LAT 324 • Advanced Latin Grammar and Composition
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
This course is designed for students seeking teaching certification in Latin, classics majors, and other with a serious interest in the Latin language. Our principal aims are to review, refine, and practice our knowledge of Latin grammar and syntax, and to gain a clearer understanding of Latin semantics and prose style. Our primary means to these ends will be the translation of sentences and paragraphs from English into Latin and stylictic analysis of selected passages of Latin prpose. an important supplement to our work in composition will be exercises in spoken Latin, designed to reinforce our knowledge of grammar, enhance our appreciation of the sound of Latin literature, and prepare future teachers of Latin with oral drills useful in the classroom. This course is serious stuff (that's why I've never taught it before), but we'll have some fun, too --how, for instance, can we translate some presidential prose first into English and then into Latin? Adnuit coeptis.
M.A. North and A.E. Hillard, Latin Prose Composition B. Gildersleeve and G. Lodge, Latin Grammar Course Packet