S5 & S6 Latin

Higher Latin
In Higher Latin pupils do more extended reading of important Latin texts and authors. They improve their fluency by reading some modern Latin writing from magazine articles and books such as Asterix Gallus and Hobbitus Ille as well selected documentaries and features from the departmental AV library help them to deepen their understanding of the Classical World.

Pupils focus their Literary Appreciation study on Pliny's eyewitness account of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79CE and selections from Virgil's Aeneid which follow the doomed love affair of Dido and Aeneas.

Advanced Higher Latin
S6 pupils develop greater fluency and have the chance to read more widely in Latin from the last 2000 years. Passages are drawn from:

  • Cicero — Legal Speeches / Philosophy — Rome 1st Century BC
  • Tacitus — Historian — Rome 2nd Century
  • Andreas Capellanus — Courtier — France 12th Century
  • William Wallace — Diplomatic Letters — Scotland 13th Century
  • Erasmus — Renaissance Scholar — Italy 14th Century
  • Walter Bower — Historian — Scotland 15th Century
  • Andrew White — Explorer — American Colonies 17th Century
  • John Beveridge — Professor — USA 18th Century

Pupils focus their Literary Appreciation on a range of love poems by Catullus, Propertius, Tibullus, Ovid, and Horace, written in Rome at the time of Julius Caesar and Augustus.