Centre for Continuing Education

Latin Course 104 (Level 4)

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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 all levels up to 103 or who have completed 70 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Nouns and adjectives: irregular adjectives and pronouns alter, uter and uterque
  • Verbs: future and future perfect indicative active; all tenses of the passive indicative; perfect passive participle; fourth principal part of the verb; present, imperfect and pluperfect active and passive subjunctive; deponent verbs; present passive infinitive; passive imperative
  • Syntax and other: relative clauses; sequence of tenses; purpose clauses and indirect commands


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

Oxford Latin Course Part II – Student Book by Maurice Balme and James Morwood (Oxford University Press Second Edition) ISBN 9780199122271

Based on Oxford Latin Course, Part II, Chapters 25–33. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

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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What others say.

  • I found the course really enjoyable and helpful. I was made to feel very welcome by the tutor and students. The material was fun and engaging. It really helped me to grow in my ability to read and translate Latin. I’m looking forward to the next course and highly recommend it to others!

  • I have really enjoyed Latin. Through the Continuing Education program I have met so many interesting people and enjoyed studying something I am interested in. I am looking forward to the next level.