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Wheelock's Latin, 7th Edition

by Frederic M. Wheelock, Richard A. LaFleur

On Sale: 06/07/2011

Price: $21.99

Wheelock's Latin, 7th Edition

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Wheelock's Latin, 7th Edition

by Frederic M. Wheelock, Richard A. LaFleur

On Sale: 06/07/2011

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Price: $21.99

About the Book

When Frederic M. Wheelock’s Latin first appeared in 1956, the reviews extolled its thoroughness, organization, and conciseness; one reviewer predicted that the book “might well become the standard text” for introducing students to elementary Latin. Now, nearly six decades later, that prediction has certainly proved accurate.

This new edition of Wheelock’s Latin, has all the features, many of them improved and expanded that have made it the bestselling single-volume beginning Latin textbook :

• 40 chapters with grammatical explanations and readings drawn from the works of Rome’s major prose and verse writers;

• Self-tutorial exercises, each with an answer key, for independent study;

• An extensive English-Latin/Latin-English vocabulary section;

• A rich selection of original Latin readings—unlike other textbooks, which contain primarily made-up Latin texts;

• Etymological aids, maps, and dozens of images illustrating aspects of the classical culture and mythology presented in the chapter readings .

• Also included are expanded notes on the literary passages, comments on vocabulary, and translation tips; new comprehension and discussion questions; and new authentic classical Latin readings, including Roman grafitti in every chapter.

“Generations of students have learned Latin successfully from Wheelock’s venerable text. LaFleur preserves the best features of the original book, while adapting it to 21st-century demands.–Professor Anne H. Groton, St. Olaf College

“High-schoolers respond enthusiastically to the authentic texts in Wheelock, and the book’s thoroughness, clarity, and rigor ensure they are well prepared to read extended passages of real Latin.” –Paul Chenier, Harvard-Westlake School

“For those long familiar with [Wheelock’s Latin], the new edition shows the continuing vitality of a venerable pedagogical classic.” –Professor William Hyland, St. Norbert College

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061997228
  • ISBN 10: 0061997226
  • Imprint: Collins Reference
  • On Sale: 06/07/2011
  • Trimsize: 7.375 in (w) x 9.250 in (h) x 1.520 in (d)
  • Pages: 608
  • List Price: $21.99
  • BISAC1 : FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Latin
  • BISAC2 : LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
  • BISAC3 : LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Etymology