Tests: There will be periodic quizzes and a final exam. The quizzes are all announced; there are no makeups. Part of any quiz may be take-home. The quizzes and exams count 80% of your grade; class work (=homework completion, readiness to answer questions) is 20%. The quizzes will cover new features (and old) of the Latin language; the quizzes will also cover the content of the readings.
Grading: Quizzes receive a numerical grade. The average of these grades is 80% of the grade in the class. 90%-100% = A; 80%-89% = B; 70%-79% = C; 60%-69% = D. Less than 60% = failure.
Attendance: I expect you to be in class every day. You get 5 (five) "free" absences; after that number, your grade goes down one step (A to B, B to C, and so on).
Homework: Assignments in Ecce Romani 3 and (after Ecce Romani 3 is completed) in Cicero's First Oration against Catiline will be given each day. We will do all the exercises in Ecce Romani 3 as in the past. Among these exercises are questions on the history of the first century B.C. and the first century A.D. and map exercises. I expect you to learn some details of the history of Rome during the periods covered in Ecce Romani III and to be able to identify places on a map of the Mediterranean world. Along with the translation assignments in Cicero's First Oration against Catiline, we will have practice sentences from Latin to English and English to Latin. These are in Henle, Third Year Latin, pp. 209 ff. and will review all of Latin grammar. You will find these exercises very helpful in maintaining your Latin language skills.
Objectives: to develop skill in reading unedited Latin prose. Read for content.
Links to Web Sites on Cicero:
The Cicero Homepage This page includes many texts, a biography, and an extensive bibliography.
Web Sites of Interest to Students of Classics This page covers authors of all periods.
Internet Classical Resources - mostly translations
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