Learn Latin from the Romans

A Complete Introductory Course Using Textbooks from the Roman Empire

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Author: Eleanor Dickey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107140846

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 526

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The only introductory Latin textbook to use texts written by ancient Romans for Latin learners, presented in one volume.

Stories of Daily Life from the Roman World

Extracts from the Ancient Colloquia

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Author: Eleanor Dickey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107176808

Category: History

Page: 150

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What did Roman children do first when they arrived at school in the morning? What excuse for missing school could be counted on to stave off a whipping from the teacher? What did a Roman banker do when someone came to borrow money? What did a Roman wife say when her husband came home drunk? The answers to such questions can be found not in mainstream ancient literature (whose writers had their minds on higher things) but in language textbooks for ancient Latin learners. These 'colloquia' offer an ancient introduction to Roman culture, covering such areas as shopping, banking, bathing, dining, arguing, and going to school; recently rediscovered, they are here presented for the first time in a format aimed at readers with no prior knowledge of Latin, Greek, or the ancient world. They come complete with introductory material, extensive illustrations, and a full explanation of their fascinating history.

Colloquial and Literary Latin

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Author: Eleanor Dickey,Anna Chahoud

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113948852X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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What is colloquial Latin? What can we learn about it from Roman literature, and how does an understanding of colloquial Latin enhance our appreciation of literature? This book sets out to answer such questions, beginning with examinations of how the term 'colloquial' has been used by linguists and by classicists (and how its Latin equivalents were used by the Romans) and continuing with exciting new research on colloquial language in a wide range of Latin authors. Each chapter is written by a leading expert in the relevant area, and the material presented includes new editions of several texts. The Introduction presents the first account in English of developments in the study of colloquial Latin over the last century, and throughout the book findings are presented in clear, lucid, and jargon-free language, making a major scholarly debate accessible to a broad range of students and non-specialists.

Latin For Dummies

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Author: Clifford A. Hull,Steven R. Perkins,Tracy Barr

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118053869

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

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Earn-lay atin-Lay? No, not that kind of Latin! You can learn true Latin, with conjugations, declensions, and all those extra syllables – and it’s easier than you think. In fact, most people mistakenly think of learning Latin as perhaps the most useless, tedious, and difficult thing to do on earth. They couldn’t be more wrong. Latin For Dummies takes you back for a quick jaunt through the parlance of ancient Rome, as well as discussing the progress of Latin into church language, and its status today as the “dead” language that lives on in English, Spanish, Italian, and most other Western tongues. Written for those with zero prior knowledge of Latin, this snappy guide puts the basics at your fingertips and steers clear of the arcane, schoolmarm stereotype of endless declensions and Herculean translations. Easy-to-understand sections describe: Latin you already know Grammar Pronunciation Latin in action Latin in law Latin in medicine Latin for impressing your friends And much more No dusty tome or other such artifact, Latin For Dummies makes learning fun and brings the language to life by presenting conversations in various Roman settings, as well as providing fun facts and stories about classical life. And if you feel you may actually have a negative aptitude for the language, don’t worry; pronunciations and translations follow every expression, and a helpful mini-dictionary graces the book’s last pages. You’ll also find out about: The quotable Roman Latin graffiti Latin authors who’s who Gladiator Latin Latin in love, marriage, and family From the mouth of Julius Caesar Romans on drink Helpful Latin-related Web sites Fun and games exercises Designed to introduce and familiarize you with the language rather than make you the next Cicero, Latin For Dummies gives you all the tools you need to work at your own pace to learn as much or as little as you like. So noli timere (no-lee tih-may-reh) – “have no fear” – and carpe diem (“pick up Latin For Dummies today”)!

Learning Latin and Greek from Antiquity to the Present

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Author: Elizabeth P. Archibald,William Brockliss,Jonathan Gnoza

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107051649

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 245

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Provides a unique overview of the complete histories of Latin and Greek as second languages.

Latin Made Simple

A complete introductory course in Classical Latin

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Author: Doug Julius

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307434354

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

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Latin Made Simple makes it easy to increase your understanding of the language and the many ways it has enriched our culture. The perfect primer for anyone who wants to be able to read classical Latin or learn the basics to enhance their vocabulary, this complete course presents Latin grammar clearly and plainly. Void of all nonessentials and refreshingly easy to understand, Latin Made Simple includes: Complete Latin grammar Extensive vocabulary Review quizzes Complete answer key Practice readings Examination of Latin words in the English language Timeline of Roman History and Literature A helpful verb chart English/Latin Dictionary Look for these Made Simple titles: Accounting Made Simple Arithmetic Made Simple Astronomy Made Simple Biology Made Simple Bookkeeping Made Simple Business Letters Made Simple Chemistry Made Simple Computer Science Made Simple Earth Science Made Simple English Made Simple French Made Simple German Made Simple Ingles Hecho Facil Investing Made Simple Italian Made Simple Keyboarding Made Simple Learning English Made Simple Mathematics Made Simple The Perfect Business Plan Made Simple Philosophy Made Simple Physics Made Simple Psychology Made Simple Sign Language Made Simple Spanish Made Simple Spelling Made Simple Statistics Made Simple Your Small Business Made Simple From the Trade Paperback edition.

By Roman Hands

Inscriptions and Graffiti for Students of Latin

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Author: Matthew Hartnett

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585105120

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 148

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By Roman Hands takes Latin out of the textbook and allows students to see and translate Latin as it actually appeared on Roman monuments, walls and tombs. The first collection of entirely authentic and un-adapted inscriptions and graffiti accessible to beginning and intermediate students of Latin, By Roman Hands unites the study of language and culture in a novel and compelling way and at a level that the Latin can be grasped and discussed by early Latin learners. Ranging from a love letter hastily scratched on a Pompeian wall to the proclamation of an emperor’s achievements formally inscribed on a monumental arch, these carefully selected texts afford fascinating glimpses into the lives and minds of the Romans, even as they illustrate and reinforce the basic elements of the Latin language. This edition, revised to work in parallel with the second edition of Susan Shelmerdine' s Introduction to Latin or any standard beginning Latin text, includes more texts and illustrations, and an additional section of inscriptions for practice and review.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Latin, 3rd Edition

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Author: Natalie Harwood

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101097434

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

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Whether interested in Latin or just seeking a deeper understanding of English, readers will find a fun alternative to the standard dusty tomes usually associated with Latin. Included in this revised edition are updated vocabulary lists relevant to today's world, expanded pronunciation guides, Latin-to-English and English-to-Latin translation, and a workbook of exercises, reading passages, and tools for greater comprehension of the language. In 2002, the number of high school students taking Latin tests for college credit had risen 95% since 1993. According to CNN, educators are increasingly turning toward Latin to improve student performance in reading, math, and science. Perfect reference tool for Law School, medical school, music school, and other graduate school students faced with getting through a Latin course as a requirement.

Latin, Or, The Empire of a Sign

From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries

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Author: Françoise Waquet

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859844021

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 346

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A highly original and accessible history of Latin between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries that explores how Latin came to dominate the civic and sacred worlds of Europe and, arguably, the entire western world.