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Content description VCLAE016

Latin / Levels 9 and 10 / Engaging with texts / Accessing the Roman world through Latin texts
Content description
Read, analyse and interpret Latin texts, using vocabulary, grammar and textual cues, to engage with the Roman world
  1. predicting the context and content of Latin texts through initial holistic reading, by identifying key words and phrases, for example, Romani Carthaginienses valde timebant
  2. inferring the meaning of new words, using knowledge of the text type and the author’s purpose and technique, for example, res, gero, rem gerere
  3. investigating and explaining the effect of word order in Latin in producing emphasis and tone, such as indignation, anger, suspense, for example, qualis vir? conclamant omnes; miser Catulle
  4. examining and interpreting complex sentence structures, such as conditional sentences, indirect speech and subordinate clauses, for example, adjectival, causal, purpose or result clauses, indirect questions or commands
  5. reflecting on the precise use of tenses in Latin and making comparisons with English, for example, cotidie ibat; si veneris
  6. explaining how the coherence of complex texts relies on devices that signal text structure and guide readers, for example, paulisper … dum … interea …; primo … deinde … tandem; non solum … verum etiam
  7. investigating how different conjunctions are used in complex sentences to extend, elaborate and explain ideas, for example, in periodic sentences using quod, quamquam, cum
  8. explaining allusions to historical or mythological characters which exemplify Roman values and attitudes, such as Romulus and Remus, Lucretia, Horatius, Cloelia
  9. discussing conventions of Latin texts, such as letter format, for example, Marcus Quinto SPD … cura ut valeas, or metre in poetry, for example, acknowledging quantities
  10. recognising positive and negative cultural connotations of concepts implicit in Latin vocabulary, for example, rex, imperium
  11. analysing cultural values and attitudes embedded in language use, for example, vocabulary and expressions particular to festivals and ceremonies such as Io triumphe; ave Caesar
  12. discussing the function and power of cultural representations such as symbols, for example, SPQR, aquila, fasces
  13. justifying interpretations of texts, using examples or quotations from or references to the text, such as line numbers or a paraphrase of a longer section of text
  14. constructing, editing and presenting interpretations of and responses to literary Latin, using ICT collaboratively
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