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The class(es) missed in Week 8 due to snow will be made up on Monday 14th May.

Group A - normal slot at 10.00am in H2.03

Group B - 2 hour slot, 11-1 in H2.03

Week 1

Session 1

Introduction to the course.

Story: Pygmalion: as revision with reference to cases and expectations, but focus on 3 ways of forming superlatives; uses of the gerund (and recognition). Reminder: all vocabulary is relevant to this year.

Read ahead for the next story, and look up/note points and vocabulary arising from Pygmalion.

Session 2 (A and B: 9/10 Week 2a)

Europa; summary of verb system (indicative only). acc. + infin. plus expectations (revision). comparatives and superlatives. For next session: read Tarpeia. Summarise the story of Europa in around 50 words.

Session 3 (A:12/10 Week 2b
B: 20/10 Week 3b)

Write out tense summary. Expand to subjunctives. Take in Europa. Vocabulary to date. Deponent verbs. Tarpeia. Irregular comparatives and superlatives.

For 3rd session: prepare Minos.

Session 5 (A: 13/10 Week 2c,

Group B on 20/10 Week 3b

Return Europa stories. Read Minos. Irregular comparatives and superlatives and sentence structures.

Continue with vocabulary. Read Phrixus and Helle; retell story of Minos, double-spaced.

Session 6

Group A:16/10 Week 3a

Group B: 20/10 - Week 3c

Analysis of Phrixus and Helle (with sheet).

For next session: prepare half of Atalanta.

Session 7

Group A:Thursday 19th October

Group B: Monday 23rd October 

Atalanta, first part. Reminder of approach and aims.

For next session: prepare rest of Atalanta; answer sheet of grammar questions; work on vocabulary (test on Monday).

Session 8

Group A: Friday 20th October

Group B: 27th October

Finish Atalanta.

For next session: Start Orpheus; vocabulary quiz. Summarise Atalanta - spend 30 minutes, then answer grammar questions.

Session 9

Group A: Monday 23rd October

Group B: 27th October

Orpheus (part one). Reminder of aims and summary of where we are grammatically (see handout).

For session 10: Orpheus grammar questions. Prepare to end of Orpheus.

Session 10

Group A: Thursday 26th October

Group B: Monday 30th November

Give in Atalanta summaries. Orpheus - to l.65. Indirect questions- initial ecstasis. CONFIRM V CATCH UP ON FRIDAY WEEK 6

For Friday: look through vocabulary, answer Orpheus 2 questions.

Session 11

Group A: Friday 27th October

Revise new vocabulary in Orpheus. Indirect questions. Finish Orpheus, modelling approach.

For Monday: summary of Orpheus; Latine scripta: 30 minutes; continue on vocabulary (fill in any gaps in question words); prepare Pandora's Vase.

Session 12

Group A: Monday 30th October

Deadline for Orpheus summary: mid-day Tuesday! Read Pandora's vase. Check on vocabulary.

For next time: Go over Pandora; check I.Q. (indirect questions)

Session 13

Group A: Thursday 2nd November

Group B: 10th November

Vocabulary quiz! Finish Pandora. Conditional clauses. Return Atalanta.

Session 14

Group A: 3rd November

Group B: 10th November

Read Acis and Galatea. Conditional sentences (Morwood, p. 114ff).

Over Week 6. Pick out all constructions in your allotted story, word process, so we can have a bank of examples. Continue to fill in gaps in vocabulary. If you want to start preparing Perpetua email me for the text. Otherwise I will let you know when it is available - I hope by around Wednesday.

Session 15 (Week 7a)

First two pages of Latin of Perpetua.

Session 16 (Week 7b)

cum and dum; gerundives.

Session 17 (Week 7b)

Next two pages of Perpetua

Session 17

Perpetua, pages 5 and 6 of the Latin as far as dream about her brother.

For Friday: prepare p.14 start chapter 7 (post dies paucos) to the end of chapter 9.

Session 18

Grammar. Participles revision; subjunctive for alleged reason (see right hand column for PowerPoint). Feed back E2L1.

For next grammar session: E2L2. Revise participles.

Session 19

Text as far as end of page 18.

Prepare to p.22.

Session 20

(Week 9)

Text pages 20 and 22.

Session 21

(Grammar, Week 9)

Feedback on E2L 2. Predicative dative; gerundives.

E2L3: give in by Wednesday lunchtime if you want specific feedback.

Session 22

(Week 9)

Perpetua, pages 24 and 26.

Session 23

(week 10)

Perpetua: chapters 18, 20(a) (collect additional word list)

Session 24

(Grammar, Week 10)

Mock exam. Verbs of Fearing. E2L3.

Session 25

Final class of term: Perpetua: mock: suggested answers (email if you didn't get a copy of the questions).

Read chapters 20(b) -21.


Week 1

Monday 8th January

Session 1: exam centrally timteabled, pm.

Session 2: Grammar session: qui sheet: introduction to Cicero. For next week E2L4

Session 3: first passage of Cicero from Verres II.V

Week 2

Monday 15th January

Cicero 2

FROM HERE, GROUP B (4-5 on Friday group) is out of sync but continues the pattern of Cicero.Grammar/ Cicero

Thursday 18th January

A group: grammar: participle revision. For next week: E2L 5

Friday 19th January

Cicero 3 (A group)

Week 3

Monday 22nd January

Cicero 4 (A group)

Cicero 3 (B group)

Thursday 25th January

A group: Check E2L 5: for next week E2L 6

Friday 26th January

A group: Cicero 5. Prepare for Session 6 on Monday: the case of Gavius

B Group:

  • participle revision. For next week: E2L 5
  • Cicero 4, as far as line 129. Prepare to end of session 5 (line 179) for Monday.
  • Latest vocabulary list here

Week 4

Monday 29th January

A Group: Session 6 of the Cicero

B Group: Session 5.

Thursday 1 February

concessive clauses, vocabulary revision, E2L. For Week 5: E2L 7.

Friday 2nd February

Group A: Verres: session 7: lines 222-260

Group B: Session 5 from 165-210. Check E2L 5, [work on vocabulary and quin and quominus]. For next week, continue working in vocabulary, E2L6. Consolidate syntax.

Week 5


Group A: Session 8.

Group B: Vocabulary list for section 7


analysis of session 6, 1st paragraph. Verse techniques, by reading Aeneid 1 1-12.


Group A - up to end of Session 9. This is as far as you will be examined

Group B: concessive clauses, Cicero as far as l.303. For next Friday, finish session 9.


Booklet for Aeneid 3 is here. Monday of Week 7 we will read lines 1-33. bonam fortunam!

Week 17

Monday 19th February

Session 1: A group, B group

Thursday/Friday 1

English to Latin 7; range of meanings of some of the vocabulary in Virgil 1. Vocabulary extension strategies: either list of Ovid-specific words (copy here) or learn words you think are appropriate from the passages of Aeneid 3 we read. Discussion of scansion, and reading Carmen Pythagorae in rhythm.


Virgil, Session 2. Comparision of the heroes.

Sessions: A group, B group

Week 18

Monday 26th February

Virgil, Session 3: discussion of Hellenistic influences.

Session 3: A group, B group (updated version), additional notes

Friday 2nd March

to be rearranged

Week 19
Monday 5th March

Session 4: the Harpies

Group A, Group B

Thursday 8th March

(Grammar, A)

more on scansion; approach to unseens; approach to enlarging vocabulary; two Ovid unseens to prepare, method as instructed.

Friday 9th March

Session 5: the voyage along the coast

marked up text

Week 20

Monday 12th March

Virgil, Session 6.

Marked up text

Grammar session

check paradigms; learning vocabulary: Ovid 250 list; booklet of unseens for the vacation plus advice

Friday 16th March

Virgil, Session 7. Happy to take any questions of the lines at the end we did not cover.

marked up text


Week 21

Monday 23rd April

Aeneid, Session 8 (lines 639-681)

Grammar session

Scansion (20 mins); commenting on Cicero (30 minutes). What I am looking for in questions on Cicero's style. Example given: please complete and come to see me if you want feedback.

Friday 27th

Aeneid session 9 (lines 682-718)

Week 22

Practice in answering the 'content' questions, and unseens. If you have finished the booklet I gave out in Week 10, ask for more.

Monday 30th April

Virgil comment. Unseen.

Grammar session

Unseen: Pyramus and singing scansion. For next week: prepare to deliver your portion of lines from the Aeneid, both in your translation and in Latin (I will assign your lines)

Friday 4th May:

Comment practice on Cicero and Virgil.

Week 33

Thursday and/or Friday (two classes)

Deliver your 10 lines of Virgil. Return practical criticims. Work on vocabulary.

Week 34: nota bene

The class(es) missed in Week 8 due to snow will be made up on Monday 14th May.

Group A - normal slot at 10.00am in H2.03

Group B - 2 hour slot, 11-1 in H2.03

On-line dictionaries - simple, clear

Logeion - very detailed, but easy to use

Forcellini -Totius Latinitatis Lexicon even more extensive than the OCLD

'Ovid' vocabulary



In Verrem:

Plain text for revision

Aeneid 3:

Plain text for revision