Latin
Course Description

Latin I

This course introduces the student to the language, culture, and history of ancient Rome and her people. Using the Ecce Romani textbook series, the elementary components of Latin grammar, including present, past, and future verb tenses as well as the first three noun declensions will be explored. As 60% of English vocabulary words come directly from the Latin language, vocabulary will be emphasized throughout the course. From these studies, students will gain valuable linguistic tools and techniques in preparation for the SAT/ACT College Entrance Exams. Students will also connect to other academic subjects such as mathematics, science, and language arts by utilizing their knowledge of Latin to access new information. In addition, students will participate in daily discussions concerning Latin translation, Greco-Roman mythology, and the sociopolitical make-up of the ancient Mediterranean world.

Pre-AP Latin I

This course engages the student in the study of the Latin language with emphasis on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammatical constructions and English derivatives. The study of Roman culture is integrated into an emphasis on reading and interpreting classical literature. The course prepares students for Advanced Placement courses in Latin – Virgil AP and Latin Literature AP.

AP Latin - Virgil

This course emphasizes the development of a critical appreciation of the Aeneid as poetry, which implies the ability to translate literally, to analyze, to interrupt, to read aloud with attention to pauses and phrasing, and to scan the dactylic hexameter verse. The student may earn college credit for successful scoring on the Advanced Placement Examination.

Latin II

This course intensifies the student’s grammatical skill by introducing finer points of Latin grammar and composition, including the remaining verb conjugations and noun declensions. Continuing with the Ecce Romani series, students will learn most grammar structures and translation strategies, including uses of the indirect statement. Vocabulary lessons will be augmented greatly in order to provide a basis for successful translation. Authentic Latin passages will supplement the daily textbook lessons. Also, in-depth discussions and compositions will address the history and legacy of the Roman Empire as well as the influence of the Romans upon western civilization. Videos, slides, and other audio-visual tools will aid students in gaining complete understanding of ancient Mediterranean life.

*AP Latin Literature

This course offers selections from Catullus paired with selections from Cicero (ProCaelio), Horace (Odes), or Ovid (Amores and Metamorphoses). The objective of the course is to develop the ability to read, translate, understand, analyze and interpret. The student may earn college credit for successful scoring on the Advanced Placement Examination.

Latin V

This course will provide advanced students with a complete review of all Latin grammar utilized by ancient Roman authors. Idiom and poetic constructions will be emphasized.

Latin IV

This course expands the student’s exposure to various genres and authors of Latin literature. Daily translation and sight reading passages will allow mastery of Latin grammar and vocabulary. The various authors studied will include selections from Virgil Cicero, Julius Caesar, Catullus, Ovid, and Sallust. The study of these authors will allow students to develop fully their abilities to read, translate, and analyze advanced pieces of Latin prose and poetry. In addition, discussion will focus on the historical and cultural legacy of these Latin authors. Students successfully completing the course may earn college credit through a successful performance on college placement examinations or the AP Latin examination.

Latin III

This course continues the enhancement of Latin grammar and vocabulary skills through an intensive study of Latin literature and history. With daily exercises in Latin translation, the linguistic and artistic aspects of advanced Latin poetry and prose will be explored. Students will begin to evaluate literature interpretively with attention paid to secondary sources of criticism. The course will provide an extensive review of Latin grammar and idiom, which will begin to solidify the student’s mastery of the Latin language. Students successfully completing the course will be prepared for collegiate Latin study.

Pre-AP Latin II

This course engages the student in the study of the Latin language with emphasis on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammatical constructions and English derivatives. The study of Roman culture is integrated into an emphasis on reading and interpreting classical literature. The course prepares students for Advanced Placement courses in Latin – Virgil AP and Latin Literature AP.
*International Baccalaureate Program

*Latin IBSL I, Latin IBSL II, Latin IBHL
In this course, after an intense review of Latin grammar, the student will read a variety of works by ancient writers and formally study ancient history. Students may earn college credit for successful scoring on the International Baccalaureate Examination.

*prerequisite
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