AP Latin is designed for the truly exceptional student of Latin who wishes to undertake the challenge of the study of two of the most read and greatest works of Western literature: De Bello Gallico by Julius Caesar and the Aeneid by Vergil. The course is extremely rigorous and will require a summer commitment. The AP Latin Exam will test some or all of the following abilities: 1) to write a literal English translation of a Latin passage, 2) to explicate specific words or phrases in context, 3) to identify the context and significance of a short excerpt, 4) to analyze and discuss structure and to demonstrate an awareness of the features used in the construction of poetry and prose. The AP course is designed to fulfill the objectives established by the College Board. Students will be responsible to complete a summer assignment for this course.