Beginning Latin I


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


Texts
Frederick M. Wheelock, rev. by Richard A. LaFleur Wheelock's Latin Grammar, 6th ed. (Harper, 2000).
Anne H. Groton and James M. May, 38 Latin Stories, 5th rev. ed. (Bolchazy-Carducci, 1995).

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 regular written homework assignments and a weekly quiz. Three examinations.

Key to Assignments
P&R = Wheelock, Practice and Review.
SA = Wheelock, Sententiae Antiquae.
Stories = Groton and May, 38 Latin Stories.

One
Course Business

Lecture: Introduction to the Latin Language.
Assignment: Read Wheelock's Preface and Introduction.

Two
Unit One: First and Second Conjugations; Present Infinitive Active and Present Stem.

Assignment: Sentences 1, 2, 6, 12, 20.

Three
Unit One: Sentences 1, 2, 6, 12, 20.

Review of Unit One; Drill on First and Second Conjugations.
Assignment: Conjugate sano (1) and teneo (2) in the present indicative active.

Four
Quiz (1) on First and Second Conjugations.

Conjugation of sano (1) and teneo (2) in the present indicative active.
Unit Two: Cases; First Declension; Agreement of Adjectives.
Assignment: SA 4, 6, 9, 14, 19.

Five
Unit Two: SA 4, 6, 9, 14, 19.

Review of Unit Two; Drill on First Declension.
Unit Three: Second Declension; Masculine Nouns and Adjectives.
Assignment: Decline bella prudentia, -ae, f. and rusticus vir, -i, m.; read Unit Three, Word Order (pp. 19-20); "Pandora's Box," in Stories (pg. 2).

Six
bella prudentia, -ae
, f. and rusticus vir, -i, m.

Unit Three: Word Order; SA 2, 5, 8, 10-11.
Unit Four: Second Declension Neuters; Adjectives.
Assignment: Decline periculum malum, -i, n.

Seven
Quiz (2) on First and Second Declension Noun and Adjective Agreement.

periculum malum, -i, n.
Unit Four: Present Indicative of sum. Predicate Nouns and Adjectives. P&R 1-8, 12.
Assignment: P&R 9-11; "The Tragic Story of Phaethon," in Stories (pg. 4).

Eight
P&R 9-11; "The Tragic Story of Phaethon."

Unit Four: SA 2, 9-10, 12, 14.
Unit Five: First and Second Conjugations; Future and Imperfect Tenses.
Assignment: Conjugate amo (1) and expleo (2) in the future indicative active and imperfect indicative active.

Nine
Conjugation of amo (1) and expleo (2) in the future indicative active and imperfect indicative active.

Unit Five: Adjectives in -er. SA all.
Sight Reading: "Thermopylae: A Soldier's Humor."
Assignment: P&R 2, 4, 7-8, 14.

Ten
Quiz (3) on the Future Indicative Active of the First Two Conjugations.

Unit Five: P&R 2, 4, 7-8, 14.
Unit Six: sum, future and imperfect indicative; possum; complementary infinitive.
Assignment: "The Adventures of Io" (pg. 6) and "The Curse of Atreus" (pg. 8) in Stories.

Eleven
"The Adventures of Io" and "The Curse of Atreus."

Unit Six: P&R 2, 8, 10, 12.
Assignment: SA 3, 7, 10.

Twelve
Unit Six: SA 3, 7, 10.

Unit Seven: Third Declension Nouns.
Sight Reading: "Cleobis and Biton" (pg. 10) in Stories.
Assignment: Unit Seven: P&R 2, 4, 6.

Thirteen
Quiz (4) on Third Declension Nouns.

Unit Seven: P&R 2, 4, 6; SA 7-8, 10.
Unit Eight: Third Conjugation; Present Infinitive; Present Tense.
Assignment: Conjugate premo, premere, pressi, pressum in the present indicative active.

Fourteen
Conjugation of premo, premere, pressi, pressum in the present indicative active.

Unit Eight: Third Conjugation, Future and Imperfect Indicative Active; Imperatives.
P&R 5, 8, 12.
Review: Units 1-8.
Assignment: Study for First Examination.

Fifteen
Review: Units 1-8.

Assignment: Study for First Examination.

Sixteen
First Examination: Units 1-8.

Assignment: "Laocoön and the Trojan Horse" (pg. 12) in Stories.

Seventeen
"Laocoön and the Trojan Horse."

Unit Nine: Demonstrative Pronouns hic, ille, iste; -ius Adjectives.
P&R 2, 6, 10, 13.
Assignment: P&R 10-11; "When I Have Enough" (two readings, pp. 59-60).

Eighteen
Unit Nine: P&R 10-11; "When I Have Enough"; SA 2, 6-9.

Unit Ten: Fourth Conjugation and -io Verbs of the Third.
P&R 5, 7-9, 14; SA 4-5, 8.
Assignment: Conjugate sentio (4) in the present indicative active and capio, capere (3) in the future indicative active.

Nineteen
Quiz (5) on Fourth Conjugation and -io Verbs of the Third.

Conjugation of sentio (4) in the present indicative active and capio, capere (3) in the future indicative active.
Sight Reading: "Nisus and Euryalus" (pg. 14) in Stories.

Twenty
Sight Reading: "Aurora and Tithonous" (pg. 16) in Stories.

Review of the Four Verb Conjugations.
Assignment: Conjugate amo (1) in the future indicative active and teneo (2) in the present indicative active.

Twenty-One
Quiz (6) on the Latin Verb (all conjugations).

Conjugation of amo (1) in the future indicative active and teneo (2) in the present indicative active.
Unit Eleven: Personal Pronouns ego and tu; demonstrative pronouns is and idem.
SA 1-2, 4, 9, 11.
Assignment: P&R 4, 9, 11, 15.

Twenty-Two
Unit Eleven: P&R 4, 9, 11, 15.

Review of Personal and Demonstrative Pronouns.
Sight Reading: "Ulysses and the Cyclops" (pg. 18) in Stories.
Assignment: Decline hic liber and haec civitas.

Twenty-Three
hic liber
and haec civitas.

Unit Twelve: Perfect Active System of all Verbs; Principal Parts.
P&R 1, 3, 6, 12, 14.
Assignment: "Pliny to Marcellinus" (pg. 80).

Twenty-Four
Quiz (7) on the Perfect Active System

"Pliny to Marcellinus."
Sight Reading: "A Gift Bearing Greeks" (pg. 20) in Stories.

Twenty-Five
Unit Thirteen: Reflexive Pronouns and Possessives; Intensive Pronouns.

Sight Reading: "Alexander" and "Authority" (pg. 87).
P&R 7-9, 14.
Assignment: "Echo and Handsome Narcissus" (pg. 22) in Stories.

Twenty-Six
"Echo and Handsome Narcissus".

Unit Thirteen: P&R 16; SA 1, 3-5, 8.
Unit Fourteen: I-Stems of the Third Declension.
Assignment: Decline hostis, hostis, m. and animal, -alis, n.

Twenty-Seven
Quiz (8) on Reflexive Pronouns and Possessives.

hostis, hostis, m. and animal, -alis, n.
Unit Fourteen: Ablatives of Accompaniment, Instrument and Manner; P&R 1, 6, 10, 12; SA 4, 7, 11.
Assignment: "Europa and the Bull" (pg. 24) in Stories.

Twenty-Eight
"Europa and the Bull."

Unit Fifteen: Numerals; Genitives; Ablative of Time.
P&R 11, 14.
Assignment: P&R 1-3, 6, 9.

Twenty-Nine
Unit Fifteen: P&R 1-3, 6, 9; 12-13; SA 7-8.

"Fabian Tactics" (pg. 102).
Assignment: "How the Aegean Got Its Name" (pg. 26) in Stories.

Thirty
Quiz (9) on Ablatives.

"How the Aegean Got Its Name."
Unit Sixteen: Adjectives of the Third Declension; P&R 1, 3, 8, 11.
Assignment: SA 5-6, 13; "The Wrath of Achilles" (pg. 28) in Stories.

Thirty-One
Unit Sixteen: SA 5-6, 13; "The Wrath of Achilles."

Unit Seventeen: Relative Pronouns.
P&R 4, 7; SA 2-3, 12.
Assignment: P&R 13.

Thirty-Two
Unit Seventeen: P&R 13.

Sight Reading: "The Myrmidons (Ant People)" (pg. 30) in Stories.
Unit Eighteen: Present, Imperfect, and Future Indicative Passive of the First Two Conjugations; Ablative of Agent.
Review: Units 9-18.
Assignment: Study for Second Examination.

Thirty-Three
Review: Units 9-18.

Assignment: Study for Second Examination.

Thirty-Four
Second Examination: Units 9-18.

Thirty-Five
Sight Reading: "A Wedding Invitation" (pg. 32) in Stories.

Unit Nineteen: Perfect Passive System of All Verbs; Interrogative Pronouns and Adjectives.
SA 1-6.
Assignment: P&R 2, 4, 6, 8, 14.

Thirty-Six
Unit Nineteen: P&R 2, 4, 6, 8, 14.

Sight Reading: "The Judgment of Paris" (pg. 34) in Stories.
Unit Twenty: Fourth Declension.
Assignment: Decline senatus, -us, m.

Thirty-Seven
Quiz (10) on the Perfect Passive System.

senatus, -us, m.
Unit Twenty: Ablatives of Place From Which and Separation.
P&R 1, 4-5, 8, 12.
Assignment: "The Labors of Hercules" (pg. 36) in Stories.

Thirty-Eight
"The Labors of Hercules."

Unit Twenty-One: Third and Fourth Conjugations: Present, Future, Imperfect Indicative Passive.
SA 1-6, 11.
Assignment: P&R 3, 5, 7, 12.

Thirty-Nine
Unit Twenty-One: P&R 3, 5, 7, 12.

Sight Reading: "The Golden Age Returns" (pg. 38) in Stories.
Unit Twenty-Two: Fifth Declension.
Assignment: Decline spes, spei, f.

Forty
Quiz (11) on the Passive Voice (All Conjugations).

spes, spei, f.
Unit Twenty-Two: Ablative of Place Where; Summary of Ablatives.
SA 4, 6-7, 9, 13.
Assignment: P&R 2, 9, 13.

Forty-One
Unit Twenty-Two: P&R 2, 9, 13.

Review: Units 1-22.
Assignment: Study for Final Examination.

Forty-Two
Review: Units 1-22.

Assignment: Study for Final Examination.