The Latin III program is structured to give the students the broadest understanding of the Latin language and it’s influence. The course covers the periods from the last century BC to the 16th century AD and back to 1st century AD. We will begin the year with the old text Latin for Americans because it offers a wealth of authors and eras. In the early part of the second semester we will leave the book and begin our section on music and medieval poetry. Towards the middle of the second semester we will take up Petronius’ Satyricon and finish the year. As always, and with any language course, this class requires home study and a certain degree of dedication to the course to ensure its success. The goal, beyond a greater understanding of the subject, is to prepare the student for the AP exam in Latin IV and achieve college level credit. As such, students are expected to complete their own work as diligently as possible; this will help achieve academic success in the coming years. The grading rubric and schedule are as follows:
Homework 25% Quizzes 35% Exams/projects 40%
Homework is due @ the beginning of each class. Not having the work is a 0. This can be raised to a 60 if the work is completed before class ends. No retakes on quizzes. Homework due with unexcused absence=0. No exceptions. Exam retakes: For absences, exam retakes should be the next class period. Keep in mind that these exams will be different than the former. If retaking an exam due to failure of the first, the retake must be done within 48 hours of the former and then for a top score of 70.
Exam dates below may be altered by A/B schedule. Essentially, exams are the last day of each third week.
1st Six-Weeks Aug. 20 – Sept. 28 Latin for Americans Third Book. Review Latin Grammar. Letters of Pliny the younger pg.s 2-31. Deponent verbs. Causa & Gratia/Ad + gerundives. Irregular verbs.
Exam 1: Fri. Sept. 7 Exam 2: Fri. Sept. 28
2nd Six –Weeks Oct. 1 -Nov. 2 Latin for Americans Third Book. Cicero: First Oration Against Catiline. p.68-80. Cursus Honorum/Last century BC Roman history.
Exam 3: Fri. Oct. 19 Exam 4: Fri. Nov. 2
3rd Six – Weeks Nov. 5 – Dec. 20 Latin for Americans Third Book. Cicero continued Sallust on the Catilinarian Conspiracy pg. 137. Exam 5: Fri. Nov. 30 Mid-Term Exam: TBA Christmas Break [Saturnalia]
4th Six – Weeks Jan. 7 – Feb. 8 Latin for Americans Third Book. Ovid Metamorphoses pg.s 248-259 Dactyllic Hexameter. The Goliards Stabat Mater/Carmina Burana Exam 7: Fri. Jan. 25 Exam 8: Fri. Feb. 8
5th Six – Weeks Feb. 11 – March 29 Stabat Mater/Dies Irae cont’d. Begin Petronius’ Satyricon, Cena Trimalchionis
Exam 9: Fri. March 1 Exam 10: Fri. March 29
6th Six – Weeks- April 1 – May 24 Cena Trimalchionis of Petronius cont’d. Film: Fellini’s Satyricon. Hadrian’s “last words” project.
Exam 11: Fri. Apri 26 Final Exam : TBA
The use of phones, is prohibited during class unless w/ teacher approval.