LAT 1120H and 1121H: Honors Latin I and II
Course Description: 4 Credit Hours
Honors Latin I and II are designed to offer students a
thorough introduction to the Latin language, with emphasis on reading and
translation. The sequence will contribute
Assignments and Grades:
In keeping with the course design outlined above, students will take a series of tests and quizzes, as well as complete a sequence of homework and class work assignments, in the Latin language. In addition, tests will include brief essays on the Roman authors studied. Furthermore, students will write a final paper on key theme in their readings. These assignments will contribute to the final grade as follows:
1) Quizzes: 15% of final grade;
2) Homework and Class work: 10% of final grade;
3) Tests: three, including the final exam: each worth 20% of the final grade;
4) Paper on Roman literature: 15% of final grade. The paper will be 1,000 words in length and involve a) a literary analysis of a work of Greek or Roman literature (in translation), focusing on its mythic content; b) a story rendering your own version of a Greek or Roman myth, adapted for contemporary readers, in the spirit of Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
Students enrolled in this course agree to abide by the Honors College Honor Code. Please review the terms of this important document: http://www.fau.edu/divdept/honcol/students/honorcode.html
Honors Study Group: In an effort to enhance progress in reading and translating Latin, Honors students are invited to form a Latin study group. As students develop their reading skills in the language, they will increasingly be introduced to challenging readings in the Latin authors and encouraged to discuss the intellectual issues raised by their readings. In time this group will form the basis advanced Honors Seminars in classical languages and culture.
Latin Via Ovid: The text
used for this class presents introductory Latin in terms of the Roman Imperial
writer, Publius Ovidius Naso, popularly known as Ovid (43 BC to AD 18). In his Metamorphoses, Ovid renders the
stories of Greek and Roman myth in a series of poems focused on the theme of
metamorphosis. The series begins with
stories of the Creation and the Four Ages of Man, threads through various
Greco-Roman myths and legends, and ends with a tale of Julius Caesar being
transformed into a star after death. The
Latin Via Ovid text begins with a discussion of
the map of
Tapes: There is a set of tapes available for Latin Via Ovid. They are on reserve in the library, where there are cassette players available for your use. The tapes are labeled by chapter. Please take the time to listen to each chapter, so that you may more readily learn pronunciation and improve your skills in comprehension.
corpora: di, coeptis—nam vos mutastis et illas—
adspirate meis primaque ab origine mundi
ad mea perpetuum deducite tempora carmen.
Ovid, Metamorphoses I, 1-4.
Goldman, Norma and Jacob Nyenhuis. Latin Via Ovid: A First Course. 2nd Edition
Mandelbaum, Alan, trans. The Metamorphoses of Ovid.
Latin Home Page: http://latin.gal.ohio‑state.edu/
Latin Resources: http://www.wcupa.edu/library.fhg/internet/recommnd/Latin.htm
Latin Study Guide: http://www.slu.edu/colleges/AS/languages/classical/latin/tchmat/tchmat.html
Latin Texts Online: http://www.oberlin.edu/~jyazbek/latin/texts/onlintxt.html
Perseus Project: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu
1 August 27-29
Latin via Ovid (LVO), Introduction, “The Indo-European family of Languages, the Latin alphabet, pronunciation, biography of Publius Ovidius Naso.
Chapter I, “Charta Geographica.”
2 September 3-5 (September 3rd is a holiday)
LVO Chapter II, “Europa et
3 September 10-12
LVO Chapter III,
“Minerva et Arachne” (Part 1).
4 September 17-19
Chapter IV, “Minerva et Arachne” (part 2). Review
5 September 24-26
Chapter V, “Minerva et Arachne,” (part 3).
6 October 1-3
Chapter VI, “Latona et Niobe”
(part 1). Review Test 1.
7 October 8-10
VII, “Latona et Niobe”
8 October 15-17
LVO Ch. VIII, “Pan et Syringa,” Ch. IX, “Callisto” (part 1).
LVO. Ch. IX
cont’d., Ch. X, “Callisto” (part 2).
9 October 22-24
LVO Ch. XI, “Philemon et Baucis”
(pars prima), Ch. XII, Philemon et Baucis”
10 October 29-31
LVO, Ch. XIII, “Echo and Narcissus.” Review test II, review grammar. Mandelbaum Book VII. Tape VII.
Review of conjugations, tenses.
11 November 5-7
Test II, Monday. Ch. XV, “Pyramus et Thisbe” (pars prima). Mandelbaum Book VIII. Begin Ch. XVI, “Pyramus et Thisbe” (pars secunda)—translation.
12 November 12-14
Ch. XVI, “Pyramus et Thisbe”
13 November 19-21
Complete XVII, “”Atalanta et Hippomenes” (pars prima).
14 November 26-28
Chapter XIX, “Midas et
Review. Paper on Mythology Due.
15 December 1-3
Chapter 20, “Midas et Pan.” The passive voice.
16 Final Examination (Test III): Monday, December 10, , MHC 114.