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At 10:05pm on September 12, 2010, Derek Sanders said…
I am posting the info for the Lucretius assignment on here in case you have trouble joining the group. For the Lewis readings, just remember to read and write a couple of paragraphs about how the reading impacted you and what you learned from the reading.

Here is the Lucretius assignment:

Use the following text and select AT LEAST ten nouns, identifying the gender, number, and case of each of those nouns. Write or type your ten nouns with their identifications on a separate sheet of paper and bring it with you on Thursday.

Here is the selected reading:

Mother of Aeneas and his race, delight of men and gods, life-giving Venus, it is your doing that under the wheeling constellations all nature teems with life, both the sea that buoys up our ships and the earth that yields our food. Through you all living creatures are conceived and come forth to look upon the sunlight. Before you the winds flee, and at your coming the clouds forsake the sky. For you the inventive earth flings up sweet flowers. For you the ocean levels laugh, the sky is calmed and glows with diffused radiance. When first the days puts on the aspect of spring, when in all its force the fertilizing breath of Zephyr is unleashed, then, great goddess, the birds of air give the first intimation of your entry; for yours is the power that has pierced them to the heart. Next the cattle run wild, frisk through the lush pastures and swim the swift-flowing streams. Spell-bound by your charm, they follow your lead with fierce desire.

Lucretius, On the Nature of the Universe
Book 1: Matter and Space

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