Term One: Tuesday 4 September-Friday 21 December 2012

 

Topics to cover – concepts – skills

Assignments, tests, exams, activities

Date

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

Week 1

(4/9-7/9)

 Introduction to the course. Overview of Vergil and Cicero (the BAC topic).

Review of all 5 noun declensions.

   None set.

 

 

 

 

Week 2

(10/9-14/9)

10/9; 11/9 Introduction to Vergil, Aeneid. [Two classes]

14/9 Vergil, Aeneid 6, lines 1-42 (in English); review of Latin case usages (Excalibility in Latin pp. 5-18)

11/9

 

14/9

H/W Read Fletcher, K. Aeneid


H/W Unseen 1: Caesar [AL 4-5]

 

 

 

 

Week 3

(17/9-21/9)

17/9 Vergil, Aeneid 6, lines 43-123 (in English).

18/9 Vergil, Aeneid 6, lines 124-235 (in English)

21/9 Vergil, Aeneid 6, lines 235-268 (in English); 268-272 (in Latin)

21/9 Go over Unseen 1. Recap. of Latin Verbs.

 

 

 

21/9

 

 


H/W Unseen 2: Icarus flies too near the sun

Week 4

(24/9-28/9)

24/9 Vergil, Aeneid 6.273-289 (in Latin).

25/9 Vergil, Aeneid 6.289-294; go over commentary - literary techniques, personifications, plot etc.

28/9 Absent

 

 

28/9

 

 

 H/W Unseen 3: Petreius and Afranius (1)

Week 5

(1/10-5/10)

1/10 Go over Unseen 2: Icarus. Introduce Unseen 3: Petreius and Afranius (1). Point out ablative absolutes, indirect statement, use of gerundives, present participles.

2/10 Vergil, Aeneid 6.268-294 - commentary. Translate 295-299.

5/10 Vergil, Aeneid 6.299-316 translation.

5/10 Go over errors in Unseen 3:'Petreius and Afranius (1)'. Recap. of Latin verbs. Principal parts, tenses, voice, mood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/10







H/W Unseen 4: 'The home of Rumour'. Due Date 8th Oct

 

 

 

 

Week 6

(8/10-12/10)

12/10 Vergil, Aeneid 6.317-332. Translation and Commentary.

12/10 Go over Unseen 4: 'The House of Rumour'. Latin verbs. Continued.

 

 

12/10

 

 

H/W Unseen 5: A Mysterious Oracle. Due Date 12 Oct.

 

 

 

 

Week 7

(15/10; 19/10)

15/10 Vergil, Aeneid 6.295-312. Students analyse text in pairs. Recap. and additional comments.

16/10 Vergil, Aeneid 6.312-332. Analysis and Commentary.

19/10 Review verbs. Go over participles (Wheelock ch. 23) and usages. Translate English to Latin sentences nos. 11-14 on p. 151.

19/10 Finish sentences 11-14 (p. 151). Go over together. Review Unseen 5: A Mysterious Oracle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/10

 

 

 

 

 

H/W Unseen 6: Actaeon spies on Diana while she bathes. Due Date 23rd October.

H/W Analysis of Vergil, Aeneid 6.268-284. c. 800-1000 words. Double spaced please!!! Remember to reference line numbers and use direct quotation from the text! Add a bibliography if you use extra texts.

 

 

 

 

Week 8

(22/10-26/10)

22/10 Vergil, Aeneid 6.332-383 in English. Translate 384-404.

23/10 Translate Vergil, Aeneid 6. 405-425.

26/10 Wheelock Chapter 25. Go over infinitives. Accusative and Infinitive Construction. English to Latin questions ...

 

26/10

 

H/W Unseen 6: Actaeon spies on Diana while she bathes. Due Date 23rd October.

H/W Analysis of Vergil, Aeneid 6.268-284. c. 800-1000 words. Double spaced please!!! Remember to reference line numbers and use direct quotation from the text! Add a bibliography if you use extra texts.

 

 

 

 

All Saints Holiday

(29/10-2/11)

No Classes – All Saints Holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 9

5/11 Journée Pedagogique; 6/11-9/11)

6/11 Go over commentary of Vergil Aeneid 6.384-416.

9/11 First period: Life of Brian. Second period go over Unseen 6: Actaeon spies on Diana while she bathes point out use of participles, variant form of 3rd pers. plural perfect, subordinate clauses. Begin Unseen 7: Hercules and Cacus - questions in class.

 

 

9/11

 

 

H/W Unseen 7: Hercules and Cacus. Due Date: 13th November 2012

 

 

 

 

Week 10

(12/11-16/11)

12/11 Finish commentary on Vergil, Aeneid 6.411-425. Translation 6.426-430.

13/11 Translation 6.430-439.

16/11 Go over Unseen 7: Hercules and Cacus. Focus on use of participles. Talk about Vergil essays - general comments.

Gerunds and Gerundives. Chapter 34 of Wheelock. Sententiae antiquae.

 

 

 

 

 

16/11

 

 

 

 

 

H/W Unseen 8: Actaeon is attacked by his own hunting dogs. DUE DATE 21st November.

 

 

 

 

Week 11

(19/11-23/11)

20/11 Vergil, Aeneid 6.440-449 - translation.

23/11 Life of Brian. Go over Unseen 8: Actaeon is attacked by his own hunting dogs. Wheelock Chapter 33: Conditional Clauses. Sentences together in class.

20/11

 

23/11

 H/W Short paragraphs on Phaedra, Procris, Eriphyle, Evadne, Pasiphae, Laodamia, Caeneus/Caenis.

Begin research for Vergil essay.

 

 

 

 

Week 12

(26/11-30/11)

26/11 Translate Vergil, Aeneid 6.450-467.

27/11 Translate Vergil, Aeneid 6.468-476. Begin analysis of 6.426-476

30/11 Analysis of Vergil Aeneid 6.420-476 continued.

 

 

 

30/11

 

 

 

H/W Full plan of Vergil essay

 

 

 

 

Week 13

(3/12-7/12)

3/12 Read in English and commentary on Aeneid 6.477-579.

4/12 Read in English and commentary on Aeneid 6.580-636.

7/12 Read in English and commentary on Aeneid 6.637-755.

Unseen Translation in class. A level prose unseen 2009.

 

 

 

 

7/12

 

 

 


H/W Vergil essay. First Draft. Due Weds. 10th December.

 

 

 

 

Week 14

(10/12-14/12)

10/12 Vergil Aen. 6.756-766.

11/12 Vergil Aen. 6.766-775.

14/12 Unseen translation in class.

 

 

14/12

 

 

Prepare text for translation in class.

 

 

 

 

Week 15

(17/12-21/12)

17/12 Unseen translation in class.

18/12 Go over unseen and discuss language points.

21/12 HBO: Rome

   

 

 

Term Two: 8 January 2013-22 March 2013

 

Topics to cover – concepts – skills

Assignments, tests, exams, activities

Date

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

Week 1

(8/1-11/1)

8/1 Vergil, Aeneid 6 lines 777-790

 

 

11/1 Translate Hypermnestra passage without notes in class.

Vergil, Aeneid 6 lines 791-804.

 8/1

 

 

11/1

 H/W Prepare Advanced Latin passage 14 (p.31) 'Hypermnestra tells her husband how she failed to obey her sister's command'.

 

H/W Answer questions passage from Reading Vergil on lines 450-476.

 

 

 

 

 

Week 2

(14/1-18/1)

14/1 Translation lines 805-823

15/1 Translation lines 824 -853; 855-892 in English; 893-899 in Latin.

18/1 Analysis pageant of Roman heroes lines 756-787.

 

 

 

18/1

 

 

 

H/W REVISION!

 

 

 

 

Week 3

(21/1-25/1)

21/1 Finish going over pageant of Roman heroes (lines 788-853)

22-25/1 Exams

 

25/1

 

 H/W REVISION!

 

 

 

 

Week 4

(28/1-1/2)

 28/1-1/2 7th Year Exams  25/1

 H/W REVISION!

 

 

 

 

Week 5

(4/2-8/2)

4/2 School Closed: Classes Cancelled

5/2 School Closed: Classes Cancelled

   

 

 

 

 

Carnaval

(11/2-15/2)

No Classes – Carnaval Holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 6

(18/2-22/2)

18/2 Go over exams. Begin intro. to Cicero

19/2 Introduction to Cicero cont.

22/2 The Late Republic: problems: Marius, the Social War, Sulla

 

 

22/2

 

 

H/W First 6 chapters of the Pro Roscio. Answer the following questions:

  • What arguments does Cicero use to justify himself as the defence counsel?
  • Refer to at least 5 different rhetorical techniques which Cicero uses to underpin his claim in these chapters.

 

 

 

 

Week 7

(25/2-1/3)

25/2 Roman oratory - introduction. Canons of speech; and divisions of speech.

26/2 Pro Roscio 1-3: translation and commentary.

1/3 No Class - Orientation session  - see left.

   H/W 1. In the class time.

a) Go over chapter six, with the introduction material that I have already given you and which is available on the internet. I have also attached for your information, the commentary to the Pro Roscio for the first six chapters.

b) Then read chapters 7-13 - not very much. The translation is in your course books.

c) Read the new introduction which I have attached - it is very clear and easy to read.

2. Homework which you can also start in class is an analysis of chapter 6. It is quite straightforward. This is also attached (Pro Roscio analysis).

 

 

 

 

Week 8

(4/3-8/3)

4/3 Pro Roscio 4-6 and 7-13: translation and commentary.

5/3 Pro Roscio 14-17: translation and commentary.

8/3 Pro Roscio 18-24: translation and commentary.

 

 

8/3

 

 

H/W Answer questions on Pro Roscio chs. 17 and 18.

 

 

 

 

Week 9

(11/3-15/3)

11/3 Pro Roscio 29-30; 35: translation and commentary.

12/3 Pro Roscio 35: translation and commentary.

15/3 Pro Roscio 39-41.

 

 

H/W

 

 

Analysis of Pro Roscio 29-30.

 

 

 

 

Week 10

(18/3-22/3)

18/3 Pro Roscio 42-43: translation and commentary.

12/3 Pro Roscio 44-45: translation and commentary.

15/3 Pro Roscio 60-61: translation and commentary.

Performng Cicero's Speeches: presentation using Hall and Bond (video) and interactive demonstration of gesture (with student participation)

 

 

 

 

 

 

H/W

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of Pro Roscio 60-61.

 

 

 

 

 

Term Three: 8 April 2013-5 July 2013

 

Topics to cover – concepts – skills

Assignments, tests, exams, activities

Date

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

Week 1

(8/4-12/4)

8/4 Pro Roscio 62-141: highlight important details from this section.

9/4 Pro Roscio 142-143; 146: Translation and Commentary.

12/4 Translation and Commentary of Pro Roscio 146; 152-154.

13/4 Seminar: The Life of Cicero after 80 BC with powerpoint and handout. Cicero, Ad Atticum 3.4 (3 April, 58 BC); begin Cicero, Ad Familiares 14.4 (29 April, 58 BC).

 

 

 

 

 

 

H/W

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revision: Pro Roscio and life of Cicero.

 

 

 

 

Week 2

(15/4-19/4)

15/4 Continue Cicero, Ad Familiares 14.4 (29 April, 58 BC) Translation and commentary.

16/4 Cicero, Ad Familiares 14.4 (29 April, 58 BC). Translation and commentary.

19/4 Continue Cicero, Ad Familiares 14.4 (29 April, 58 BC). Translation and commentary.

Begin Cicero, Ad Quintum fratrem 1.3 (13 June, 58 BC). Translation and Commentary

19/4 'Cicero and the Gods' Public Lecture at ULB

 

 

 

 

 

 

H/W

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revision: Pro Roscio 1-20 for test.

 

 

 

 

Week 3

(22/4-26/4)

22/4 Cicero, Ad Quintum fratrem 1.3 (13 June, 58 BC). Translation and Commentary

23/4 Catullus 49: translation and commentary. Is Catullus praising Cicero or not?

26/4 Test: Pro Roscio 15; translation and commentary.

Plutarch's Life of Cicero. Reading in English - comparison of Demosthenes and Cicero.

 

 

 

 

 

H/W

 

 

 

 

 

Revision: Pro Roscio 21-45 for test Monday 6/5.

Week 4

(29-30/4)

29/4 Go over Pro Roscio Test

30/4 Plutarch's Life of Cicero. Readings in English.

1 May Labour Day: No Class

3 May Footfest: No Class

 

6 May: Seminar: Cicero in literature and art: Sources on  Pseudo-Sallust; Quintilian; Tacitus; Petrarch.

 

 

 

 

H/W

 

 

 

 

H/W Revision Pro Roscio 21-end.

 

 

 

 

Week 5

(6/5-7/5)

6/5 Test: Pro Roscio 21-45

7/5 Go over test and discuss approach to literary analysis.

9/5-10/5 No Class: Europe Day

 

 

H/W

 

 

Revision: for test on pro Roscio 46-end.

 

 

 

 

Week 6

(13/5-17/5)

13/5 Test: Pro Roscio 46-end.

14/5 Review of secondary literature continued: images

17/5 Review of secondary literature and images: St. Augustine and St. Jerome; Montaigne

   

 

 

 

 

Ascension

20/5-24/5

Pentecost Holiday – No Classes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 6

(27/5-31/5)

27/5 Final pep talks ...... and summary of important points.

28/5 Final pep talks ...... and summary of important points.

Last Day of Classes ....... GOOD LUCK!!!!

 

 

 

GOOD LUCK!!!!

 



GOOD LUCK!!!!

 

 

 

 

Week 7

(3/6-7/6)

 BAC ORAL EXAMS: No Classes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 8

(10/6-14/6)

13/6 BAC Written Exam: Latin: No Classes
   GOOD LUCK!!!!

 

 

 

 

Week 9

(17/6-21/6)

 BAC ORAL EXAMS: No Classes
   GOOD LUCK!!

 

 

 

 

Week 10

(24/6-28/6)

 26/6 BAC LATIN ORAL EXAMS: No Classes

 

 GOOD LUCK!!

 

 

 

 

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