Intermediate Latin: Heroes and History (US)

Intermediate Latin students expand their knowledge of ancient Roman history and legendary heroes through readings that build their repertoire of vocabulary and grammar. Students explore linguistic and etymological relationships between Latin, English, and Romance languages, and work toward bolstering their familiarity with, and comfort in, using sophisticated derivatives that have a basis in Latin roots. In addition to advancing students’ abilities to read with fluency, apply new vocabulary, and master increasingly complex grammatical structures, students explore the enduring presence of ancient Roman historical and legendary figures from their readings from antiquity into the twenty-first century. Thus, intermediate Latin represents an interdisciplinary approach in which students expand their knowledge of Latin and simultaneously examine the long-standing impact of Greco-Roman myth, Roman history, art, and culture, paying particular attention to classical references within modern advertising, branding, literature, film, and the arts.