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Latin 5 Advanced Latin

Placement Information

Placement Process
One critical factor for restful learning is the proper placement of students. If you are unsure which level is the best fit for your student, reach out to the instructor you are considering. Once registered, anticipate contact regarding placement evaluations from instructors by May 15th and throughout the summer. Students must be registered to enter the placement process. Early placement exams may allow time for tutoring or additional review based on the outcomes. See more about placement evaluations in our Student-Parent Handbook.

Latin Placement Process
For registered students, please anticipate contact regarding placement evaluations from instructors by May 15th and throughout the summer. Students must be registered in a Latin course to receive a placement assessment. Latin classes have a detailed and specific placement process.
Learn more about the Latin placement process here.

This course offers instruction in advanced Latin texts, focusing on Vergil's Aeneid, Book 4 and Ovid's Heroides, Epistle 7. This course requires students to have a good foundation in Latin grammar (Latin 1, 2, and 3) and to be comfortable reading Latin texts. It is designed for students who have successfully completed Scholé Academy’s Latin 4 Intermediate course, with the Latin Alive! Reader, or an equivalent course of study. We will have three primary goals:

  1. To learn to read and translate a portion of the text of one of the most prominent Latin epic poets in historical context, in literary context, and as a story.
  2. To learn to read and translate a piece of literature from one of the most important elegiac poets in Latin literature.
  3. To discuss the content of both works, encouraging dialogue with both authors.

Students taking this course must be self-motivated in study and proactive at identifying their strengths and weaknesses. Previous grammatical and vocabulary material will NOT be systematically reviewed since that is the purpose of an Intermediate Latin (Latin 4) class. However, the teacher will actively be engaging the students and helping them to identify areas of improvement. It should also be noted that students should be prepared for a workload that is approximately 75% that of an AP course.
Advanced Latin is repeatable. Each year the class will offer a different author on a three or four year rotation.

Please Note:
This course is the equivalent of one high school credit in foreign language.
Note to incoming students:
Students who are new to Scholé Academy's Latin program are welcome but will need to take a placement test once they have signed up (see Latin placement process here).

Required Materials:
Books and supplies are not included in the purchase of the course.

  • The Aeneid by Virgil, translated by Robert Fagles (ISBN: 0143105132)

  • Aeneid 4 (The Focus Vergil Aeneid Commentaries) by O’Hara

    • ISBN: 978-1585102280
  • Ovid’s Heroides: Epistle 7, Dido to Aeneas (PDF provided by teacher)
  • Supplemental Readings (PDFs provided by teacher)
  • A notebook for taking notes.
  • Physical flashcards are optional, but may be helpful.

* Required texts are not included in the purchase of the course.

Assumed Knowledge:

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Edward Kotynski, Chair of Latin Department, grew up as a missionary kid in Indonesia, where his parents were Bible translators. He attributes his love of languages partly to his parents’ work and his childhood experience. He received his BA in ancient languages from Wheaton College in Illinois in 2004, and his MA in classical languages from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee in 2007. Mr. Kotynski has been teaching Latin and Greek for the last fifteen years, mostly at classical Christian schools. He loves sharing his passion for the ancient languages with his students, weaving in historical context and modern connections. He has edited two volumes of Latin Alive! for Classical Academic Press and has also been working on their Greek for Children_ _series with Erin Valdez. He is very excited to be continuing with Scholé Academy this year. Besides Latin and Greek, Mr. Kotynski drinks coffee, loves reading, helps homeschool his kids, and plays board games. He lives with his wife, six children, and two cats, enjoying the craziness of life together.

Quarter 1

  1. Aeneid 4.1-128 (≈ 5 weeks)
    1. Unit 1 Test
  2. Aeneid 4.129-237 (≈ 3 weeks)
    1. Unit 2 Test

Quarter 2

  1. Aeneid 4.238-374 (≈ 4 weeks)
    1. Unit 3 Test
  2. Aeneid 4.375-521 (≈ 4 weeks)
    1. Unit 4 Test

Quarter 3

  1. Aeneid 4.522-705 (≈ 5 weeks)
    1. Unit 5 Test
  2. Ovid 7.1-86 (≈ 3 weeks)
    1. Unit 6 Test

Quarter 4

  1. Ovid 7.87-192 (≈ 4 weeks)
    1. Unit 7 Test
  2. Miscellaneous (≈ 4 weeks)
    1. Unit 8 Test

Red checkmarkComputer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with a processor with a speed of 1 GHz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.7 or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do not recommend using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be much better solutions, as they enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.

Red checkmarkHigh-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with a download/upload speed of 5/1 Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.

Red checkmarkWebcam: You may use an external webcam or one that is built in to the computer. Webcam Recommendations: Good (PC only) | Best (Mac and PC)

Red checkmarkHeadset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class. Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm

Red checkmarkZoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use. unnamed-e1455142229376 To download Zoom:

  1. Visit
  2. Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
  3. Open and run the installer on your computer.
  4. In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.

Red checkmarkScanner: In this class, students frequently submit homework assignments by scanning pages from their workbooks. Students and/or their parents should have easy access to a scanner and the ability to use it.


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