AP® Latin students meet the challenge of reading and analyzing passages of Caesar's Gallic Wars and Vergil's Aeneid. The course emphasizes reading and understanding the works of these two authors, as well as diving into the historical context of both works. Students also look at literary devices and discuss how each author uses Latin and to what effect. Students practice these analytical skills not only on the proscribed passages, but also on sight passages from various authors with weekly assignments. Students 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 prepare translations and essays under time constraints similar to those on the AP® exam. Additionally, students peer edit essays to help strengthen their writing and analysis skills. All students enrolled in this course are thoroughly prepared to take the Advanced Placement exam in the spring.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least three years of high school Latin
Approved by: the College Board and NCAA
Course Year: September 2018 - May 2019
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