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The Latin Atrium


INDEX

Latin I Schedule
Latin II Schedule


Cardinal Numbers
Classics Links
Grammatical Constructions
Latin Quotations
Latin Words Often Confused
Lord's Prayer in Latin
Memory Chants
Pronunciation
Study Links & Resources

                                                                                                     Oxford Homepage


Latin I Tutorials

1. Assignments, Schedule & Sound Clips (Sept.-Dec.)
2. Assignments, Schedule & Sound Clips (Jan.-May)
3. Required Textbooks
4. Classics links to visit
5. Sample five-day study plan


Latin 1 Assignment Schedule:

Important:
Have the assignment completed each week before you join the tutorial.
Listen to the RealAudio recordings of vocabulary lists with RealPlayer.

First Semester
    
WEEK
Assignments, Schedule & Sound Clips (Sept.-Dec.):

1. Read Wheelock Introduction & do numbers 1-20 of the
   "Grammatica" section on pages 2 and 3 of the workbook.

2. Chapter 1
Read text; do workbook exercises
Practice vocabulary using Recordings:
Vocabulary, Chap. 1

3. Chapter 2
Read text; do workbook exercises
Practice vocabulary using Recordings:
Vocabulary, Chap. 2
Vocabulary pt. 2

4. Chapter 3
Read text; do workbook exercises
Practice vocabulary using Recordings:
Vocabulary, Chap. 3
2nd declension masculine noun endings
"amicus" (paradigm for 2nd decl. masc. nouns)

5. Chapter 4
Read text; do workbook exercises
Practice vocabulary using Recordings:
Vocabulary, Chap. 4
2nd declension neuter noun endings; "donum"
(paradigm for 2nd decl. neuter nouns); sum

6. Chapter 5
Read text; do workbook exercises
Practice vocabulary using Recordings:
Vocabulary, Chap. 5
laudabo (paradigm for 1st confugation future tense)
laudabam (paradigm for 1st conjugation imperfect tense)
monebam (paradigm for 2nd conjugation imperfect tense)

7. Chapter 6
Read text; do workbook exercises
Practice vocabulary using Recordings:
Vocabulary, Chap. 6
ero, eram, possum, potero, poteram

8. Chapter 7
Read text; do workbook exercises
Practice vocabulary using Recordings:
Vocabulary, Chap. 7

9. Chapter 8
Read text; do workbook exercises
Practice vocabulary using Recordings:
Vocabulary, Chap. 8

10. Chapter 9
Read text; do workbook exercises
Practice vocabulary using Recordings:
Vocabulary, Chap. 9   

11. Chapter 10, pt. 1
Read text; do 1/2 workbook exercises
Practice vocabulary using Recordings:
Vocabulary, Chap. 10

12. Chapter 10, pt. 2
Read text; finish workbook exercises
Practice vocabulary using Recordings:  
Vocabulary, Chap. 10

13. Chapter 11
Read text; do workbook exercises
Practice vocabulary using Recordings:
Vocabulary, Chap. 11

14. Chapter 12
Read text; do workbook exercises
Vocabulary, Chap. 12

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Assignments, Schedule & Sound Clips (Jan.-May.):

15. Chapter 13
Read text; do workbook exercises
Vocabulary, Chap. 13

16. SEMESTER EXAM
Exam covers chapters 1-13

Spring Semester

WEEK


1. Chapter 14
Read text; do workbook exercises
Vocabulary, Chap. 14

2. Chapter 15
Read text; do workbook exercises
Vocabulary, Chap. 15

3. Chapter 16
Read text; do workbook exercises
Vocabulary, Chap. 16

4. Chapter 17
Read text; do workbook exercises
Vocabulary, Chap. 17

5. Chapter 18
Read text; do workbook exercises
Vocabulary, Chap. 18

6. Chapter 19, pt. 1
Read text; do 1/2 workbook exercises
(Grammatica; Exercitationes A & B)
Vocabulary, Chap. 19 

7. Chapter 19, pt. 2
Read text; finish workbook exercises
(Exercitationes; Vis Verborum; Lectiones)
Vocabulary, Chap. 19 

8. Chapter 20, pt. 1
Read text; do 1/2 workbook exercises
(Grammatica; Exercitationes A & B)
Vocabulary, Chap. 20

9. Chapter 20, pt. 2
Read text; finish workbook exercises
(Exercitationes; Vis Verborum; Lectiones)
Vocabulary, Chap. 20

10. Chapter 21, pt. 1
Read text; do 1/2 workbook exercises
(Grammatica; Exercitationes A & B)
Vocabulary, Chap. 21

11. Chapter 21, pt. 2
Read text; finish workbook exercises
(Exercitationes; Vis Verborum; Lectiones)
Vocabulary, Chap. 21

12. Chapter 22, pt. 1
Read text; do 1/2 workbook exercises
(Grammatica; Exercitationes A & B)
Vocabulary, Chap. 22

13. Chapter 22, pt. 2
Read text; finish workbook exercises
(Exercitationes; Vis Verborum; Lectiones)
Vocabulary, Chap. 22

14. Chapter 23, pt. 1
Read text; do 1/2 workbook exercises
(Grammatica; Exercitationes A & B)
Vocabulary, Chap. 23
Translations

15. Chapter 23, pt. 2
Read text; finish workbook exercises
(Exercitationes; Vis Verborum; Lectiones)
Vocabulary, Chap. 23

16. FINAL EXAM
(Last class of Spring Semester)

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3. Required Textbooks: 
    Latin 1:  Click here for the Oxford Online Bookstore.
    
Latin 2:  Click here for the Oxford Online Bookstore.                                   

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4. 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. The updated Perseus Digital Library includes images of Roman art, archeology and coins, as well as 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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5. Revised Sample Five-Day 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 exercises.  Make it a goal to get done early enough that you can review your work on the last day.  You can alter the plan as it suits you.

In ALL translation work, read the Latin aloud at least twice before translating.   Memory is strengthened when more than one of our senses is involved.  When we say, and hear, and see words at the same time, we are more likely to remember and grasp the words and their meaning.  That is why it is important to read aloud, and to read the Latin before and after you translate.

There is a free Study Guide for the Wheelock's Workbook posted on the following website: http://www.warmenhoven.org/latin/grote/   The Study Guide is also available for sale under the following title: A Comprehensive Guide to Wheelock's Latin: Newly Revised for Wheelock's 6th Edition by Dale A. Grote: Paperback: 339 pages; Publisher: Bolchazy Carducci; ISBN: 086516486X; 6th Rev edition (January 2001).

The Study Guide is more helpful to some students than others.  It walks you through the new grammar of each chapter in a series of steps and illustrations which go beyond the lesson in the Wheelock's textbook.  If you find it helpful, then you might try making the Study Guide a part of your study schedule.  However, if you find that the explanations in the textbook are enough, then there is no need to use the Study Guide.

Day One:
1) Review old vocabulary and paradigms (5-10 minutes)
2) Study the new grammar in Wheelock (and/or the Study Guide) for new lesson (10-20 minutes)
3) Review new vocabulary (10 minutes)
4) Do Grammatica in the Workbook  (20-30 minutes) 

Day Two:
1) Review old vocabulary and paradigms (5-10 minutes)
2) Study the new grammar in Wheelock (and/or the Study Guide) for new lesson (10-20 minutes)
3) Review new vocabulary (10 minutes)
4) Finish Grammtica and start Exercitationes in the Workbook (20-30 minutes) 

Day Three:
1) Review old vocabulary and paradigms (5-10 minutes)
2) Study the new grammar in Wheelock (and/or the Study Guide) for new lesson (10-20 minutes)
3) Review new vocabulary (10 minutes)
4) Finish Exercitationes in the Workbook  (20-30 minutes) 

Day Four:
1) Review old vocabulary and paradigms (5-10 minutes)
2) Study the new grammar in Wheelock (and/or the Study Guide) for new lesson (5-10 minutes)
3) Review new vocabulary (10 minutes)
4) Do Vis Verborum and start Lectiones in the Workbook  (20-30 minutes)      

Day Five:
1) Review old vocabulary and paradigms (5-10 minutes)
2) Review new vocabulary (5 minutes)
3) Finish Lectiones in the Workbook  (20-30 minutes)
4) Review your work for the week (10-15 minutes)  

In the Oxford Tutorials all of the homework for the first-year Latin course is in the Workbook.  Latin 1 students are not required to translate any material in the Wheelock's textbook.  That is left for the second-year course.   In Latin 2 students are required to translate all of the material in the textbook.  
   

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