We won't say nuggets, that's going to McDonald's or panning for gold. Trifles. That's a better food image, that's dessert.
This must be Latin, it doesn't make any sense.
Miserable me. No one talks like that. Well, maybe they do. Poor, poor me. Poor, poor, pitiful me. Then you break into a country song.
It's okay. You can have a little trouble with it if you want.
You rarely see the plural of 'unus', as 'one' is basically a singular concept.
It's not hard grammar. It's hard to see what it looks like. Word salad.
When I was your age, I was told by a wise man that the Romans were a group of neurotic peasants who would run to the subjunctive at the drop of a hat.
It's not 'soft pigeon', it's 'gentle dove'.
But they don't print the last two lines as one long line. There's one very practical reason that they don't do that. It's called the width of your page.
I call it a quiz... that's my sense of humor. It's five pages long.
Latin is not for the squeamish.
When forced to be specific, it's a mulberry bush, as in 'here we go round the'.
Not without a vain fear of the breezes and the treeses.
Okay, we don't need to make this a psychological inquiry, could you just fix it?
When I was in high school, I used to steal the door stops. I had a collection of about eight little rubber door stops. I don't know why. It just puts the petty in petty theft.
Famous doesn't necessarily mean good.
You don't make lots of noise at 4:30 on a Tuesday morning unless you're losing your grip on the world.
(Counts students and himself- 13) Before the end of the semester, one of you will betray me....
The goal is to breathe down your neck a little bit.
I hope no one here is allergic to Blackboard.
"Why did you want to go to Wheaton?" "Oh, it's a small place where all the professors have their doors open." But once you're here, you never go in!
Into the divine shores of light. Odd phrase, but kinda catchy.
I'm sitting on Venus's lap.
Perpetuity is an endless succession of movements. Tick. Tick. Tick. Eternity is timelessness.
I can be stupid... and of course I know that you can be stupid.
Poets, when they start out, tend to be at their most elegant. He'll calm down later.
You who, like the cola.
It looks like the accusative of panda.
He's telling Memmius his vocabulary list.
Romans wrote for Romans. They didn't write for American students at the beginning of the third millennium. They didn't know you were coming. They didn't bake a cake.
That, my students, is Latin. I'm sorry.
This is great. We get a gerund, we get a supine. All the parts of Latin you paid for are here.
Don't take it as a given that because we're reading it in class that it must be good.
If you're talking Latin colloquially with your friends and you want to say "no way," it's "nullo rationo" or "nullo modo."
When you don't quite know what to do with a word, put it in the ablative.
Think Legos. One stands on top of another until another force- your little brother- comes along to take them apart.
I still don't have a syllabus, but I have an inspiration!
If you've heard this before, I don't apologize.
I'm not going to tell them that the complex is reiterated in the simplex. I'll tell you... it's strictly on a need-to-know basis.
Don't learn anything without me!
I think at that point, you're just playing games.
They're not literally standing between, like a lineup. "Which animal was it?"
Just because they end with the letter i doesn't mean that they agree!
Entertainment! Gwyneth Paltrow takes over the world! Ten minute break while I read about Gwyneth Paltrow.
I would never have you read Bailey's translation; you'd tear your hair out in frustration.
He is not so allergic to repetition as Virgil is.
When these vowels die, they die like men.
I taught you everything that you know, but not everything that I know.
Those of you who are accustomed to reading about Romans killing non-Romans, or Romans killing Romans, aren't used to reading about milkweed pods.
Reading too much Lucretius kind of drives you nuts.
It's so unusual to have a poem about love and death that goes "Love, eh. Death, eh."
Oh, he talks about the atmosphere. But it's about evil.
And having been divided, it is divided, and lives in divided parts on the ground.
You don't have to believe either one of these guys, it's just a case of "is not!" "is so!" "is not!"
How do we go from a human anima to a million little wormy animas?
If I were to open this lid, I would be perfunda-ing the table. The professor profunds the table with Aqua-Fina.
He apologizes for that dopey metaphor by saying "quasi."
There's a bit of word salad there.
These prepositions- I know there's a temptation to treat them as kind of white noise.
I've only got four lines here, but do them!
He's genuinely trying- though maybe not successfully- to get people to lighten up.
If life is a banquet, well, there's dessert, but you have to acknowledge that at some point, it's over.
The symmetries involved in this class are stunning.
The bees' carrying of food home, if I can say "beeses."
Oleo, olere. Does not mean "to be buttery."
They do these things in contests. "No, let me daub that!" "No, let me daub that!"
There are actually reasons to do it- it's not just "I've got bees, I'm gonna start burning crabs."
Ablative is your workhorse case.
Good. Now make it make sense.
Nare. Which does not mean "by means of a nostril."
It sounds like a noun. Contemplator. This sounds like a job for the Contemplator! Talking about Socrates.
" That's a scary way to put it." "I like scary."
I've become everything I've ever hated!
How can you learn from your mistakes if you don't have me to rub your face in them in a timely manner?
Etiamnum is kind of a long noise.
You're not going to make much money as a farmer squeezing the honey back into the comb.
It's either famous or incomprehensible.
I'm betting that bees do not have anything made out of leather.
That doesn't explain how they get the lightning bolts back up to Zeus. They probably FedEx them.
In no other way. And if it's not in another way, it must be in the same way.
These Attic bees... which does not mean bees in your attic.
Ablative absolute is a wonderful thing, it can mean all sorts of things. I empower you to translate it however you want.
If you're going to translate Latin, you have to be light on your feet around participles.
Try that again, with a little more confidence.
Romans are not nice people.
She's a sea nymph. And where does he stand to meet her? He didn't meet her at Starbucks.
Don't look at me when you say "horrid boar."
Here's the hollow, here are the waves going in, here are the ripples coming back. I was never hired to be a scientific illustrator.
Now that's a funny phrase, "to find a fuga."
I always weight things toward success. I don't need to hold your learning process against you if you achieve the level that I want. I give you all sorts of opportunities to be perfect.
I'll be setting the final up tomorrow, if any of you want to send bribes, flowers, food.
Not seizing, that sounds like she has epilepsy.
We, being about to die, say hi.
Maybe it is, in the world of beekeeping, the thing to say. But you if you translate it literally, it's ridiculous.