Latin III

Prerequisite: Latin II or satisfactory placement exam results
In third-year Latin, students review and consolidate their Latin vocabulary and grammar, complete their study of fundamental Latin grammar, and read gently edited and unedited Latin texts. We work in Unit 3 and Unit 4 of the Cambridge Latin Curriculum and read supplementary literature as time allows. Literary selections in prose and poetry are taken from the works of Martial, Pliny, Catullus, Cicero, Caesar, and Ovid, among others. Students learn about rhetorical devices and methods for analyzing the stylistic elements in Latin texts. To contextualize our readings, we build on our knowledge of Ancient Roman history, mythology, and culture. The National Latin Exam is taken in the third quarter.