Latin Advanced 1 - Online

This is a continuation from Latin Intermediate Revision. The closeness of inspection in reading Latin fosters precision in the use of words. It also provides a model for careful reading and writing of English. Each meeting will look at some aspects of Roman history and culture, in the context of the study of extracts from two Latin authors.


  • Online


  • Oxford Latin Course: Part III (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Cicero Philippics II, A Selection. Introduction, notes and vocabulary by Christopher Tanfield, Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.
  • Vergil, Aeneid 2 edited by R.H. Jordon, Bristol Classical Texts 1989


By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Develop, at an appropriate level, a competence in Latin.
  2. Read, understand, appreciate and make a personal response some of the literature in the original language.
  3. Acquire some understanding of the civilization within which the literature studied was produced.
  4. Develop a sensitive and an analytical approach to language by seeing English in relation to a language of very different structure and by observing the influence of the ancient language on our own.


Abbey's Language Book Centre, 131 York Street Sydney, Ph: 9267 1397 |

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