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Academic Year 2024-2025 • Grade 9 and above • Latin Sequence

Latin III

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.

Course Website: Latin III

Sections and Teachers

Section 1:

Instructor: Bruce McMenomy

Starts: September 3, 2024
Ends: May 29, 2025

Tuesday 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM ET • Thursday 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM ET

Tuition: $750.00


Latin II or equivalent. We do not insist that a student take our elementary sequence, but would like to see evidence of equivalent mastery. I have a placement exam that will help us reach a rational point of insertion into the program. Please write to me for clarification if you would like that.

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.

Textbooks and Materials

This item is required:

Aeneas to Augustus [Edition or Version: 2], Authors: Mason Hammond, Anne Amory

ISBN: 0674006003

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Ancient Rome: An Introductory History , Authors: Paul A. Zoch

ISBN: 0806132876

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Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome , Authors: Lesley Adkins, Roy A. Adkins

ISBN: 0195123328

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Syntactical Mechanics [Edition or Version: 1], Authors: Bruce A. McMenomy

ISBN: 0806144947

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