Like Latin II, Latin III begins with a comprehensive review of grammar and syntax. Once all students are thoroughly reacquainted with the language, we begin reading selections of actual Latin texts, namely Cicero’s Pro Caelio (prose) for the first semester and selections of Catullus (poetry) for the second. By springtime we expect to be reading about ten lines per class meeting, a rate comparable to that of the beginning of Latin IV. All Latin III students will be encouraged to take the SAT II Latin subject test at the end of the year. Those students who excel in classroom performance and maintain an average of 90 or above will be invited to join the National Latin Honor society, whose members will take part in an induction ceremony and have the opportunity to tutor level Latin students at Prep. Finally, successful Latin III students are strongly encouraged to sign up for Latin IV.