Fabulae Caeciliae: A Beginner’s Course in Latin, Part I

Term Spring 2021
Code LAT82
Ages 8-13
Instructor Dr. Frances R. Spielhagen
Price $450

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This 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.

Live Classes: Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, from January 12th to May 11th. There will not be a live class every week. The live classes 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.

Materials/Supplies: Students will need to purchase the books Ecce Caecilia et Verus and Caecilia et Verus in Foro Romano. Alternatively, they can use Casus Fabulae Romanae I, which is in the format of a graphic novel and contains the text of both of the other two books.

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