Where Latin 1 provides the framework of the language, Latin 2 adds color and contour. Latin 2 presents constructions such as subjunctive verb forms and uses of verbs, as well as advanced participle constructions and irregular verbs. By the end of the year, students should have the foundation to read prose of a Caesarian level of difficulty. Translations and vocabulary assessments are almost exclusively Latin to English. Review of Latin 1 is integrated in the early lessons, and increasing attention is paid to translation techniques. Open-book translations become more frequent as a significant tool for assessing students’ understanding of how Latin works, and the complexity and length of readings increase throughout the year as more constructions are mastered.
Open to: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors