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Marcus rīdet et ambulat per specum. specus dūcit Marcum malōsque aliōs ē Pompēiīs. potentēs specum . Marcus scit Recentiōs , sed nōn ānxius est. nam putat Recentiōs Potentibus tandem . ubi venit ad , vocat malum, iubetque malum cēram dare. vult scrībere epistulam ad amīcum Salvium, potentem alium in Britanniā. Marcus aliquā scit Recentiōs nunc in Britanniā, vultque dīcere Salviō dē Pompēiīs.
Marcus cōgitat dē Recentiīs. quid sciunt dē Lapide? Lapidem invenīre? Salvius dēbet dē Recentiīs discere dēbetque epistulam mittere ad . ita vērō, Marcus dēbet nunc ad praetōrium.
Operatives, throughout your journey thus far you have encountered numerous verb forms that have ended in -re. These forms are called the infinitive and provide us with the "to verb" definition. When you look at the dictionary entry for all verbs the second form listed (the second principal part) is always the present infinitive.
amō, amāre , amāvī - to love
Operatives may wish to view this following video briefing:
This form is vital for us to determine which conjugation (group) that the verb belongs to. The vowel that is before the -re determines which group the verb is a part of. Consider the following:
|First Conjugation||-āre||laudō, laudāre , laudāvī - to praise|
|Second Conjugation||-ēre||habeō, habēre , habuī - to have|
|Third Conjugation||-ere||dūcō, dūcere , dūxī - to lead|
|Fourth Conjugation||-īre||audiō, audīre , audīvī - to hear|
For more information (and helpful review) of principal parts, be sure to watch this short video courtesy of latintutorial.com.
|adsum, adesse, adfuī||to be present, to be here||verb|
|audiō, audīre, audīvī||to hear, listen||verb|
|faciō, facere, fēcī||to to, make||verb|
|ferreus, -a, -um||made of iron||adjective|
|nūllus, -a, -um||not any, no, none||adjective|
|possum, posse, potuī||to be able||verb|
|tergum, tergī; n||back||noun|
|volō, velle, voluī||to want, wish||verb|
Operatives, the Demiurge hopes that information about Roman slavery will be helpful to you for this immersion. The LP bonuses here are in using that intel to extricate your Recentium or Recentiam ex this problem.
Directions: Refer back to the immersion in 7.1 to complete the following.
Find and copy:
a. two nouns that are accusative and plural
b. five prepositional phrases
c. four present tense, third person singular verbs
d. five infinitives
e. two present tense, first person plural verbs
f. three present tense, second person plural verbs
Directions: In each section below, "collect" each word that fits the carta collectionis element shown. The words that remain are the hidden sentence. Translate the hidden sentence into English.
vidēre mittere Marcus sedēre rīdet cogitāre et scīre ambulat dāre per interficere specum.
2. dative singular
epistulae quid servō Recentiī puellae sciunt canī dē Quintō lapide uxōrī?
3. accusative plural
Sinistrus epistulās vult arborēs cenāre lapidēs cum virōs puellās Caeciliō amīcōs.
4. perfect verbs
intellexistī nōs habuimus volumus cucurristis effugere fēcimus ex audīvistis Pompēiīs!
ego Salvius tū mīsit nōs epistulam tē ad vōs Marcum mē.
Directions: Choose the best definition for the underlined words based on the vocabulary in this immersion.
1. The teacher was disturbed by the mussitation in the back of the room.
a. laughing b. cheating c. fighting d. whispering
2. The biologist studied the moniliform bacteria through his microscope.
a. ring-shaped b. flat c. spherical d. conical
3. A ferroequinologist studies trains, or, more literally," _______ horses".
a. metal b. iron c. giant d. mechanical
4. Each twig has geminate leaves on it.
a. paired b. pointy c. green d. growing
5. Participation is of your own volition. It is not mandatory.
a. agreement b. flying c. wanting d. expense
Directions: For each of the verbs below, using tools like Numen or Whitaker's Words (or any dictionary), find the infinitive form and then indicate to which conjugation group the verb belongs. For an additional challenge, try to create the infinitive form based on your knowledge of verbs and then look up the correct form.
CULTURALIA Comprehension Questions
Directions: Using the CULTURALIA section of your CODEX as a guide, answer the following questions:
1. How were most slaves in Rome acquired?
2. What were common ways to become a slave?
3. What is manumissio?
4. What was a freed slave called? How did a freed man differ from a free man in Rome?
5. Could slaves own property?
6. What happened to captured fugitive slaves?
7. What, if any, rights did slaves have?
8. What was Seneca's view on treatment of slaves?
9. Who led the slaves in the Third Servile War? Who was his opponent? What was the outcome?
KEY-TEXT Comprehension Questions
Directions: Using the KEY-TEXT section of your CODEX as a guide, answer the following questions:
1. What does Marcus do? Who comes with him?
2. How did the specus ē Pompēiīs come to be?
3. What does Marcus know/believe about the Recentiī? How does he feel?
4. Who is Salvius and how can he help Marcus?
5. What two things does Marcus think about?
6. What does Marcus decide to do at the end?