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The Latin AP course is an advanced reading course using Caesar’s De Bello Gallico and Vergil’s Aeneid as texts. In addition to appropriate translation skills, students are expected to employ literary analysis in order to fully appreciate the Latin work being studied. The aims of this year-long course are: to improve the students’ to read, understand, and translate both prose and Latin poetry; to expose students to poetic syntax, figures of speech, and meter; to involve students in literary analysis of Latin prose and poetry; to enhance the students’ understanding of the literary and social contexts of the ancient Roman world; and to prepare students for the Advanced Placement exam in Latin. Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement examination.
Department approval is required and completion of Latin 3 with an A- in both semesters.