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Reading Latin: Grammar, Vocabulary and Exercises (edition 1986)

by Peter V. Jones, Keith C. Sidwell

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Title:Reading Latin: Grammar, Vocabulary and Exercises
Authors:Peter V. Jones
Other authors:Keith C. Sidwell
Info:Cambridge University Press (1986), Paperback, 640 pages
Collections:Classics and Byzantine
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Reading Latin: Grammar, Vocabulary and Exercises by Peter V. Jones

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I didn't get on well with this set of books. I found the use of multiple books unweildy, and the use of the letter "u" for both vowel and consonent confusing (e.g. seruus instead of servus). ( )
  Pondlife | Oct 31, 2010 |
The content is good, with lots of vocabulary and context provided. Still the layout of the grammar sections is counter-intuitive and confusing for me—it's simply not how I best process such concepts—and the order in which some things were introduced a little strange. (Deponents that early? Okay!) ( )
  siriaeve | Jul 11, 2010 |
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Reading Latin is a Latin course designed to help mature beginners read Latin fluently and intelligently, primarily in the context of classical culture, but with some mediaeval Latin too. It does this in three ways; it encourages reading of continuous texts from the start; it offers generous help with translation at every stage; and it integrates the learning of Classical Latin with an appreciation of the influence of the Latin language upon English and European culture from Antiquity to the present. The text, richly illustrated, consists at the start of carefully graded adaptations from original Classical Latin texts. The adaptations are gradually phased out until unadultered prose and verse can be read. The Grammar, Vocabulary and Exercises volume supplies all the help needed to do this, together with a range of reinforcing exercises for each section, including English into Latin for those who want it. At the end of each section, a selection of Latin epigrams, mottoes, quotations, everyday Latin, word-derivations, examples of mediaeval Latin and discussions of the influence of Latin upon English illustrate the language's impact on Western culture. Reading Latin is principally designed for university and adult beginners, and also for sixth-formers (eleventh and twelth graders in the USA). It is also ideal for those people who may have learned Latin many years ago, and wish to renew their acquaintance with the language. Its companion course, Reading Greek is one of the most widely used mature beginners' courses in the world.

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