A draft of your composition work (A and B) is due by Friday
midnight. It will be returned to your with comments, corrections, hints
and suggestions on Saturday. The final draft is due by Monday
midnight. Note: This first draft is required: if you
do not turn in a draft of the composition by Friday midnight, you will receive
no composition credit for the week.
** If you are not an OU student, I will try to mark your
compositions as well; send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
and make sure you put MEDIEVAL LATIN in the subject line **
A. Answer the questions - in Latin...! Please make sure that your email
contains both the question and the answer. If you are having trouble
with this exercise, check out these Hints
for Answering Questions in Latin.
B. Write a small Latin composition on your own. You will choose
either to describe a picture or
to write a small monologue/dialogue. If you are having trouble with this exercise,
check out these Hints for Free
Composition in Latin.
- When describing a picture, do not say "in
the picture" or "the picture shows"... instead, imagine you
are looking at the actual scene itself, and describe the scene ("the
sheep are sleeping", "the fox is dead", "the woman is
very beautiful"). Examples.
- When writing a dialogue, do not use indirect speech
("Samson says... Delilah says..."), but just write out what the
characters say - don't worry, I should be able to figure out who's talking!
- Quis est capellanus bestiarum?
- Quis sciit repere super arbores ut evaderet venatores?
- Quam ob rem paterfamilias lupum suspendi iussit?
- Quis lupum ad litteras posuit?
- Quam ob rem lupus in situlam se posuit?
- Quis lupum de puteo extraxit et verberavit?
- Quid lupus in aquam posuit?
- Ubi Reinardus se abscondit ut leonem audiret?
- Quid leo pelle lupina involvere debuit?
- Cuius stimulos lupus pati debuit?
B. Latin composition
Choose either one description or one
dialogue/monologue to write in Latin.
Description: Choose one of the following images and describe
the scene in Latin. You should write 5 sentences that
are each at least four words long each. Please please do not use an
English-Latin dictionary. You should have plenty of vocabulary from this week's
reading to write your description!
Dialogue/Monologue: Choose one of the following scenes and
write the words you can imagine the characters saying. You should write 5
sentences that are each at least four words long each. Please
please do not use an English-Latin dictionary. You should have plenty
of vocabulary from this week's reading to write your description!
- Quid rustici dicunt? (A) Imagine the scene when the farmers
arrive in the morning and find the wolf in the well. What do they say when
they find the wolf? How do they think the wolf ended up in the well? What
do they say they are going to do now that they have found the wolf in the
- Quid rustici dicunt? (B) Imagine the scene when the farmers
arrive in the morning and find the wolf trapped in the ice. What do they say
when they find the wolf? How do they think the wolf got trapped in the ice?
What do they say they are going to do now that they have found the wolf trapped
in the ice?
- Epitaphium Reinardi. Imagine that Reinardus has finally
met his match: what would be written on his tombstone? (You might want to
take a look at these Roman
epitaphs if you are curious.)
Modern Languages 4970 / MRS 4903: Medieval Latin. Spring
2003 Online Course at the University of Oklahoma. Visit http://www.ou.edu/online/
for more info.
Laura Gibbs, University of Oklahoma - Information Technology © 2003.
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