This course provides students with an intensive study of Latin and classical culture, with a special emphasis on the Augustan Age. Students may enroll in the "University in the High School Program" through SUNY-Albany and earn college credit upon successful completion of this course “CLL 201 – Introduction to Latin Literature I” and fulfilling the requirements established by SUNY-Albany. Students are responsible for all SUNY-Albany fees.
Students will translate and analyze selections of verse written during the Late Republic and Golden Age. Students will be introduced to Medieval Latin through the Carmina Burana. Students will also explore the complex relationship between Rome and Greece through an introduction to Ancient Greek and a look at Greek drama. Students will read, write and discuss daily. Conscientious preparation, genuine effort and active participation are expected.
Developing translation skills is a complex task. Students will encounter evolving vocabulary, grammatical nuance, stylized sentence structures, and unfamiliar cultural allusions. Some of the greatest minds of Latin literature are waiting to be met; it will be an enlightening experience.