High School Latin IV: Latin Reading

Latin 4 is the next step after CLRC Latin 3 and is open to students who have completed the Latin Grammar, the equivalent of CLRC Latin 3, using texts such as The Oxford Latin Course, Wheelock’s Latin, The Cambridge Latin Course, Lingua Latina, or Latin for the New Millennium. If you are interested in the class but unsure if you are sufficiently prepared please contact support@clrconline.com.

In Latin 4, students shift from learning Latin grammar to reading and translating authentic Latin texts. An emphasis will be placed on literal translation, the recognition of poetic devices, and the ability to analyze and interpret the work. Students will also delve deeper into the religion, mythology, archaeology and politics of ancient Rome.

Reading selections vary from year to year but have included Caesar, Cicero, Catullus, Horace, Livy, Ovid, Pliny, and Vergil. Latin 4 is highly recommended as a year of Latin reading before enrolling in our AP Latin class which is specific preparation for the Latin AP exam. 

The course includes regular review of grammar and vocabulary in the context of the assigned readings.

Conversational 'Add-on' is available for this class!

The readings in the class vary from year to year.  Not all the texts listed below are read each year.

  • "Thank you so much for Latin Class this year! Besides the fact that I greatly expanded my knowledge of the Latin language, it was a joy to spend time each Thursday in a group of supportive friends who were always encouraging and enthusiastic about learning. I am so grateful for your good sense of humor, your readiness to answer any question, and your care for each of your students! I looked forward to every Thursday morning - every class was delightful! I also just loved reading Vergil, Cicero, and Sallust, exploring poetry, rhetoric, and historical accounts, and discovering, with your help, the beauty and nuance in each of those authors and writing styles. Thank you again for being a wonderful teacher!"
    - Cecilia W., Texas

  • "Thank you for the continued outstanding and rollicking fun quality of your classes (not always an easy pairing -- diligence and fun)! My son's perfect score on the NLE  was a very fine point of distinction on his college and scholarship applications -- achieved in no small part to your superb teaching.  The kids LOVE your class and I know they will always have the fondest memories of competing to be Caesar and all of the other grand moments."
    — Amy S., South Carolina

  • "It is through the CLRC that I have been able to develop one of my greatest academic passions which will go with me beyond my high school years. I can't imagine living without studying Latin and ancient Greek and the worldviews which these two great civilizations brought about for our Western world! I am proud to say that now I read Caesar in Latin-- for fun!"
    - Angelica V, Ontario