Scribblers, Sculptors, and Scribes: A Companion to Wheelock's Latin and Other Introductory Textbooks  -     By: Richard A. LaFleur, Martha Wheelock
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Scribblers, Sculptors, and Scribes: A Companion to Wheelock's Latin and Other Introductory Textbooks

Collins Reference / 2010 / Paperback

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Supplement your Latin studies with this collection of authentic, unadapted, unsimplified bits of texts, graffiti, proverbs and other writings from Rome's population. With selections from both the important political folks as well as the commoner, this unique textbook features i llustrations, photos, maps, discussions/comprehension questions, vocabulary, summary of forms, and other features in addition to the actual texts. Excerpts become progressively more difficult as students work through the book. 302 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Collins Reference
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.38 X 0.56 (inches)
ISBN: 0061259187
ISBN-13: 9780061259180
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A Must-Have Companion for Every Student Beginning Latin

Scribblers, Scvlptors, and Scribes is the first collection of entirely authentic, unadapted, unsimplified classical Latin texts that beginning students, from the very first day of their introduction to Latin, can read, enjoy, and profit from. These selections provide a wide range of insights into not just the minds of Rome's movers and shakers–her politicians and gen- erals, philosophers and great poets–but also into the daily lives of the Average Joe and Jane Roman.

Beginning with simple graffiti, Scribblers, Sculptors, and Scribes moves toward longer inscriptions and literary texts as students progress. Designed to accompany the bestselling Wheelock's curriculum, its 40 chapters are linked with the 40 chapters of Wheelock's Latin, but the book's readings and design features make it suitable for use alongside any introductory college or high school Latin textbook. Packed with hundreds of actual Latin inscriptions, proverbs, and literary texts, this unique textbook also includes dozens of photos and illustrations, maps, discussion and comprehension questions, grammar capsules, a Latin–English vocabulary section, a summary of forms, and much more.

Author Bio

Richard A. LaFleur is Franklin Professor of Classics Emeritus and former Head of Classics at the University of Georgia; he has served as Editor of the Classical Outlook and President of the American Classical League, and is a recipient of the American Philological Association's national award for excellence in the teaching of Classics. Among his numerous books are Scribblers, Scvlptors, and Scribes and the revised editions of Wheelock's Latin, Workbook for Wheelock's Latin, and Wheelock's Latin Reader.

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