Tuesday, October 04, 2016

September Answer for Roman Calendar

The 2016–2017 Roman Calendar offers full-color images for each month featuring a chapter title page from Latin for the New Millennium, Levels 1 and 2, Second Edition, alongside the ever-popular sententiae. The calendar also contains information about our latest books, longtime favorites, apps, and more. Check the inside back cover for a reproducible worksheet that asks students to engage with the artwork included in the calendar.

For those completing the worksheet, here is September's image, question, and answer.

Question:
Ōdī et amō. Catullus wrote these contradictory words to express his conflicted and painful feelings about his beloved in Catullus 85. What English words can you find that derive from these three?

Answer: 
Ōdī, from the fourth conjugation verb odīre meaning "to hate," has given such words as "odious," "odium," and "ennui" to the English language. The conjunction et has provided "etc." (et cetera, "and the rest") and the ampersand (&). A, from the first conjugation verb amāre  meaning "to love," yields such words as "amatory," "amorous," "enamor," and "paramour."

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Think your students know the answer to the October question on the worksheet? Tweet @BCPublishers the answer by October 25th for a chance to win five of our new buttons. We'll announce our answers, as well as the winner, at the beginning of November. Submit an answer for your class, or better yet, encourage students to participate individually.