Listen to the audio feed from TSTT Mission Control as you read, operatives.
Plīnius in perīculō
"Plīnius, vir doctissimus, observāvit , et in tabulā scrīpsit:
incēpit omnēs diēs-- et . eram cum familiā meā et meā. subitō, procul, prope montem, cōnspēxī māgnum et audīvī māgnum . nūbēs surrexit ! aliēnus erat! mox nūbēs cēlāvit et omnia erant frīgida ātraque.
cōnstituī nāvigāre nam voluī adiuvāre amīcōs meōs. nautae meī erant territī, sed dīxī "fortūna !" omnēs nautae et vēnērunt mēcum. nāvigāvimus in nūbem ātrum.
in erat. māgnī lapidēs cadēbant ex caelō! erat perīculōsum manēre, ergō cōnstituimus fugere ad nāvēs. in domō , in posuimus que . tunc, dīxī "venīte mēcum!" et cucurrimus ad portum quam celerrime." ,
Operative, you have completed your analysis of the imperfect tense for regular verbs. We must now turn our attention to the complete imperfect forms of the verb sum (to be). One thing that you'll notice about sum is the lack of the marker, -ba-. Do not be alarmed but instead focus on the common theme across all forms of sum in the imperfect, the stem era-. You'll also notice that the endings are identical to the regular imperfect endings. Consider the following:
|1st Person (ego)||eram||I was||erāmus||We were|
|2nd Person (tū)||erās||You were||erātis||You all were|
|3rd Person||erat||He/she/it was||erant||They were|
Operatives, you have already begun to attune yourself to the perfect endings of the third person singular and plural. The Demiurge wishes now to make you aware the complete set of endings for the perfect tense. Consider the following:
|1st Person (ego)||amāvī||I loved||amāvimus||We loved|
|2nd Person (tū)|| amāvistī
||You loved||amāvistis||You all loved|
|3rd Person||amāvit||He/she/it loved||amāvērunt||They loved|
You’ll quickly realize that with the the first person singular (-ō has become -ī), and the second person endings have changed slightly (-istī for the singular, -istis for the plural.) All operatives should become familiar with recognizing perfect endings as soon as they are able. As always, the Demiurge strongly encourages use of the carta collectionis facilitate this attunement.
Now might be a good time for all operatives to view the following video briefing from latintutorial.com.
|antiquum / antiquī||ancient, old||adjective|
|parte||part, piece, portion||noun|
|sīgnum||sign, mark, brand||noun|
Operative, this immersion concerns your search for the Societās Potentium. The TSTT has created this group, as a way of understanding the social conflicts of Rome, especially the one between the optimātēs and the populārēs. Earn LP bonuses by using this knowledge.
Also, the eruption of Vesuvius is memorably and movingly described by Pliny the Younger, whose uncle died in Stabiae, south of Pompeii, in two letters to Tacitus. Obtain LP bonuses, if you can keep your wits about you, by using the knowledge you can gain.
Lastly, operatives may wish to view this 3d animation, produced by Zero One for the Melbourne Museum. It chronicals the last day of Pompeii.
Directions: The following verbs are given in their first person singular present form. Find another form of each of these verbs in the 6.3 immersions. List the form, and correctly translate it as it appears. Make sure you use the correct tense and subject pronoun (I, you, he, etc.)
8. dēsīderō (there are 3 forms)
9. dēbeō (there are 3 forms)
10. faciō (there are 2 forms)
Directions: Copy and paste each sentence into your attunement form, completing it with the correct word in parentheses. Then translate the sentence into English.
1. lapidēs ad terram (cecidistī, cecidit, cecidērunt).
2. ego et amīcī meī (cucurrērunt, cucurrimus, cucurristis) ad portum quam celerrime.
3. num Plīnius (virī ignāvī, virum ignāvum, vir ignāvus) erat?
4. vir doctissimus appropinquāvit (Sextus, Sextum, Sextō).
5. (nōs, vōs, ego) posuimus cervicalia in capitibus.
6. vōs (habuistī, habuistis, habuimus) multam potentiam!
7. (ego, tū, Plīnius) cōnstituit nāvigāre ad Stabiās.
8. ego (dīxit, dīxistī, dīxī) "fortūna fortēs iuvat!"
Directions: Match the words in the word bank with the clues.
1. These will happen if Marcus is around.
2. Not ever.
3. Sextus spends a lot of time doing this for the Recentiī.
4. Archers shoot them. There is also a Zodiac sign containing a part of this word.
5. A safe place to hide, most of the time.
6. They think they are the best.
7. What happens to that poor man wearing the pillow.
8. These are at the ends of sagittae et hastae
9. There is a large one around Troy. And Rome too, for that matter.
10. What you probably want to do to someone if you shoot him with a sagitta.
11. They are all about the people.
12. A piece of the pie.
CULTURALIA Comprehension Questions
Directions: Using the CULTURALIA section of your CODEX as a guide, answer the following questions:
1. What did the Optimātēs wish to do?
2. Name two strong supporters of the Optimātēs.
3. What did the Populārēs wish to do?
4. Name two strong supporters of the Populārēs.
5. What year was Pliny the Younger born? What year did he die?
6. Aside from the letter about Mount Vesuvius, what was the topic of the other famous letter of Pliny? To whom was it written?
7. Who sent the message to Pliny the Elder asking for help ?
8. With whom did Pliny the Elder stay at Stabiae?