LATIN 102-02: Elementary Latin

Latin 102 completes the introduction to the Latin language, including vocabulary, grammar, syntax, style, and techniques in reading and translation.  While the most obvious and immediate objective of this course is to learn to read and translate Latin, other major aims include increased understand of English grammar and syntax, increased English vocabulary through the study of Latin root words, prefixes, and suffixes, heightened analytical ability and sensitivity to detail, and general improvement of the student’s communication skills.  Aspects of Roman culture are also presented through comments on the authors and context of the readings from Latin literature in the Wheelock text.  At a usual rate of two days per chapter, we shall complete the second half of the Wheelock textbook (Chapters 21 – 40).