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

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A Must-Have Companion for Every Student Beginning Latin

Scribblers, Scvlptors, and Scribes is the first collection of entirely authentic, unadapted, unsimplified classical Latin texts that beginning students, from the very first day of their introduction to Latin, can read, enjoy, and profit from. These selections provide a wide range of insights into not just the minds of...more
ebook, 336 pages
Published April 27th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books (first published April 20th 2010)
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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
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
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