Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
Richard A. LaFleur received the B.A. and M.A. in Latin from the University of Virginia and the Ph.D. in Classical Studies from Duke University.He has taught since 1972 at the University of Georgia, where he is currently Franklin Professor and Head of one of the largest Classics programs in North America.He has numerous publications in the fields of Latin language, literature, pedagogy, and teacher-preparation, including five recent books, The Teaching of Latin in American Schools: A Profession in Crisis, Latin Poetry for the Beginning Student, Love and Transformation: An Ovid Reader, Latin for the 21st Century: From Concept to Classroom, and (with Paul Comeau) Workbook for Wheelock's Latin.Professor LaFleur is also editor of The Classical Outlook (1984-1986).He has been recipient of nearly half a million dollars in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and other agencies and of state, regional, and national awards for teaching and professional service, including, in 1984, the American Philological Association's award for Excellence in the Teaching of Classics.