LATN 300/400-1 Directed Readings: Vergil's Aeneid
Fall, 2016
Department of Classics
Monmouth College

The general aim of this course is to improve your Latin reading and comprehension skills and to expose you to a variety of texts in Latin. The specific goal of the course this semester is to readVergil's Aeneid IV.

Class will meet about 50 minutes per week. During this time we will translate, discuss and interpret the assigned readings. You are expected to come prepared to every class. Preparation means review of the reading from last class and work on the reading for the next class.

You are expected to complete a Latin composition, submit an assignment on meter and provide a mid-course evaluation. Failure to complete any of these assignments may significantly affect your grade in the course.

Your course grade will be based upon your daily class performance and upon an ORAL final examination. You can request a verbal evaluation of your performance at any time during the term. In general, you will be graded in this course based upon the "3 P's" of PREPARATION, PARTICIPATION, and PROGRESS.

TEXTBOOK:Vergil's Aeneid: Books I-VI: With Introduction, Notes, Vocabulary, and Grammatical Appendix

TITLE: Vergil's Aeneid: Books I-VI: With Introdution, Notes, Vocabulary and Grammatical Appendix
Author: Clyde Pharr
ISBN: 978-0-86516-433-8
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Pub. Date: 1964


It is highly recommended that students also have their own Latin dictionaries, a Latin reference grammar and an English translation of the Aeneid.


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