Latin 101, Survey of Latin Literature : Syllabus
Z. Philip Ambrose
1:25 - 2:15 MWF Office Hours: MWF 11:00 - 12:00 and by appt.
481 Main St. Seminar Room 207 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.uvm.edu/~classics/ Tel: 656-0649
Caesar, De Bello Gallico, Books 4 and 5. = Welch and Duffield, Caesar: Invasion of Britain, excerpted version. For complete text with commentary on-line use On-line at http://www.perseus.tufts.edu. I will provide commentary to the complete text via email. I will also provide a translation and the unabridged Latin text by e-mail after class for you to check.
Plautus, Menaechmi, edited by G. Lawall and B. Quinn (BCP) = P. Cf.
Other suggested Texts: A good Latin dictionary and a good Latin grammar. Purchase, or find both in the Classics Department's Seminar Room at 481 Main, Room 207, where you may study whenever it is not being used for classes. Links to Lewis and Short are given in the Urls above. Allen and Greenough's Latin Grammar may be found at
This course may be applied to a Major or Minor in Latin or in Classical Civilization. It also fulfills the Foreign Language Distribution Requirement of the College of Arts and Sciences.
While concentrating on only two literary works with a touch of Ovid added in the middle and the end, the course aims to familiarize students with the Roman literature of the Republic and to provide a systematic review of Latin grammar and syntax, to which each class will give some attention. For variety, and to keep you on your toes, Plautus will be read twice, Caesar once each week.
Attendance is required. Three absences unexcused will reduce the Course Grade by one letter. By "Class Recitation" below I mean participation in the various work done in class, including thorough preparation of the assignment, responses to questions, translation of texts, and discussion. The Course Grade is determined as follows:
Class Recitation: 40%
Two Hour Tests: 40%
Final Exam: 20%
Date Grammar/Syntax Review Reading
8/26 M Introduction Read Introductions to both texts
8/28 W Verb: Indicative all tenses C (IV. 20-21) = 1-5
8/30 F Verb: Subjunctive all tenses P 77-109
[9/02 M Dies Laboris]
9/04 W Noun: Third Declension C 22-23 = 6 -9
9/06 F Noun: Fourth/Fifth P 110-151
9/09 M Demonstrative Pronouns P 152-181
9/11 W Relative/Interrogative Prns C 24-26 = 10 -15
9/13 F Nominative/Accusative P 182-218
9/16 M Adjectives P 219-272
9/18 W Genitive/Dative C 27-29 = 16 -19
9/20 F Ablative P 273-314
9/23 M Infinitive P 316-350
9/25 W Gerund/Gerundive C 30-32 = 20 - 23
9/27 F Subjunctive P 351-403
9/30 M Purpose/Result P 404-445
10/02 W Indirect Statement Ovid, Metamorphoses, as assigned
10/04 F Indirect Question P 446-523
10/07 M Indirect Commands P 524-558
10/09 W Relative Clauses C 33-36 = 24 - 28 (to line 280)
10/11 F Ablative Absolute P 559-601
10/14 M Review
10/16 W HOUR TEST ONE
[10/18 F Feriae autumniales = Fall Recess]
10/21 M Quom (Cum) Clauses P 602-629
10/23 W Causal Clauses P 630-700
10/25 F Sequence of Tenses C IV. 38- V. 9 = 28 (line 281) - 32
10/28 M Oratio Obliqua P 701-752
10/30 W Quod P 753-789
11/01 F Quin C 10-12 = 33 - 35
11/04 M Sum/futurum esse (fore) P 790-834
11/06 W Fero/eo P 835-881
11/08 F Deponents C 13-18 = 36 - 42
11/11 M Verbs with Dative P 882-921
11/13 W Verbs with Ablative P 922-965
11/15 HOUR TEST TWO
11/18 M Supines/impersonal verbs P 966-1059
11/20 W Prepositions P 1060-1105
11/22 F Qu- words P 1106-1162
11/25 M Counting C 19-23 = 43 - 47
[11/27 W Hiatus ad gratias dandas incipit]
[11/29 F Hiatus continuat]
12/02 M Dating Ovid, Metamorphoses, as assigned.
12/04 W Review Ovid, Metamorphoses, as assigned.
FINAL EXAM: Monday, December 9, 4:00 P.M.