LATIN 1:   Presentations

From time to time during the semester (you will be notified a couple of days in advance), each student will have the opportunity to give one formal oral report (of 10 minutes) to the class on one or another subject in Roman history, politics, literature, culture and civilization. You may use whatever materials you want in presenting your papers, e.g. laptop computer, PowerPoint presentations, visual aids, handouts, song, dance, mime, etc. These reports are graded, and are subject to being tested upon on the Final Exam, and are part of the learning strategy in fulfilment of the official Goals of this course.

Choice of Topics:

Your report should focus on what you think your fellow students need to know in order to understand the passages that we are translating in the "Loci Antiqui" in the textbook. Focus on the works of literature by or about these personages. You will choose your report (First come, first served.) topic from the following list:





Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.) Cicero (106 B.C.-43 B.C.)
          [English version in MP3]
Catiline   (Lucius Sergius Catilina)
          [English version of Sallust in MP3]
Julius Caesar (100-44 B.C.)
          [English of Suetonius in MP3]
Horace (65-8 B.C.) (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)
Seneca the Younger (4 B.C.-65 AD) Vergil   (Publius Vergilius Maro)
Catullus (ca. 90-50 B.C.) Marcus Porcius Cato the Censor
          [English of Plutarch in MP3]
Senate Terence (P. Terentius Afer)
Populus Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus)
Plebs legion(s)
Comitia Marcus Antonius
Consilium Plebis Romulus and Remus
consul Caligula (Caius Julius Caesar)
forum Nero
Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis) Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Leonidas, King of Sparta & Thermopylae Homer
Latin alphabet Donatus the grammarian
Isidore of Seville Latin Language

For your convenience in studying for the Final exam, links to "Wikipedia" or some good source have been provided.



Some good places to look up basic information:
August 26, 2012 6:06 PM

John Paul Adams, CSUN

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