Introduction to Latin, Part III

  • Instructor Dr. Frances R. Spielhagen
  • Code LAT85-F24
  • Student Ages 9–15
  • Term Fall Semester 2024
  • Day Thursday
  • Time 4:00 P.M.


This course is an extension of “Introduction to Latin, Part II.” The course will introduce the basics of the Latin language through the Royal Fireworks series Fabulae Caeciliae. In this course, students will gain a basic understanding of Latin through reading simple narratives. This will enable them to build a scaffold for further study in Latin. Students will encounter ancient Roman culture and history through the narratives, photos, and illustrations. As a bonus, they will enhance their English vocabulary through the Latin vocabulary they learn.

Class Meetings: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Dates: September 5 – December 19
There will not be a class meeting every week. The class meetings will be supplemented by independent study weeks.

Student Expectations: Students will engage in reading and discussing the narratives contained in the text. They will have weekly assignments related to those readings. They will also be expected to respond verbally and in writing to questions from the instructor.

Student Support: The instructor is available by email.

Feedback/Assessment: Feedback will be provided on weekly assignments and projects. Grade recommendations are optional.

Prerequisites: Students should have completed the course “Introduction to Latin, Part II” or have a basic understanding of the language taught in the first half of a traditional Latin I course.

Materials/Supplies: Students will need to purchase the book Caecilia et Verus et Urbs Vastata.


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