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Classes 2018


Week 3

Monday 21st January


Tuesday 22nd January

Vocab check; pp quiz. Purpose and result clauses. Annual module survey: my feedback

For next Tuesday:

  • write up notes on today's session (spares outside my office);
  • remind yourelf (5 minutes) on what we have done on scansion so far
  • pps (as on sheet) τρέφω to ἐπαινέω (59-66) (Tuesday).
  • Vocabulary: τολμάω to the end (Monday).
Friday 25th January

Medea, 127-167; scansion.

Week 2

Monday 14th January 2019

Section 2, Medea. Lexica, Logeion and editions

Tuesday 15th January

pp test (no vocabulary today). commands, prohibitions and wishes. Brainstorm, handout. Section 2 Medea (cont.).

for next Tuesday:

  • read Morwood on commands, prohibitions and wishes; make overview notes, read and re-read!
  • pp 51-58. τρέπω - λανθάνω
  • vocabulary: στεφανάω - τοιῦτος
Friday 18th January

Check pp test! Fill in gaps.

Section 3, Medea

Week 1

Monday 7th January

List of grammar to be covered (mirroring A level specifications); Reading extrat from Matthew 2 (magi) modelling how to go through a prepared text in class (more than just translation!)

Tuesday 8th January

More from Matthew 2: introduction to aims of reading set text and how to set yourself up to be successful (see handout). Copy of Medea booklets: revision, vocabulary, revision, with schedule. Intriduction to scansion of Greek iambic trimeters.

Prepare 1st section for next Monday. Also double check pp 1-50 for quiz (no vocab this week)

Friday 11th January

Section 1, Medea

Week 10

Text divided into clauses (sessions 1-4)

Monday 3rd December

Session 3 of Thucydides. Check on vocabulary for Friday test. (pages 7 and 8).

For Tuesday; PP quiz (PP7)

Tuesday 4th December

Last January's exam paper to see the formatPP quiz (sheet 7). More checking on pp6 and 7 of the vocabulary and 45-50 of the principal parts.

Friday 7th December

Return pp quiz. Vocabulary quiz (κέρας- πολίτης). Final section of the Thucydides.

Over the vacation:

  • be able to translate both texts perfectly and happy to answer grammar questions.
  • go over vocabulary to date.
  • go over principal parts 1-50.

Week 9

Monday 26th November

Thucydides 1

Tuesday 27th November

Participles; pronouns pp test

Friday 30th November

Thucydides 2 (see sheet);

vocab ἐναντίος - κενός (not tested)

Prepare for Thucydides session 3 and keep going on next chunk of vocabulary.

Week 8

Monday 19th November

Read Lucian to line 81. PP test on 26-31. We will finish this text on Friday, and then star on the Thucydides on Monday.

Tuesday 20th November
  • Feedback on practice exercises from last week.
  • PP32-38 - discuss (handouts outside my office)
  • Vocabulary quiz on pages 3-4.
  • Review of participles
    • formation and use

For next Tuesday:

  • read Mastronarde (see page: supporting materials), then Morwood p.136-143.
  • do exercises on sheet, as appropriate (copies outside my office)
  • vocabulary pages 5 and 6, pps 32-38 (next Monday)
Friday 23rd November

Finish the Lucian (shame!) Introduce Thucydides. Prepare Thucydides, using the 'chunked' version and vocabulary list. Continue with vocab; pages 5-6, please.

Week 7

Monday 12th November

PP test. Read Lucian to line 20. For Friday, prepare to l.53.

Tuesday 13th November

Vocab quiz (pages 1 and 2)

Idiomatic uses of def. article and time, space and place (see relevant pages of Morwood). Exercises to practice (in class, spares are outside my door). Copies of pp 26-31; questions on grammar for Lucian 1-20. Vocabulary quiz (pages 1 and 2).

For next Tuesday: pages 3 and 4 of vocab; principal parts 26 - 31 for Monday.

Friday 16th November

Read Lucian to l.53. Please learn principal parts 26-32 (copy for Seb here) and prepare for Lucian as far as line 81 (next 2 sides). Excellent preparation today!.

Week 5

Monday 29th October

PP test. Check on conditional clauses - the various possibilities.

For next class: Look at PP4 and describe irregularities and peculiarities in next class. Read through the Lysias we read several times, getting familiar with its syntax. For Friday, go back through all the Greek read through so far, looking at your notes, seeing what you think we have covered so far this term.

Tuesday 30th October

Vocabulary test on Arginusae. Continue with Lysias and the Thirty.

For Reading week: learn/revise principal parts 1-25. Vocabulary: 1st two pages of '80% list'. Do the 'Xenophon chapter' as appropriate. Prepare the first two sides of Lucian Isle of the Blest.

Week 4

Monday 22nd October

finish Civilian encourages Xenophon; Arginusae 1-19

Tuesday 23rd October

Arginusae - to end, pp and vocab tests.

For Friday: go through Arginusae carefully, more than once and have a list of points of interest you can explain to us. Work on principal parts and vocabulary.

Friday 26th October

Return tests. Hear points of interest from Arginusae and finish chapter. Conditional clauses. Start Lysias.

Week 3

Monday 15th October

Civilian encourages army officers. Subjunctive overview,

Tuesday 16th October

PP test. More subjunctives - example. Xenophon to line 45. Continue to go over passage several times, and pick out vocabulary from the master list for this term.

Friday 19th October

Optative. Xenophon 46-68. Optative overview.

For Monday: get overview of forms (and learn endings for present and aorist). Produce a summary overview of how the uses of subjunctive and optative overlap/differ. Test on vocabulary of Civilian Encourages... Extract your own list, as I do, using the 80% list.

Week 2

Monday 8th October

Approach to reading/revision/new material discussed (especially vocabulary)

Start Xenophon - Betrayal! lines 1- foot of page.

For Tuesday:

  • Pick out three points of interest to bring to class
  • Make own personal list of vocabulary, and start work on it
  • (ditto: tables of endings which are hazy/forgotten)
  • Read through several times, using 'clean'copy.
Tuesday 9th October

Continue with Xenophon: formation of subjunctive (all three tenses). Principal parts (for next Tuesday)

Friday 12th October

Overview of subjunctive uses: Xenophon: finish Death by Treachery.

Go over carefully, check on vocabulary, and continue with pps.

Week 1

Friday 5th October

Introduction to the course. Copy of 80% vocabulary, to be covered this term, partly in class, partly by independent study. Perfect tense.

Link to Sphinx drill