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Open to students in grade(s): 9 10 11 12
|Latin AP||468B||4 Credits|
PREREQUISITE: A B IN LATIN 4 OR 4 HONORS OR PERMISSION OF DEPARTMENT HEAD.
This course is for students who have completed Latin 4 and wish to prepare for the AP exam in Latin by extensive, close reading of Caesar’s De Bello Gallico and Vergil’s Aeneid. This course will be taught in conjunction with Latin 5. Class discussion will focus on translation, scansion, comprehensive review of grammar and syntax along with a review of those structures peculiar to poetry, analysis of the literary quality of the epic in general and of Vergil’s Latin in particular, and exploration of the political and social context of each work. Students taking the course at the AP level need to have a strong base in grammar and syntax on which they will build a sophisticated understanding of Vergil’s and Caesar’s texts. Oral reading and the memorization of brief Latin passages help develop an appreciation for the literary quality of the poetry. Quizzes and tests will require translation, scansion, thorough explanation of grammar and syntax, and sophisticated literary analysis based on class discussion and outside reading. The typical homework assignment will be to prepare a translation and grammatical analysis of 10 lines of Latin. Students will also read selections of both works in English. Students choosing the AP course need a strong grounding in Latin grammar and vocabulary and must be willing and able to commit significant time and effort to the work required by the AP curriculum.
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