Item description for Wheelock's Latin Reader, 2e: Selections from Latin Literature (The Wheelock's Latin series) by Richard A. LaFleur...
Overview Designed as an intermediate text, a collection of extensive readings includes the works of Cicero, Livy, Ovid, and Pliny; and includes extensive facing notes, a complete Latin-English vocabulary, maps of ancient areas, and numerous photographs. Reprint.
Publishers Description Originally intended by Professor Frederic M. Wheelock as a sequel to Wheelock's Latin, his classic introductory Latin textbook, Wheelock's Latin Reader, newly revised and updated by Richard A. LaFleur, is the ideal text for any intermediate-level Latin course. You'll find a rich selection of of prose and poetry from a wide range of classical authors, as well as briefer passages from medieval and Late Latin writers, each presented in the Latin in which it was originally written. Useful features include extensive notes; a complete Latin-English vocabulary; maps of ancient Italy, Greece, and the Roman Empire; and numerous photographs illustrating aspects of classical culture, mythology, and history featured in the readings.
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Studio: Collins Reference
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 1" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2002
ISBN 0060935065 ISBN13 9780060935061 UPC 099455019002
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More About Richard A. LaFleur
Richard A. LaFleur is Franklin Professor of Classics 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 the revised editions of Wheelock's Latin, Workbook for Wheelock's Latin, and Wheelock's Latin Reader.
Richard A. LaFleur currently resides in the state of Georgia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Wheelock's Latin Reader, 2e: Selections from Latin Literature (The Wheelock's Latin series)?
Extremely friendly May 25, 2008
Very helpful notes, include information as well as glossing rare terms, but leaves it up to the reader to decide which meaning to use, which I found lead to a better understanding of the texts on my part than if it just gave a suggested meaning.
Using this book for a graduate level class in Roman Philology, an amazing text, recommended to students and teachers alike
Another Great one Nov 3, 2007
There is the text and a workbook. This is the "reader" that teaches the student Roman history, cultural Latin usage and proper, classical syntax. This is a true compliment to the other two parts of the student-teacher set. The whole set, text, workbook and reader are very competitively priced for the system, student or teacher. A good buy!
A Bit flawed Jun 23, 2007
This is a genuine Latin reader. However, it is extremely difficult to use. After completing the Wheelock course, you cannot read Latin. You can translate it. Plunging yourself into Cicero's Varrine Orations is not a good way to make the transition to real Latin. There is too much of a gap here. Furthermore, the side notes, which include some vocabulry, omit macrons for NO REASON. I understand why the actual text does, but the fact that the side notes omit vocabulary makes absolutely NO SENSE. Instead, you have to look it up at the book's end, which is annoying.
This is for use AFTER Wheelock's Latin Mar 11, 2007
I will revise this review after I read the book, but please note that this is meant to be used AFTER Wheelock's Latin, not simultaneously with it. For simultaneous use, see 38 Latin Stories Designed to Accompany Frederic M. Wheelock's Latin.
Great Book Jan 13, 2007
Excellent for those of you hoping to be able to read the Latin Classics. My son is using this as an optional reader, but there is a whole curriculum with Wheelock.