The Prometheus Academy - Latin III (11th)

Sharing the fire of learning

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Meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Prerequisites: Latin II (or equivalent).

Latin III: 2½ hours per week, 32 weeks

Latin III concludes with Cambridge Unit 3 and Unit 4.

In Rome, the center of the empire, we are introduced to Domitian's troubled household, plus many new characters: an ambitious Roman building-contractor, an elegant, philosophical Greek lady, a rude door-man, a love-struck pantomime actor, and the Emperor himself, Domitian. Hail Caesar!

We also transition in Unit 4 to reading actual Latin works.  These include Ovid, Martial, some letters of Pliny to the Emperor Trajan, as well as Trajan's response, and the poetry of Catullus.

Latin Class Objectives

Why study Latin?

Latin students learn grammar, which directly improves their English grammar.  Latin students consistently score higher than other language students on the verbal portion of the SAT.  Latin vocabulary makes the study of any science easier.  And, as at least one Latin textbook mentions, the study of Latin makes anything else seem easy in comparison.

Class Materials

Class Book


Martha Bowers

Martha received her B.A. in classics (Greek and Latin language, plus literature) from Randolph-Macon Woman's College.  She attended graduate school in classics at the University of Iowa, where she taught Latin and Ancient Literature.


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