Students enrolled in Latin II continue to develop their ability to comprehend written Latin texts with more complex grammar and syntax. The focus on comprehending Latin differs from the primary goal of the modern languages. Students read and comprehend adapted and/or authentic Latin from original sources. They learn about the perspectives, practices and products of the ancient Romans in areas such as architecture, art and history. Students compare these cultural and historical elements with those in their own culture, and find examples of the influence of Greco-Roman civilization in their own world. Students also compare effects of the geography of the ancient Roman world and that of the United States on aspects of culture such as food, dwellings, clothing and the arts.