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Finis Rei Publicae: Eyewitness to the End of the Roman Republic: An Intermediate Latin Text (Focus Texts: For Classical Language Study)
Finis Rei Publicae draws on eyewitness accounts to provide students with a compelling narrative outlining the history of Rome during the late Republic, while carefully reinforcing and introducing advanced grammar and syntax. Excellent transitional text using actual documents and readings, with commentary on history and grammar, and exercises. Students are provided ample st...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 170 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co.
(first published November 28th 1999)
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I'm teaching from this book this summer. It's interesting to use a text that I've never used before. The over-all plan of this book has a lot of potential. I like the idea of using primary texts for a review course. However, this particular book has some problems. I've found grammatical errors (although the most recent edition caught some of them) and I am not always pleased with the way the selections were made (skipping around in Caesar's text, and occasionally making odd choices amongst manus...more