Summary: This workbook for third and fourth year high school Latin students is designed to assist students in reading Latin. A broad selection of Latin authors and texts, only four of which are unadapted, provides practice in reading Latin for comprehension. In addition, the first ten chapters systematically review all of Latin grammar. Two chapters present rhetorical devices, scansion and, meter, along with passages for reading comprehension. The passages are taken from a wi ...show morede variety of genres and texts and offer practice for students preparing to take the SAT II and the National Latin Exam. Every chapter contains exercises for practice. Grammatical and syntactical explanations are keyed to an appendix that contains the forms of Latin words.
- An introduction that explains how to read a previously unseen passage of Latin
- Grammatical explanations for concepts from the nominative case to the subjunctive of attraction
- Workbook does not presume previous command of Latin grammar and syntax and complements all first- and second-year Latin texts
- Each chapter contains a variety of exercises, with an appropriate standardized-testing emphasis on the multiple choice format, applying the information presented
- Each chapter contains passages of Latin that feature the concepts presented in the chapter
- Over 75 passages drawn from a variety of Latin authors, including Aulus Gellius, Caesar, Catullus, Cicero, Eutropius, Horace, Livy, Lucan, Nepos, Ovid, Pliny, Quintilian, Seneca, Vergil, and from a variety of lesser- and better-known texts
- Four of the Latin passages are adapted
- Intermittent disputanda questions require critical thinking responses
- A Latin epilogue on the events of September 11, 2001
- Two chapters on rhetorical devices, scansion, and meter with exercises
- Two chapters provide short answer or "spot" questions, essay questions, and multiple choice questions based on the Advanced Placement exam models
- A full grammatical appendix of Latin forms and paradigms
- A Latin-to-English glossary
- 56 black-and-white illustrations
Marianthe Colakis holds a PhD in Classics from Yale University. She has taught at Trinity College (Hartford), Queens College, Brooklyn College, and Davidson College. Much of her scholarly work has involved modern adaptations of classical myths and tragedies; her first book was The Classics in the American Theater of the 1960's and Early 1970's (1993). In recent years, she has turned her efforts toward development of pedagogical materials. Her book Excelability in Advanced Latin (2003) has been used successfully by Latin teachers across the USA.
Gaylan DuBose earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with high honors in English at the University of North Texas and a Master of Arts Degree in Classics from the University of Minnesota. He taught Latin and English for thirty-two years before retiring in May 1997. He remains actively involved in Junior Classical League at the area, state, and national levels. He lives in Austin, Texas, and is currently working on two other books.