Scribblers, Sculptors, and Scribes: A Companion to Wheelock's Latin and Other Introductory Textbooks

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A Must-Have Companion for Every Student Beginning Latin

Scribblers, Scvlptors, and Scribes is the first collection of entirely authentic, unadapted, unsimplified classical Latin texts that beginning students, from the very first day of their introduction to Latin, can read, enjoy, and profit from. These selections provide a wide range of insights into not just the minds of Rome's movers and shakers–her politicians and gen- erals, philosophers ...

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Overview

A Must-Have Companion for Every Student Beginning Latin

Scribblers, Scvlptors, and Scribes is the first collection of entirely authentic, unadapted, unsimplified classical Latin texts that beginning students, from the very first day of their introduction to Latin, can read, enjoy, and profit from. These selections provide a wide range of insights into not just the minds of Rome's movers and shakers–her politicians and gen- erals, philosophers and great poets–but also into the daily lives of the Average Joe and Jane Roman.

Beginning with simple graffiti, Scribblers, Sculptors, and Scribes moves toward longer inscriptions and literary texts as students progress. Designed to accompany the bestselling Wheelock's curriculum, its 40 chapters are linked with the 40 chapters of Wheelock's Latin, but the book's readings and design features make it suitable for use alongside any introductory college or high school Latin textbook. Packed with hundreds of actual Latin inscriptions, proverbs, and literary texts, this unique textbook also includes dozens of photos and illustrations, maps, discussion and comprehension questions, grammar capsules, a Latin–English vocabulary section, a summary of forms, and much more.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780061259180
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/27/2010
  • Pages: 307
  • Sales rank: 230,745
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Richard A. LaFleur is Franklin Professor of Classics 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 the revised editions of Wheelock's Latin, Workbook for Wheelock's Latin, and Wheelock's Latin Reader.

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  • Posted May 18, 2010

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    Not just grammar

    This excellent new resource from Richard LaFleur goes beyond studying grammar to give insight into the daily lives of average Romans. Graffiti, inscriptions, proverbs and sayings in Latin show us what was on the minds of everyday people, not just the "big guys" like Cicero. While it is a nice supplement to(and respite from) the great authors, "Scribblers" stands on its own as a useful and informative work. It's also great fun to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2010

    This book brings the Romans into focus as people of wit, grit, bawdiness, profound thought and grievers for the loss of loved ones. An excellent additon to the library of a student of elementary Latin.

    Scribblers, Sculptors and Scribes parallels Wheelock's Latin Grammar by chapter and level of difficulty. I have found it a very good addtion to the Grammar. It has had me howling with laughter, it has broadened my view of the Romans as flesh and blood people instead of Hollywood stereotypes. The serious literature is fundamental but this is full of good, solid, everyday humaneness. If you read a bit of Latin, this is well worth the time.

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  • Posted December 18, 2010

    Accented characters are images rather than text

    All of the accented characters are images rather than text. This is certainly ugly and presents greater problems when changing the type size.

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