Centre for Continuing Education

Latin Course 102 (Level 2)

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If you want to learn Latin our Latin classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn. Learn Latin the smart way with Latin courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Suitable for those who have completed Latin Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners, or who have completed 20 hours of recent face to face tuition.

This course introduces further Latin vocabulary and grammatical concepts through readings and exercises, while following the recommended text to allow easy reference and practice between sessions.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Read and translate longer passages in Latin with fluency and enjoyment.
  2. Recall vocabulary to be learnt from the prescribed text.
  3. Distinguish all noun and adjective cases, and their uses within sentences.
  4. Differentiate pronouns and their uses.
  5. Analyse and explain grammatical concepts and constructions at this level.
  6. Apply knowledge of Latin vocabulary and grammar at this level to the completion of set exercises.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Nouns and adjectives: gender of nouns; genitive and dative cases; use of the cases; possessive and reflexive adjectives; relative, demonstrative, personal and reflexive pronouns
  • Verbs: imperative mood; present indicative active of irregular verbs velle and nolle; reflexive verbs; irregular imperatives
  • Syntax and other: formation of adverbs; subordinate clauses with the indicative mood; prepositional phrases


This course is delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Students should read the upcoming material before each meeting and complete the set exercises for homework. This is an essential part of learning and revising.

Prescribed text

Maurice Balme and James Morwood (1996), Oxford Latin Course Part I – Student Book, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780199122264

This course is based on Chapters 9–16 of the above text.

Optional text

James Morwood (1999), A Latin Grammar, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780198601999

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to commencement.

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Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.

$360 Limited inc GST
Latin Course 102 (Level 2)

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What others say.

  • As someone new to Latin, there is a lot to absorb and the tutor is faced with students with a wide variety of knowledge. It is always a balance managing everyone's expectations - the tutor did this well. I have signed up for a further course, so that is probably the best endorsement I can give. Keep up the good work!
  • The course was excellent and I have enrolled in the next one already. Tutor was excellent - very well prepared and organised. Provided a great environment for all to be able to participate, and encouraged everyone to continue developing their skills. Everyone felt welcome and it was a pleasure to come to class.
  • The tutor is excellent. Very knowledgeable. Their teaching style kept me involved throughout the course. I have attended other Latin courses before but never learnt so much in a short period of time. I look forward to continuing my studies.