Course Number: LAT202
Course Title: Latin II


Dr. Philippe Yates,

  1. 1. Course Description

This course builds on Latin I and familiarizes the student with the majority of Latin grammar and a significant amount of theological and philosophical Latin vocabulary. It is the second of three courses designed to give the student the skills to read modern ecclesiastical Latin.

  1. 2. Envisioned Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate an ability to read, understand and write more advanced Latin texts. In particular students will demonstrate among other abilities:

  1. 3. Course Schedule

  1. The following schedule demonstrates that Latin is at the root of many modern languages, including large sections of English. Historically it was the language of record and of scholarly discourse in Western Europe. It is also the primary language of the western part of the Catholic Church, which is even called the “Latin Church”. Latin is the normative liturgical, legislative and bureaucratic language of the Catholic Church.
  2. Many important historical, philosophical, theological and canonical texts are not translated, and translations are not always reliable. For all these reasons, an understanding of Latin is essential for any in-depth study of western history, canon law, liturgy, theology and philosophy – especially for those who would seek to understand the Catholic Church's contribution to western culture. The first two courses combined (LAT 201 and LAT 202) are usually considered a sufficient basis to undertake research degrees in theology[1] 
  3. More classical reasons for learning Latin may be found here.
  1. Week 1: Nouns, Genitive, Ablative, Dative, Apposition, Concessive Clauses

  1. Lectures

LB1A Third Declension Nouns: Masculine or Feminine

LB1B Third Declension Nouns: Neuter

LB1C Genitive of Description

LB1D Ablative of Description

LB1E Subjective and Objective Genitive

LB1F Dative of Reference: Advantage or Disadvantage

LB1G Apposition

LB1H Concessive Clauses

  1. Readings

Collins, A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin, p. 111-118

  1. Assignments

Quiz 1

  1. Week 2: Third Declension Nouns

  1. Lectures

LB2A  Third Declension Nouns: Masculine or Feminine i-Stems

LB2B Third Declension Nouns: Neuter i-Stems

LB2C Partitive Genitive

LB2D Dative with Certain Adjectives

LB2E Predicate Accusative

LB2F Cognate Accusative

  1. Readings

Collins, A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin, p. 119-124

  1. Assignments

Quiz 2

  1. Week 3: Third Declension Adjectives, Present Active Participles, Fourth Declension

  1. Lectures

LB3A Third Declension Adjectives

LB3B Present Active Participles

LB3C Uses of the Present Active Participle

LB3D Fourth Declension Nouns: Masculine (or Feminine)

LB3E Fourth Declension Nouns: Neuter

  1. Readings

Collins, A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin, p. 125-134

  1. Assignments

 Quiz 3

  1. Week 4: Irregular Verbs, Accusative, Ablative and Locative

  1. Lectures

LB4A The Irregular Verb volō 'wish': All Six Indicative Tenses

LB4B The Irregular Verb  'go': All six indicative tenses

LB4C Accusative of Place to/into Which

LB4D Ablative of Place Where

LB4E Ablative of Place from Which/out of Which

LB4F Locative Case

  1. Readings

Collins, A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin, p. 135-143

  1. Assignments

Quiz 4

  1. Week 5: Future Participles, Periphrastic Conjugations

  1. Lectures

LB5A Future Active Participle

LB5B Future Passive Participle

LB5C Periphrastic Conjugations

LB5D Dative of Personal Agency with Passive Periphrastics

LB5E Review of Participles

  1. Readings

Collins, A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin, p. 144-151

  1. Assignments

Quiz 5

  1. Week 6: Fifth Declension, Direct Commands (1), Vocative and Accusative Case, Personal Pronouns

  1. Lectures

LB6A Fifth Declension Nouns

LB6B Direct commands (or Requests) (1): Imperative Mood

LB6C Vocative Case

LB6D Personal Pronouns

LB6E Double Accusative

  1. Readings

Collins, A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin, p. 152-161

  1. Assignments

Quiz 6

  1. Week 7: Deponent Verbs, Subjenctive Mood, Direct Commands (2), Parsing (2)

  1. Lectures

LB7A Deponent Verbs

LB7B Semi-Deponent Verbs

LB7C Subjeinctive Mood: An Overview

LB7D Present Subjunctive: First Conjugation

LB7E Direct Commands (or Requests) (2)

LB7F How to Answer Syntax Questions (2)

  1. Readings

Collins, A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin, p.162-171

  1. Assignments

Quiz 7

  1. Week 8: Present Subjunctive, Direct Commands (3), Direct Questions (2), Conditional Clauses (1)

  1. Lectures

LB8A Present Subjunctive: Second. Third and Fourth Conjugations

LB8B Direct Commands (or Requests) (3): Jussive Subjunctive

LB8C Direct questions (2): Deliberative Subjunctive

LB8D Conditional Clauses (1)

  1. Readings

Collins, A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin, p. 172-182

  1. Assignments

Quiz 8

  1. Week 9

Mid Term Exam

  1. Week 10: Imperfect Subjunctive, Sequences of Tenses, Purpose Clauses, Infinitive of Purpose, Indirect Commands (or Requests)

  1. Lectures

LB9A Imperfect Subjunctive

LB9B Sequences of Tenses: Subordinate Use of Subjunctives

LB9C Purpose Clauses

LB9D Infinitive of Purpose

LB9E Indirect Commands (or Requests)

  1. Readings

Collins, A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin, p. 183-193

  1. Assignments

Quiz 9

  1. Week 11: Subjunctive: sum and possum, Hic and Ille, Is and Iste, Result Clauses, Relative Clauses

  1. Lectures

LB10A Present Subjunctives of sum and possum

LB10B Emphatic Pronouns/Adjectives: hic and ille

LB10C Unemphatic Pronouns/Adjectives: is and iste

LB10D Result Clauses

LB10E Characterizing Relative Clauses

  1. Readings

Collins, A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin, p. 194-202

  1. Assignments

Quiz 10

  1. Week 12: Subjunctive: eō and volō, ipse, Conditional Clauses (2), Gerundives, Gerunds

  1. Lectures

LB11A Present Subjunctives of  and volō

LB11B Intensive Pronounu/Adjective; ipse

LA11C Conditional Clauses (2): Present Contrafactual

LA11D Gerundives

LA 11E Gerunds.

  1. Readings

Collins, A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin, p. 203-212

  1. Assignments

Quiz 11

  1. Week 13: Pluperfect Subjunctive, Conditional Clauses (3), Clauses of Fearing, Unattainable Wishes, Indirect Statements (2)

  1. Lectures

LB12A Pluperfect Subjunctive: Active and Passive

LB12B Conditional Clauses (3): Past Contrafactual

LB12C Indirect Statements (2): Object Clauses with Subjunctives

  1. Readings

Collins, A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin, p. 213-221

  1. Assignments

Quiz 12

  1. Week 14: Perfect Subjunctive, Direct Questions (3), Indirect Questions, Dōnec and Dum, Quis and Quid, Adverbial Accusative

  1. Lectures

LB13A Perfect Subjunctive: Active and Passive

LB13B Direct Questions (3): Implied Affirmative or Implied Negative Answers

LB13C Indirect Questions: Introductory Words, Subjunctive, Retained Indicative

LB13D Dōnec and dum Clauses

LB13E Interrogative Pronoun: quis, quid.

LB13F Adverbial Accusative

  1. Readings

Collins, A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin, p. 222-231

  1. Assignments

Quiz 13

  1. Week 15

Final Exam





Students will be graded on their weekly tests, mid-term and final exams. Students who have difficulty with research and composition are encouraged to pursue assistance with the Online Writing Lab (available at


A 94-100; A- 90-93; B+ 87-89; B 84-86; B- 80-83; C+ 77-79; C 74-76; C- 70-73 D 60-69; F 59 and below

For translations into English students will be graded on the accuracy of their translation into English. Any student using a set translation of standard texts rather than providing their own translation will be given a mark of 0 for the exercise. A repeat of the offense may lead to an investigation for academic dishonesty (see below).


Holy Apostles College & Seminary is committed to the goal of achieving equal educational opportunities and full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities who qualify for admission to the College. Students enrolled in online courses who have documented disabilities requiring special accommodations should contact Bob Mish, the Director of Online Student Affairs, at or 860-632-3015. In all cases, reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure that all students with disabilities have access to course materials in a mode in which they can receive them. Students who have technological limitations (e.g., slow Internet connection speeds in convents) are asked to notify their instructors the first week of class for alternative means of delivery.


Students at Holy Apostles College & Seminary are expected to practice academic honesty.

Avoiding Plagiarism

In its broadest sense, plagiarism is using someone else's work or ideas, presented or claimed as your own.  At this stage in your academic career, you should be fully conscious of what it means to plagiarize. This is an inherently unethical activity because it entails the uncredited use of someone else's expression of ideas for another's personal advancement; that is, it entails the use of a person merely as a means to another person’s ends.

Students, where applicable:

Consequences of Academic Dishonesty:

Because of the nature of this class, academic dishonesty is taken very seriously.  Students participating in academic dishonesty may be removed from the course and from the program.


  1. Even though you are not required to be logged in at any precise time or day, you are expected to login several times during each week. Because this class is being taught entirely in a technology-mediated forum, it is important to actively participate each week in the course. In a traditional classroom setting for a 3-credit course, students would be required, per the federal standards, to be in class three 50-minute sessions (or 2.5 hours a week) and prepare for class discussions six 50-minute sessions (or 5 hours) a week. Expect to devote at least nine 50-minute sessions (or 7.5 quality hours) a week to this course. A failure on the student’s part to actively participate in the life of the course may result in a reduction of the final grade.

An Incomplete is a temporary grade assigned at the discretion of the faculty member. It is typically allowed in situations in which the student has satisfactorily completed major components of the course and has the ability to finish the remaining work without re-enrolling, but has encountered extenuating circumstances, such as illness, that prevent his or her doing so prior to the last day of class.

To request an incomplete, distance-learning students must first download a copy of the Incomplete Request Form. This document is located within the Shared folder of the Files tab in Populi. Secondly, students must fill in any necessary information directly within the PDF document. Lastly, students must send their form to their professor via email for approval. “Approval” should be understood as the professor responding to the student’s email in favor of granting the “Incomplete” status of the student.

Students receiving an Incomplete must submit the missing course work by the end of the sixth week following the semester in which they were enrolled. An incomplete grade (I) automatically turns into the grade of “F” if the course work is not completed.

Students who have completed little or no work are ineligible for an incomplete. Students who feel they are in danger of failing the course due to an inability to complete course assignments should withdraw from the course.

A “W” (Withdrawal) will appear on the student’s permanent record for any course dropped after the end of the first week of a semester to the end of the third week. A “WF” (Withdrawal/Fail) will appear on the student’s permanent record for any course dropped after the end of the third week of a semester and on or before the Friday before the last week of the semester.


Dr. Philippe Yates studied classical Latin at school in England from the age of 7 to 14. He used Latin in his undergraduate and graduate studies and in the research for his doctoral thesis, taking courses in Latin for Canon Law and Medieval Latin along the way. In addition to Latin, he teaches philosophy and canon law. He lives in Allegany NY with his wife Cookie and dog Pica.

He may be contacted at:

[1]        DISCLAIMER: this claim must be verified by the student for particular programs. HACS is not liable should any research degree program not accept these two courses as a basis for a theological research degree. Students should verify if programs require achieving certain grades in these Latin courses.