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Estimated Completion Time

2 segments/36 weeks


History-changing battles, great poets and statesmen, classic art and architecture, and a language that was heard throughout most of the known world. In Latin I, students read the opening credits of this epic movie. In Latin II, the plots and the characters that populated ancient Rome come alive. In this course, students build on their knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary. In the process, they sense the beauty of the language and the passion of those who spoke it. A clear, expressive, and flexible language—a language in which students can communicate—supports Roman engineering, art, commerce, and system of laws.

This course gives students a solid grounding in the structure of the language. It also gives them a clear lens for looking into the heart and majesty of the Roman spirit.

Note: content varies depending on course version. For currently enrolled students, please refer to the syllabus located in the course information area for curriculum specifics.

Major Topics and Concepts

Segment 1:

  • Review of Latin I grammar and vocabulary
  • Latin Vocabulary and English Derivatives
  • Third Declension, masculine, feminine, neuter
  • Characteristics of Epic Poetry
  • The Odyssey
  • Relative Pronouns
  • Interrogative Pronouns
  • Third Declension “-i” stems
  • The Compound of Possum and Review of Sum
  • Third Declension Adjectives
  • Demonstrative Pronouns/Adjectives
  • Intensive Pronouns/Adjectives
  • People, Roles, Laws of the Period of the Monarchy
  • Historical Readings and Translations
  • Ablative Absolute and Future Participles
  • Reflexive Pronouns and Adjectives
  • Fourth and Fifth Declensions

Segment 2:

  • Latin Vocabulary and English Derivatives
  • Present, Perfect, and Future Participles
  • Historical Discussions
  • Roman Provinces
  • Famous Historical Quotes
  • People, Places, Events of the Republican Period
  • Life of Julius Caesar
  • Present, Perfect, and Future Infinitives
  • Roman Army, Great Battles: Alesia, Philippi, Pharsalus, Zama and Actium
  • Heroic Figures of the Republic: Cincinnatus, Regulus
  • Mottoes and Abbreviations
  • People, Places, and Events of the Empire
  • Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Historical Timeline
  • Indirect Statement
  • Mythology: Overview and Stories in English and Latin
  • Mythology Vocabulary
  • Comparison of Adjectives: regular, irregular and -er
  • Comparison of Adverbs
  • Community Mythology Survey
  • Optional comprehension review of the entire course



Credits 1

Competency Group Overview

Meets elective credit



Latin 1

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