This class is a continuation of Latin III, so new students must be approved by the instructor to see if they have covered the necessary material before entering. This course will explore the mythology of early Rome and the history of the Roman Republic through readings from Livy, Books I and XXI, and Cicero (First Catilinarian Oration). The aim of the class is to continue to build confidence and skill in reading Latin and to understand more complex grammar constructions. The texts will be supplemented with a variety of secondary readings in Roman history and culture. The students can access the weekly syllabus, secondary readings, and other materials through the course website.
We will use the following texts:
Livy, Book I, ed. by H.E. Gould and J.L. Whiteley
Livy, Book XXI, ed. by P.G. Walsh
O Tempora!, O Mores!, Cicero’s Catilinarian Orations, by Susan O. Shapiro
Enrolled students will have password-protected access to the syllabus, secondary readings, audio readings, video tutorials, worksheets, and helpful links by clicking the Arringatore on the upper right. Homework and quizzes are assigned weekly in this yearlong course and exam assessments are administered at the end of fall and spring semesters. We will also prepare for the National Latin Exam, Level III in February.
For cost, location, and registration, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes start August 28, 2012.