By Roman Hands

By Roman Hands : Inscriptions and Graffiti for Students of Latin

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This book contains more than one hundred examples of Roman inscriptions; a birthday invitation scratched on a wooden tablet, an epitaph for a beloved child, a curse scribbled on a Pompeiian wall, the monumental record of an Emperor's achievements. These provide a vivid and compelling glimpse of Roman life and culture. This textbook is designed to supplement the primary textbook in elementary and intermediate Latin courses. It is organized by grammar point and provides a straight transcription as well as an expanded version of each inscription. Most selections are four lines or less, and can be used for reinforcement and review without any undue sacrifice to classroom more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 175.26 x 248.92 x 7.62mm | 204.12g
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • MA, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1585102946
  • 9781585102945
  • 1,401,874

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Ancillary for use in introduc tory courses in Latin at the high school more

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The book is neatly printed and is likely to turn out to be pleasant and instructive to use in class if the teacher gives it careful preparation in advance. The indexes could be exploited in interesting ways, since (for example) not all the illuminating uses of the ablative occur in the section entitled "Ablative." And it is always worth reminding students at more advanced levels that the great literature in what we call "Classical" Latin was a marked genre and a minority sport of the erudite, and that Latin as a whole (what used to be called "Vulgar Latin" until it became obvious that everybody used it) was rather different. Those with a particular interest in inscriptions will find this book useful too.- Roger Wright, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.01.44show more

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