Latin Courses

 Latin Courses

 LATIN I (BT0531) (NCAA approved)
(T0531A) LATIN I A
(T0531B) LATIN I B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: None

The primary emphasis of Latin I A will be the study of grammar and vocabulary which will provide the students with training in accuracy, application, memory and reasoning. In Latin I-A, students will learn the forms and vocabularies for the common first and second declension nouns, prepositions, Latin sentence structure, adjectives and present and imperfect tense active verbs. The course will stress the correlation between English and Latin and will be a helpful as a preparation for the study of any modern language.

The primary emphasis of Latin I B will be the study of grammar and vocabulary which will provide the students with training in accuracy, application, memory and reasoning. In Latin I-B, students will learn the forms and vocabularies for the common second declension neuter nouns, and the future tense and perfect system of active verbs. Students will begin to read Latin prose, with a focus on the gods of Roman mythology. The course will stress the correlation between English and Latin and will be a helpful as a preparation for the study of any modern language.

LATIN II (BT0532) (NCAA approved)
(T0532A) LATIN II A
(T0532B) LATIN II B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Latin I

In Latin II A students will review the basic skills learned in Latin I and complete the study of Latin nouns and pronouns and will expand their ability to read Latin prose. Students will learn the forms and vocabularies of the third, fourth and fifth declension nouns and all of the common Latin pronouns. Students will read Latin stories concerning the career of the hero Hercules and descriptive paragraphs about Roman farm life and the Roman army. Continued stress will be placed on the correlation between English and Latin vocabulary and structures.

In Latin II B students will learn to apply their grammatical and vocabulary knowledge to the reading of texts written by ancient Roman authors. First, they will learn to use passive verbs and the comparison of adjectives and adverbs, then they will proceed to read the writings of Julius Caesar in the original Latin prose. Furthermore, the students will learn to recite a selection of Latin verse from memory. Continued stress will be placed on the connections between Latin and the ancient world with English and the modern world.

LATIN III (BT0533) (NCAA approved)
(T0533A) LATIN III A
(T0533B) LATIN III B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Latin I and II

In Latin III A students will complete the formal study of Latin grammar and will read short selections of Latin prose. After reviewing the grammar learned in Latin 1 and 2, students will learn the forms and uses of the subjunctive mood of the verb, the range of Latin participles and infinitives, and a selection of minor grammar topics. Continued stress will be placed on the connections between Latin and the ancient world with English and the modern world.

In Latin III B students will apply their knowledge of Latin vocabulary and grammar to reading the works of Cicero and will become acquainted with the ancient science of Rhetoric. Students will read selections from Cicero’s First Oration Against Catiline, a major masterpiece of world literature. They will learn a variety of Figures of Speech, Syntax and Rhetoric, developed in the ancient world and still used today in many media. Students will then read a selection of Latin prose authors from the 2nd century B.C. to 8th century A.D. Finally, students will apply grammatical and rhetorical knowledge by writing Latin prose.

HONORS LATIN IV (BT0534) (NCAA approved)
(T0534A) HONORS LATIN IV A
(T0534B) HONORS LATIN IV B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Latin III

In Latin IV A students will be introduced to Latin poetry and will learn about using historical sources and the origins of the nations of Great Britain. Poetry will be introduced by studying the works and techniques of Vergil, the greatest of the Roman poets. Students will learn to scan the meter and recite verse metrically from memory, reciting the first 11 lines of the Aeneid. Students will see Vergil’s impact on modern history and culture while reading selections from the Aeneid and Bucolics. Students will then study the Latin sources concerning the fall of Roman Britain. This study will teach students to weigh the value of conflicting sources and inform them how the modern world grows out of the ancient.

In Latin IV B students will learn how the Romans viewed and treated members of various religious minority groups and then will be introduced to a variety of Latin poets. Students will read a selection of ancient Latin texts discussing minority religions, including the Christians, Jews, Druids and followers of the ancient Germanic cults. Students will read selections from famous poets including Catullus, Horace, Lucretius, Martial and Ovid.

HONORS LATIN V (BT0535) (NCAA approved)
(T0535A) HONORS LATIN V A
(T0535B) HONORS LATIN V B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 12
PREREQUISITE: Latin IV

In Latin V A students will examine mythological verse by the poet Ovid and will read the oldest source for the events of the First Crusade. Students will translate, scan and recite verse from Ovid’s Metamorphoses telling stories from classical mythology. Then students will then read selections from the Gesta Francorum, the earliest Latin source for the events of the First Crusade.

In Latin V B students will learn about scientific knowledge in the ancient world, and about ancient Roman comedy. By reading selections from Pliny the Elder and Isidore of Seville in Latin, students will discover the strange beliefs about animals, the solar system, time and anthropology held in the ancient world. Students will then see the origins and the universality of various features of comedy by reading selections from the comic poet Plautus. Students will also write and perform a one-act comedy in Latin. 

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