Vergil Workbook, A 2nd Edition
By Barbara Weiden Boyd, Katherine Bradley
This Aeneid workbook has been carefully constructed by experienced teachers for students of Vergil at both the college and high school level. The workbook contains all the required reading for the 2012–2013 AP* Latin Exam, which focuses on key passages in the epic. The passages, divided into lessons, are accompanied by a set of 5–6 exercises that enable students to improve their Latin comprehension skills, and maximize their understanding of Vergil's multilayered epic masterpiece. A set of exercises teaches how to approach a Latin sight passage.
A Teacher's Manual is available separately.
- Aeneid unadapted Latin passages (923 lines): Book 1.1-209, 418-440, 494-578; Book 2.40-56, 201-249, 268-297, 559-620; Book 4.160-218, 259-361, 659-705; Book 6.295-332, 384-425, 450-476, 847-899 followed by sets of exercises that include:
- preparatory questions on grammar and syntax
- multiple choice questions on comprehension, identification, translation, etc.
- passages for translation and scansion
- short analysis questions
- essays questions including comprehensive review essays
- Three exercises that teach sight passage comprehension strategies followed by multiple choice questions
- Nine additional sight passages with multiple choice questions that test comprehension
- Complete Latin-English glossary
Student Edition Errata, this errata sheet refers to the 2012 printing of A Vergil Workbook 2nd Ed. student edition, click here to download.
Teacher's Manual Errata, this errata sheet refers to the 2012 printing of A Vergil Workbook 2nd Ed. teacher's manual, click here to download.
Please note that the vocabulary is missing some entries and has other entries that are not needed for the Latin in the workbook. The more complete vocabulary is available click here to download.
Teacher's Manual includes the complete student text followed by translations and answers, rubrics for scoring translation exercises, suggested points for essays, sample essays, and four practice multiple choice exams with answers.
- All-in-one teacher's manual includes the complete student workbook and provides answers immediately following each question
- Complete answers to exercises
- Salient points necessary for complete answers to the comprehension questions
- Rubrics for scoring translation exercises using the chunking method
- Comprehensive, customized grading guidelines using the six-to-one grading rubric
- Scansion passages showing scansion marks according to the meter
- Four Latin sight passages with multiple choice questions, along with answer key. Teachers can download these to help students build their Latin comprehension skills.
Katherine Bradley holds a BA and MA in Classics from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Classics Department and Assistant Head at the Groton School (Groton, MA), where she has served as chair and regularly teaches all levels of Latin, including AP, as well as Greek. She previously taught Latin at Greenhills School in Ann Arbor, MI.
Barbara Weiden Boyd is the Henry Winkley Professor of Latin and Greek at Bowdoin College, where she teaches courses in Greek and Latin languages and literatures, classical mythology, the city of Rome, and the Roman family. Boyd earned her BA in Classics at Manhattanville College, and holds an MA and PhD in Classical Studies from the University of Michigan. She has also taught at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome as a visiting professor for Duke and Stanford Universities, and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Bogliasco Foundation near Genoa, Italy, and at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Since 2002, Boyd has directed (with Dr. Margaret Brucia) an AP Latin workshop in Rome for high school teachers. She served on the AP Latin Test Development Committee of the Educational Testing Service for eight years, three of them as its chair. She currently serves as an AP Latin consultant for the College Board.
Boyd specializes in Latin literature, especially the poetry of Vergil and Ovid. Her books include Ovid's Literary Loves: Influence and Innovation in the AMORES (1997); Brill's Companion to Ovid (2002), an edited collection of scholarly essays on the Ovidian corpus; and a textbook for intermediate Latin students, Vergil's AENEID: Selections from Books 1, 2, 4, 6, 10, & 12 (2001) and its revised edition Vergil's AENEID: Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6 (2012) along with a number of other Vergil textbooks.
Comments and Reviews
Concerning A Vergil Workbook (2006):
"The Vergil Workbook is unequivocally a 'must have' for the Latin (Vergil) teacher. It serves as a very useful tool for both the teacher and the student."
— Marie Carvahlo
Boston Latin Academy
ACL Newsletter Summer 2011