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Important Updates

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Course Overview

AP Latin is equivalent to an upper-intermediate level college course in Latin focusing on the in-depth study of selections from two of the greatest works in Latin literature: Vergil’s Aeneid and Caesar’s Gallic War. Students cultivate their understanding of classics through preparing and translating readings and considering themes in the context of ancient literature as they explore concepts like literary techniques, Roman values, war and empire, leadership, views of non-Romans, history and memory, and human beings and the gods.

Course Content

The course framework provides a clear and detailed description of course requirements necessary for student success. The framework specifies what students must know, be able to do, and understand, with a focus on course themes that encompass core principles of the discipline.

The AP Latin framework is organized into eight commonly taught units of study that provide one possible sequence for the course. As always, you’ll have the flexibility to organize the course content as you like.

 Unit 1: Vergil, Aeneid, Book 1
 Unit 2: Caesar, Gallic War, Books 1 and 6
 Unit 3: Vergil, Aeneid, Book 2
 Unit 4: Caesar, Gallic War, Book 4
 Unit 5: Vergil, Aeneid, Book 4
 Unit 6: Caesar, Gallic War, Book 5, Part I
 Unit 7: Caesar, Gallic War, Book 5, Part II, Book 6, and Book 7
 Unit 8: Vergil, Aeneid, Books 6, 8, and 12

Course Skills

The AP Latin framework included in the course and exam description outlines distinct skills that students should practice throughout the year—skills that will help them learn to think and act like classics scholars.

 Skill  Description
 1. Reading and Comprehension  Read and comprehend Latin poetry and prose.
 2. Translation  Translate Latin texts into English.
 3. Contextualization  Relate Latin texts to Roman historical, cultural, and literary contexts.
 4. Textual Analysis  Analyze linguistic and literary features of Latin texts.
 5. Argumentation  Develop an argument that analyzes Latin poetry and/or prose.

AP and Higher Education

Higher education professionals play a key role developing AP courses and exams, setting credit and placement policies, and scoring student work. The AP Higher Education site features information on recruitment and admission, advising and placement, and more.

This chart shows recommended scores for granting credit, and how much credit should be awarded, for each AP course. Your students can look up credit and placement policies for colleges and universities on the AP Credit Policy Search.

Meet the Development Committee for AP Latin.