The AP Latin course is designed to prepare students for success on the AP exam. Students perfect their ability to read, translate, analyze and interpret segments of the Aeneid and Caesar. They will reference the mode of expression, metrical qualities and figures of speech used by Vergil. Students will analyze the social, cultural, political and historical contexts of the Aeneid and compare them with current civilizations. AP Latin students will recognize the influence of Latin literature on the artistic achievements of the modern world and compare the heroes of the Aeneid with contemporary heroes. Students will demonstrate a firm knowledge of vocabulary, inflection and syntax and relate this knowledge to English. AP Latin is the culmination of the study of this classic language.