CL202: Intermediate Latin II


MWF 12:20-1:15 Ladd 207

Prof. Leslie Mechem
Ladd Hall 211 x5464
Office Hours:
MWF 10-11
Class Requirements:
Midterm 20%
Midterm 20%
Final 30%
Class Work 20%
Quizzes 10%
Required Texts: Gould & Whiteley, Virgil Aeneid Book I
  Fitzgerald, Aeneid of Vergil


to review aspects of Latin grammar and syntax

to build Latin vocabulary
to learn to read Latin poetry, specifically Vergil's Aeneid
to understand the historical and cultural contexts of Vergil's Aeneid
In order for us to have a successful semester there will be some ground rules. Do not write in your books. This practice encourages you to memorize translations and not to learn the Latin. Also do not read a written out translation. Make notes on vocabulary you do not know or grammatical points you want to refer to but translate from your Latin text. Attendance is critical in language classes. Everyone must come to class every time and must be prepared to translate. If everyone contributes in the classroom we will be able to read Latin poetry and learn to appreciate Vergil's style and use of language.



Prof. Leslie Mechem, Classics Dept. Chair
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Ladd Hall 211, x5464
Office Hours: MWF 10:00-11:00 am, or by appointment.