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Wheelock's Latin

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11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Comphrensive and friendly

This is my second time trying to learn Latin, and I'm having a much better time at it thanks to this edition of Wheelock's Latin (which is, by the way, the 'standard textbook' for Latin language courses). Latin isn't effortless or simple, but it's very rewarding! My on...
This is my second time trying to learn Latin, and I'm having a much better time at it thanks to this edition of Wheelock's Latin (which is, by the way, the 'standard textbook' for Latin language courses). Latin isn't effortless or simple, but it's very rewarding! My only wish is that there was more midieval or ecclesiastical Latin in the lessons, but this text focuses almost exclusively on classical Latin, from ancient Rome. It's worth studying, especially for students of law, medicine, language, literature, history, politics, philosophy . . .

posted by Anonymous on June 27, 2002

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Nook version ruins a great textbook

Buy this text in real paper form while you can. The Nook edition is a bad joke full of typos, especially in the Latin where they wreck the authority of the text. All the grammatical tables are unscalable images in unreadably tiny fonts. A disastrous failure in publishin...
Buy this text in real paper form while you can. The Nook edition is a bad joke full of typos, especially in the Latin where they wreck the authority of the text. All the grammatical tables are unscalable images in unreadably tiny fonts. A disastrous failure in publishing.

posted by pklausler on April 23, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2002

    Comphrensive and friendly

    This is my second time trying to learn Latin, and I'm having a much better time at it thanks to this edition of Wheelock's Latin (which is, by the way, the 'standard textbook' for Latin language courses). Latin isn't effortless or simple, but it's very rewarding! My only wish is that there was more midieval or ecclesiastical Latin in the lessons, but this text focuses almost exclusively on classical Latin, from ancient Rome. It's worth studying, especially for students of law, medicine, language, literature, history, politics, philosophy . . .

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2005

    Still great in spite of LaFleur's changes

    I learned Latin with the previous edition and I now teach Latin out of this edition. This book is great, but LaFleur's changes have made it somewhat less so. If you're trying to learn Latin on your own, this book is probably your best bet. You don't need the corresponding workbook because the text includes all the exercises you'll need within the lessons as well as some supplementary ones at the end.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Brushing up with Wheelock

    In high school, we always joked that my Latin teacher was old enough to have spoken it. I struggled through the second year, barely retaining enough to construct a meaningful sentence. Now faced with travel in Europe and spending a few days in France, I felt it time to learn a bit of the native tongue. While listening to the audio for basic French, I found that even after all these years the tiny bit of Latin I recalled came in handy. I was spurred to head to Barnes & Noble to find a book which would help me rediscover my scarce knowledge. After picking up several tomes, I found Wheelock's. I flipped through it and immediately liked his approach to the language. His brief but interesting history of languages in Europe, the influences of other cultures on Latin were particularly fascinating. Had this approach been taken in my high school years, perhaps my interest would have been much stronger. I am only in the first few pages but am very thrilled to have found this wonderful book. It is great to feel the author's enthusiasm for Latin and hopefully it will continue to rub off on me.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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