Introduction to Latin

Introduction to Latin

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"Introduction to Latin, Revised First Edition" is a complete introductory Latin text specifically designed for college level courses taught for three hours credit over a two semester period. The text is designed as a streamlined and uncluttered approach to Latin and grammar, providing a complete course, but without the nuance of more advanced explanations that hinder the first year student's mastery of the material. It covers all aspects of Latin grammar in a familiar pedagogical flow, with English grammar explained as needed, providing students with an in text reference point for new Latin material. "Real Latin" readings occur throughout the text, early and often, in the form of sentences and short passages. They are unconnected, providing the instructor the option of covering them as time and need allows. This text also includes a variety of exercises that provide different approaches to mastery of the language, especially in the early chapters.Also available are online drills, online guided exercises, and crossword puzzles. Visit www.pullins.com for more information.show more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 182.88 x 259.08 x 27.94mm | 725.74g
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • MA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 1585102709
  • 9781585102709
  • 644,828

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Shelmerdine's text is complete and streamlined for introductory courses in Latin, covering all aspects of Latin grammar in a familiar pedagogical flow, with brief explanations of English grammar as needed within the text itself, providing an in-text reference for new Latin material. "Real Latin" readings occur throughout the text, early and often, in the form of sentences and short passages. "This is just the book I've been hoping for: it is intelligently planned and organized, and maintains a good pace without being overwhelming. The exercises are very good and make reasonable sense. Presentation of grammar and syntax is very sound from a linguistic point of view, as well as being very comprehensible to the non-specialist. The exercises are ample, well-designed, and sensible, providing some opportunity for discussion of cultural context. Of particular note are the reading chapters located after every five regular chapters, which are very useful for review and provide valuable supplementary material (but can also be omitted if time limitations so demand.)" -- Barbara Weiden Boyd, Bowdoin College Dr. Susan Shelmerdine is Professor and Head of the department of Classical Studies at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She earned her PhD at the University of Michigan. Her research interests include Archaic Greek Literature, Homer, Mythology, Ancient Religion, and Greek and Latin Pedagogy.show more

About Susan C. Shelmerdine

Susan C. Shelmerdine is Professor and Head of the department of Classical Studies at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She earned her PhD at the University of Michigan. Her research interests include Archaic Greek Literature, Homer, Mythology, Ancient Religion, and Greek and Latin Pedagogy.show more

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"A concise, no-nonsense approach that isn't 'over-scripted.' Shelmerdine allows the instructor scope for real teaching and meaningful interaction with students." - Peter O'Brien, Dalhousie Universityshow more

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