Jan. 25th: Introduction to Class: We will go over the Final Exam from last semester.
Homework: Review your forms! Do Unit 13 exercises #31-41 odds (pp. 227-8)
Jan. 27th: We will go over the homework and continue to review the fundamentals of Latin grammar.
Homework: Do Unit 13 readings B, C, D, & E (p. 230). Read Unit 14.
Jan. 29th: We will go over the readings and I will introduce the grammar of Unit 14.
Homework: Do Unit 14 drills I.1-3 (p. 241), II.1-2 (pp. 242-3) and Preliminary Exercises 1-7 (p. 243). Continue to review the grammar.
Feb. 1st: We will go over the homework and continue our discussion of result clauses and the grammar of Unit 14.
Homework: Do Unit 14 exercises 1-11 odd (p.244) and do Reading B (Cicero, p.247).
Feb. 3rd: We will review the exercises and the reading.
Homework: Study for quiz on Friday on Unit 14. Read Unit 15.
Feb. 5th: Quiz #1 on Unit 14. I will introduce the grammar of Unit 15.
Homework: Unit 15 drills I. (1-7 odd), II. (1-7 odd), III. (1-9 odd), preliminary exercises (1-9 odd).
Feb. 8th: We will go over the homework and continue to work on the grammar of Unit 15.
Homework: Unit 15 exercises 1-13 (p. 259-60), 39.
Feb. 10th: We will go over the homework from Monday.
Homework: Unit 15 exercises #40. Study for quiz on Friday. Read Unit 16.
Feb. 12th: We will go over the reading from Wednesday. Quiz #2. Introduction of Unit 16.
Homework: Unit 16 drill #1-11 odd (p. 272-3), preliminary exercises #1-15 odd (p. 273).
Feb. 15th: We will continue our exploration of the concepts of Unit 16.
Homework: Unit 16 exercises #1-10 (p. 274), #43 (p. 276).
*************** From this point forward, we will be meeting in Life Sciences #428 **********************
Feb. 17th: We will go over the exercises of Unit 16.
Homework: Translate Unit 16 readings A and B (pp. 276-7). Study for the quiz.
Feb. 19th: Guest Professor Luca Grillo will lead class!! Quiz on Unit 16. Introduction of Unit 17.
Homework: Do Unit 17 drills #1-12 (p.285), preliminary exercises #1-11, odds (p. 286).
Feb. 22nd: We will review the concepts in Unit 17 and go over the homework
Homework: Do Unit 17 exercises #1-15 odd (p. 286-7), Unit 17 connected reading: Caesar Gallic War VI.11 (p. 288).
Feb. 24th: We will continue our exploration of Unit 17 and translate the Caesar passage.
Homwork: Study for the quiz on Friday. Read Unit 18.
Feb. 27th: Quiz on Unit 17 and introduction of the concepts of Unit 18.
Homework: Do Unit 18 drills #1-15 (p. 298).
March 1st: We will go over the grammar of Unit 18 and the drills in class.
Homework: Do Unit 18 exercises #1-11 (p.298-9).
Students with last names ending A-D do Unit 18 exercises II (English-> Latin) #1.
Students with last names ending E-L do Unit 18 exercises II (English -> Latin) #2.
Students with last names ending P-Z do Unit 18 exercises II (English -> Latin) #3.
March 3rd: We will go over the exercises and review the concepts of Unit 18.
Homework: Study for Exam on Units 13-18!!
March 4th: Study Session for Exam from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Grosvenor 11 (stop by whenever you are able and ask questions you have about the material).
March 5th: Exam #1.
Homework: Read the introduction to A Student's Seneca (S.S.) and try to work through the first paragraph of Letter 60 (p.3).
March 8th: We will go over the exam and start our translation of Seneca after a brief discussion of Seneca's life and times.
Homework: Continue reading Letter 60 (pp.3-4).
March 10th: We will translate Letter 60.
Homework: Finish translating Letter 60 and begin Letter 5 (pp. 4-5).
March 12th: We will continue translating Seneca's letters.
Homework for Spring Break: Continue translating Letter 5. Start to think about a project you would like to do on one of Seneca's works (tragedy, letters, one of the dialogues) and think of someone in the class with whom you would like to work. For our final project, you will give a 10-15 minute presentation on some aspect of Seneca's life, literature, philosophy, death, etc. to the class. You must present a topic to me by March 26th. Feel free to get in touch with me over break if you have questions about this project. Have a nice break!
March 22nd: We will translate Ep. 5.
March 24th: We will continue translating Ep. 5.
March 26th: We will finish translating Ep. 5 and discuss the philosophical concepts of the letter. Your presentation topics are due.
March 29th: We will begin translating Ep. 43.
March 31st: We will finish translating Ep. 43 and begin Ep. 84.
April 2nd: Quiz on Seneca's epistles (60, 5, 43). Continue translating Ep. 84.
April 5th: Continue translating Ep. 84.
April 7th: Continue translating Ep. 84.
April 9th: Finish translating Ep. 84, begin Ep. 56.
April 12th: Continue translating Ep. 56.
April 14th: Continue translating Ep. 56.
April 16th: Finish translating Ep. 56.
April 19th: Begin translating the Phaedra passage provided. If possible read a translation of the play up to this point (in Grosvenor 11).
April 20th: 7-9 p.m. Continue translating the Phaedra passage. Review session for exam #2.
April 23rd: Exam #2.
April 26th: Begin translating De Providentia.
April 28th: No class meeting. Instead work on Epistulae ad Christophorum. Write me a letter in the style of Seneca's letters to Lucilius (in English). Letters should be 1 page (double-spaced) and modeled on the letters we have translated in class. Take a moment from your day to ruminate about philosophy, literature, contemporary mores, etc... Feel free to include quotes from your favorite writers, philosophers, singers and try to be as witty and sententious as possible! Due in my box by Thursday, April 29th (10:00 a.m.).
April 30th: Continue translating De Providentia.
May 3rd: Continue translating De Providentia.
May 5th: Finish translating De Providentia.
May 7th: Exam #3 (Cumulative over all of Seneca's works)
May 10th: Seneca Day! 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in our usual classroom.