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Reading Latin: Text (Reading Latin)

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Reading Latin is a Latin course designed to help mature beginners read Latin fluently and intelligently, primarily in the context of classical culture, but with some mediaeval Latin too. It does this in three ways; it encourages reading of continuous texts from the start; it offers generous help with translation at every stage; and it integrates the learning of Classical L ...more
Paperback, 1st edition, 160 pages
Published August 29th 1986 by Cambridge University Press
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Jack Pyke
Mar 09, 2016 Jack Pyke rated it it was amazing
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It was good to get a refresher on Latin conjugation and declension, and they do tend to stick with you as you go through this. It's just such a gorgeous language, and I can now officially translate any Latin mentioned in... Doctor Who (the werewolf one, s'all I'm saying)!! That's a plus in my book!
Kevin de Ataíde
Est difficilis librum ullum invenire quod paulatim discipulos ad linguam latinam comprehendam ducet. Librum istum modum ingenuum habet, quo narratio quaedam auctoribus adhibetur leitores capere. Vere auctores hi magnum amorem habent civitati Romanae. Non tamen sufficit opus istum, quoniam paulus est mensurae. Non nisi paginas CLIII habet cum *partibus* de opera Plauti (faciliorem reddito) cum narrationes de scandalo Verri coniurationibusque Catilinae et bellis civilis Caesari et poeticam quaedam ...more
Sep 28, 2015 Sammy rated it it was amazing
A really good text for mature beginners or amateurs of Latin. Needs to be read in conjunction with the other two books in the series for full effect. Be warned though, while this isn't a "grammar first" book like the horrid 'Wheelock's Latin', it should perhaps be supplemented by a real beginners cause like Cambridge, that starts off a bit simpler and introduces grammar more naturally. Still, you can't beat this if you're studying alone, and particularly if you're interested in translation.
Mar 31, 2012 Jordan rated it liked it
I did learn to read Latin quickly with these, but not efficiently. I don't think they are formated to re-enforce principles learned as much as to force them to learn them on your own. Unfortunately these are the best available and I have no desire to write Latin textbooks. Zero.
Abigail  Robertson
Jun 06, 2012 Abigail Robertson rated it it was amazing
What a great text book. Really enjoy the actual ancient texts, Ovid is in here often along with Cicero.
Tara Calaby
Sep 17, 2015 Tara Calaby rated it really liked it
Shelves: languages, own, latin
This is a good group of Latin text books, with interesting translation tasks and sensible vocab.
May 14, 2012 Sonia rated it liked it
I'm learning the Latin language through this book, and its great!
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