Friday, October 24, 2008

Pensum Tertium

Consider what we have read, thus far, of Aeneas' account of the downfall of Troy through line 249. Does Aeneas become emotionally involved the the retelling itself, or does he remain the objective observer in his account? Take a position and defend it with evidence from the text, remembering always to cite the text in Latin, translate it, and give analysis of your stated position based on the evidence.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Pensum Secundum

Consider the last segment of book one that we have just studied, 494-519. Examine all of the conjugated verbs in this section, and analyze them by tense. Post your results of that analysis, and then write short essay on what you think the effect of this use of verb tense has on the end of book one.

Have fun!

Mr. P

Friday, September 5, 2008

Primum Pensum

Consider book 1 of the Aeneid from the beginning to line 440. Trace the appearance of "furor" in the book so far and describe how furor functions in Vergil's work thus far. Give at least three examples from the Aeneid. Cite the Latin (with line numbers), translate literally, and make your case.