This site contains all you need to know about studying Latin in Year 7. This year's syllabus has two main sections.
In the first part of the year we will study philosophy, with a focus on Stoicism and Seneca's views on suicide. Within this context we shall study a number of different authors in translation (Lucretius, Cicero, Seneca, and Tacitus) to explore the prevailing philosophical, cultural, and social attitudes towards death. The unseen text for the preBac will be a passage from Cicero, De Finibus. Available in English here and Latin here.
In the second part of the year, the main feature, we will turn to the BAC or Pensum subject: Feminae Romanae. Here we will study the figures of Cleopatra, Dido, Clodia, Claudia Severa, Lucretia, Agrippina, and Sophonisba through a wide selection of primary and secondary sources. The key questions are:
The unseen texts for the BAC may be related to the topic and will consist of a literary and a non-literary text
Below you will find a brief overview of this year's Latin Year 7 syllabus. If you click on the links to the left you will find out much more about different sections of the syllabus, the readings, and extra information. If you think anything should be added, please let Dr. Nice know and he will try to make it happen!
The Death of Seneca
Manuel Dominguez Sánchez (1840-1906), 1871. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.
The Death of Cleopatra
Juan Luna, 1881. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.
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