Practice Translation: Ulysses, Argus and the Suitors

In this lesson, we will practise the pluperfect tense by translating the first of three stories about Ulysses' (i.e. Odysseus') return to Ithaca.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Match the tenses to their definitions.

Perfect tense

Imperfect tense

Pluperfect tense

1/8

Q2.Match how to translate the past tenses in Latin and English.

-ba-

-v-, -u-, -x-, -s-, -i-

-era-

2/8

Q3.What does 'salutaverat' mean?

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Q4.What does 'ambulaveratis' mean?

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Q5.What does 'eram' mean?

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Q6.What does 'poteramus' mean?

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Q7.What does 'portaveramus' mean?

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Q8.What is the difference between 'salutaverunt' and 'salutaverant'?

salutaverunt

salutaverant

8/8

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 1

Question 1

Question 2

Question 2

Question 2

Question 2

Question 3

Question 3

Question 4

Question 4

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Question 8

Q1.Match the tenses to their definitions.

Perfect tense

Imperfect tense

Pluperfect tense

1/8

Q2.Match how to translate the past tenses in Latin and English.

-ba-

-v-, -u-, -x-, -s-, -i-

-era-

2/8

Q3.What does 'salutaverat' mean?

3/8

Q4.What does 'ambulaveratis' mean?

4/8

Q5.What does 'eram' mean?

5/8

Q6.What does 'poteramus' mean?

6/8

Q7.What does 'portaveramus' mean?

7/8

Q8.What is the difference between 'salutaverunt' and 'salutaverant'?

salutaverunt

salutaverant

8/8

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Ulysses, Argus and the Suitors:

Answer the questions below.

Question 1

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Question 2

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Question 3

Question 4

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Question 7

Question 8

Q1.Which TWO of the following English verbs are in the pluperfect tense?

Select two (2) boxes

1/8

Q2.Match how to translate the past tenses in Latin and English.

-v-, -u-, -x-, -s-, -i-

-ba-

-era-

2/8

Q3.What does 'habitaverat' mean?

3/8

Q4.What does 'petivit' mean?

4/8

Q5.What does 'erat' mean?

5/8

Q6.What does 'poteram' mean?

6/8

Q7.What is the difference between 'dederunt' and 'dederant'?

dederunt

dederant

7/8

Q8.(Optional) What is significant about Ulysses' words to Antinous?

8/8

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Ulysses, Argus and the Suitors:

Answer the questions below.

Question 1

Question 1

Question 1

Question 2

Question 2

Question 3

Question 3

Question 4

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Question 8

Q1.Which TWO of the following English verbs are in the pluperfect tense?

Select two (2) boxes

1/8

Q2.Match how to translate the past tenses in Latin and English.

-v-, -u-, -x-, -s-, -i-

-ba-

-era-

2/8

Q3.What does 'habitaverat' mean?

3/8

Q4.What does 'petivit' mean?

4/8

Q5.What does 'erat' mean?

5/8

Q6.What does 'poteram' mean?

6/8

Q7.What is the difference between 'dederunt' and 'dederant'?

dederunt

dederant

7/8

Q8.(Optional) What is significant about Ulysses' words to Antinous?

8/8

Lesson summary: Practice Translation: Ulysses, Argus and the Suitors

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