Because the majority of Latin grammar is covered in the first two years, the emphasis in the third year of Latin is on reading literature. Roman history and political development are featured in readings. The epic poetry genre and Trojan War cycle are explored through extensive readings from Book 2 of Vergil’s Aeneid. Literary devices critical to the understanding of epic poetry are presented. A methodical review of Latin grammar is included in the first term. Emphasis is on developing translation skills and an appreciation of ancient literature. Students who are interested in IB or AP Latin 4 should take Intensive Latin 3 rather than this course.
Open to: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors