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Lesley Dean-Jones, Chair 2210 Speedway, Mail Code C3400, Austin, TX 78712-1738 • 512-471-5742

Summer 2008

LAT f311 • Second-Year Latin II: Sel Romn Writers

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
83645 MTWThF
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
PAR 204
Edlund-Berry

Course Description

This course has two aims: to help you increase your fluency in Latin through reading, translating, and analyzing connected passages of prose and poetry, and to introduce you to Roman history and culture through the reading. PREREQUISITES: LAT 506-507, 506Q, or 508, or the equivalent in a placement exam, with a grade of at least C. CLASS STRUCTURE: During each class we will practice accurate translations of prepared and sight passages from the textbooks and other sources. We will emphasize reading of the Latin, analysis of vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, and a careful translation. We will discuss the authors of the different passages, and the cultural framework of the historical and literary texts. TESTS: In addition to pop quizzes on vocabulary and grammar, the testing will consist of four quizzes, three tests and a final exam. Both quizzes and tests will include translation of prepared passages, with detailed questions on grammar, syntax, and contents. In addition, the hour tests and final will include sight passages. GRADING: class participation and course involvement 20% three best quizzes    30% two best hour tests 30% final exam   20%

Texts

TEXTS: Hammond and Avery, Aeneas to Augustus Bennett's New Latin Grammar

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