Intermediate Conversational Latin: Extensive Reading with Puer Romanus
Tues. 6pm Eastern
Course Description: For reading with speed and confidence, few things are more useful than reading lots of Latin which is easy enough that you don’t have to puzzle over syntax and vocabulary. We will read, and discuss in Latin, extensive selections from various 19th- and 20th-century high-quality and engaging readers, including Appleton and Jones’ Puer Romanus, Paoli’s Varius Libellus ad Usum Scholarum Redactus, and others. We’ll summarize and paraphrase in Latin as we go and keep grammar discussion to the minimum needed for comprehension. Home preparation (reading more Latin at a similar level) is expected between sessions.
Level: This course is intended for students who have some experience speaking Latin and can read Puer Romanus comfortably with very little use of a dictionary.
Textbook: Appleton and Jones’s Puer Romanus (available on gutenberg.org) and materials provided by instructor.
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.