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Wheelock's Latin-revised (Cloth) (6TH 05 - Old Edition)by Frederic M. Wheelock
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< p> < a href=http: //www.wheelockslatin.com/chapters/introduction/introduction.html> WHEELOCK'S LATIN: AUDIO FILES< /a> < p> When Professor Frederic M. Wheelock's Latin first appeared in 1956, the reviews extolled its thoroughness, organization, and conciseness; at least one reviewer predicted that the book might well become the standard text for introducing students to elementary Latin. Now, five decades later, that prediction has certainly proved accurate.< /p> < p> The revised sixth edition of < b> Wheelock's Latin< /b> has all the features that have made it the best-selling single-volume beginning Latin textbook, many of them improved and expanded: < /p> < ul> < li> 40 chapters with grammatical explanations and readings based on ancient Roman authors< /li> < li> Self-tutorial exercises with an answer key for independent study< /li> < li> A newly enlarged English-Latin/Latin-English vocabulary< /li> < li> A rich selection of original Latin readings — unlike other textbooks, which contain primarily made-up Latin texts< /li> < li> Etymological aids< /li> < /ul> < p> Also included are maps of the Mediterranean, Italy, and the Aegean area, as well as numerous photographs illustrating aspects of classical culture, mythology, and historical and literary figures presented in the chapter readings.< /p>
Book News Annotation:
Originally written by the late Wheelock (formerly of Harvard U., the College of the City of New York and elsewhere) and revised for the new edition by LaFleur (classics, U. of Georgia), this single-volume introductory Latin textbook builds on original Latin writings chosen for their inherent interest, rather than merely because of their illustration of forms and syntax, and constructs the pedagogical plan based on them. The textbook thus becomes an introduction both to the language and to Roman experience and thought.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
WHEELOCK'S LATIN: AUDIO FILES
When Professor Frederic M. Wheelock's Latin first appeared in 1956, the reviews extolled its thoroughness, organization, and conciseness; at least one reviewer predicted that the book "might well become the standard text" for introducing students to elementary Latin. Now, five decades later, that prediction has certainly proved accurate.
The revised sixth edition of Wheelock's Latin has all the features that have made it the best-selling single-volume beginning Latin textbook, many of them improved and expanded:
Also included are maps of the Mediterranean, Italy, and the Aegean area, as well as numerous photographs illustrating aspects of classical culture, mythology, and historical and literary figures presented in the chapter readings.
About the Author
Frederic M. Wheelock (1902-1987) received the A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. His long and distinguished teaching career included appointments at Haverford College, Harvard University, the College of the City of New York, Brooklyn College, Cazenovia Junior College (where he served as Dean), the Darrow School for Boys (New Lebanon, NY), the University of Toledo (from which he retired as full Professor in 1968), and a visiting professorship at Florida Presbyterian (now Eckert) College. He published a number of articles and reviews in the fields of textual criticism, palaeography, and the study of Latin; in addition to Wheelock's Latin (previously titled Latin: An Introductory Course Based on Ancient Authors), his books include Latin Literature: A Book of Readings and Quintilian as Educator (trans. H. E. Butler; introd. and notes by Prof. Wheelock). Professor Wheelock was a member of the American Classical League, the American Philological Association, and the Classical Association of the Atlantic States.
Richard A. LaFleur is Franklin Professor of Classics Emeritus and former Head of Classics at the University of Georgia; he has served as Editor of the Classical Outlook and President of the American Classical League, and is a recipient of the American Philological Association's national award for excellence in the teaching of Classics. Among his numerous books are Scribblers, Scvlptors, and Scribes and the revised editions of Wheelock's Latin, Workbook for Wheelock's Latin, and Wheelock's Latin Reader.
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