Latin I

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Latin I
Humanities Course
Course CodeLAT1
Years of Operation1980-2017
Sites OfferedCAR, CLA, LAN, LOS, RED, STM
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Course Description

The Latin I curriculum covered the first three noun declension endings and four to five tenses of all four verb conjugations. The course also reviewed Roman history starting from its fabled conception. Additionally, the course detailed the proper utilization of this inflected language and teaches the basic skills necessary to translate millenia old literature, such as the works of Catullus, Julius Caesar, et. al. The course post-test was sometimes the National Latin Examination level 1, which students had professed to being fairly easy in comparison to the coursework. Some instructors made their own pre and post-tests because they felt that they were not able to cover the history needed to excel on the exam.

Class History

Some fantabulous quotes/inside jokes from LAT1.LAN.04.2!:

  • "Es asinus, decime"
  • "Tripedalis"
  • "I'm not late, everybody else is just early"
  • "Canibus, w/ the dogs"
  • "4 frisbees 20 minutes"
  • "Marcus, the Duck" an infamous mosaic
  • A glow in the dark turtle that someone brought to the class. Somehow, we started the tradition of sticking it in people's hair.

In LAN.06.1, Latin I was taught by Whitney Snead. Whitney had a wide reception; some students hated her, especially since only two students received medals for the National Latin Exam, whereas other students found her helpful. Latin I was known for its shouts of "O-S-T-MUS-TIS-NT" and "LATINA EST UBIQUE!" The latter phrase appeared on the back of that year's yearbook, which portrayed the class's TA, David Driscoll (Crockett) as drawn by a Latin student. LAT1.LAN.06.1 remembers:

  • Crockett is a beast from the Iowan east!
  • morbid references (Imagine your mother on her deathbed.)

LAT1.LAN.08.1 In 2008, LAT1 was only offered first session. The Instructor and TA, Katherine Dyer and Amanda Mintzer were loved by all. Some of the most memorable jokes were:

  • "...Made By Shelby <3"
  • like previous classes, chanting "O-S-T-MUS-TIS-NT"
  • "America = Donuts"
  • The Kewpie Doll
  • "I warn my class to pay attention to endings or the hole in the ozone layer will grow. Or, I am being warned that an ant is going to eat my leg"

LAT1.LAN.12.2 This session two class was taught by John Posch (Magister Posch) and Ellen (Magistra Aqueducta) Some of the inside jokes from this rather carefree group include:

  • "Let's bounce!"
  • "You salty"
  • "To turn a word into its command form one must remove the re ending. For example, facere is fac, dicere is dic, and imagine all the fun we could have with bonus."
  • The "cheerful" rivalry with the Ancient Greek class across the hall
  • "Oh Terence"
  • Porcula the Pig: A multi patterned stuffed pig named after one of the weirder Latin students Procula.
  • "In Spanish..."

At LAN 14.1, the class was taught by Joe Groves and TA'd by Jacqueline Ruberti. The class was semi-known for a card game brought in by Joe called Coup. While seemingly innocent at first, it was discovered to be full of betrayal, anger, and vicious deception. During break, you could almost always find at least 2 LAT1 kids engaged in this heated battle of wits (and enraged yelling). Friends were lost. Grudges were held. The game was even taken from the classroom to play in the dorms multiple times. They believed they were in control of the game, but it was inevitable; the game soon controlled them.

LOS 15.1's Latin class was particularly spicy... Led by Instructor Holley Ledbetter and TA Katheryn Mogyk, this class, like its predecessors, was known to travel chanting O S T MUS TIS NT and other various declensions/conjugations. Cicero puns were plentiful. Some inside jokes are:

  • Nothing bundt cake..
  • Your cognomen is "penult"
  • Livia my wife
  • "When the imperator gives a command, you..."
  • "This is your air"
  • "SEVERUS?!!"
  • Cicero in a boat... Cicerow
  • "whatever floats your goat"