In this class, which is a continuation of our Introductory Latin class, students will continue to expand their Latin abilities. With their increased competence with written Latin, we have the opportunity to read even more this semester! We will begin to get accustomed to the different writing styles of authors like Cicero, Caesar, Vergil, Ovid, and more.
Through reading and direct grammar instruction, we will expand our grammatical foundations, encountering the subjunctive, relative clauses, interrogative clauses, the fourth and fifth declensions, and much more. By studying vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, students will not only gain an appreciation for Latin, but will also learn more about English, other Romance languages, and language in general.
Note to parents:
- In this class, we will be reading Latin that was written by Roman writers. Although detail is not included, some of the readings may contain mature content or themes, which may include violence (including rape), death, references to sex, and ample amount of misogyny. While these themes may be present, as they are in many world mythologies (like Greek Mythology), fairy tales, and literature, they are not the primary focus of our class. The main focus of the class is Latin language acquisition.
- This course is a continuation of Athena’s Introductory Latin.
- Informal student-led group study sessions will be planned throughout the semester for students to ask questions and practice their Latin skills.