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Course: Latin III

V Latin III • Offering for 2018 • Grade 9 or above • Latin Sequence
* Primary Instructor
Bruce McMenomy
* Sections
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Section 1 Instructor: Bruce McMenomy
Classes meet from September 4, 2018 to June 7, 2019
Tuesday 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM ET • Thursday 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM ET
Enrollment Policy: Full Year Only
Tuition: $550.00

* Website
Please review more extensive materials at the teacher's Latin III website.
* Description
Using the long-established and brilliantly annotated collection From Aeneas to Augustus, this course offers a range of engaging readings on the history of Rome from its foundation down to the end of the Republic. Students will find old favorite stories and discover new ones — from semi-mythical narratives like the story of Horatius at the bridge to wry personal letters of Cicero. Throughout we’ll be systematically reviewing both the grammatical basics that were covered in the elementary Latin sequence and building a framework for understanding Roman history, all of which will continue to be useful in understanding the material of Latin IV.
* Meetings
This course meets 2 times per week for discussion and review of assigned homework.
* Homework
Each class centers around readings from the text anthology focusing primarily on Republican Rome; between sessions one will also be expected to do some regular reading in the history text. A student might normally expect to spend an hour to an hour and a half outside class each day in preparation: half an hour to an hour of translation, fifteen minutes of vocabulary drill, and fifteen minutes of reading in the historical material. The amount of time required, however, will vary with the student's confidence and flexibility.
* Prerequisites
Latin II or equivalent. We do not insist that a student take our elementary sequence, but would like to see evidence of equivalent mastery.
* Recommended background
Any previous historical reading in Roman history will be helpful, and any complete elementary course sequence (Wheelock, Henle, Oxford, Cambridge, or others) should suffice as preparation for the grammatical part of the course.
V Textbooks and Materials
* Aeneas to Augustus (Edition: 2)
Mason Hammond, Anne Amory
This text is required.
ISBN: 0674006003
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
* Ancient Rome: An Introductory History
Paul A. Zoch
This text is required.
ISBN: 0806132876
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
* Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome
Lesley Adkins, Roy A. Adkins
This text is required.
ISBN: 0195123328
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
* Syntactical Mechanics (Edition: 1)
Bruce A. McMenomy
This text is required.
ISBN: 0806144947
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore


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