The Louisiana Classicist

April 17, 2011

AP is in the air

Filed under: announcement — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 10:15 am
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Those of you who are currently teaching Advanced Placement know that the exams are coming right around the corner!

Here’s a few AP-Vergil links for everyone

There are going to be some changes to the AP Latin course. Presumably we will learn more about them at the AP Institute at Episcopal High this summer.  Remember, deadline to register is June 1.



  1. Hi

    Met a few of you at SCOLT in Baton Rouge. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, whom I serve as an editor of high school materials, is in the process of developing three new texts to meet the new AP Caesar curriculum: a primary text by Hans Mueller, a Caesar workbook (like our current workbooks for Catullus, Cicero, Horace, Ovid, and Vergil) coauthored by Rose Williams and Debra Nousek, and a Caesar LEGAMUS Transitional Reader coauthored by Rose Williams and Hans Mueller.

    If you’d like to read interviews with these authors about their work on these new texts, let me know and I will send you links.

    Also, Barbara Weiden Boyd is updating her primary text Selections from Vergil and, with Katherine Bradley, is updating the Vergil Workbook.

    Our plan is to have online representative pages available in early 2012 and printed versions launched at ACL 2012.

    Don Sprague

    Comment by Don Sprague — April 17, 2011 @ 10:31 am | Reply

  2. Latinum has created a suite of Caesar material that covers almost all of the
    required ground for Caesar for AP. The audio materials make it easy for a student
    to revise the text over and over again – it is easier to listen to a
    text multiple times, than to re-read it multiple times in the book.
    The Latin-English-Latin literal translations make dictionary work
    unnecessary, as the student first approaches the text with the literal
    translation, before studying it intensively in Latin only, until it is
    1. John Taylor’s ‘Caesar for Beginners’. (Book I, The Helvetic War).

    2. Caesar – ‘The British War ; Customs of the Gauls’ – Caesar’s Bello Gallico
    Book 4, chapters 20 -38,
    Book 5, Chapters 8 – 23, Book 6, Chapters 12-19.
    The reading is Latin-English-Latin, and repeated again in Latin only.

    3. Lowe, Butler and Walker’s
    ‘ Introduction to Caesar’ A grammar book based around Book 1 of De
    Bello Gallico, including the vocabulary learning files for Book 1, and
    a reading of Book 1 in Latin.

    4. Cannon’s ‘An Open Door to Caesar’ – in Latin only – De Bello
    Gallico Book 1, in simplified Latin,followed by the chapter in the
    original form.

    5. Sonnenschein’s ‘Ora Maritima’ is a childrens story in Latin based
    around themes in Caesar covered in the AP syllabus – can provide some
    light relief.

    Comment by latinvmMolendinarius — February 16, 2012 @ 4:25 pm | Reply

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