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Wheelock's Latin, 6th Edition Revised

Wheelock's Latin, 6th Edition Revised

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by Frederic M. Wheelock
     
 

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The classic, single–volume introductory Latin textbook, introduced in 1956 and still the bestselling and most highly regarded textbook of its kind.

Wheelock's Latin, sixth edition, revised, has all the features that have made it the best–selling single–volume beginning Latin textbook, many of them revised and expanded:

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Overview

The classic, single–volume introductory Latin textbook, introduced in 1956 and still the bestselling and most highly regarded textbook of its kind.

Wheelock's Latin, sixth edition, revised, has all the features that have made it the best–selling single–volume beginning Latin textbook, many of them revised and expanded:

o 40 chapters with grammatical explanations and readings based on ancient Roman authors

o Self–tutorial exercises with an answer key for independent study

o An extensive English–Latin/ Latin–English vocabulary section

o A rich selection of original Latin readings –– unlike other textbooks which contain primarily made–up Latin texts

o Etymological aids

Also includes 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.

o The leading self–tutorial Latin program. Also great for college and accelerated high school courses.

o Wheelock's Latin is the top–selling Latin reference in the US.

o Interest and enrolments in Latin have been steadily rising in the U.S. for the past 20 years. One–half million people are currently enrolled in Latin classes, and at least 10,000 teachers, professors and graduate assistants are teaching the language in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062016560
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/12/2010
Series:
Wheelock's Latin Series
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
980,904
File size:
5 MB

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Meet 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.

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Wheelock's Latin 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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 . . .
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
TheGoodWitch More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is well organized and very informative. I enjoy the fact that you start reading small passages in the first chapter.
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