Latin, Level III: Citius, Altius, Fortius

Starts on the Date/Time - Aug 31 2015 - 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

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Weekly schedule of classes

Designed primarily for those who have taken and enjoyed GHF Online’s Introduction to Latin and Intermediate Latin courses, but open to others with equivalent language proficiency, this course continues our deep dive into Roman history, mythology, and culture. After the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the destruction of their homes, the surviving Tres Columnae Project characters move to different parts of the Roman World for new adventures. As we read and create their stories, we will become ever more proficient with the language, culture, and history of the Romans. Some mysteries will be solved, others will be revealed, and we will begin to explore some authentic, Roman-era Latin literature.

Prerequisites: GHF Online’s Introduction to Latin and Intermediate Latin or equivalent language proficiency and experience.

latin GHF GHFOInstructor: Justin Schwamm 

5-10 students, 10 years and older

Time: Mondays 1:45-2:45 pm Pacific.


Class Registration Fee: $245.00 (GHF Members receive a $15 discount off of each class they sign up for)

GHF Members must be logged in to access the Member-only GHF Online registration form. The first day of class will be displayed on the Event Calendar. Weekly schedule of classes.


Early to Mid-September: Unit I: Rights and Responsibilities—Integer Vītae

Major Topics:

  • Review of essential vocabulary, grammatical concepts, cultural concepts, and reading skills from Latin I and Latin II
  • Latin verbs: more about ōrātiō oblīqua (for recognition and production)
  • Implications of the virtūtēs Rōmānae for Romans in dilemmas and difficult circumstances

Late September to Mid-October: pietās divided?        

Major Topics:tres columnae latin

  • Latin verbs: more about modus optātīvus and modus coniunctīvus
  • “Periodic” sentences
  • Training and education of young Romans who pursued political and government careers; implications of social class
  • Tres Columnae Project, Lectiōnēs XXVII, “XXVII et sēmīs,” and XXVIII

Late October to Early November: Unit II: Future Plans and Choices: lex, iūs, et iūstitia

Major Topics:

  • Eruption of Mount Vesuvius; its implications for survivors and others
  • Civil and military justice in the Roman world; implications of social class and “connections”
  • Roman treatment of and attitudes toward various types of “non-Romans”
  • Continued development of Latin vocabulary, grammatical understanding, and reading skill
  • “Tiny details” of Latin grammar
  • Tres Columnae Project, Lectiōnēs XXIX – XXXI; Pliny’s “Vesuvius letters”

Mid- to Late November: Unit III: Teen Culture—iuvenēs litterātōrēs

Major Topics:

  • Review changing social structure of Roman society from Republic to Empire and beyond
  • Implications for writers, especially young writers
  • Selections from “young” Roman writers (some required, some group or individual choice)
  • Tres Columnae Project, Lectiōnēs XXXII – XXXVI
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