Prerequisite: Successful completion of OSG’s Latin III/IV course or placement test
Offered: Online Independent School, School Year (September 2016 – May 2017)
AP® Latin students will be challenged to read and analyze passages of Caesar's Gallic Wars and Vergil's Aeneid. The emphasis of the course will be on reading and understanding the works of these two authors, as well as diving into the historical context of both works. We will also look at literary devices and discuss how each author uses Latin and to what effect. Students will practice these analytical skills not only on the proscribed passages, but also on sight passages from various authors with weekly assignments. We will compare the writings of Vergil and Caesar to modern authors and explore the effect these authors have on our world today in class discussions. Students will prepare translations and essays under time constraints similar to those on the AP® exam. Additionally, students will peer edit essays to help strengthen their writing and analysis skills. All students enrolled in this course will be thoroughly prepared to take the Advanced Placement exam in the spring.
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