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Summer Work

SUMMER WORK
 
Students should work on the Dickinson College Core Vocabulary List.
 
 
 
 
Latin I: Feel free to start working on developing your Latin vocabulary using the tool discussed above.  There are no specific reading assignments, but knowledge of Roman life, culture, and history is an area in which our textbook is deficient.  Any time you could spend this summer reading books, articles, online sites, or viewing documentaries on those subjects would be time well spent for preparing for Latin II.  A major part of the Latin II curriculum concerns the late Republic through reading the biography of Titus Pomponius Atticus.  The period of Roman history most relevant for Latin students is the late Republic through the Flavian Dynasty of the Empire.
 
Latin II:  There are no specific summer readings required, but knowledge of Roman life, culture, and history is an area in which our textbook is deficient.  Any time you could spend this summer reading books, articles, online sites, or viewing documentaries on those subjects would be time well spent for preparing for Latin II.  A major part of the Latin II curriculum concerns the late Republic through reading the biography of Titus Pomponius Atticus.  The period of Roman history most relevant for Latin students is the late Republic through the Flavian Dynasty of the Empire.
 
Latin III:  Read any prose translation of Vergil's Aeneid.
I use this version: Vergil's Aeneid by G.B. Cobbold.  Bolchazy-Carducci Pubs. ISBN 978-0-86516-596-0 
We will discuss and test the first week of school.
 
A.P. Latin: Read any prose translation of Vergil's Aeneid.
I use this version: Vergil's Aeneid by G.B. Cobbold.  Bolchazy-Carducci Pubs. ISBN 978-0-86516-596-0 
Read any translation of Caesar's Gallic Wars.
I use this version:  Caesar: The Gallic War by Carolyn Hammond. Oxford University Press ISBN 978-0-19-954026-6
We will discuss and test the first week of school.
A.P. students are required to know the content of the entirety of these works in English, whether or not there are lines from those sections on the actual syllabus to be covered in Latin.  Thus the more you read of those works this summer, the easier your experience in A.P. Latin will be. 
 
Mythology: Read (or watch) The Power of Myth.  Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers.  It is available to watch on Amazon Prime, and possibly Netflix.  Your library may have a DVD. We will discuss and test the first week of school.