. 1, lines 19-32  Quiz, nouns
   

House of the Vettii, Pompeii, peristyle

House of the Mysteries, Pompeii, plan

 

Week 3
  Topics/Grammar Balme Assignments Test/Quiz
Mon.  Labor Day    
Wed.  Jussive noun clauses (Wheelock 36, Sententiae Antiquae)    
Fri.  Purpose clauses (Wheelock 28, Sententiae Antiquae)   Quiz, adjectives

 

Week 4

  Topics/Grammar Balme Assignments Test/Quiz
Mon.  Fearing clauses (Wheelock 40) Chapt. 2, lines 1-18  
Wed. Chapt. 2, lines 18-37  
Fri.      Test #1

Week 5

  Topics/Grammar Balme Assignments Test/Quiz
Mon. Cum Clauses (Wheelock 31, Sententiae Antiquae)    
Wed. Participles (Wheelock 23, Sententiae Antiquae)    
Fri.   Chapt. 3, lines 1-18  

 

Week 6

  Topics/Grammar Balme Assignments Test/Quiz
Mon.   Chapt. 3, lines 19-40  Quiz, subjunctives
Wed.   Chapt. 3, b.1-5, c.1-12  
Fri.   Chapt. 4, lines 1-19  

 

Week 7

  Topics/Grammar Balme Assignments Test/Quiz
Mon.  Ablative Absolute (Wheelock 24)  Chapt. 4, a.1-10, c.1-12  Quiz, participles
Wed.      Test #2
Fri.    Chapt. 4, lines 20-41  
 

Week 8

  Topics/Grammar Balme Assignments Test/Quiz
Mon. FALL BREAK    
Wed.    Chapt. 4, lines 42-62  
Fri.  Indirect Statement (Wheelock 25, Sententiae Antiquae)
indirect statements
Laocoon
Trailer, Ben Hur
Roman images
   
 

Week 9

  Topics/Grammar Balme Assignments Test/Quiz
Mon.    Chapt. 5, lines 1-27  Quiz, infinitives
Wed.    Chapt. 5, lines 27-54  
Fri.    Chapt.5. [a].1-10  

 

Week 10

  Topics/Grammar Balme Assignments Test/Quiz
Mon.  Indirect Questions (Wheelock 30, Sententiae Antiquae)
Roman Dining
   
Wed.    Chapt. 6, lines 1-23  
Fri.    Chapt. 6, lines 24-50  

 

Week 11

  Topics/Grammar Balme Assignments Test/Quiz
Mon.     Test #3
Wed. Conditions (Wheelock 33):

Look over the conditions chart here on segue.

Then, please go to this page, read through the text, and classify the conditions under :
"REVIEW

"Classify the following conditional statements:"
   
Fri.    Chapt. 7, lines 1-30  

 

Week 12

  Topics/Grammar Balme Assignments Test/Quiz
Mon.    Chapt. 7, 30-61 Optional: cf. selections from original text)  Quiz, conditions
Wed.  Result Clauses (Wheelock 29)  Chapt. 8, lines 1-20  
Fri.    Chapt. 8, lines 21-54  

 

Week 13

  Topics/Grammar Balme Assignments Test/Quiz
Mon.  Gerunds/gerundives (Wheelock 39, Sententiae Antiquae)    
Wed.    Chapt. 9, lines 1-30  Quiz, gerunds/gerundives
Fri.    Chapt. 9, lines 31-66  

 

Week 14

  Topics/Grammar Balme Assignments Test/Quiz
Mon.    Chapt. 10, lines 1-29  
Wed.  THANKSGIVING    
Fri.  THANKSGIVING    

 

Week 15

  Topics/Grammar Balme Assignments Test/Quiz
Mon.  Hinc primum hilaritas nostra turbata est; nam cum puer non inspeciosus inter novos intrasset ministros, invasit eum Trimalchio et osculari diutius coepit. Itaque Fortunata, ut ex aequo ius firmum approbaret, maledicere Trimalchioni et purgamentum dedecusque praedicare, qui non contineret libidinem suam.... "Ita genium meum propitium habeam, curabo domata sit Cassandra caligaria... Puerum basiavi frugalissimum, non propter formam, sed quia frugi est. decem partes dicit, librum ab oculo legit, thraecium sibi de diariis fecit, arcisellum de suo paravit et duas trullas. non est dignus quem in oculis feram? sed Fortunata vetat."  Chapt. 10, lines 30-54  
Wed.  Relative Clause of Characteristic (Wheelock 38)  Chapt. 11, lines 1-36  
Fri.    Chapt. 11, lines 36-75