Learning Classics is a bit like putting on a magic pair of 3-D glasses. Once you start delving into the language and the culture, you'll start to see it all around you. This blog is a record of the club's journey through the worlds and language of ancient Rome and Greece... and through modern times, too, searching for the influence of classics all around us. You'll also be able to find vocab, home tasks, links and generally enlightening info here, too.

08 January 2016

Lesson 11 - Six persons and some drama

Into 2016 with a gear change in our language work. After a recap of what we already know/can just about remember through the haze of turkey, presents, crackers etc., we took a look at all six present tense endings. What a neat and compact thing a Latin verb is - in one word, you can learn what's happening, who and how many are doing it and when the action happened. We learned to look at the the beginning of the word to see what's happening, and at the end of the word to see who's doing it. And the six present tense endings we learned were:

...and we then put our knowledge to good use in an exercise translating different versions of the verbs orare (to pray), cantare (to sing), salutare (to greet) and laborare (to work) into English and then into Latin. More of this next week.

Next, on to our topic for this half term - Greek drama. We took a video quiz on Ancient Greek theatre, and if there were any answers you missed, here's the video...