Homework 3

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  1. PLAVTVS taught you to say: "For what reason have you now expelled me from the building-house?" = "nam qua me nunc causa extrusisti ex aedinus?"
    Use all your new Latin knowledge, express all the pronouns and say like Plautus: 'Just-as (=sicut) she expelled him and them-women from the house-building, so (=ita) we have expelled ye and the dogs[=catulus,i-m.; catellus,i-m.]':
  2. SEDVLIVS taught you to say: "May we all celebrate-in-song the underworld having been subdued by the triumph of Christ" = "omnes canamus subitum Christi triumpho tartarum"
    Again use your own Latin knowledge and say with the same word order: 'may they all (=omnes) celebrate-in-song ignorance [ignorantia,ae-f.] having been subdued (=it will have the same ending as 'ignorance') here today':
  3. TIBVLLVS taught you to say: "Venus herself has already now moved into the wide fields and Cupid learns the country words of the plowman" = "ipsa Venus latos iam nunc migrauit in agros, uerbaque aratoris rustica discit Amor"
    Use your Latin brain, express the pronouns and say with the same word order: 'when (cf. DICT.) have ye moved** in the wide field, and why are you learning the country word of the plowman?" (N.B. give 3 ways of saying that 'and')

At the time of Julius Caesar, Cicero el al. there was a very popular stage-actor who peppered his jokes and acts with one-line verses of supreme vision. about 700 were collected and became a Latin text book for centuries: even for you. he is PVBLILVS SYRVS.

  1. "O tacitum tormentum animi conscientia!" [n.490]. animi=of the spirit-mind
  2. "Semper plus metuit animus ignotum malum" [n.655].
  3. "Auxilia humilia firma consensus facit" [n.4.] humilia=humble,simple. firmus,a,um=strong,solid.
  4. "Etiam capillus unus habet umbram suam" [n.186] suam=its own.
  5. "Habent locum maledicti* crebrae nuptiae" [n.260]. *maledicti=of criticism,bad talk.
  6. "Gravis animus dubiam non habet sententiam" [n.232]. gravis=serious,steadfast [subj.]
  7. "Nihil peccant oculi, si animus oculis* imperat" [n.423]. nihil=in no way. *oculis=to the eyes
  8. "Pericula timidus etiam, quae non sunt, videt" [n.500].
    periculum,i-n.=danger; timidus,i-m=the timid-man,person; quae non sunt=which exist not

First Experience Latin - Fr. Reginald Foster

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