Latin IV Honors
In Latin IV, students refine their skills in translation and interpretation of Roman poetry. Because the focus on comprehending Latin differs from the primary goal of the modern languages, the course centers on the interpretation of texts rather than on person-to-person communication. Students analyze the effects of features of style, such as figures of speech, word choice and meter, on a given author’s work. They expand their knowledge of the perspectives and practices of Greco-Roman civilization by examining its philosophy, religion, mythology and standards of personal conduct. Students also discuss the contributions of the Romans to modern law, government, art and architecture.