Cicero's pro Archia


Craige B. Champion
Associate Professor of History
306 Maxwell Hall
cbchamp@maxwell.syr.edu
(315) 443-1264


Texts
Steven M. Cerutti, Cicero: pro Archia Poeta Oratio (Bolchazy-Carducci, 1998). ISBN: 086516402-9.
The Oxford Latin Dictionary, ed. Morwood (Oxford, 1997). ISBN: 019860139-5.

Syllabus
The electronic syllabus features a link to William Whitaker's Words, a quick-fix for translation and morphology of Latin words.

Requirements
Regular attendance and participation are necessary for successful completion of this course. There are weekly quizzes, three examinations, and an in-class reading and short stylistic analysis of any passage from the pro Archia of your choosing.

Key to Assignments
Wheelock = Frederic M. Wheelock, Wheelock's Latin, 5th ed. (HarperCollins, 1995).
Cicero = Steven M. Cerutti, Cicero: Pro Archia Poeta Oratio (Bolchazy-Carducci, 1998).
Habicht = Christian Habicht, Cicero the Politician (Johns Hopkins, 1990).

PART ONE: GRAMMAR REVIEW
One
Course Business.

Review of Participles and the Ablative Absolute Construction.
Assignment: Wheelock, Unit 23, P&R 1-2, 5, 7, 12-14, 7; SA 1, 6, 10, 13-14.

Two
Selected sentences from Homework.

Review of Dative of Agent and Passive Periphrastic.
Assignment: Wheelock, Unit 24, P&R 1-3, 8; SA 1-8.

Three
Selected sentences from Homework.

Review of Indirect Statement.
Assignment: Wheelock, Unit 25, P&R 1-2, 7, 10, 14; SA 6-9.

Four
Quiz on First-Week Review.

Selected sentences from Homework.
Review of Purpose Clauses and Result Clauses.
Assignment: Wheelock, Unit 28, P&R 3-4, 8, SA 6, 10-11; Unit 29, SA 3-6, 10.

Five
Selected sentences from Homework.

Review of Sequence of Tenses and Indirect Question.
Assignment: Wheelock, Unit 30, P&R 1-2, 6-8, SA 1-3, 10.

Six
Selected sentences from Homework.

Review of Cum-Clauses.
Assignment: Wheelock, Unit 31, P&R 3, 6, 10, SA 5-7.

Seven
Quiz on Second-Week Review.

Selected sentences from Homework.
Review of Conditional Sentences.
Assignment: Wheelock, Unit 33, P&R 1, 3-6; SA 1, 4-8. Begin Reading Habicht.

Eight
Selected sentences from Homework.

Review of Deponent Verbs and Ablatives with Special Deponents.
Assignment: Wheelock, Unit 34, P&R 1-2, 5-8, SA 3, 10, 12-13. Continue Reading Habicht.

Nine
Selected sentences from Homework.

Review of Jussive Noun Clauses or Indirect Commands.
Assignment: Wheelock, Unit 36, P&R 1, 3, 5, 10, SA 6, 14-15. Continue Reading Habicht.

Ten
Quiz on Third-Week Review.

Selected sentences from Homework.
Review of Relative Clauses of Characteristic.
Assignment: Wheelock, Unit 38, P&R 4, 7-8, SA 2-3, 6, 10, 12. Continue Reading Habicht.

Eleven
Selected sentences from Homework.

Review of Gerund and Gerundive.
Assignment: Wheelock, Unit 39, P&R 3, 6-8, 11; SA 1, 3. Continue Reading Habicht.

Twelve
Selected sentences from Homework.

Sight Reading: Excerpts from Cicero's First Catilinarian in Wheelock, pp. 299-303.
Assignment: Finish Excerpts from Cicero's First Catilinarian. Continue Reading Habicht.

Thirteen
Finish Excerpts from Cicero's First Catilinarian.

Mini-Lecture I: An Overview of Roman History.
Assignment: Finish Reading Habicht.

PART TWO: CONTEXTS FOR CICERO'S PRO ARCHIA
Fourteen
Mini-Lecture II: The Rise of Rome to World Power and the Crisis of the Late Republic.


Fifteen
Mini-Lecture III: Roman Oratory and the Career of Cicero.


Sixteen
Mini-Lecture IV: The Romans and Greek Culture.

Assignment: Cicero pp. xiii-xxi; Cicero 1 (pp. 2-5).

PART THREE: CICERO'S PRO ARCHIA
Seventeen
Reading and Analysis of Cicero 1 (pp. 2-5).

Assignment: Cicero 2 (pp. 5-7).

Eighteen
Reading and Analysis of Cicero 1-2 (pp. 2-7).

Assignment: Cicero 3-4 (pp. 7-13).

Nineteen
Reading and Analysis of Cicero 3-4.

Review Exordium (sections 1-4).
Assignment: Cicero 5-7 (pp. 13-21).

Twenty
Reading and Analysis of Cicero 5-7.

Review Narratio (sections 4-7).
Assignment: Review Exordium and Narratio for First Examination.

Twenty-One
First Examination.

Assignment: Cicero 8 (pp. 21-23).

Twenty-Two
Reading and Analysis of Cicero 8.

Assignment: Cicero 9-10 (pp. 24-29).

Twenty-Three
Reading and Analysis of Cicero 9-10.

Assignmnent: Cicero 11 (pp. 28-31); Review Refutatio (sections 8-11).

Twenty-Four
Quiz on Refutatio (sections 8-11).

Reading and Analysis of Cicero 11.
Assignment: Cicero 12 (pp. 30-35).

Twenty-Five
Reading and Analysis of Cicero 12.

Assignment: Cicero 13-14 (pp. 35-39).

Twenty-Six
Reading and Analysis of Cicero 13-14.

Assignment: Cicero 15-16 (pp. 40-45).

Twenty-Seven
Quiz on Cicero 12-16.

Reading and Analysis of Cicero 15-16.
Assignment: Cicero 17-18 (pp. 44-49).

Twenty-Eight
Reading and Analysis of Cicero 17-18.

Assignment: Cicero 19-20 (pp. 48-53).

Twenty-Nine
Reading and Analysis of Cicero 19-20.

Assignment: Cicero 21-22 (pp. 53-57).

Thirty
Quiz on Cicero 17-22.

Reading and Analysis of Cicero 21-22.
Assignment: Cicero 23-24 (pp. 58-63).

Thirty-One
Reading and Analysis of Cicero 23-24.

Assignment: Cicero 25-26 (pp. 62-67).

Thirty-Two
Reading and Analysis of Cicero 25-26.

Assignment: Cicero 27-28 (pp. 66-71).

Thirty-Three
Reading and Analysis of Cicero 27-28.

Review of Cicero 8-28
Assignment: Study for Second Examination.

Thirty-Four
Second Examination.

Assignment: Cicero 29-30 (pp. 70-75).

Thirty-Five
Reading and Analysis of Cicero 29-30.

Assignment: Peroratio = Cicero 31-32 (pp. 76-79).

Thirty-Six
Reading and Analysis of Peroratio.

Summary of pro Archia.
Assignment: Review pro Archia.

Thirty-Seven
Quiz on Peroratio.

Discussion of In-Class Projects.
Assignment: Prepare Reading and Analysis of Passage from pro Archia.

Thirty-Eight
Sight Reading: Cicero, Brutus 26 and QFr. 1.1.27-8.

Assignment: Prepare Reading and Analysis of Passage from pro Archia.

Thirty-Nine
Sight Reading: Cicero, Orator 55-6; de Oratore 1.13; Flacc. 62.

Assignment: Prepare Reading and Analysis of Passage from pro Archia.

Forty
Sight Reading: Livy on Cicero's Death (Livy, Fragments, 120.50 = Seneca, Suasoriae, 6.17 (7) = Wheelock, pg. 318 [abridged]).

Assignment: Prepare Reading and Analysis of Passage from pro Archia.

Forty-One
In-Class Readings and Stylistic Analyses of pro Archia.

Forty-Two
In-Class Readings and Stylistic Analyses of pro Archia.