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Courses

Courses

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LLAT 105   Intensive Latin

This course will introduce Latin grammar, morphology, and vocabulary, with the primary goal of achieving some proficiency in reading and translating Latin. By the end of the course, students should also be familiar with some aspects of Latin literature, mythology, history and culture. We will translate some children’s fairy tales, such as Tres Porculi, or Three Little Pigs. Translations will also include following the life of the Roman poet Horace’s childhood and early schooling.

 

LLAT 107 Intensive Latin 2

This course will continue the study of Latin grammar, morphology and vocabulary, with the primary goal of achieving the ability to read and translate Latin. Other areas of interest include Latin literature, history, culture, mythology and English word analysis. We will follow Quintus Horatius Flaccus as his father takes him to Rome for his secondary education and to Greece where he joins Brutus in a civil war against Augustus and eventually returns to Rome to write poetry. By the end of this course, students will have a working knowledge of about 95% of Latin grammar. On April 21, we will celebrate the birthday of Rome, founded in 753 B.C.

 

LLAT 296 Group Reading: Latin

Two survey courses include a review of Latin grammar, syntax and culture and translations from ancient literature. One semester will concentrate on the original works by Livy, Cicero and Ovid, while a second course concentrates on Julius Caesar, Catullus, Virgil and Pliny. As time allows, the class will translate other works, such as fairy tales, and Dr. Seuss books in Latin.