Via Latina

Via Latina : An Easy Latin Reader (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Via Latina: An Easy Latin Reader Both these errors are glanced at in the report of the Latin Conference to the Committee oi Ten in 1892. In recommending a lengthening of the Latin preparatory course, the Conference says: The aggregate of one thousand or twelve hundred hours is much below the average in the schools of England, France, and Germany. The explanation of the undeniable fact that, in the coun tries just named, Latin has been more successfully employed than with us as an instrument for training the mind to habits oi intellectual conscientiousness, patience, discrimination, and thoroughness, in a word, to habits of clear and sound thinking, - doubtless lies partly in the more liberal allowance of time. Touching the second error, the Conference deprecates the immediate transition from a first-year book oi forms and simple constructions to the reading of a classic author in Latin, and especially the absurdity oi a plunge at once into the Galli: War. It recommends the use oi easy reading to prepare the learner, by an enlarged vocabulary and practice in translating Latin not beyond his powers, for the severer task that confronts him when he takes up Nepos, Caesar, or Ovid. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 313g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • Latin
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 024326822X
  • 9780243268221