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Essential Latin

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This is the ideal introduction, or re-introduction, to the world of ancient Rome for students and armchair enthusiasts alike. With a modern, user-friendly approach, the author presents a comprehensive survey of the language, life, history and customs of a culture that continues to influence our own.
Through a variety of authentic texts, the student is guided through the mec
Paperback, 232 pages
Published December 14th 1999 by Routledge (first published December 10th 1999)
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Kevin de Ataíde
An excellent way of refreshing Latin knowledge, while learning about the history and culture of Rome. The cartoons are a nice touch. The chapters have an attractive format: simple grammar, followed by an essay on a particular aspect of Roman history and society and then several extracts from the works of classical Roman authors.

The extracts are quite challenging, and make the exercises at the end of each chapter look very easy by comparison. This is not the best reference book, but as a casual
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