Thursday, March 24th – rhetorical devices Purpose: Using the

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Thursday, March 24th – rhetorical devices
Purpose: Using the context of Ovid's Metamorphoses, students will examine the use of rhetorical
devices in both poetry and speech.
Objective(s): Students will be able to...
 identify rhetorical devices in Ovid's story of Apollo and Daphne, as well as famous speeches in
history
Assessment: Homework check of exercise 2, class participation in time activity
Materials:
 Latin for the New Millenium, chp. 12 pg. 217; chp. 13 pgs. 230-231.
 Latin for the New Millenium workbook, pg. 58 exercise 2
Activities/Detailed Plan:
Introduction (10 minutes)
- 5 minutes: review exercise 2 in the workbook
- 5 minutes: go back to page 217 in chapter 12 and look at the famous phrases and quotations
relating to war and peace in Ancient Roman times. Have students pick out the ones that use
the imperative. Discuss handout with other Roman military oral commands.
Development (25 minutes)
 Lecture on cardinal and ordinal numerals, highlighting the difference between the two
 Have a student read the “by the way” section on page 231.
 Introduce the “talking” section on how to say “what time is it?”, “it is __ o'clock”
 Ask students why this is different from the Roman way of telling time
 Discuss why it is confusing to express time in Latin
 Activity: Hand out 12 slips of paper and give the following directions:
 6 of you will have expressions of time, 6 of you will have a description of an action.
 Translate your sentence, and then find the person who has the time expression/action that
you think pairs with your own sentence.
 Three of the expressions of time are ambiguous, depending on whether you are in Roman
time or in current time.
 Once you have found your pair, go back to your original seat.
 We will go over the pairings by the time of day, starting with “Est hora secunda (Roman)”.
 Each pair will say the time in Latin, the action sentence in Latin, and then translate both.
Closure (10 minutes)
 Students will translate the dialogue “Late for School” by having two students read the parts of
Helena and Marcus in Latin, and the other students translating the Latin in to English.
 Assign homework.
Homework: Study the flash cards for the vocabulary list from chapter 13. Begin review of verb
conjugations (present and imperfect) on pg. 401.
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