(1) Beta College Vergil (18.6 mb, pdf., early beta ed., 3July20)
This incomplete draft includes the Advanced Placement selections for Vergil’s Aeneid listed below in 63 lessons with Latin text, corresponding vocabulary, and grammatical notes in a two-page format.
This pdf was designed a number of years ago for private use and never intended for publication, but during the course of the lockdown a number of readers and instructors requested a free pdf commentary on AP Vergil selections for online instruction, and I agreed to make available what I had.
The notes and vocabulary are incomplete and will be heavily revised, after most of the grammar boxes have been added. This beta will be updated regularly on this webpage in the coming months, Please note that this commentary is copyrighted.
Book 1: 1-209, 418-440, 494-578
Book 2: 40-56, 201-249, 268-297, 559-620
Book 4: 160-218, 259-361, 659-705
Book 6: 295-332, 384-425, 450-476, 847-899
Below are ancillary materials that cover the same AP selections.
(2) Student Translation Sheets (updated 8Jan13) This unrevised 47-page .pdf includes the Latin text with room for translation–very useful for note-taking and scansion practice.
(3) Complete Vocabulary List: (28Dec12) This .pdf file contains dictionary entries for all words found in the AP Latin Vergil selections. Copy and paste into a Word document for private editing.
(4) Alphabetized Core Vocabulary: (28Dec12) This .pdf file contains alphabetized dictionary entries for all words occurring 5 or more times in the AP Latin Vergil selections. Copy and paste into a Word document for private editing.
(5) Running Core Vocabulary: (28Dec12) This .pdf file contains a running list of dictionary entries for all words occurring 5 or more times in the AP Latin Vergil selections. Copy and paste into a Word document for private editing.
(6) Running Vocabulary Flashcards (.zip, .ppt format, formatted according to #3 above) (28Dec12)
(7) Running Vocabulary Flashcards images (.zip, .jpg format, formatted according to #3 above) (28Dec12)
(8) PowerPoint presentations (31Jan14, .zip, .ppt)
The presentations include six lines of Vergil per slide in black font on a white background. Teachers can project these slides on a whiteboard, for example, and use colored whiteboard markers to annotate the text as they translate in class. Sample #1 shows how a teacher can add simple animation (red font appears through a click-prompt) to reinforce grammar explanations offered by student in class, and Sample #2 shows how a teacher can add simple animation to provide supplement vocabulary when encouraging smoother sight-reading.