Chapter 5: Passive Verbs

This past week in Latin one, we finished up our work with neuter nouns and adjectives by taking a quiz on regular adjective declensions on Thursday.

We also started to get a taste of the passive voice by translating at sight a modified passage from one of Cicero’s letters to his wife, Terentia. Students worked through this translation as a group, without any previous preparation, and took their first look at the passive voice in Latin.

During this short week before Thanksgiving, we will take formal notes on the passive voice and begin to do more extensive work with conjugating, manipulating and translating these verbs. There will also be a vocabulary quiz on Wednesday.