Grammar, Syntax, and Meter of Classical Latin Poetry
Successful students will acquire a foundation in the grammar and syntax of Classical Latin poetry. They will also acquire a basic knowledge of the principles of scanning Latin verse. Vergil's Aeneid and Ovid's Metamorphoses are regularly chosen as examples.
Morphology of Classical Latin Poetry
Successful students will master the morphology of Classical Latin poetry. Students should be able to identify fully the forms of nouns, adjectives, verbs (finite and infinitive forms), adverbs, participles, etc.
Translation of Latin Poetic Text
Successful students should be able to translate a Latin poetic text into good English.
Locating Literary Accomplishments
Successful students should be able to locate the literary accomplishments of the chosen author (such as Vergil or Ovid) in the context of Latin literature generally and of his own literary context specifically.