AP Latin: Curricular Requirements

  • The course is structured to allow students to complete the entire required reading list published in the AP Latin Curriculum Framework.
  • The course provides ongoing opportunities for students to translate Latin poetry and prose from the required list into English as literally as possible.
  • The course provides ongoing opportunities for students to demonstrate comprehension of Latin passages from the required reading list.
  • The course provides ongoing opportunities for students to demonstrate understanding of the required English readings as context for the required Latin readings.
  • The course provides ongoing opportunities for students to demonstrate comprehension of non-syllabus-based Caesar and Vergil passages and passages from other authors by reading at sight.
  • The course provides ongoing opportunities for students to enhance comprehension of Latin passages by reading aloud.
  • The course provides ongoing opportunities for students to scan dactylic hexameter in Latin poetry.
  • The course provides ongoing opportunities for students to learn and use specific terminology in their study of the required Latin texts.
  • The course provides ongoing opportunities for students to relate the required Latin passages to Roman historical, cultural, and literary contexts.
  • The course provides opportunities for students to interpret and analyze the required Latin passages in essays and other written responses.

Resource Requirements

 
  • The school ensures that each student has access to his or her own copy of the required passages of Vergil’s Aeneid and Caesar’s Gallic War in Latin and the entire works in English.
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