Monday, March 7, 2011

Here are two scenes from book two. Compare/contrast the two, commenting on the context and characters. Please cite specific Latin to prove any points and remember NOT to simply summarize.

Laocoon, ductus Neptuno sorte sacerdos,
sollemnis taurum ingentem mactabat ad aras.
ecce autem gemini a Tenedo tranquilla per alta
(horresco referens) immensis orbibus angues
incumbunt pelago pariterque ad litora tendunt; 205
pectora quorum inter fluctus arrecta iubaeque
sanguineae superant undas, pars cetera pontum
pone legit sinuatque immensa uolumine terga.
fit sonitus spumante salo; iamque arua tenebant
ardentisque oculos suffecti sanguine et igni 210
sibila lambebant linguis uibrantibus ora.

Vestibulum ante ipsum primoque in limine Pyrrhus
exsultat telis et luce coruscus aena: 470
qualis ubi in lucem coluber mala gramina pastus,
frigida sub terra tumidum quem bruma tegebat,
nunc, positis nouus exuuiis nitidusque iuuenta,
lubrica conuoluit sublato pectore terga
arduus ad solem, et linguis micat ore trisulcis. 475

Monday, February 21, 2011

Aeneas from Book 1...

We have seen Aeneas a number of times. Revisiting the Fitzgerald translation, I would like you to compare any TWO of his encounters with other characters. Is he being honest, is he sincere, and what are his motivations??

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Catullus 64

We have finished 64....the question remains; who "won"? Both Ariadne and Thesues risked quite a bit for their respective aims. Whose goal was attained at a greater risk?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Catullus comment....

See poem 31 to answer: Describe the mood Catullus conveys here. Cite five(5) specific elements in the poem to support your statement.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Last Ovid question of the quarter.

Here is the last post for the Ovid's Amores 1.3, 1.9, 1.11, 1.12. What do you have to add?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New question.....I'd like you to compare any two of the three males we have read and their approaches to women. Talk about motivation, feeling, intent while comparing or contrasting Apollo, Pygmalion or Pyramus. Remember to cite Latin as a basis for an answer.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

This weeks Ovid question.......

I'd like you to comment on the Ovid episode you have read in English.