Episode 23-More Ambrose

Scriptum est autem evangelium ad Theophilum, hoc est ad eum quem deus diligit. si deum diligis, ad te scriptum est, si ad te scriptum est, suscipe munus evangelistae.

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Episode 22-Some Lucretius

De rerum natura 1.6-9

te, dea, te fugiunt venti, te nubila caeli

adventumque tuum, tibi suavis daedala tellus

summittit flores, tibi rident aequora ponti

placatumque nitet diffuso lumine caelum.

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Episode 21-The First Block Continued

Scr. Brundisi a. 706 (48) circ. K. Ian.

Tullius Terentiae Suae S. D.

S. v. b. e. v. Si quid haberem quod ad te scriberem, facerem id et pluribus verbis et saepius. Nunc quae sint negotia vides; ego autem quo modo sim adfectus ex Lepta et Trebatio poteris cognoscere. Tu fac ut tuam et Tulliae valetudinem cures. Vale.

First block nouns of this variety will have -i next to the word in the dictionary.

Sing.               Plural

Subject: Modus ---> Modi

Object: Modum--->Modos

But for neuter nouns, the subject and object is the same.

Subject: Negotium--->Negotia

Object: Negotium--->Negotia

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Episode 20-From St. John’s Gospel

John 7:1 Et post haec ambulabat Iesus in Galilaeam; non enim volebat in Iudaeam ambulare, quia quaerebant Iudaei interficere.

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Episode 19-Fourth Ecologue of Virgil

The third line of the 4th Ecologue: si canimus silvas, silvae sint consule dignae.

I also read from Jaroslav Pelikan's History of the Development of Doctrine Vol. 1: The Emergence of Catholic Tradition, page 64.

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Episode 18-More exercises

B) "Si tu et Tullia, lux nostra, valetis, ego et suavissimus Cicero valemus. Pr. Idus Oct. Athenas venimus ../.. velim cures, si auctio ante meum adventum fiet, ut Pomponius aut, si is minus poterit, Camillus nostrum negotium curet" (Ad Fam. XIV,5,1-2)

  1. Point out the verbs in Cicero's first part ../ here and their subjects: At this early point in your Latin career, you can certainly reverse: "valetis"= But you could have choices in the reverse of "valeMUS" which are they?
  2. If "AthenAS" and "curES" are verbs then their subject is: ________ reversed: If in your experience: "AthenaS" turns out to be a noun, and "cureS" a verb then what does the naked ending "S" really tell a stranger-observer?
  3. If "velim" is a verb, then its reversed must be: ________ and the form for "they" must be ________ and "he-she-it" must be ________, you ________, ye ________
  4. When you spot Latin verbs in a sentence like: "fiet...poterit...curet", what kind of possible subject will you naturally attach to them? What will the "we" forms be for those three verbs of Cicero? How will you decide on the definite subject in any sentence? Two ways:
  5. Here Cicero is writing to his wife Terentia, and mentions Tullia=26 years old, and Cicero Jr.=15 years old. The following is a literal translation, of which you can use the first sentence on your next postcard home!! "If you and Tullia, our light, are well, I and most sweet Cicero are well. On the day before the ides of October (Oct. 14) We came to Athens ../.. I would like you take care, if the auction before my arrival will be done, that Pomponius or, if he less will-be-able, Camillus our business may-care-for". Now take your pen and rewrite the sentence modifying only the verbs and a few words to read in your perfect Latin after one class (keep Cicero's word order!!!): "If Marcus and Tullia are well today-(cf. DICT.), Terentia, you are certainly-(cf. DICT.) well. When-(cf. DICT.) did you come (use **form) to Athens? Marcus would-like we take care that [ut] Camillus and Tullia our business may-care-for."
  6. As a general principle, what do the endings of Latin words indicate-do? When will this fact cease to exist-be valid in your Latin life?
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A reading from Cicero

https://soundcloud.com/matthew-rubush/ciceronis-oratio-philippica#play

Not for beginners, but it was a rather moving part of our class on Cicero taught by Prof. Wooten.

[XIV] Hanc igitur occasionem oblatam tenete, per deos immortales, patres conscripti, et amplissimi orbis terrae consilii principes vos esse aliquando recordamini! Signum date populo Romano consilium vestrum non deesse rei publicae, quoniam ille virtutem suam non defuturam esse profitetur. Nihil est, quod moneam vos. Nemo est tam stultus, qui non intellegat, si indormierimus huic tempori, non modo crudelem superbamque dominationem nobis, sed ignominiosam etiam et flagitiosam ferendam esse.

[35] Nostis insolentiam Antoni, nostis amicos, nostis totam domum. Libidinosis, petulantibus, impuris, impudicis, aleatoribus, ebriis servire, ea summa miseria est summo dedecore coniuncta. Quodsi iam, quod di omen avertant! fatum extremum rei publicae venit, quod gladiatores nobiles faciunt, ut honeste decumbant, faciamus nos principes orbis terrarum gentiumque omnium, ut cum dignitate potius cadamus quam cum ignominia serviamus.

NB: I no longer use SoundCloud since I started this page.

Episode 17-St. Ambrose on Action and Intention

Sicut tradiderunt nobis qui ab initio viderunt et ministri fuerunt verbi. gemina virtus est in homine perfecto, ut et intentio sit et actio. untramque igitur virtutem sanctus evangelista apostolis defert; non solum enim viderunt inquit, sed etiam ministri verbi fuerunt. intentio visionis actionis est ministerium, finis autem intentionis est actio, principium actionis intentio. atque ut proprio apostolorum utamur exemplo, intentio est quod Petrus et Andreas audita domini voce dicentis: faciam vos piscatores hominum sine ulla conperendinatione reliquerunt scalmum, verbum secuti sunt. sed non statim in intentione actio. ne ibi quidem adhuc actio, sed intentio, ubi dicit Petrus: domine, quare non possum te sequi modo? animam pro te ponam.

Erratum: ut utamur exemplo..does anyone have a suggestion?

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Episode 16-Veni, Creator Spiritus

Latin text
Veni, creator Spiritus
mentes tuorum visita,
imple superna gratia,
quae tu creasti pectora.
Qui diceris Paraclitus,
altissimi donum Dei,
fons vivus, ignis, caritas
et spiritalis unctio.
Tu septiformis munere,
digitus paternae dexterae
tu rite promissum Patris
sermone ditans guttura.
Accende lumen sensibus,
infunde amorem cordibus,
infirma nostri corporis,
virtute firmans perpeti.
Hostem repellas longius
pacemque dones protinus;
ductore sic te praevio
vitemus omne noxium.
Per te sciamus da Patrem
noscamus atque Filium,
te utriusque Spiritum
credamus omne tempore.
.
Praesta, Pater piissime,
Patrique compar unice
cum Spiritu paraclito
regnans per omne saeculum
Amen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veni_Creator_Spiritus

[erratum: I believe rite is going with promissum..you fittingly promised of the Father]

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Episode 15-Cicero’s Email Exercise Part 2

"De Quinto fratre nihil ego te accusavi; sed vos, cum praesertim tam pauci sitis, volui esse quam coniunctissimos. Quibus me voluisti agere gratias, egi et me a te certiorem factum esse scripsi" (Ad Familiares XIV,1,4-5).

  1. If the first seven words of Cicero here mean: "Concerning brother Quintus in-no-way have I accused you", what two Latin principles produced that meaning in the mind of Terentia and yours 2044 years later?
  2. What different meaning for those 7 words would this phrase have: "Te de quinto fratre accusavi ego nihil"??
  3. If the second phrase of Cicero: "sed vos..." means: "but you, since especially you are so few, I want to be as joined-together as possible", how will you keephis word order, add a few elements and say on your own: "but now-(cf. DICT.) you, since there-(cf. DICT.) especially you are always-(cf. DICT.) so few, we have wanted to be as joined-together as possible"
  4. The last sentence of Cicero means, as literally as possible: "To whom me you wanted to return thanks, I have returned, and I have written myself to have been informed by you". Where did you find the word: "I have written"? HOW could Cicero begin and end his sentence with the same subject: "i" verbs "egi...scripsi'? Why did he not write: "egi et scripsi..."? Explain
  5. Rewrite that last sentence to read like this: "To whom he wanted to return thanks, he returned and wrote myself to have been informed" ==

Source: http://frcoulter.com/latin/first/homework1.html

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