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A First Latin Book (Classic Reprint)
     

A First Latin Book (Classic Reprint)

by William Gardner Hale
 

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Excerpt from A First Latin Book

Some may object to modern Latin. But all beginner's books (except those which start with Caesar, who certainly did not have beginners in mind) are made up of modern Latin. Even the occasional Caesar sentences are rewritten. Which is better from a modern, a continuous story, or incoherent bits?

I have tried to lead my readers by a

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Excerpt from A First Latin Book

Some may object to modern Latin. But all beginner's books (except those which start with Caesar, who certainly did not have beginners in mind) are made up of modern Latin. Even the occasional Caesar sentences are rewritten. Which is better from a modern, a continuous story, or incoherent bits?

I have tried to lead my readers by a carefully graded road to the lower levels of Caesar. I have sought to interest them by plain ideas plainly stated in easy Latin, and woven at the earliest possible moment into a connected narrative. There is not a word about Caesar, the whole war is a boys' affair. Then, when forms and constructions have been learned, Caesar appears, not as a writer of a school-book, but as a vigorous and effective per son, dramatically rescuing the remains of his army and saving the situation. With few and slight changes the story is in his own words. The reading of this episode is likely to leave the student with a taste for more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330304341
Publisher:
FB&C Ltd
Publication date:
07/09/2017
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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