Monday, April 11, 2016

Conditions 4 - Ager Somnium

LATIN III/IV                                                             NOMEN:___________________

QUIZ: CONDITIONS                                              DATUM:___________________
Ager Somniorum

A)    Indicate whether each sentence below is a condition of fact, future more vivid, future less vivid, present contrary to fact or past contrary to fact condition. 
B)    Translate the verbs in each sentence.

Verbs: aedifico, aedificare, aedificavi, aedificatum - build
venio, venire, veni, ventum - come
1.      si id aedificas, ille venit.

Trans: If you ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________ it, he _________________.

2.      si id aedificavisses, ille venisset.

Trans: If you ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________ it, he _________________.

3.      si id aedificares, ille veniret.

Trans: If you ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________ it, he _________________.

4.      si id aedificabis, ille veniet.

Trans: If you ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________ it, he _________________.

5.      si id aedifices, ille veniat

Trans: If you ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________ it, he _________________.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Horace essays

-II. Essay: Choose one of the topics below –

-A. In Odes IX and XI, Horace uses poetry and poetic imagery to explain some aspects of his Epicurean philosophical outlook.  Discuss three points that both poems share, and explain what they tell us about Epicureanism (at least as Horace seems to understand it).

-B. Horace uses a number of vivid images to characterize Cleopatra throughout Ode XXXVII.  His characterization of Cleopatra changes, however, over the course of the poem.  Select several of these images and show how his depiction of her changes; what sort of person does he seem to think she is in the end?

-C. In his poetry Horace likes to tell stories through a series of images.  Describe the images he uses in Ode IX, how they form a narrative, and and how they relate to the theme of the poem.