- Series: Wheelock's Latin
- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Collins Reference; 6th Revised edition (May 31, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060783710
- ISBN-13: 978-0060783716
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (168 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #460,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Frederic M. Wheelock (1902-1987) received the A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. His long and distinguished teaching career included appointments at Haverford College, Harvard University, the College of the City of New York, Brooklyn College, Cazenovia Junior College (where he served as Dean), the Darrow School for Boys (New Lebanon, NY), the University of Toledo (from which he retired as full Professor in 1968), and a visiting professorship at Florida Presbyterian (now Eckert) College. He published a number of articles and reviews in the fields of textual criticism, palaeography, and the study of Latin; in addition to Wheelock's Latin (previously titled Latin: An Introductory Course Based on Ancient Authors), his books include Latin Literature: A Book of Readings and Quintilian as Educator (trans. H. E. Butler; introd. and notes by Prof. Wheelock). Professor Wheelock was a member of the American Classical League, the American Philological Association, and the Classical Association of the Atlantic States.
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
I'm enjoying the dated high sch textbook, Ecce Romani. It follows an elite Roman family through dramatic episodes and creates suspense as to what will happen next. Ancient authors are integrated into each chapter's exercises, and it's more user-friendly. Smoother. I'll stick with the Wheelock's only because I know the translations are likely to show up on my qualifying test, and because it's the "more adult" text. As stated by others re: this text and Latin in general, mastering Latin resembles a "decoding" process more than the acquisition of a living, social language.
As to how good this book is for learning Latin, I am only 5 chapters in and can therefore not really give an opinion. I can say, so far so good.
What I like about it is that it gets right to work, not wasting the student's time with a bunch of pictures, introducing yourself activities, or historical blurbs. If you want to be able to read Latin, you've got some tedious lucubrations ahead of you, and I smile when I think of this book, since it makes this clear from the starting gate.
Three things to note:
1. It's true what they say: when students finish working through the 40 chapters herein, students invariably fancy themselves as having a much greater facility in reading Latin than they really do.
2. This book is not ideal for self-study, since even the revision by LaFleur does NOT HAVE ANSWERS TO THE EXERCISES! But thank God for the Internet, on which you can find reliable translations of the Sententiae Antiquae. I largely self-studied this book years ago, and I remember that sticking in my craw not a little. The layout and tone of this book obviously mark it for mature learners, so what's the harm in putting translations in one of the appendices? What's the point of peeping at the answers if you're teaching yourself?
3. It has often been said that Wheelock produces arrogant little 19-year-olds, in the sense that when you're done with it, you're made to feel you know a lot more Latin than you really do. Yeah, I agree. That was tough to take: starting a 2nd year Cicero course thinking you're the bees knees, and slowly realizing that Wheelock & Co. stacked the cards in your favor.
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