Course: Latin V (Latin Literature)

V Latin V (Latin Literature) • Offering for 2017 • Grade 10 or above • Latin Sequence
* Primary Instructor
Bruce McMenomy
* Sections
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Section 1 Instructor: Bruce McMenomy
Classes meet from September 5, 2017 to June 1, 2018
Dates and times to be arranged with enrolled students.
Enrollment Policy: Full Year Only
Tuition: $500.00

* Website
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* Description
The course follows the College Board's former curriculum definition for the Latin Literature course, using Catullus and Horace. (Catullus was required, Horace was selected from a list of options.) It is hence an introduction to Latin Lyric, emphasizing both linguistic and literary properties of the work. We will discuss the artistic and metrical problems, issues of textual transmission, and interpretive scholarship.
Note: This course follows the College Board's former AP Latin Literature Curriculum. There is no longer an exam offered in the field, but the lineup was a rich and rewarding one, and we will continue to provide it while there is demand for it. It provides very good background for intermediate to advanced level work in college Latin courses.
* Meetings
This course meets once a week for discussion and review of assigned homework.
* Homework
Weekly readings requiring translation and interpretive analysis; some reading of secondary material. Students who have arrived at this level by coming through Latin IV should expect to spend about an hour a day outside class. Those who have not taken Latin IV will probably need to spend somewhat longer.
* Prerequisites
Latin III or equivalent. This course may be taken either before or after Latin IV, though following the numerical sequence will probably afford the smoothest path.
* Recommended background
Latin IV is recommended; some familiarity with other Latin literature is highly encouraged. Western Literature to Dante will prove helpful in providing historical and literary context, but is not required.
V Textbooks and Materials
* Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar
J. B. Greenough, G. L. Kittredge, A. A. Howard, Benj. L. D'Ooge, Anne Mahoney
This text is required.
ISBN: 1585100277
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: The hardbound copy may be substituted
* Horace: Selected Odes and Satire
Q. Horatius Flaccus, Ronnie Ancona
This text is required.
ISBN: 0865166080
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
* Writing Passion: A Catullus Reader
C. Valerius Catullus, Ronnie Ancona
This text is required.
ISBN: 0865164827
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
* Collins Gem Latin Dictionary : Second Edition
D. A. Kidd
This text is recommended; purchase and use is optional.
ISBN: 000470763X
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: Some satisfactory Latin dictionary is required. This is probably the cheapest for the coverage it provides. It will not replace the larger research dictionaries, but at the same time it is only a fraction of the price.
* Latin Dictionary Founded on Andrew's Edition of Freund's Latin Dictionary
Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short, William Freund
This text is recommended; purchase and use is optional.
ISBN: 0198642016
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: This is one of the larger (and more expensive) dictionaries available for serious Latinists. Unlike the larger and more recent Oxford Latin Dictionary, its range extends up to about 600 A. D., and so is more useful for those interested in Mediaeval Latin. Definitely not required, though some suitable dictionary is required.
* Oxford Latin Dictionary
P. G. W. Glare
This text is recommended; purchase and use is optional.
ISBN: 0198642245
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: Emphatically not required, this is probably the most comprehensive Classical Latin dictionary avaiable in English today; it is also the most expensive. Its coverage does not extend much beyond A.D. 200, however, and so it is probably not as useful as Lewis and Short for those who want to pursue later Latin.


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