Monday, May 16, 2016

Review Sheet Aeneid I 1-33

Hon. LATIN III/IV                                        NOMEN:__________________________


Aeneid I: 1-33, the introduction               DATUM:__________________________

  1. How would you describe the purpose or function of the following sections:

    1. lines 1-7

    1. lines 8-11

    1. lines 12-18

    1. lines 19-28

    1. lines 29-32

    1. line 33

  1. Find examples of the following stylistic devices in the text – identify them and define the terms (use the textual notes!).

    1. metonymy
    2. enallage
    3. anastrophe

  1. The first few words of the poem would have reminded Vergil’s listeners of the Greek epics by Homer, the Odyssey and the Iliad – why do you think Vergil would have wanted his readers (or listeners) to make that connection?

  1. Carthage was actually founded about four centuries after the fall of Troy – why might Vergil want to introduce it here?

  1. Which one line do you think best serves as a “thesis statement” expressing the theme of the Aeneid?  Why?

  1. Scan lines 19-22

Iudicium Paridis

Friday, May 13, 2016

Pliny Essay

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.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Schedule Change, Thursday Assignments 3 May

The assignment for May 5th, "Translate Cicero B "On The Appian Way" p. 153", is moved to May 12.