Latin Course Offerings
This course provides an introduction to the basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of Latin. A survey of Roman culture is included for understanding of Latin idiomatic expressions and appreciation of the ancient world. Commonly noted Latin expressions, as well as Latin-derived vocabulary, are emphasized to increase English oral proficiency.
This intermediate course expands on the basic grammatical studies of Latin I with an introduction of more complex constructions as students continue to increase their knowledge of Latin syntax and vocabulary. The course is enhanced by the study of Roman foods, education, leisure activities, and family life. Commonly noted Latin expressions, as well as Latin derived-vocabulary, are emphasized to increase English oral proficiency. Additionally, the course emphasizes the influence of ancient Roman language and civilization on Western language and civilization.
This advanced course continues the study of complex grammatical constructions found in the texts of Livy and Vergil. This course focuses on the historical background of the Roman Monarchy through the establishment of the Empire during the reign of Augustus. Students will read Latin selections that describe the accomplishments of such famous figures as Caesar, Cicero, Pompey and Augustus. The course explores the political, economic, and social characteristics represented in the works studied and examines the various writing styles of the authors.
IB Latin HL Year One, IB HL Year Two and IB Latin SL
This course sequence is designed to prepare students for the IB higher level internal and external exams in Latin. The course emphasizes the translation and analysis of advanced Latin texts. Students will be exposed to the literature, culture and history of the Greco-Roman world. Students wishing to take the AP Latin exam may make arrangements with the professor for supplementary materials for the examination.