KET AP® Latin 2016-2017


Course Objective

This course is designed in accordance with the Advanced Placement Latin syllabus. Students will begin the fall semester with oral or written translation of 52 required chapters of Caesar's Gallic War. Selections will be recited to demonstrate prosody and facility in using restored Latin or Italianate pronunciation. The spring semester will include oral and written translation of 845 required verses of Vergil's Aeneid. Students study rhetorical style and poetic meter. They write numerous critical literary and historical analyses of the works. They explore cultural topics which shed light on the Aeneid, such as Roman history in the first century BC, history of the epic style, and the author's biography and other works. Preparation for the AP® examination is stressed heavily throughout the class. Students interact with the teacher via e-mail, telephone, and Skype. There is daily homework that consists of reading the assigned lines, learning the vocabulary, syntax, meter, and figures of speech in the writings. There are weekly quizzes including translations, short-answer and short-essay comprehension questions, and sight reading of passages. There are monthly essays and a research project or paper at the end of each semester on an aspect of Caesar or Vergil. The essays and unit tests prepare students for the rigors of the AP exam.

AP® Latin students will:

Ben Patterson
Kentucky Educational Television
600 Cooper Dr.
Lexington, KY 40502-2296
(800) 333-9764
or (859) 258-7133
FAX (859) 258-7390

Ben has been a part of KET Distance Learning since he took Latin 1 as a sophomore in high school and has experienced the program as a student, tutor, administrator, and teacher. He has taught middle and high school students for nearly a decade both online and in the traditional classroom. Ben holds a BA (Classics and English) from the University of Kentucky and an MA in Education from Asbury University.

Producing Organization The Kentucky Educational Television Network and Kentucky Department of Education
Student Prerequisites Successful completion of KET Latin III or placement by entrance exam if students did not take Latin with KET.
Classwork It entails reading the assigned literature lines, working on grammatical exercises, scanning poetry, researching the lives and customs of the ancients, writing comparisons of the mores of the past to those of the present. Students will be required to talk with the teacher at regular intervals to discuss the literal translations and answer questions on syntax and figures of speech.
  • Internet World Wide Web access in the classroom
    (See: KET Computer Equipment Requirement Chart.)
  • An Internet connected computer for every student.
  • Speaker phone and/or web camera/microphone for Skype or video conferencing through the web site.
  • Browser access to Adobe Flash Player.
Grading Students have daily assignments that will prepare them to take the AP® exam in May.

The grade percentage is determined by this formula:

Test Average 10%
Quiz Average (includes oral discussions and long-form essays) 40%
Homework/Classwork 50%
Class Size There is no limit on class size or time. Students must stay on a pace that will allow them to finish the core content by the May AP exam date.
Course Guides The following materials will be delivered automatically, based on your enrollment:
All student and facilitator guide information is posted online for 2016-2017.
Textbooks & Materials

Each student should have:

  • Vergil's Aeneid: Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., 1570 Baskin Road, Mundelein, IL 60060, Phone: 800.392.6453, FAX: 847.526.2867, Paperback: ISBN #978-0-86516-764-3, Price: $43.00 OR Hardback: ISBN #978-0-86516-765-0, Price: $50.00
  • The Aeneid, Virgil, Penguin Books. Translation Robert Fagles. ISBN #978-0143105138, Price: $17.00
  • Caesar: Selections from his Commentarii de Bello Gallico, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., 1570 Baskin Road, Mundelein, IL 60060, Phone: 800.392.6453, FAX: 847.526.2867, Paperback: ISBN #978-0-86516-752-0, Price: $43.00 OR Hardback: ISBN #978-0-86516-778-0, Price: $50.00

Each Student should have (optional - highly suggested):

  • The New College Latin & English Dictionary, AMSCO School Publications, Inc., Perfection Learning, 1000 North Second Avenue, P.O. Box 500, Logan, IA 51546-0500, Phone: 800.831.4190, FAX: 800.543.2745, ISBN #978-1-56765-433-2, Order No.: R6170P, Price: $14.50
Tuition and Enrollment Forms If you are outside Kentucky: $450.00 per student for 1-9; $427.50 per student for 10 or more per course. Out-of-State Enrollment Form

If you are in Kentucky: $100.00 per student for 1-19; $50.00 per student for the 20th and above per course. Kentucky Enrollment Form



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