This course is a continuation of the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary presented in Latin I, with the addition of the subjunctive mood and its myriad uses. The student will make the transition from the translating of Latin contrived to test comprehension of grammatical and syntactical concepts to reading excerpts from Latin authors in the original. The latter half of the course is devoted to intensive translation, as the writings of Livy, Eutropius, and Pliny the Younger are introduced. Students will also have the opportunity to read about the labors of Hercules, the journey of the Argonauts, and more modern texts such as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The study of Latin prefixes and stems/roots will be continuously stressed with a view both to appreciating the inter-relatedness of Indo-European languages and to increasing the student’s English vocabulary.