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Reading Latin: Grammar, Vocabulary and Exercises (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, 610 pages
Published August 29th 1986 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1986)
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Sammy
Oct 21, 2013 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.
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The LGV&E starts with the very basics of Latin and builds gradually into conjugation and declension. A very good book to learn Latin if you're a mature student and being introduced to Latin for the first time.
Jordan
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.
Tara Calaby
Sep 20, 2010 Tara Calaby rated it really liked it
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This is a good group of Latin text books, with interesting translation tasks and sensible vocab.
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Mar 01, 2016 Dominic R. B rated it really liked it
My course book for learning Latin at university. Very hard. Lots to do. Unbelievable amount of vocab, always worth it in the end!
Kevin de Ataíde
Aug 03, 2011 Kevin de Ataíde rated it really liked it
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The most helpful Latin grammar I've used so far. Lots of exercises and vocabulary. You should come out being able to read and understand at least S. Jerome's Vulgate.
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