Pliny's Letters, Books 1 and 2: An Acceleration Reader

Pliny's Letters, Books 1 and 2: An Acceleration Reader

by Claude Pavur, G. Plinius Caecilius Secundus
     
 

Nine books of the Letters of Pliny the Younger (Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, 61-112? CE), carefully composed, arranged, and published, seem to have been intended as a distinctive contribution to the use of the epistolary form for literary, historical, political, social, and ethical purposes. This edition of the first two of these books presents the Latin text in… See more details below

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Nine books of the Letters of Pliny the Younger (Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, 61-112? CE), carefully composed, arranged, and published, seem to have been intended as a distinctive contribution to the use of the epistolary form for literary, historical, political, social, and ethical purposes. This edition of the first two of these books presents the Latin text in Acceleration Reader format in order to help students to practice the particular acts of comprehension that establish reading mastery. The typographical isolation of chunks or units of meaning greatly supports a phrase-based approach to language acquisition. A convenient ereader version such as this can serve as an inexpensive, easily portable textbook for college courses, but its contents also offer all readers of the language an easy “on-ramp” to this classical Latin prose.

The Latin text is in the public domain, though its formatting as presented here is original and unique to this edition. Because the content is intended primarily for language-learning purposes, it is not recommended for advanced philological study. The length of this text is approximately 13,000 Latin words.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016550220
Publisher:
Claude Pavur
Publication date:
04/19/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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