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Latin Readings for Review: Elementary Latin Translation Book

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Authors: A. E. Hillard, Cecil George Botting, Donald H. Hoffman
Product Code: 4037
ISBN: 978-0-86516-403-1
Pages: 200
Availability: In stock.
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Latin Readings for Review is a useful book to accompany and supplement any first-year Latin texts currently in use. The Latin is pure, simple, idiomatic, and easily understood by beginning high school and college students.


This book's greatest accomplishment is in its masterful introduction of new grammatical forms and constructions one by one in a carefully graded order. A translation piece never includes a declined form or conjunction that the student has not already learned. The student is never overwhelmed or frustrated by the material, and is encouraged to continue the learning process. Each review features two readings: one on Roman history and another from Greek mythology.


Special Features

  • 8 introductory Latin readings (with no macrons) of simple, related sentences
  • 96 graded narrative Latin readings (with no macrons)
  • Summary of grammatical forms
  • Over 30 pages of inflection review
  • Note on how to read abbreviations of Roman names
  • General glossary
  • Glossary keyed to individual readings

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Review by: Fran Lanouette, NEC Newsletter - September 26, 2005
This text could be very helpful to teachers wanting to offer interesting supplementary readings as an alternative to the often stilted material available for the beginning of the Latin reading experience. Its format provides most of what is needed — grammar, vocabulary, history, myth, and the ability to read Latin in a meaningful context.
Review by: Michelle Wu - September 26, 2005
This elementary translation book is an ideal supplement to help strengthen grammatical concepts learned in First or Second Year Latin. The 96 passages progress in dif.culty, not only reinforcing grammar, but also introducing students to Roman and Greek history, culture, and mythology. What makes this reader unique, though, is that the readings in each section correspond unerringly with a set of grammatical concepts. Thus, each passage will contain only the grammar learned up to that point, so students are not frustrated by an unfamiliar concept that they must .gure out from context. However, this reader is clearly a supplement for review, unsuited to serve as the sole means of instruction for a beginning student. The passages do not provide vocabulary or notes underneath, although the glossary contains every word and the grammatical appendix lists every chart. Moreover, there is no explanation of the grammar, only charts. As a means of reinforcing concepts, though, Latin Readings will do more than just ensure understanding of grammar. Students will .nd themselves immersed in the Greco-Roman world, .guring out the grammar to read of historical battles and people, daily life, and myths. It is ideal as a review of grammar at the beginning of the school year, before getting into the next level of Latin.
Review by: James Cox, Wisconsin Bookwatch - July 15, 2002
Latin Readings For Review A. E. Hillard & C. G. Botting Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers 1000 Brown Street, Wauconda, IL 60084 0865164037 $16.50 www.bolchazy.com Now in its eighth edition and enhanced with additions by Donald H. Hoffman, Latin Readings For Review is an ideal elementary Latin translation book which students of the language can use to practice and improve their understanding. Ninety-six brief Latin passages, one per page, form the bulk of this guide; additional sections are devoted to reviewing grammatical tenses and pronunciation. A glossary rounds out this superb study text for serious students of Latin; however, Latin Readings For Review is primarily meant for intermediate students to practice one's skill in Latin, and not a complete textbook in and of itself for novices. Most readings relate to Roman history or Greek mythology in this fine aid to the study of a classic language. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers are the premier publishers of Latin and Greek language materials. Educators and academic department chairs should write for their free catalog offering a complete listing of all of their instructional texts and publications. James Cox Wisconsin Bookwatch
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