Magister Alan Abbe Conference: 8th Period
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Latin IV AP Course Description
Latin IV continues your efforts to read, comprehend, translate, and analyze Latin using the syllabus of the Advanced Placement Curriculum. By 12:00 noon, Friday, May 12, 2017, you will be prepared for the AP Exam! The pace of this course between now and May 12 is very fast and daily review is essential. College credit and/or placement may be awarded for successful completion of the exam. Here is the AP Syllabus:
DBG: Bk. I, Chapters 1 - 7
Bk. IV, Chapters 24 - 35 and first sentence of 36
Bk. V Chapters 24 - 48
Bk. VI Chapters 13 – 20
- Books I,VI, and VII in English
Aeneid: Bk. I.1 – 209, 418 – 440, 494 – 578 316 lines
Bk. II.40 – 56, 201 – 249, 268 – 297, 559 – 620 160 lines
Bk. IV.160 – 218, 259 – 361, 659 – 705 207 lines
Bk. VI.295 – 332, 384 – 425, 450 – 476, 847 – 899 160 lines
- Books I, II, IV, VI, VIII, and XII in English
I will supply the passages from: www.thelatinlibrary.com/caes.html
and from: www.thelatinlibrary.com/verg.html.
Each day in class we will go over the passages and learn how to translate them as literally as possible. A scribe will record our efforts in a Google document. It is up to each of us to check it for accuracy. When we go over the passages in class, you may write any vocabulary and grammar notes on the lines of your packet. You will find vocabulary in Google Classroom with Quizlet practices at my website. Assigned homework may or may not be checked for accuracy.
By following this schedule, we will cover all lines prescribed by the AP Latin Curriculum Framework:
Weeks 1-9 DBG I.1-7, DBG IV.24-35 and the first sentence of IV.36
Weeks 10-18 V.24-48, VI.13-20
Weeks 19-27 Aeneid I.1-209, I.418-440, I.494-578, II.40-56, II.201-249,
Weeks 28-32 Aeneid IV.160-218, IV.259-361, IV.659-705, VI.295-332,
VI.384-425, VI.450-476, VI.847-899
You will demonstrate comprehension through written and oral translations, written essays, illustrations, performances, spot questions, quizzes, discussions and projects. You will also learn to translate Latin as literally as possible, which will not always mean it will be an elegant and smooth translation, but will allow a grader to see if you know what the Latin is doing. What is more, by reading Books I, VI, and VII of the De Bello Gallico and Books I, II, IV, VI, VIII, and XII of the Aeneid in English, you will be able to put the Latin passages in context, especially concerning their themes, characters, and key events. Ultimately, the goal of this course is to learn how to read authentic Latin. For this reason we will look at the works of other authors besides Caesar and Vergil, and in doing so practice sight-reading them. These authors include Livy, Pliny, Nepos, Sallust, Ovid, Catullus, Horace and Juvenal.
During the course of the year, you will have many opportunities to practice your skills scanning dactylic hexameter poetry as well as learning to identify and use specific terminology like mood, tense, ablative absolute, and passive periphrastic. Since these works were not written in a vacuum, you will learn and review some of the history, culture, mythology and literary traditions of the Romans to contextualize the passages we are reading.
Finally, you will learn how to analyze Latin texts by calling on comprehension and translation skills as well as your knowledge of Roman history and cultural practices. This involves developing a coherent argument to explain a theme or concept, citing relevant examples from the Latin text and/or English readings to support that argument, and finally, explaining just how the examples support the argument. We will practice this every day with class discussion, written exercises, and ultimately, essays.
Daily Work (homework, class work, participation grades) 10%
Quizzes (vocabulary & grammar quizzes) 30%
Major (tests & projects) 60%
- 1 daily and 1 quiz grade will be dropped each 9 weeks. No other grades will be dropped
Failed a Test?
Arrange a tutoring session with the teacher as soon as possible before taking the test again within a week of the original test date. The highest grade on a make-up test is a 70
This is your responsibility. You get 1 day to do make-up work for each day in class that you missed. If you miss my class but are present for any other classes/activities, then you are still responsible for properly submitting any assignments to me that were due on that day before you leave or by the end of the day. For school-related absences, make arrangements BEFORE the absence and turn in work/take exams the same day you return to school.
WHS has a very active Latin Club. The dues are $20.00 and cover membership in the local JCL chapter, the Texas State JCL, and the National JCL, as well as the cost of the National Latin Exam that will be administered in March. Latin Club gives students an opportunity to lead as well as participate in various activities such as: a Latin Club banquet, Blazer Tag tournament, the Area F competition (February 23-24, Anderson H.S.), State Convention (Apr. 13-14 at Naaman Forest HS in Garland), and National Convention (July 23-July 28, Miami University, Oxford, OH), various Certamen tournaments throughout the year, and any other activities students may want to try out (within reason). Every Latin student is highly encouraged to join the Latin Club and participate in the extracurricular activities of the Junior Classical League, but membership is voluntary.