Latin is the Ancient Classical Language taught in Blackrock College.
It is offered all the way up to Leaving Certificate Higher Level.
The Latin Language, its grammatical structures and its influence on the English language, are the major areas of study.
The civilisation, mythology, art, architecture and history of the Ancient Romans are explored.
LATIN COURSE FOR JUNIOR CERTIFICATE:
Cambridge Latin Course Books I, II, III inclusive
“Carpe Viam”, an anthology of Latin Poetry, unadapted
The Roman World 1000 – 44 B.C.
Roman Daily Life
TRANSITION YEAR LATIN:
The major areas of study here include: Latin inscriptions throughout the world, modern novels in Latin, e.g. “Harrius Potter”; Blackrock College Radio (The Latin Quarter); Latin word and grammatical puzzles; Latin words in English; Latin in Medicine and in the Law; the transitional period in Roman History explored through textual analysis and visual materials
LATIN COURSE FOR LEAVING CERTIFICATE:
Virgil’s Aeneid Book I or II or VI or IX (depending on year)
The Roman World 44 B.C. – 117 A.D.
Roman Art and Architecture
Literary History : Caesar, Cicero, Sallust, Livy, Virgil, Ovid, Horace, Catullus