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Ōra Maritima is a story in Latin about a school boy who is visiting his aunt during the holidays in 1899. His aunt lives in a sea-side cottage on the southeast coast of England. He talks about his holidays, the seaside and countryside, and his activities as he visits ancient British sites and learns about the ancient Britons and the Roman occupation of Britain. EA Sonnenschein was a professor of Latin and Greek in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He thought there should be a Latin...
The goal of this class is to apply the Latin grammatical forms/paradigms we've memorised and practiced to developing the skill of reading and understanding real Latin (without having to analyse and translate into English first). We're aiming to move (gradually) from knowledge and mastery of grammatical forms and patterns to fluency in reading, listening, writing, and speaking.
There will be several kinds of homework in this class: 1) memorisation using flash cards or Quizlet (I will provide links to Quizlet sets each week) or whatever works for you; 2) drill exercises translating sentences from English to Latin and Latin to English to practice the grammatical patterns we're focusing on each week so we can read the story with understanding, and also to continue to practice the sentence structures so we'll remember them better; 3) conversation practice, where we follow a dialogue from the book to learn natural sentence structures, and practice them out loud (with the goal of being able to understand them well enough to be able to imitate them to ask and answer similar questions independently); 4) writing original Latin sentences in order to practice the grammatical concepts we're learning each week.
There's no formal assessment in this class. It's expected that students taking this class are doing so because they're interested in learning and using Latin (and the story looks at least somewhat interesting). If you understand what's going on in the story and you're getting the exercises right most of the time and you're enjoying it, you're probably good. Understanding what you're reading/hearing and being able to produce correct written and spoken Latin indicates that you've got the skills we're trying to develop. Win! I'm always happy to help struggling students figure out what the issue is so they can make progress and fully understand what they're learning. It's good to seek peer help with challenging tasks and material as well - if something is challenging for you, it's probably been challenging for others as well, and we can support each other with advice and sharing our own experience. I can always point out and/or provide additional material for students who need extra practice with something.
1 hour 40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 4+ hours per week outside of class.
Ōra Maritima, by EA Sonnenschein, 6th and/or 7th edition (I'll share a pdf of the book, and/or you can download it from archive.org).
Judy Watson, PhDArchaeological scientist, peripatetic bibliophile. I like old stuff.
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