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Reading Latin: Grammar, Vocabulary and Exercises (Reading Latin)
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, 610 pages
Published August 29th 1986 by Cambridge University Press
(first published 1986)
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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.
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.
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