Summer Latin 3.5: The Roman Understanding of their Imperial Mission

Join us this summer as we read a selection of texts on the Romans’ view of their imperial mission.  Selections will be taken from the Res Gestae Divi Augusti (Augustus Caesar’s own account of his accomplishments as Princeps of the Roman World), Vergil, and Tacitus. The instructor will walk the students through the readings each week, provide resources for vocabulary, and review important grammar concepts as we discuss the Roman understanding of their mission to govern the world.  Join us for a fascinating first dip into Latin literature in Latin!

Prerequisites: High School Latin III
Instructor: Anne Van Fossen, M.A.
Age Level:  13 years to Adult
Grade Level: 7 and above

Minimum Enrollment: 5
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Tuition: $75
Class Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 – 10:50 AM Pacific, for 4 weeks, June 8 – June 29 (class meets 7 times) 

Textbook and Materials: All materials provided by the instructor.

Anne Van Fossen, M.A.


Anne Van Fossen spent seven years working with her husband, John, to found a Christian Classical K-8 school in California. Anne was the Director of Program and Curriculum Development and head of the Ancient Languages Department. She has over 15 years of experience teaching classical Greek and Latin to all ages from Kindergarten to adult. Anne earned her Master’s degree in Classics from the University of California at Santa Barbara where she was awarded the Keith Aldridge Memorial Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in the Classics and taught Greek Mythology, Classical Archaeology, Greek Civilization, and Greek Tragedy as a teaching assistant for four years. Anne earned her bachelor’s degree in Physics and Chemistry (summa cum laude) from Mount Holyoke College and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi Societies. Anne lives in Naples, Idaho where she homeschools her three sons with her husband. She loves reading, running, and romping with her boys.