Latin II Tutorial

INDEX

1. Weekly assignments
2. Required Textbooks
3. Latin II Review Tips
4. Translation Instructions
5. Classics links to visit
6. Latin Grammatical Constructions
7. Sample five-day study plan

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1. Weekly Assignments:

Latin 2 Assignment Schedule


First Semester
            
Important: Have the regular assignment completed each week before you join the tutorial.
*Note:
In Latin 2 all of the assignments are taken directly from the textbook itself.  On the assignment
schedule "P&R" refers to the "Practice & Review" Latin sentences; "SA" refers to "Sententiae Antiquae;"
"Latin Passages" refers to the Latin paragraphs which follow the Sententiae Antiquae.  The first week which
includes all three translation assignments in a single chapter is Chapter 3 (see pp. 21-22 in Wheelock's).
From that point until the end of the book every chapter includes all three sections.   The optional "Latin
Challenge" listed at the end of each week's assignment refers to the stories in the separate book: the 5th
edition of *
38 Latin Stories by Anne H. Garton (Bolchazy-Carducci) 5th ed.(1998).

WEEK
1. Review introduction and chapters 1-2
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages 
Vocabulary, Chapter 1
Vocabulary, Chapter 2
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 1 & 2

2. Review chapters 3-4
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
Vocabulary, Chapter 3
Vocabulary, Chapter 4
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 3 & 4

3. Review Chapter 5-6
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
Vocabulary, Chapter 5
Vocabulary, Chapter 6
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 5 & 6

4. Review Chapters 7-8
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
Vocabulary, Chapter 7
Vocabulary, Chapter 8
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 7

5. Review Chapters 9-10a
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
Vocabulary, Chapter 9
Vocabulary, Chapter 10
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 8

6. Review Chapters 10b-11
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
Vocabulary, Chapter 11
Vocabulary, Chapter 12
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 9

7. Review Chapters 12-13
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
Vocabulary, Chapter 13
Vocabulary, Chapter 14
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 10

8. Review Chapters 14-15
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
Vocabulary, Chapter 15
Vocabulary, Chapter 16
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 11

9. Review Chapters 16-17
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
Vocabulary, Chapter 17
Vocabulary, Chapter 18
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 12

10. Review Chapter 18-19
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
Vocabulary, Chapter 19
Vocabulary, Chapter 20
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 13

11. Review Chapter 20-21
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
Vocabulary, Chapter 21
Vocabulary, Chapter 22
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 14

12. Review Chapters 22-23
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
Vocabulary, Chapter 23
Vocabulary, Chapter 24
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 15

13. Chapter 24:
Infinitives; Indirect Statement
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
Vocabulary, Chapter 25
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 16

14.  Chapter 25:
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
Vocabulary, Chapter 26
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 17

15. Chapter 26:
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
Vocabulary, Chapter 27
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 18

16. Semester Exam


Second Semester

WEEK

1. Chapter 27:
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
Vocabulary, Chapter 28
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 19

2. Chapter 28:
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
Vocabulary, Chapter 29
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 20

3. Chapter 29:
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
Vocabulary, Chapter 30
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 21

4. Chapter 30:
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 22

5. Chapter 31:
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 23

6. Chapter 32:
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 24

7. Chapter 33:
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 25

8. Chapter 34:
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 26

9. Chapter 35:
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 27

10. Chapter 36:
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 28-29

11. Chapter 37:
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 30-31

12. Chapter 38:
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 32-33
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
13. Chapter 39:
Translate all P&R, SA, & Latin Passages
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 34-35

14. Chapter 40
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 36-37

15. Review/Catch-Up Day
*Translation Challenge: Latin Stories 38

16. Final Exam

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2. Required Textbooks:

Latin 2:   

        First & second semesters:  Students who have been working from the earlier
editions may continue to use them for Latin 2:
  * Wheelock's Latin , the 5th edition,
by Frederic M. Wheelock; ed. R.A. LaFleur (HarperCollins, 1995), ISBN 0064671798;
3rd edition of * Workbook for Wheelock's Latin by Paul T. Comeau, ed. R.A. LaFleur
(Harper Collins, 1997), ISBN 0062734717.  Students may also choose to use the new
editions of these books, if they prefer:
* Wheelock's Latin, the 6th edition, by Frederic
M. Wheelock, ed. R.A. LaFleur (HarperCollins, 1995), ISBN 0060956410; 3rd rev. ed.
of * Workbook for Wheelock's Latin by Paul T. Comeau, ed. R.A. LaFleur (Harper
Collins, 1997), ISBN 0060956429.

        Second semester:  the Wheelock's text and workbook, plus the 5th edition of
* 38 Latin Stories by Anne H. Garton (Bolchazy, 1995), ISBN 0865162891.  Highly
recommended reference texts for this class are: (1) The # Latin & English
Dictionary
by John Traupman, rev. ed. (Bantam Books, 1995; ISBN 0553573012;
or a similar dictionary); and (2) # 501 Latin Verbs, by R.E. Prior and Joseph
Wohlberg (Barron's Educational Series, 1995; ISBN 0812090500); # Dictionary
of Ecclesiastical Latin: With an Appendix of Latin Expressions Defined and
Clarified
, by Leo F. Stelten (Hendrickson Publishers, 1995; ISBN 1565631315).  
(These books may be examined and/or purchased now online for a discount of
20-30%.  Simply click on the blue title above for a direct link to Amazon.com.)

          Both Latin I and Latin II use the 5th edition of  Wheelock's Latin by Frederic M. Wheelock, ed. R.A. LaFleur (HarperCollins, 1995), ISBN # 0064671798; and the 3rd edition of  Workbook for Wheelock's Latin by Paul T. Comeau, ed. R.A. LaFleur (HarperCollins, 1997), ISBN # 0062734717.  The Latin II students also uses the 5th edition of 38 Latin Stories by Anne H. Garton (Bolchazy, 1995), ISBN # 0865162891; and the reprint edition of  Latin Literature: A Book of Readings from Cicero, Livy, Ovid, Pliny, the Vulgate, Bede Caedmon, Medieval Poetry by Frederic M. Wheelock (Waveland, 1993), ISBN # 0881337218.   These books may be examined and/or purchased now online for a discount of up to 40%.  Simply click on the blue title above for a direct link to Amazon.com.  Students will have daily assignments which will be reviewed in the weekly online sessions before the introduction of new concepts. 

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3. Latin II Review Tips

First, set aside a good 45 minutes or an hour each day for Latin review, following the procedure below:

1. Over the next three or four days, you should review about 5 or 6 chapters' worth of vocabulary each day (1-5 Monday, 6-10 Tuesday, 11-15 Wednesday, 16-18 Thursday, or something like that). Read through the vocabulary lists aloud. Any words that are not very familiar, repeat them several times aloud. Go back and review words from earlier chapters also that you still have trouble with.

2. Over those same three or four days, go back and review the grammar in about 5 or 6 chapters each day. (The grammar in the first few chapters is probably so simple now that you can subtract them from the total and do fewer chapters each day, maybe four.) For the four or five chapters you review per day, review the main grammar points of each chapter and read over, several times, any endings or paradigms or new formations given in the chapter for memorization, as your memory has probably slipped over the summer!

3. Read aloud and translate a few random sentences from the Practice and Review and
Sententiae Antiquae at the end of each chapter.

4. Each day read aloud the paragraphs at the end of the chapters and perhaps one of the 38 Latin stories we did last year.

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4. Translation Instructions (for reading and translating the extended passages from Latin Literature: A Book of Readings)

Divide the number of lines assigned for the week by the number of days you normally study (e.g. 5 or 6).  Then, each day, do the following:

1. Read the lines for that day aloud several times all the way through, trying to understand the meaning without trying too hard to translate mentally. Pay close attention as you read to word endings, natural groupings of words, and verbs.

2. Translate sentence by sentence.  Translate the sentence orally, aloud, from beginning to end, and resist the temptation to start with the verb first, unless you get really stuck. 

3. Look up words you don't know in the glossary only if you can't work it out on your own.  Don't be afraid to use the glossary, but give yourself a chance to figure it out first.

4. After you've translated the sentence orally several times, making sure it's as good as you can make it, write down your translation in a separate notebook, not in the reading book.

5. Re-read the lines for that day aloud several times again.

6. Now go back and re-read aloud all the lines you've worked on that week, up to that day, and then try translating that much without looking at your written translations, referring to them only enough to help you if you get stuck.

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5. Classics Links to Visit:

Classics Links to Visit--when you've been studying your Wheelock and the excitement of it all overwhelms you, and you've just *got* to find ancient Latin stuff on the net to look at and read about!

1. The Latin Bible, or Vulgate (from vulgatus, "common" or "public"), can be found at a number of web sites: 1) The University of Chicago provides a search-engine for the Vulgate which allows word studies, etc., or just browsing the Vulgate; and 2) The Catholic Center at Georgia Tech hosts several ancient documents, including Biblia Sacra Vulgatae Editionis (1922), the official Catholic edition of the Vulgate in text form.

2. The Classics Atrium is a very interesting site, including "This Day in Ancient History" (what was happening on this day or date in ancient Greece, Rome, or elsewhere?), "The Ancient World on Television" (a weekly review of television shows, good and bad, having to do with the ancient world in general), and "The Rostra" ("RealAudio meets the ancient world"!--news broadcasts in Latin from Radio Finland, talk shows about subjects
connected to the ancient world and its literature, etc.).

3. The Classics and Mediterranean Archaeology site is one the most complete listings of all things ancient and classical on the internet.  It has been created and is maintained by the Classical Department at the University of Michigan.  Take a look at the table of contents, and especially the Art Images section for pictures, photos, etc.

4. Electronic Resources for Classicists is another one, maintained by the University of California, Irvine.  Excellent organization and *very* complete, if a little daunting. Looks more severe and professional, but take a look at the "Lists and Links to Classics Resources".

5. RomanSites is a collection of images of art, archeology, coins, and other fascinating remnants of the ancient world.  Maecenas is another good collection of images of modern Italy and other western Mediterranean regions relating to ancient Rome. And Plan of Rome has pictures of models of the ancient city of Rome and its architecture as it would have looked in its day.

6. Latin Grammar reference , an online grammatical resource which is part of the Perseus Project of the Classics Department at Tufts University, in Medford, MA.   The online grammatical reference includes an exhaustive data base with an extensive index and table of contents for easy reference.  As of 12/20/98 the reference is still under development (a few sections are not yet complete.)

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6. Latin Grammatical Constructions
  (Click on link)


7. Sample study plan

The basic idea behind this plan is to review vocabulary and paradigms first every day, and then spend the rest of an hour in some combination of 1) studying the grammatical explanations and 2) doing the workbook and textbook exercises. Try to get enough done early enough that you can review your work on the last day.

You can alter the plan as it suits you. For instance, the study guide may not be as useful to some as to others, so you might not spend as much time on it as suggested below. You might choose to do every other question (odds or evens) in the workbook sections if you think you have a firm grasp on the material. However, do all of the Practice and Review and Sententiae Antiquae.

In ALL sentence and paragraph work, read the Latin aloud at least twice, then translate aloud twice, then read the Latin aloud again at least twice. It is important to read aloud, and to read the Latin before and after you translate.

Day One:
1) Review old vocabulary and paradigms (5 minutes)
2) Study the Guide for new lesson (25 minutes)
3) Study Wheelock chapter (15 minutes)
4) Review new vocabulary (5 minutes)

Day Two:
1) Review new vocabulary and paradigms (5 minutes)
2) Do Grammatica (25 minutes)
3) Read 1st half of Practice and Review (20 minutes)

Day Three:
1) Review all vocabulary and paradigms (5 minutes)
2) Do Exercitationes (20 minutes)
3) Read 2nd half of Practice and Review (20 minutes)
4) Read a Story from previous lesson (5 minutes)

Day Four:
1) Review all vocabulary and paradigms (5 minutes)
2) Do Vis Verborum (10 minutes)
3) Read 1st half of Sententiae Antiquae (15 minutes)
4) Read short passages and do Lectiones, Part B (15 minutes)

Day Five:
1) Review all vocabulary and paradigms (5 minutes)
2) Read 2nd half Sententiae Antiquae (30 minutes)
3) Read Etymology and Latina est Gaudium (5 minutes)
4) Review all Practice & Review & Sententiae Antiquae (10 minutes)

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