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Reading Latin: Text by Peter V. Jones
Book DescriptionReading 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521286237
(210mm x 148mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Aug-1986
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter V. Jones
Reading Latin, Paperback (October 2016)
One part of a bestselling Latin course designed to help mature beginners read classical Latin fluently and intelligently.
Independent Study Guide to Reading Latin, Paperback (November 2000)
A guide for students using the Reading Latin course on their own.
World of Rome, Paperback (March 1997)» View all books by Peter V. Jones
A fascinating introduction to the history and culture of Rome with many illustrations.
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