Posted in Latin IX, Latin VIII

The day before the nones of April

To-day we finished discussing the five fragments of Greek lyric poetry.  If you have not already, please put your answers to the questions in your personal Latin folder so that I can see them.

We shall next turn our attention to an Ode from Horace (doc. 413).  Your homework is to complete the questions in that document.  (They’re all pretty straight-forward.)

Some motifs that we have seen so far:

  • love (particularly scorned love)
  • emotion
  • youth and old age (≈ carpe diem)
  • people and relationships

Key terms for our study of poetry:

  • allusion (the verb is to allude)
  • lyric
  • motif
  • speaker

It is important that you be able to describe a poem with respect to these terms.  We may add one or two more words to this list before the end.

Posted in Latin VII

The day before the nones of April

To-day we as a class started putting together a grand timeline of Roman history, to serve as context for our next topic (which is historical).  If you have not finished two entries for the timeline, please complete them at home.  (We shall finish writing any remaining entries during the next lesson.)  If you have finished both your entries, nullum pensum tibi est.