An Apuleius Reader: Selections from the Metamorphoses, by Ellen D. Finkelpearl
ISBN-13:978-0865167148. ISBN-10: 0865167141
The Student's Catullus (Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture)Fourth Edition, by Daniel Garrison
ISBN-13: 978-0806142326. ISBN-10: 9780806142326
Allen & Greenough's New Latin Grammar (English and Latin edition)
ISBN-13: 978-1585100279. ISBN-10: 1585100277
All books can be purchased in the Haverford College bookstore. If you choose to acquire your books from other places, please ensure that you use the ISBNs given here to acquire the same editions as listed above. If purchasing books for this course will impose any financial difficulties for you, please considering reaching out to The Sportula, an amazing microgrants organization that helps Classics students afford educational materials quickly and without barriers, or Haverford's LIFTFAR program.
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Wednesday, January 23
No homework required in advance of this session.
Introduction to Catullus & Apuleius
Syllabus overview & discussion of course expectations
Friday, January 25
Read the syllabus.
Study vocabulary for Catullus 1, 2, and 3, using "Learn Mode" on Quizlet. Once you've reached at least 50% completion, message Professor Silverblank with a screenshot confirming you've done this.
Quizlet set. NB: This set includes all the vocabulary for Catullus 1-3, minus words from Latin 101 this past fall. If you want sets with EVERY word from the poems, go to the class Quizlet page and create combined sets out of the individual poem sets (these include ALL the words in each poem).
Read aloud in Latin: Catullus 1, 2, 3
Prepare (in Latin), using Professor Mulligan's preparation guidelines from Latin 101 (see here):
Catullus 1, 2, 3
Read all notes in Garrison’s commentary on these poems (pp. 93-94). You will be expected to read all notes in the commentary for each poem we read the semester. Take note of any of the grammatical explanations you don't understand, and familiarize yourself with these concepts in your grammar book. If you have further questions, ask them in class!
Step 3a. Under "Question Types," select ONLY "Written", and deselect all other options ("Matching", "Multiple Choice", and "True/False" should be deselected).
Step 3b. Under "Answer With," select both Latin and English.
Step 4. Click "Create new test."
Step 5. Type in your answers.
Step 6. Click "Check answers."
Step 6a. You make retake this test as many times as you like before sending the results to Professor Silverblank.
Note: If you've typed an answer that Quizlet marks as incorrect, but which you think may count for credit, not to worry: I will be checking your answers as well as the scores, so if you've gotten something right but the software marked it as "incorrect," I will make sure you get the points added to your score.
Step 7. Click "Print Test."
Step 8. Create a PDF of test and send it to Professor Silverblank in a direct message on Slack.