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Essential Latin: The Language and Life of Ancient Romeby George Sharpley
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Written with humor and illustrated with cartoons, this modern, user-friendly text places grammar lessons in historical context, and offers a series of fascinating glimpses of the cultura and history of ancient Rome. Each chapter consists of: * Grammar with model sentences, practice exercises, amusing illustrations, and summary * Reading passages taken directly from Latin literature with a generous glossary * Vocabulary Exercises, including English-to-Latin and the study of derivations and Latin expressions in modern use. Ideal for classroom use or independent study, the text includes a full answer key for exercises, appendices with grammar tables and an easy-reference vocabulary list, notes on Latin authors, a time chart of important dates, and a glossary of major individuals.
An introduction, or re-introduction, to the world of ancient Rome for students and armchair enthusiasts alike. The author presents a comprehensive survey of the language, life, history and customs of a culture that continues to influence our own.
This is the ideal introduction, or re-introduction, to the world of ancient Rome for students and armchair enthusiasts alike. With a modern, user-friendly approach, the author presents a comprehensive survey of the language, life, history and customs of a culture that continues to influence our own.
Through a variety of authentic texts, the student is guided through the mechanics of Latin, whilst gaining an insight into the glory that was Rome, its power struggles and the eventual fall of the empire. The writings of Virgil, Cicero, Juvenal and many others appear in the original Latin with accompanying translations. Further features include:
* exercises with full answer key
* notes on the authors
* summary of dates and events
* grammar glossary and tables
An accompanying 1x60 minute cassette is also available, featuring texts in Latin from the book.
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