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The classic Wheelock's Latin remains the most highly regarded and bestselling single-volume, introductory Latin textbook of its kind. Now in its seventh edition, Wheelock's Latin retains its signature core of authentic Latin readings, taken not only from classical literature, drama, and poetry, but also from inscriptions, artifacts, and even graffiti showing the ancient Romans' everyday use of Latin: Latin as a living language. With expanded vocabulary sections, tightly retooled comprehension and discussion questions, and vivid photos and illustrations, Wheelock's Latin 7th Edition is the essential resource for students beginning their journey into the heart of the classical world.
Originally intended by Professor Frederic M. Wheelock as a sequel to Wheelock's Latin, his classic introductory Latin textbook, Wheelock's Latin Reader, newly revised and updated by Richard A. LaFleur, is the ideal text for any intermediate-level Latin course. You'll find a rich selection of of prose and poetry from a wide range of classical authors, as well as briefer passages from medieval and Late Latin writers, each presented in the Latin in which it was originally written. Useful features include extensive notes; a complete Latin-English vocabulary; maps of ancient Italy, Greece, and the Roman Empire; and numerous photographs illustrating aspects of classical culture, mythology, and history featured in the readings.
Why search here? Good for comparing definitions, etemologies, and other linguistic features of Latin words among historical and modern Latin dictionaries.
Content type: Dictionaries
Includes three types of dictionaries: dictionaries to assist translation from Latin into modern languages, dictionaries providing semantic and etymological explanations in Latin of Latin words, and historical Latin dictionaries.
A website with paradigms for the various parts of speech and their forms, tenses, and moods. You will also find the “on-line declension exerciser” and the “on-line vocabulary exerciser,” which are great tools to learn the different declensions and increase your Latin vocabulary.
A venerable resource for more than a century, "Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar" is still regarded by students and teachers as the finest Latin reference grammar available. Concise, comprehensive, and well organized, it is unrivaled in depth and clarity, placing a wealth of advice on usage, vocabulary, diction, composition, and syntax within easy reach of Latin scholars at all levels. This sourcebook's three-part treatment starts with words and forms, covering parts of speech, declensions, and conjugations. The second part, syntax, explores cases, moods, and tenses. The concluding section offers information on archaic usages, Latin verse, and prose composition, among other subjects. Extensive appendixes feature a glossary of terms and indexes. Students of history, religion, and literature will find lasting value in this modestly priced edition of a classic guide to Latin.
All the stories in the book are based on actual Latin literature, with the stories simplified at first and made gradually more complex as the work progresses. Students will learn how classical Latin was really written as they become familiar with the works of the great Latin authors.
"Ego sum Polyphemus" Polyphemus the Cyclops' life is pretty simple: he looks after his sheep, hangs out in his cave, writes (horrible) poetry, eats his homemade cheese . . . until one day a ship arrives on his peaceful island, bringing with it invaders and turning his world upside down. This novella, based on the works of Vergil and Ovid, is suitable for all beginning readers of Latin. This novella uses only 140 unique Latin words--over 90 of which are easy Latin cognates--making this an idea way for a beginning Latin learner with little vocabulary knowledge to read an entire novella with ease. Included in the novella are: 4 lines of hendecasyllabic poetry from the Roman poet Catullus; 3 lines of original dactylic hexameter poetry (modelled after Ovid); footnotes providing the meaning of difficult or unusual words or phrases when they first appear; a full Latin to English glossary
"Eumachia rose from humble origins to an influential patron and priestess within the city of Pompeii. Through her successful vineyards and workshops, she gained great wealth...and thus great prestige and influence in the city. This historical novella retells her story and her growing influence in the city, as reconstructed through the inscriptions found in Pompeii. With 120 lemmae, it is intended for students who are late in their first year of study and beyond"--Back cover.