Students in Latin II will expand their knowledge of Latin grammar with a greater emphasis on writing, speaking and listening in the target language. We will continue with the Cambridge Latin Course textbook series, as well as read adapted passages from authentic literature, including Julius Caesar’s Gallic Wars and Tacitus’ Agricola. Students will examine the roles of archaeological, inscriptional, and literary evidence in interpreting the past. Our textbook focuses on the Roman invasion of England and North Africa. Students will consider cultural exchanges and the broader implications of Roman imperialism. Because Latin is a language that exists in a particular time and space, we cannot study the language without also learning about the culture and civilization of the people who spoke Latin, i.e. the Romans. So it is as much a history class as a language course. Additionally, students will learn about the connections between Latin (and Graeco-Roman culture) and our own language and Western civilization as a whole.