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Wonderful Primer for Intermediate Students,
This review is from: Kennedy's Revised Latin Primer (Paperback)
Kennedy's Revised Latin Primer is one of the best Latin primers of its size and scope I have seen to date. The classical Latin language is described in all its essential details, with some reference to pre-classical Latin that the student might encounter in his readings. The history, phonology, morphology, syntax and prosody are covered successively as is usual in primers. All the essential facts, both the regularities and the irregularities, of the language are presented in clear, easy-to-read manner, with paradigms well set-out in tables and lists.
I should consider this book to be one of the classic Latin primers, well known and used commonly in schools. Note, though, that this book is not an introductory textbook for learning Latin; it is rather a primer for the purposes of revising and getting a deeper understanding of what is already learnt, as well as for acquiring further instruction on matters of syntax, etc., once the basics are known. It is one of the best primers available for intermediate students, and would serve admirably as a reference grammar for beginning students as well. I would recommend it as a supplement to any introductory textbook, and as a guide to those progressing further.