Latin: An Intensive Course
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Latin: An Intensive Course

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This is a comprehensive introduction to Latin forms and syntax, designed to train the student in reading ancient texts at an early stage.
Paperback, 459 pages
Published October 19th 1977 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 1977)
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Great way to learn Latin. They were not kidding when they named it an "intensive" course. Unbelievable that this book is designed to be done a chapter a day over the course of a few weeks. I'm studying it in a class and we're only covering half the book in an entire semester and it's been a challenge to stay on top of the material. I would probably not be able to learn Latin with this book without a teacher, even with a year and a half of college German in my past. The grammar would be a bit muc...more
Jul 07, 2008 John rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those taking a class in Latin and Advanced students wanting a refresher.
Shelves: reference
This is certainly a great tool for classes working on an intensive level of Latin instruction. It is certainly not for the faint of heart. The material is covered quickly and accurately, with exercises that use stealth and repetition to force you to integrate what you're learning. I would recommend this book for anyone taking a Latin class who wants a reference source and especially for intensive classes. For the reader wanting to learn Latin independently, be warned that these are challenging c...more
I know, I know. I should have done this decades ago. Actually I did do this decades ago. This is the text from the Latin Workshop at Cal that I took in summer 1974, though now in a fancy blue paperback. This is a great way to learn the language quickly. All you have to do is have the discipline to memorize the paradigms. And to have patience with the Romans, who seem sometimes to have constructed conjugations to confuse 21st century learners.
William Herbst
A very good quick intro to Latin grammar. Probably the quickest way to learn the language if the student is committed to the task and bright enough to grasp the material quickly. I taught from this at NYU years ago.
A really good book for learning Latin. We covered it in three weeks...which was a bit crazy...but then it was onto Cicero and Catullus...
Tara Calaby
This is an excellent Latin text book. Best I've ever used, and I've a few piling up by this point in time.
Very helpful and instructive. The exercises are straight-forward and build upon each other nicely.
If you want to learn Latin quickly, if painfully, this is the only book to own.
Jan 14, 2009 Torie rated it 4 of 5 stars
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A wonderful reference, though a terrible guide.
A great book that I need to apply a little more!
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