Latin III

Strengthen your Latin vocabulary skills and develop an appreciation for well-crafted writing by visiting the library of great authors. You will read the timeless words of Roman poets, storytellers, and orators and recognize why Latin, and those who speak it, are still relevant today.

Major Concepts:

  • Caesar vocabulary and accompanying English derivatives
  • Gerunds
  • Gerundives
  • Passage from Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic Wars
  • Caesar’s Helvetian Campaign
  • Deponent Verbs
  • Irregular Verbs
  • Battle of Alesia/Hercynian Forest/Druids
  • Life of Julius Caesar
  • Roman archaeological legacy in Provence, France
  • Analysis of writing style and content
  • Stylistic and rhetorical devices
  • Cicero vocabulary and accompanying English derivatives
  • Latin passages from Cicero’s In Catilinam
  • Entire In Catilinam in English
  • Subjunctive mood, 5 uses (volitive, purpose, result, cum clauses and indirect question), 4 tenses (present, imperfect, perfect, past perfect), active and passive voices
  • Sequence of tenses using the subjunctive mood
  • Structure of an oration
  • Cicero’s thoughts from On Oratory and De Officiis
  • Life of Tullius Cicero
  • Analysis of writing style and content
  • Poetic meter: dactylic hexameter, hendecasyllabics, elision, spondee, dactyl, liquid, etc.  Oral scansion as a metrical exercise
  • Ovid vocabulary and accompanying English derivatives
  • Latin passages from the Metamorphoses re: Daphne and Apollo
  • Art through the ages using the Daphne and Apollo story
  • English passage from the Metamorphoses re: Pyramus and Thisbe
  • Catullus vocabulary and accompanying English derivatives
  • Life of Catullus
  • Assorted Latin poems of Catullus: II, III, V, LXXXV
  • Analysis of writing style and content of both authors
  • Life of Vergil
  • Poetic forms of dactylic hexameter
  • Vergil vocabulary and accompanying English derivatives
  • Latin passages from the Aeneid: Lines 1-33, 50-64, 81-101, 124-131, 148-153, 198-209
  • Oral reading of the introduction to the Aeneid
  • Analysis of writing style and content
  • Essay writing to include substantiation of position via the Latin text, English translation and assessment of author’s usage of rhetorical devices
S.No. Program Name Fee Component Amount (USD) Description
1. Regular Course Fee $ 400 To be paid by the student at the time of Registration.
2. Honors Course Fee $ 425 To be paid by the student at the time of Registration.

Grade Level

  Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

Duration

  Annual

Requirements

Microphone and speaker, or headset.

Prerequisites

Latin I & II

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