Latin III/IV - Full Year -2018/19
Latin III/IV is a continuation of the Latin II course and consists of three main components: (1) a review and acquisition of grammar and syntax, (2) the translation and close reading of texts written in the original Latin and (3) a study of the culture and history of the ancient Romans. The course will begin with a thorough overview of the basic Latin grammar and syntax learned in previous years of Latin (e.g., the declensions, conjugations, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, etc). Students will then proceed to items relating to the more advanced Latin grammar and syntax, including the various participial formations, the ablative absolute, the gerund and gerundive constructions and the forms and syntax of the subjunctives. As students work through the grammar and syntax, they will also be reading and analyzing texts of various lengths written by Caesar, Cicero, Ovid, Catullus, Vergil and other ancient writers not only so that they can practice and apply their understanding of the mechanics of the language but also so that they can gain a further appreciation of the richness and power of the Latin language.