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Scribblers, Sculptors, and Scribes: A Companion to Wheelock's Latin and Other Introductory Textbooks

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From one of the country’s leading Latinists, this all new reader is the perfect complement to any Latin program, and the first collection of entirely authentic, unadapted classical Latin texts that beginning students, from the very first day of their introduction to Latin, can read, enjoy, and profit from.
ebook, 336 pages
Published April 27th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books (first published April 20th 2010)
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David
What a great textbook! Richard Lafleur has created a window into the daily lives of ordinary (and extraordinary)Romans by using their own words and focusing on the personal aspects of Roman life. The title takes its name from three types of Latin selections: the "scribblers" are mainly samples of ancient graffiti but also include a few of the Vindolanda tablets, the "sculptors" are selections of various tombstones and monuments, and the "scribblers" are maxims, notes, and writings of authors who ...more
K.A. Masters
Jul 13, 2013 K.A. Masters rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent supplemental resource for introductory Latin courses. Using the grammatical framework of Wheelock's famous textbook, it provides level-appropriate selections from authentic Latin inscriptions, poems, and prose to help students develop their vocabulary and translation skills. It is entirely student-friendly: the longer passages are fully annotated with running vocabulary lists, and it includes an appendix of all grammatical forms. I especially enjoy the book's focus on graffi ...more
Michael A
I used this text as part of a Latin self-study tutorial with the author himself helping me out. So I know firsthand that he is a very kind man who cares deeply for his students -- I am not writing this review, in other words, to be negative about him.

For more background information: I have finished the first twenty-five chapters of Wheelock's Latin with the aim in mind to be able to read a few authors in the original. I am specifically targeting the epic poets like Ovid and Vergil and some prose
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