Summer Latin 2.5
This summer, join us as we read classic myths from Ovid, Apuleius, and others, adapted into intermediate Latin for students having completed Latin II. Taken from Fabulae Syrae, we will read about Europa, Pygmalion, Latona, Apollo, and others. The instructor will walk the students through the readings each week, provide resources for vocabulary, review important grammar concepts, and introduce some of the upcoming grammar for Latin III.
Students are invited to write brief (humorous versions are welcome!) summaries of each story for additional feedback from the instructor. If you’ve ever wondered why crows are black, where the continent Europe got its name, or where frogs come from, this class is for you! This is a lighthearted course with optional homework.
Prerequisites: High School Latin II
Instructor: Damon Smith, M.A.
Age Level: 13 years and older
Minimum Enrollment: 5
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Class Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 – 8:50 AM Pacific, for 4 weeks, July 6 – July 29
Damon Smith, M.A.
Damon Smith received a B.A and M.A. in Classics from the University of Arizona. He has completed his coursework and is working on his dissertation for a Ph.D. in Greek and Latin at the Catholic University of America. He has taught both Latin and Greek at the college level and taught 8th grade Literature and Composition and Latin at Chandler Preparatory Academy in Arizona. He currently lives in Granger, IN, with his wife and two young children. In his free time, Damon enjoys reading Greek and Latin poetry, lifting weights, and trying to get a two-year-old into opera.