Sections [Enrolled students will be notified if teacher schedules change between course posting at the time enrollment opens and the scheduled start of classes. Please see Tuition and Fees for refund policy.]
Classes meet from September 3, 2019 to June 1, 2020
Tuesday 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM ET • Thursday 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM ET
Enrollment Policy: Full Year Only
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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.
This course meets 2 times per week for discussion and review of assigned 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.
Latin II or equivalent. We do not insist that a student take our elementary sequence, but would like to see evidence of equivalent mastery.
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.
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