Friday, January 29, 2016

Due 1 Feb 2016

Scan the lines below from Ovid’s “Pyramus et Thisbe”

'Ecce metū nōndum positō, nē fallat amantem,
illa redit iuvenemque oculīs animōque requīrit,
quantaque vītārit narrāre perīcula gestit;               130
utque locum et vīsā cognōscit in arbore fōrmam,
sīc facit incertam pōmī color: haeret, an haec sit.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Essay Question

p. 305 Essay

Pliny the Younger’s purpose is not so much to write about the Eruption of Vesuvius as it is to make a character sketch of his uncle, Pliny the Elder.  How does the condition of  his uncle’s corpse at the end of the story reflect the way he has been characterized throughout? Cite specific examples from the text.