Wheelock's Latin, 7th Edition

Wheelock's Latin, 7th Edition

by Frederic M. Wheelock, Richard A. LaFleur


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Generations of students have learned Latin with this classic introductory textbook that remains the most highly regarded and bestselling single-volume of its kind.

Wheelock’s Latin 7th Edition retains its signature core of authentic Latin readings—curated from the works of Cicero, Vergil, and other major Roman authors of classical literature, drama, and poetry, as well as inscriptions, artifacts, and even authentic graffiti—that demonstrate the ancient Romans’ everyday use of Latin: Latin as a living language.

With expanded English-Latin/Latin-English vocabulary sections, tightly retooled comprehension and discussion questions, self-tutorial exercises, translation tips, etymological aids, maps, and dozens of photos and illustrations that capture aspects of classical culture and mythology, Wheelock’s Latin 7th Edition is the essential resource for students beginning their journey into the heart of the classical world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061997228
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/07/2011
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 84,543
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)

About 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.

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

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Wheelock's Latin 7th Edition 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Discipula More than 1 year ago
If you are a self-starter and have the discipline to stay with it, this is the way to go. It teaches Classical Latin and prepares one to read the Classics in the original (Virgil, Ceaser etc.). Chapter exercises and self-tutorials (answer key in back of book) let you guage weaknesses before moving on. Highly recommend this text.
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motch_master More than 1 year ago
This is a review of the ebook version. Once again, these guys replace letters with images (see the reviews for Sribblers, Sculptors, and Scribes). Do we really need macroned vowels WITH an acute accent mark? Just leave the letter with a plain macron. I haven't ever seen another Latin textbook do that.