Students in IB HL/AP Latin 5 may pursue either the Latin Literature Advanced Placement or IB Higher Level curriculum with the expectation that they will take one of those exams. The AP curriculum focuses on Caesar’s De Bello Gallico and Vergil’s Aeneid. The IB higher-level readings change from year to year, but often include selections from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Vergil’s Aeneid, and poems of Catullus and Horace. The HL level curriculum also expects students to do outside reading on the ancient texts in English. Each IB student chooses a research topic and completes a research dossier using primary sources from the classical world.
This course requires summer work.
Open to: Juniors and seniors