Latin IV provides more difficult Latin novellas to read than Latin III, but on par with Latin III Honors. This is an intensive and extensive reading course designed to consolidate a solid foundation of Latin prose that could be carried on to study at the college level. Latin IV develops interpretive reading skills mostly at the intermediate-high level. Explicit grammar will be introduced or reviewed. Some attention is given to the other three areas of proficiency: writing, listening, and speaking Latin, but reading comprehension is the main focus. Students will continue examining Roman history, mythology, and culture, in the context of the novellas, and draw connections and comparisons to our own.