Course Descriptions » Latin II|
This course exposes students to more in-depth information about the everyday life and the origins of Rome. Grammar necessary for reading comprehension skills is emphasized. Students will read Latin effectively with minimum reference to English and communicate in Latin using listening, speaking, and writing skills. They will also develop an appreciation of the ancient Romans, their language and their culture, and how these relate to the modern world. This course is open to those students who have successfully completed Latin I (New York State Syllabus Checkpoint A).
Specific areas stressed in this course are translation from Latin into English, Latin grammar (demonstrative and relative pronouns, the passive voice, uses of infinitives and participles, and forms and uses of the subjunctive mood), Latin sentence structure, and Latin vocabulary and English words derived from them. Culture topics include pleasures and problems of urban life in Rome, family celebrations, mythology, literary allusions, and the lives of famous Romans.
At the successful completion of Latin II, students will continue with Latin III.
ROMA EST AETERNA