weekly schedule

Monday, January 28:  Introduction to Class.  General review.

Wednesday, January 31:  General review.

Friday, Feb. 1:  Verb review and the perfect tense.  Do Reading B (Plato) and Readings #1-4 (pp. 115-116).

Monday, Feb. 4:  We will finish #4 (p. 115-116), work on the perfect and pluperfect middle/passive and do Reading #4 (The Revolution of Cylon, p. 120).  Write out the principal parts of 5 verbs in that exercise.

Wednesday, Feb. 6:  Do Review Exercises #1-5 (p. 121).  Read Lesson 33 and do Reading #1 (Solon and the Tyrant Pisistratus, p. 123).

Friday, Feb. 8:  Do Review Exercises #1-5 on p. 124.  Quiz #1 on Lessons 31-33. 

Monday, Feb. 11:  Read Lesson 34 (pp. 126-128).  Do Review Exercises #1-5 (p. 128).

Wednesday, Feb. 13:  Read Lesson 35 (pp. 129-131).  Do Reading #1-7 (p. 130).

Friday, Feb. 15: Do Review Exercises #1-3 (p. 131).  Read Lesson 36 (pp. 133-136) and do Review Exercises #1-3 (p. 136). 

Monday, Feb. 18:  Write sample conditional statements (1 for each different type of condition).  Read Chap. 38 and do Review Exercises #1-5 (p. 143).

Wednesday, Feb. 20:  Read Chapters 39 & 40.  Do Review Exercises #1-3 (p. 147) and Review Exercises #1-3 (p. 150).

**Thursday Night Review Session -- Details to Follow!**

Friday, Feb. 22:  Test #1.  It will focus on Chapters 30-40 but there will be information from previous chapters as well.

Monday, Feb. 25:  We will review Test #1.  Introduction to Plato's "Apology".  Try to translate the first sentence.

Wednesday, Feb. 27:  Translate Apology 17a1-c4.

Friday, Feb. 29:  Translate Apology 17c4-d3.  Read Chap. 1 of Wilson's "The Death of Socrates" and be prepared to discuss it. 

Monday, March 3:  Translate Apology 17d4-18b4.  

Wednesday, March 5:  Translate Apology 18b4-c8.

Friday, March 7:  Translate Apology 18c8-e4.  Quiz #2.  Read Chap. 2 of Wilson's "The Death of Socrates" and be prepared to discuss it. 

Monday, March 10:  Translate Apology 18e5-19c1.

Wednesday, March 12:  Translate Apology 19c1-e1.

Friday, March 14:  Translate Apology 19e1-20a5.  Quiz #3.  Read Chap. 3 of Wilson's "The Death of Socrates" and be prepared to discuss it.  Have a wonderful Spring Break (suggested Beach Book = The Complete Dialogues of Plato). 

Monday, March 24:  Translate Apology 20a5-d1.

Wednesday, March 26:  Translate Apology 20d1-21a2.

Friday, March 28:  Translate Apology 21a3-c2.  Read Chap. 4 of Wilson's "The Death of Socrates" and be prepared to discuss it.

Saturday, March 29:  Trip to the Met.  Meet at 7:30 a.m. in front of Converse.

Monday, March 31:  Translate Apology 21c3-22a1.

Tuesday, April 1:  Review session 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Grosvenor House #12.

Wednesday, April 2:  Exam #2 on Plato's Apology.

Friday, April 4:  Translate Apology 22a1-22b8.  Read Chap. 5 of Wilson's "The Death of Socrates" and be prepared to discuss it. 

Monday, April 7:  Translate Apology 22b8-e5.  If you have time, read Plato's Ion (can be found on the Perseus project website: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0180%3Atext%3DIon).

Wednesday, April 9: Translate Apology 22e6-23c1.

Friday, April 11:  Translate Apology 23c2-24b2.  Read Chap. 6 of Wilson's "The Death of Socrates" and be prepared to discuss it.

Monday, April 14:  Translate Apology 24b3-25c4.

Friday, April 18:  Essay #1 Due.  

Topic:  In a "New York Times" interview, presidential hopeful John Edwards claimed that his favorite book was I. Stone's "The Trial of Socrates".  This is an interesting choice for a politician, especially because Stone's book concentrates on the old argument that Socrates is against democracy (one wonders whom Edwards "roots for" when he reads it).  In our study of the reception of Socrates' death (and his life), we have seen many alternative views of what Socrates' death "means".  Which one resonates with you in the most meaningful way?  Is it a more political view of Socrates' death or a more philosophical view?  Is it something different altogether?  Use Wilson's book as a starting-point but go back to the original interpretation as well (whether this is Aristophanes' "Clouds", Mendelssohn's "Phaidon", or David's painting "The Death of Socrates").  This assignment requires you to investigate your own interpretation of Socrates' death through the work of a previous artist, philosopher, or author.  (2-3 pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. Times) 

Monday, April 21:  Translate Apology 25c4-26b7.

Wednesday, April 23:  Translate Apology 26b8-27a7.

Friday, April 25:  Translate Apology 27a8-28a1. 

Monday, April 28:  Read a translation of Apology 28a2-35d8.  Translate Apology 35e1-37a1.  Quiz #4.

Wednesday, April 30:  Translate Apology 37a2-37e2.

Friday, May 2:  Translate Apology 37e3-38b9.

Monday, May 5:  Translate Apology 38c1-39c8.

Wednesday, May 7:  Translate Apology 39c9-40c3.  Classics party at Prof. Sinos' house at 5:00 p.m.!

Friday, May 9:  Translate Apology 40c4-42a5 (we'll try to complete it, if possible).