(Grades 10 12; Prerequisite: Latin II; 4 periods/week; full year; 1 credit)
In this course students complete the transition, begun in Latin II, from the “artificial” story of Horace’s life to extant Latin literature. Their introduction to “real” Latin embraces both poetry and prose: they meet the protean Augustan poet Ovid, with selections from his elegiac poetry and from the massively influential Metamorphoses (e.g., the story of Daedalus and Icarus). For matchless Latin prose, they can do no better than the forensic works of Cicero, that towering literary figure of the late Republic. Whether reading verse or prose, students enhance their skills by constant review and reinforcement of fundamental grammar and syntax.

Texts:    Love and Transformation: an Ovid Reader, ed. R. Lafleur
(Pearson/Prentice Hall)
Cicero, First Catilinarian Oration, ed. K. Frerichs (Bolchazy Carducci)
or Murder at Larinum, ed. H. Grose-Hodge (Bristol Classical Press)