On-Line for the 2020-2021 School Year
Teacher: Sherri Madden
This AP Latin course is designed to encourage an appreciation and admiration of the ancient works, Caesar’s De Bello Gallico and Vergil’s Aeneid, and to prepare my students for reading fluency which will bring success on the College Board AP Latin exam. The required passages for AP Latin will be read, translated, comprehended, discussed, analyzed and interpreted by the students.
COURSE DATES: week of August 31, 2020 – week of May 17, 2021
One live session per week will be scheduled with students. The day and time will be determined by consensus once registration is completed.
The AP Latin Exam is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at noon. Please note that this is also the time and date of the AP Psychology Exam. Late testing possibilities are available if a student is taking both of these courses.
BREAKS: one week off at Thanksgiving, two weeks off at Christmas and one week off for Spring Break
TIME REQUIREMENTS: 12-14 hours per week
- Vergil’s Aeneid, Editor: Clyde Pharr, ISBN-13: 978-0865164215, Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.
- Caesar: Selections from his Commentarii De Bello Gallico, Author: Hans-Friedrich Mueller, ISBN: 978-0-86516-752-0, Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.
- Henle Latin Grammar (if student does not already have a Latin grammar book), Author: Robert J. Henle, ISBN-13: 978-0829401127
- Latin Dictionary (if student does not already have a Latin dictionary – online dictionaries are available).
TECH NEEDS: Internet access, email and SKYPE as a weekly live session will occur.
COURSE TUITION: $875 (early bird $825 by July 1, 2019)
Reading the English version of the following:
- Vergil, Aeneid, Books 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12
- Caesar, Gallic War, Books 1, 6, 7
Optional: Grammar Summer Bootcamp – August 24 – 28, 2020. Two-hour sessions each day covering grammar necessary for successful translating. Cost $150. Please email Magistra Madden if interested in participating.
WHO CAN APPLY?
AP Latin is a challenging, high-level course where close to 2,000 lines of Latin have to be translated and understood. Students must have a solid grammar foundation as well as experience translating authentic Roman authors. Prerequisite courses are Latin I, II and III at the high school level.
Elementary, middle school and high school Latin classes have been taught by me in the homeschooling community of Charlotte, NC for the past 18 years. I also teach in private schools and do Independent Studies with students whose schools do not offer Latin. Rhodes College in Memphis, TN is my alma mater. I graduated with a B.A. in Classics and have done some graduate work at the University of Georgia. A Fulbright Award with the opportunity to study at the American Academy in Rome during the summer of 2006 was a highlight of my career. I fully understand the benefits of studying Latin and love to bring those benefits to my students. As students read Vergil and Caesar and absorb the beauty of this writing in its original language into their souls, they become more eloquent and logical thinkers and speakers. It is sheer joy for me to see this happen in my students. I am the mother of 5 grown children (all of whom took Latin!) and 3 grandchildren (who will all learn Latin!) in whom I take great delight!
OTHER LATIN CLASSES BY MAGISTRA MADDEN: Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have students interested in taking other levels of online Latin classes.
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