Summary: This complete introductory course to the Latin language, suitable for both high school and college students, consists of two volumes, each accompanied by a teacher's manual and student workbook. The strategy employed for teaching and learning incorporates the best of both the reading approach and the more abstract grammatical method. The choice of vocabulary in each chapter reflects ancient authors commonly studied for the AP* Latin examinations. Each chapter present ...show mores a dialogue employing everyday Latin. A substantial core of exercises in each chapter complements the "language fact" lessons. The readings, illustrations, and supplementary essays on cultural information illuminate Roman life, civilization, Roman history, and mythology, as well as the continuing use of Latin after antiquity and its vigorous literary tradition in such periods as the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Each chapter also includes a derivative exercise and a selected proverb or common Latin saying. Each unit review provides a set of famous Latin phrases, mottoes, abbreviations, and sayings.
- the best of the reading approach and the grammar-translation approach
- one Latin passage in each chapter that is adapted from Latin literature
- clear, concise grammatical explanations
- abundant exercises, both Latin to English and English to Latin
- optional oral exercises
- vocabulary geared to the AP* examinations
- derivative and proverb studies
- essays on daily life in ancient Rome and cultural information
- plentiful full-color illustrations, many of which are reproductions of great works of art
- study tips for students
- timelines of historical and literary events
Milena Minkova has published books on medieval Latin, Latin reference, and Latin composition. She holds a PhD in Classics from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, and a PhD in Christian and Classical Studies from the Pontifical Salesian University, Rome. She has studied, taught, and done research in Bulgaria, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Vatican City, and the United States. Currently, she holds a full-time position in the Department of Classical Languages at the University of Kentucky.
Terence Owen Tunberg received his doctorate from the University of Toronto. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Classical Languages and teaches in the Honors Program at the University of Kentucky. He has published widely on medieval and neo-Latin and is founder of the electronic Latin journal Retiarius.
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