Latin I – Riggs Pages xi-xxxi -Assignment Week 1-6tcc This week we are looking at how our book is set up, who wrote it, and some Latin basics. Use the following questions as a study guide and answer them in your notebook. Preface 1. Why are the Reading passages adapted from authentic Latin? 2. What’s the point in their being presented chronologically? Vocabulary to Learn: 3. How is this different from the Reading vocabulary? Language Facts and Exercises 4. What’s the point of this section? Memorabile Dictu 5. You should be able to say and/or write this, as well as its translation in each and every lesson. In the review chapters that come after every third chapter what is the point of the following sections? 6. Vocabulary to know. 7. Exercises 8. Classical Mythology 9. Aspects of Roman Life 10. Exploring roman and Modern Life 11. Mīrābile Audītu bffgggrf Introduction Alphabet 12. Where did the Greek Alphabet come from? Why might we want to know that? 13. What’s the deal with u and v? 14. What strikes you about the pronunciation of Latin vowels? 15. What’s a macron and what’s its purpose? 16. How do Latin diphthongs compare to English diphthongs? 17. How would I figure out the proper pronunciation of the following words a. prōvincīae b. vīas c. vēnit d. gentēs e. dēvastāvī f. iaciō g. initiī h. tabernae Overview of Roman History 18. Who were the 7 Kings of Rome and what were each famous for? 19. After the Kings, Roman History is basically divided into three periods. What are they and why might we want to be able to use these by name? Beginnings of Latin Literature 20. Carthāgō dēlenda est! -- What does that mean and why might it still be used today? GFTK: (Good facts to know) Why do we have so little Latin Literature written prior to 150BCE Who was Livius Andronicus Who was Ennius?