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 cannon 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 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.
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Prerequisite: Latin II; Latin III Placement Test
- Oxford Latin Course Part III, published by Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195215526
Class meets three times a week for 50-55 minutes, or twice per week for one hour and fifteen minutes.
Class cap: 15 students.
Designed for grades 8-12.
Students in grades 9-12 may be awarded 1 Foreign Languages credit upon completion of this course.