LATIN III                            Instructor:  S. Ross

2018-9                              Email:  sross@gsgis.k12.va.us

Room 335                            Web Page access: rabbitsforlatin.com

Office hours: 6th period in Room 330                Phone: 354 –6800 ex.3301

Course Description: This course reviews and expands on fundamental morphology and linguistic constructions taught in previous courses. Additional linguistic constructions needed to read authentic Latin are introduced and practiced. Students begin by reading synthetic Latin and progress to the reading of authentic prose. History and culture of Republican Rome are investigated throughout the year. Continuous emphasis is placed upon English derivatives and Greco-Roman mythology.  Workbook recommended.    Prerequisite:  Latin II Credit:  1

Objectives:  

1) to read, translate and interpret authentic Latin prose and poetry 

 2) to develop the skills to write paragraphs of Latin prose

3) to develop a greater understanding of the Language through the study of grammar and derivatives

 4) to continue to use orally and listen to Latin as part of the learning process

5) to develop an understanding various genres of Latin literature

6) to reinforce learning through linguistic connections with the Romance languages                           7) to develop an understanding of cultural and historical similarities and difference between the Roman world and the United States. 

8) to develop an understanding of the politics of the late Roman Republic and Augustan Principate. 

 

Topics:  Latin Literature; Latin Syntax; Classical Mythology; Roman Imperialism; Roman Geography; Latin Morphology

 

GRADING: 

A total point system will be used to determine grades. A student’s grade will be comprised of the following:

Quizzes: There will be at least one short quiz per week (each worth 15-25 points). These quizzes may be unannounced. Do your Homework!   A quiz missed due to an unexcused absence may not be made up.  It is the responsibility of the student to reschedule a quiz missed due to an excused absence.

Tests: There will be a comprehensive test approximately every four weeks (value 100 points).

Assignments/Projects: There will be several short assignments (20-25 points) and generally one large project each quarter (100 points).

Translation/Participation: This grade will measure a student’s preparation for class which generally involves preparing to read, translate, and discuss assigned selections of Latin (100 points per quarter).

Homework:  There will be regular checks of homework. Failure to complete homework will adversely affect your grade (+/- 10-20 points).  

Exams:  There will be a cumulative exam at the end of each semester. It will count 20% of the semester grade.

 

Texts:           Palma, Roland and Perry, David.  Ecce Romani III.  Prentice Hall 2009. 

Materials:    Each student should have a number of pencils, and one large 3 ringed binder  to hold handouts and notes.  Access to the internet at home is crucial. 

 

Expectations:  It is expected that students will behave like little saints at all times.

 

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