• LonghornsLatin Courses

    Latin I
    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.

    Latin II
    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.

    Latin III
    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.

    AP Latin
    Conforms to College Board required authors and selected works for the AP Latin Literature / AP Latin Vergil examination. The course emphasizes the translation and analysis of prescribed Latin texts.  Students will continue the in-depth study of advanced grammar concepts. Students complete the course by taking the AP Latin Exam in May. 
     
    Latin IV
    This advanced course is an appreciation of to Roman literature. It includes readings from a variety of prose and poetry selections. In the cultural context of Roman poetry, there will be a focus on the development of the Latin poetic form, meter, diction and poetic devices. To facilitate the student’s appreciation of poetic allusions and context, an advanced study of mythology and history will also be included.
Last Modified on August 24, 2015