(Prerequisite: Latin 7; 4 periods/week; full year)
Part II introduces the student to further aspects of grammar and vocabulary, including the last two noun declensions, all the tenses of the indicative, and the passive voice. These are incorporated in a text describing the decision by Horace’s father to take his son from rustic Venusia to Rome for a formal education. The Rome of Horace’s adolescence was dominated by the First Triumvirate of Crassus, Pompey and Julius Cæsar, whose assassination prompted Horace to abandon Italy for Athens where he would complete his education.

Text: The Oxford Latin Course, part II (2nd edition).