Full-year course. Latin III is designed to finish the Oxford Latin Course and begin reading upper intermediate Latin passages. By the end of this course, students will be able to read and interpret the works written by Roman authors in their original form. They will be familiar with poetry and prose, meter, and the idiosyncrasies found within the writing of certain authors. Students will have the pleasure of reading selections from the works of Eutropius, Horace, and Ovid, and they will also study the rhetorical devices employed by these various authors and learn about the authors and the times in which they were writing. In addition to solidifying understanding of the Latin language, the selection of readings is intended to provide students with a variety of styles and themes from the canon of Latin authors. This will allow students to become familiar with a number of writing styles and will allow them to analyze the content of these works within the parameters of Roman culture and history. To achieve these means, students will use and develop reading, writing, and listening skills. Students can expect to read, write, hear, and speak Latin. Students will use skills in the following areas and build global competency skills for future careers and experience based on the World-readiness Standards for Learning Languages from the ACTFL: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.
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We recommend that students enrolling in Latin III be comfortable with the topics covered in Grammar III. Grammar instruction is not a pre- or co-requisite, however we have found that students are more successful learning a new language when they have a strong understanding of grammar rules. Use the placement tests found in our grammar course descriptions to find the appropriate grammar course for your student.
Prerequisite: Latin II; Latin III Placement Test