- Series: Wheelock's Latin
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Collins Reference; 1 Blg edition (April 27, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061259187
- ISBN-13: 978-0061259180
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Scribblers, Sculptors, and Scribes: A Companion to Wheelock's Latin and Other Introductory Textbooks 1 Blg Edition
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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.
About the Author
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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Top Customer Reviews
Dr. LaFleur has assembled a well chosen collection of texts that gets students reading "real" Latin. Many beginning students have found themselves agreeing with main character in Kingsley Amis's comic novel, Lucky Jim, regarding yet another assignment to translate Cicero: "that for a man so long and so thoroughly dead it was remarkable how much boredom Cicero could generate."
Professor Richard A. LaFleur's Scribblers, Sculptors and Scribes provides a superb alternative or adjunct to classic Latin with well chosen passages from the graffiti of Pompeii, "Paris hic Fuit" the perennial "Kilroy was here" or the gladiator as "the heartthrob of the girls" Susirium puellarum Celadus Thrcacus. A number of letters from the Vindolanda letters such as the famous birthday invitation by the wife of Roman Officer at fort near Hadrians wall are included, as well as examples of electoral programmata,campaigns and politics of Pompeii.
LaFleur's text is nicely illustrated with well chosen images of graffiti, tomb inscriptions etc.
It is NOT necessary to be using Wheelock's course to take advantage of this book. It will fit in with any method you are using. Highly recommended.