MENLO SCHOOL • SINCE 1915

Advanced Topics in Latin (H)

Biography

The purpose of this course is to expose students to pure, authentic, unabridged Latin literature. Each year, the readings revolve around a certain theme or literary genre dictated by the interests of the students in the class. Possible course themes may include (but are not limited to): satire; epistolography (letters); epic poetry; historiography; elegiac (love) poetry; rhetoric; the female perspective; oral (spoken) Latin. Additionally, we often take up the challenge of memorizing and reciting passages of authentic Latin (in both poetry and prose) and composing Latin elegiac couplets in the style of Ovid!

Students will work with the instructor to determine the topic and focus of the course. 

Topics vary from year to year, so the course may be taken more than once.