AP Catullus Page

NOTE: FOR SOME TIME WE HAVE NOT DONE THE CATULLUS SYLLABUS, WHICH WILL NOT BE OFFERED AFTER THE 2008-09 SCHOOL YEAR.   NONETHELESS, I HOPE TO CONTINUE TO ADD TO THIS PAGE.  PLEASE CHECK FOR UPDATES.   GOOD LUCK ON THE AP EXAM!

FEATURING: Test your knowledge of Ancient Meters.  Scansion Tests for Poems 1, 2, 2B, 4, 70, 87, 101.  Practice Figures of Speech for 64, 65, 68, 69, 76, 77, 85, 109, 116.

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Basic Information about the AP Catullus-Ovid class
Our Syllabus

Problems
1.   I left my book at school.
      Quamdiu, Domine!
      Catullus-Latin link.
2.   Res metrica (You may need the free Acrobat Reader.)
      A.  Mr. Abney's approach
      B.  More info
      C.  Check your knowledge of various meters: matching
3.   Figures of Speech
      A.  Try Mr. A's flashcards with English examples.
      B.  Review figures of speech from Catullus's poetry with these Flashcards.
3.   I don't get it!
      Catullus English and More help;
      Don't assume these translations are correct.
4.   I still don't get it.
      More Catullus in English
      (There are two translations available here.  Click on Versions; select
      Smithers; click on Change now.
5.   I can't even figure out what this word means.  Consult a dictionary.
      A.  Travlang's Simple Dictionary
      B.  Lewis's Elementary Latin Dictionary
      C.  The Largest Online Source Available: Lewis and Short
      D.  Great Help from "Shocked Catullus" (follows old AP syllabus)
      E.  Helpful online Catullus Concordance (find out where else he uses the                     same words)

(Nota Bene: postquam tu haec exempla in alias linguas conversa lexisti, tibi ipsi nunc necesse est versus Catulli in linguam anglicam transferre.)

Commentary
1.   Commentary (Kommentar) and Translations into German
     (other authors found here, too; some translations by poet Eduard Mörike)
2.   Commentary on the Love Poems from Middlebury
3.   Looking at Another Approach (great resources from a long-time AP veteran)

Working with Individual Poems (In development: sorry, this is all I've got.)
1.    Catullus 1
A.  Scansion Test
2.    Catullus 2/2b
A.  Scansion Test 2
B.  Scansion Test 2b
4.    Catullus 4
A.  Scansion Test 4
13.  Catullus 13
A.  Mr. A's Online Vocabulary Flashcards for Catullus 13
64.  Catullus 64
A.  Mr. A's Online Vocabulary Flashcards for Catullus 64 (small list for now)
B.  Identify the Figures of Speech in Catullus 64
C.  Identify More Figures of Speech in Catullus 64
D.  Identify Even More Figures of Speech in Catullus 64
E.  Identify Still More Figures of Speech in Catullus 64
F.  Identify Final Figures of Speech in Catullus 64
G.  Study the Framing of the Bedspread (will open in new window)
65.  Catullus 65
A.  Test Run of the Framed Catullus 65 with Translation Help
B.  Identify the Figures of Speech in Catullus 65
C.  Identify More Figures of Speech in Catullus 65
68.  Catullus 68
A.  Identify the Figures of Speech in Catullus 68
B.  Identify More Figures of Speech in Catullus 68
Identify Figures of Speech in Catullus 68, 69, 76, 77, 85
70.  Catullus 70
A.  Scansion Test 70
Identify Figures of Speech in Catullus 76, 77, 85, 109, 116
85.  Catullus 85
A.  Study Some (Not All) Aspects of Catullus 85 (will open in new window)
87.  Catullus 87
A.  Scansion Test 87
101. Catullus 101
A.  Scansion Test 101
B.  Check the Scansion here.
C.  Mr. A's Online Vocabuary Flashcards for Catullus 101

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