The study and knowledge of Latin is one of the indispensable hallmarks of Western Civilization. Can you imagine Chinese culture without the Chinese language? Even so, Western European culture without Latin is just as unimaginable. From the propagation of early Christianity to the solidification of Western Christianity in the Middle Ages, even into the beginnings of the early modern period, Latin has been the language which conveyed the ideas that shaped those times.
Our goal in Latin I is to introduce students to the knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary, and introduce them to reading extended portions of Latin. The text we will use is one of the most respected Latin curricula on the market, The Henle Latin Course.
1) To engender in the student an appreciation for the unique qualities of Latin as a spoken and written language.
2) To further develop a working knowledge of and appreciation for the precision of Latin grammar .
3) To develop the students ability to translate from English to Latin and from Latin to English.
Henle Latin: First Year, Robert J. Henle, Loyola Press, Chicago. Text: 9780829410266
Grammar Handbook: 9780829401121
Tuition: $70/month for 9 months