Courses of Study

Communication
Interpersonal Mode
Latin (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level IV
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1) Communicate and exchange information using Latin phrases and simple sentences.

a. Answer questions consistently using properly formulated Latin sentences.

b. Formulate questions and responses relevant to a topic of conversation or academic interest using properly formulated Latin sentences.

c. Engage with others in simple conversational situations.

Interpretive Mode
Latin (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level IV
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2) Read, translate, and understand Latin poetry at an Intermediate High level.

a. Analyze the style of Latin poets to comprehend content.

Example: Describe how the meter of a poem affects its meaning.

b. Identify metrical patterns by scanning selected Latin poetry.

Example: Dactylic hexameter in Vergil's Aeneid—"Ārmă vĭr/ūmqŭe că/nō Trō/iāe quī/prīmŭs ăb/ōrīs" (DDSSDS).

c. Answer questions in Latin or English to demonstrate understanding of adapted or unadapted Latin poetry.

Examples of grammar appropriate to Level IV: See the Latin Grammar Addendum (Appendix A, page 67).

Examples: Vergil, Ovid, Horace, and Catullus.

Presentational Mode
Latin (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level IV
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3) Produce Latin sentences and phrases at an Intermediate Low level.

a. Write short messages and notes using a series of properly phrased Latin sentences.

Example: Prepare a short Latin paragraph about the characters in a story read in class.

b. Read or recite from memory authentic Latin poetry with proper inflection and attention to meter.

Examples: Catullus' 5 ("Vivamus, mea Lesbia, atque amemus"), Horace's Odes 1.11 ("Carpe Diem")

Cultures
Latin (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level IV
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4) Relate Roman cultural products to perspectives.

a. Explain the significance of Roman poets and their poetry.

Example: Vergil, Horace, Ovid, Catullus, Martial, the patron Maecenas.

Latin (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level IV
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5) Investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between Roman cultural practices and perspectives.

a. Compare the actions and character traits of figures in Roman poetry to actions and character traits of figures in other periods of history and literature.

Example: Vergil's Aeneas and George Washington, Ovid's Daedalus and Leonardo da Vinci.

b. Analyze Roman values and perspectives in poetry.

Example: Critique Horace's use of Epicurean and Stoic philosophies.

Connections
Latin (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level IV
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6) Analyze and critique Roman poetry to determine its influence on art and literature throughout history.

Example: Ovid's influence on Gianlorenzo Bernini's sculptural rendition of Daphne and Apollo, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story.

Latin (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level IV
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7) Describe the influence of themes in Roman poetry on Western art and literature.

Example: The theme of artistic discipline and loss in Ovid's tale of Orpheus and Eurydice as interpreted in film and opera.

Comparisons
Latin (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level IV
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8) Compare phrases used in English to their origins in Latin literature.

Examples: "vanish into thin air," "hair stands on end," and "voice sticks in your throat" originating in Vergil's Aeneid.

Latin (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level IV
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9) Connect universal themes found in Roman poetry to artistic renditions of other time periods and cultures.

Example: Themes of love and hate in different versions of Catullus' 85 "Odi at amo" and works by English poets Abraham Cowley (1667), Ezra Pound (1972), and Garry Wills (contemporary).

Communities
Latin (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level IV
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10) Investigate connections between the study of Latin around the world and across time to the present.

Example: The study of Latin in European schools, and Milton's Latin works.

Latin (2017)
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11) Apply Latin vocabulary commonly used in poetry to understand English derivatives.

Examples: Urbane, amorous, incantation, and Occident.