Advanced Studies in Latin: Vergil and Caesar
The Advanced Studies in Latin course offers students the opportunity to read, analyze, and gain an appreciation for Golden Age Latin poetry and prose through the works of Vergil’s Aeneid and Caesar’s Commentarii de Bello Gallico. Latin readings include (but are not limited to) selections from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6 of the Aeneid and Books 1, 4, 5, and 6 of Commentarii de Bello Gallico. Additional readings in English of both works are required, with a view toward recognition of themes, central characters, and key ideas. Period tests will require students to translate familiar and unfamiliar passages as literally as possible, identify passages in context and analyze and comment upon content with respect to style, rhetorical aspects, and theme.
Prerequisite: Honors Latin 3 or departmental approval.
- Classic Languages