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Learn Latin: The Book of the 'Daily Telegraph' Q.E.D.Series

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Taken from the "QED" series of teach-yourself Latin articles published in the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph, this book provides a basic knowledge of Latin in a short space of time. It covers just enough to give a basic understanding of Latin, and to enable readers to read and understand parts of the Bayeux Tapestry, the love poetry of Catullus, or Saint Jerome's ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Bristol Classical Press (first published 1997)
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Jeroen Berndsen
Ik zelf redelijk taalgevoelig aangelegd, maar toch ben ik met beide pogingen na een week afgehaakt. Ik weet niet of dit aan Jones ligt, ik denk het niet, maar ik vond het wel apart. Zijn schrijfstijl is erg grappig en de oefeningen zijn in het begin niet moeilijk, maar als die conjugaties komen wordt het opeens wel erg pittig. Het is echt een simpele beginnerscursus, maar je moet wel oefenen en je aandacht erbij hebben, anders is een boek snel even weggelegd om vervolgens niet snel meer opgepakt ...more
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Lively indeed. For a poor uneducated person like myself, it was amazingly informative. I thank the author.
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This is a straightforward introduction to Latin, tailored to fit into a weekly newspaper column in England during the late 90's. The author did his best to make the process enjoyable and is unashamedly silly throughout the book. His sense of humor is corny but is so much to that extreme that it is actually funny. Despite the half-serious approach he takes the reader on a serious study of the language and did an effective job of teaching me many of the basics.

The aim of the book is to make the r
Sep 19, 2009 Peter rated it it was amazing
Peter Jones made learning Latin fun and possible. Rather than assault unprepared learners with unfamiliar grammatical terms (like the ablative) Jones give readers an easy less-stressful way of learning the language. Wheelock though popular at my university, really made it so I could not continue with my Latin studies. I suppose that was the result my professors wanted, but Jones changed Latin for me later in life. I should say the Jones in this book aims at high school Latin while Wheelock is fo ...more
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