Syllabus Latin I 2018-2019 This introductory course is designed to present students with the basics of Latin grammar, early Roman history and Greek mythology. The objective for the course is to prepare the student for Latin II, to take the AP exam for college credit and to add that critical element to a well-formed “liberal arts” education. The text that we will be using is the Cambridge Latin Course Units 1 & 2; Unit 1 for the fall semester and Unit 2 for the spring. At times, we will use other ancillary texts supplied by the instructor. Each student will need a notebook just for this class and that notebook will be graded at the end of each six-weeks. The grading rubric for the year is as follows: Homework 25% Quizzes 35% Exams/projects 40% Additionally, each student is expected to come to class regularly and on time. The work from each day builds a foundation for the next so attendance is very important. The exam dates and subjects follow: 1st Six-Weeks Aug. 20 – Sept. 28 Cambridge Unit I: Chapters 1-5. Nominative and Accusative. “To Be” verb. Regular present tense endings. 1st, 2nd and 3rd declension noun endings. Numbers. Pompeii, Roman Forum. Roman house. Early Roman Monarchy. First exam- Fri. Sept.. 7 Second exam- Fri. Sept 28 2nd Six-Weeks Oct. 1 – Nov. 2 Cambridge Unit I: Chapters 6-9. Imperfect and Perfect tenses. Adjectives. Dative noun case. Gladiators. Slaves and Freedmen. Roman Kings cont’d. Greek Pantheon/Creation Mythologies Third exam- Fri.. Oct. 19 Fourth exam- Fri. Nov. 2 3rd Six-Weeks Nov. 5– Dec. 20 Cambridge Unit I: Chapters 10-12. Imperatives. Comparative adjectives. Pronouns. Imperfect of irregular verbs. Grammar Review. Destruction of Pompeii. Rhetor and Grammaticus. Greek Pantheon & begin HEROS cycle. Fifth Exam: Fri. Nov. 30 Mid-term Exam-TBA Christmas Break [the original Saturnalia!]
4th Six-Weeks Jan. 7 – Feb. 8 Cambridge Unit II (new textbook-Unit II): Chapters 13-15. Complimentary infinitives. Enclitic –que. Imperatives. First, Second and Third Declension Adjectives. Imperfect tense of irregular verbs cont’d. Interrogative & Relative Pronouns. Roman Britain. Continuation of Hero cycle (Herakles/Theseus) Seventh Exam: Fri. Jan. 25 Eighth Exam: Fri. Feb. 8 5th Six-Weeks - Feb. 11 – March 29 Cambridge Unit II Units 16-18. Pluperfect Tense. Genitive Case. Relative & Demonstrative Pronouns. Verbs that take the Dative Case. Superlative adjectives. Roman Egypt/Alexandria. Continuation of Hero Cycle (Theseus/Orpheus/Moses). Ninth Exam: Fri. March 1 Tenth Exam: Fri. March 29 6th Six-Weeks April 1 – May 24 Cambridge Unit II Units 19-20. Fabulae Antiquae. Present Active Participle. Personal Pronouns. Vocative Case. Ablative uses. Various Greek/Roman Mythological stories. Mythology Project. Eleventh Exam: Fri. April 26 Final Exam TBA & cumulative
The use of phones, is not allowed during class unless approved by instructor.