Latin 5: AP Latin

Grades 10-12
College Board Approved
DescriptionMaterials

Latin 5 is an AP Latin class, approved by the College Board, preparing students to take the Latin AP Exam.  All selections from Vergil’s Aeneid and Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic Wars on the AP syllabus are covered in the course.  Students make local arrangements to take the AP exam.

The course includes grammar review, sight translation practice, vocabulary building, and discussion of the political, historical, literary, and cultural background of each author and text.  Students learn to scan dactylic hexameter and are given weekly scansion practice.  The course includes regular practice, extensive feedback, and frequent quizzes in all question types on the AP exam -- multiple choice, translation, short answer, and analytical essay writing.

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

Prerequisites: High School Latin 4  or permission of instructor after placement test


  • "Thank you so much for your well-structured and engaging Latin 5 - AP class.  My daughter was thrilled to receive her score - a perfect 5 on the exam!  Adding this to her Gold Medal on the National Latin Exam and perfect score on the National Greek Exam -- we couldn’t be more pleased.  She lays the credit for her success squarely at your feet.” 
    - Barbara M., Virginia

  • "I just wanted to let you know that I received a 5 on the AP Latin exam, and I wanted to thank you for helping me study Latin! I have come to love the language, and I will be majoring in Classical Studies at University. Thank you so much for all of your devotion in teaching my class!"
    — Deborah H., Alaska

  • "You are an amazing teacher. Our student was so engaged in and prepared by your class that it required virtually no extra preparation to earn a 5 on the AP exam. Thank you so much."
    - Giselle G., California