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IB Latin *FEES PAYABLE* at Hurstpierpoint College

Course description

The modern world would be a very different place with the omission of the Romans. The study of Latin today is, therefore, not merely an investigation into the past, but provides a vital link between the past and the present, which tells us about how we have got to where we are today and allows us to understand many of our institutions, in both our own country and in the world at large. Since Latin is the basis of many modern languages and the works of Roman authors and artists in general have preserved techniques and processes, including legal, historiographical, artistic, and architectural, the study of Latin is in many ways a study of ourselves. The Romans were arguably the first truly international race, in whose boundaries there comprised three continents worth of peoples; an understanding of them cannot but help us appreciate what we need to do to live in a global society.

The focus of the course will be on the translation and understanding of Latin texts, which will be enlivened and expanded upon by an appreciation of the cultural, political, and historical context of those texts, and by the analysis of the style and techniques employed by various writers in Latin. The course is a rigorous one, through which the student will gain an understanding of the implications of the subtleties of the language and will develop a grasp of how to create clear and strong arguments.

Financial information

Fees may be charged for this course

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hurstpierpoint College directly.

Last updated date: 15 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years