LATIN 504 is a condensed class combining materials from the first two semesters of Latin. This course is designed to provide the student having little or no prior knowledge of Latin with the skills necessary for reading Classical and Mediaeval Latin. It allows students that become interested in a Classics concentration (requiring proficiency in Greek or Latin) later in their academic career to obtain the knowledge of the first full year of language study in an intensive format. It covers the first two semesters of college Latin, using "Latin for Reading " by Knudsvig, Seligson, and Craig. We shall read both adapted texts and selections from various authors like Caesar, Plautus, Catullus, Martial and Eutropius. Students will also have an opportunity to read Latin prose and poetry authors of their choice during the course.