As we reach the highest level of Latin at the high school, we continue our study of vocabulary, derivations, and grammar. Our study of stylistic devices reaches its zenith as we read the oratorical style of Cicero. We continue our study of history through reading part of Caesar's Civil War, and Pliny the Younger's letters detailing the destruction of Pompeii. This year will also see us studying Latin poetry and meter through the works of Catullus and Ovid's Ars Amatoria. The year culminates in reading Virgil's Aeneid, completely in English and partially in Latin. With that piece, we will conclude our study of classical Latin, and finish the year looking at medieval Latin pronunciation, still in use today, and some medieval texts.
Latin IV is also offered as a dual - credit course through the University of Mary. As such it has a unique syllabus, downloadable on the materials page. Each semester is a full four credit course (Latin 101 and 102.) Participation in the dual credit option requires a payment for the class, a consistent 3.0 GPA, and you will be taking the final tests.