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By Roman Hands (Second Edition)

By Roman Hands (Second Edition)

Inscriptions and Graffiti for Students of Latin

Matthew Hartnett

2012 - 160 pp. - Imprint: Focus

Format ISBN Price Qty
Paper 978-1-58510-402-4
$19.95
Examination 978-1-58510-402-4
$3.00

Quick Overview

By Roman Hands, Second Edition takes Latin out of the textbook and allows students to see and translate Latin as it actually appeared on Roman monuments, walls, and tombs. The first collection of entirely authentic and un-adapted inscriptions and graffiti accessible to beginning and intermediate students of Latin, By Roman Hands unites the study of language and culture in a novel and compelling way and at a level that the Latin can be grasped and discussed by early Latin learners. Ranging from a love letter hastily scratched on a Pompeian wall to the proclamation of an emperor's achievements formally inscribed on a monumental arch, these carefully selected texts afford fascinating glimpses into the lives and minds of the Romans, even as they illustrate and reinforce the basic elements of the Latin language.

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By Roman Hands, Second Edition takes Latin out of the textbook and allows students to see and translate Latin as it actually appeared on Roman monuments, walls, and tombs. The first collection of entirely authentic and un-adapted inscriptions and graffiti accessible to beginning and intermediate students of Latin, By Roman Hands unites the study of language and culture in a novel and compelling way and at a level that the Latin can be grasped and discussed by early Latin learners. Ranging from a love letter hastily scratched on a Pompeian wall to the proclamation of an emperor's achievements formally inscribed on a monumental arch, these carefully selected texts afford fascinating glimpses into the lives and minds of the Romans, even as they illustrate and reinforce the basic elements of the Latin language.

Features:

This edition, revised to work in parallel with the second edition of Susan Shelmerdine's Introduction to Latin or any standard beginning Latin text, includes more texts and illustrations, and an additional section of inscriptions for practice and review.

  • Suitable for use alongside any introductory Latin textbook
  • Selections accessible by grammar point or by cultural theme
  • Running notes on grammar, vocabulary and context
  • Comprehensive vocabulary section
  • Index of selected grammar, syntax and figures
  • Over thirty photographs and drawings

 

About the Author:

Matthew Hartnett teaches Latin and Greek at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. He holds a B.A. in Classical Studies from the College of William and Mary and a Ph.D. in Classics from Columbia University. In 2006 he received the Matthew I. Wiencke Teaching Award from the Classical Association of New England.