Assignment 1: Clarence Darrow for the Defense UMWA, 1903
The Murgia - Gotoff Exchange
Murgia, Charles E., "Analyzing Cicero's Style: A Review Article," for Harold Gotoff, Cicero's Elegant Style) CP 76 (1981) 301-313
Gotoff, Harold, "Analyzing Cicero's Style for the Text of Cicero: A Reply," CP 77 (1982) 336 - 339.
Murgia, Charles E., "Analyzing Cicero's Style: A Response," CP 77 (1982) 340-341.
Div. in Q. Caec. 1.1 - 3. 7
Assignment 2: Complete the Darrow exordium.
Laughton, "The Learner and the Latin Period"
Johnson, W. R., Luxuriance and Economy: Cicero and the Alien Style, (U. Cal. Press, 1971) "Periodicity and Latin" pp. 23-30
Cicero, Div. in Q. Caec. 3.8-4.14
Quintilian, Inst. Orat., IX iv
Assignment 3: Daniel Webster, Exordium: On the Murder of Captain Joseph White
The Laughton review of Eduard Fraenkel, Leseproben aus Reden Ciceros und Catos.
Div. in Caec. 4.15-6.22
Assignment 4: Complete the Daniel Webster Exordium
Thomas Habinek, "Prose Cola and Poetic Word Order: Observations on Adjectives and Nouns in the Aeneid" Helios (1985) 51-66.
Div. in Q. Caec. 7.22-9.27
Georgics: exercise to be handed out
Assignment 5: Bradley's Arnold, "Passages for Translation" #72, p. 352.
VonAlbrecht, Masters of Latin Prose, 32-53
Div. in Q. Caec. 9.27-11.35
Quintilian, Inst. Orat. IV. 31ff
Assignment 6: Rewrite the narrative from G. Gracchus (see VonAlbrecht above) in the style of Cicero. Note: this will mean changing the Gracchan emphasis on a nominal structure where the speaker suggests outrage with his details, to a more varied, and more verbal structure where outrage is explicitly expressed, where emotion is dramatized, and motives as well as facts are put on display.
Von Albrecht, Masters of Latin Prose, Sections 1.i and 1.ii (Cato)
Div. in Q. Caec. 11.35-13.43
Caesar, Bellum Civile 1.1
Cicero, pro Milone 24-29
Assignment 7: Daniel Webster, Narratio from Murder of Captain Joseph White (first half)
Von Albrecht, Masters of Latin Prose, Chapter II: Caesar.
Div. in Q. Caec. 13.44- 16.51
Assignment 8: Daniel Webster, Narratio from Murder of Captain Joseph White (entire)
Von Albrecht, Masters of Latin Prose, Chapter III: Sallust.
Visit the Web page where the Sallust is discussed. Compare the Sallust with the Caesar we covered last week.
Be prepared to offer comments on the Web Page and suggestions for a section which is a commentary on Von Albrecht.
Div. in Q. Caec. 16.51-18.58
Assignment 9: The peroration to Nixon's speech when he turned over the Watergate Tapes.
Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, this composition will be due on Friday, December 4, the last day of class. You may discuss your composition with me, but you will not have a formal opportunity to rewrite this composision. As the final composition you should make it your very best effort.
Assignment 10 (Tuesday, Dec. 1):
Von Albrecht, Masters of Latin Prose. Read and critique Chapter 8 "Tacitus: A speech of the Emperor Claudius: Original and literary recasting." Prepare your own outline of the structure of both speeches. This can serve as an preliminary exercise to the final paper you will be writing.
Div. in Q. Caec. 18.58-20.65