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Introduction to Latin (Second Edition)

Introduction to Latin (Second Edition)

Susan C. Shelmerdine

2013 - 392 pp. - Imprint: Focus

Format ISBN Price Qty
Paper 978-1-58510-390-4
$36.95
Examination 978-1-58510-390-4
$4.00

Quick Overview

Introduction to Latin, Second 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. Course Instructors: An electronic answer key for the textbook (PDF only) is available for qualified adoptors. If you have adopted the text, click here to request the answer key.

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Introduction to Latin, Second 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.

 

Instructor Resources, Student Resources, and Online Courseware:

  • Answer key for course instructors: An electronic answer key for the textbook (PDF only) is available for qualified adoptors. If you have adopted the text, click here to request the answer keyAn answer key for Introduction to Latin: A Workbook, Second Edition, is included in the back of the workbook.
  • PowerPoint lessons for course instructors are available for download here.
  • Complimentary online exercises for students and instructors are available here.
  • Workbook: Introduction to Latin: A Workbook, Second Edition, by Ed DeHoratius. To purchase, or learn more about the workbook, click here.
  • Ancillary Text: By Roman Hands: Inscriptions and Graffiti for Students of Latin, Second Edition by Matthew Hartnett is available. To purchase, or learn more about By Roman Hands, click here.

 

Reviews:

"Shelmerdine has greatly improved an already excellent book. . . . I have always liked the way she explains concepts, such as sentence patterns, subordinate clauses, correlating conjunctions, etc., that other books take for granted; or to put it another way, the book discusses the structure of the Latin sentence as a whole before breaking it down into its individual parts allowing the students (and the teachers!) to really understand how the Romans put words together."
      —Thomas Kohn, Wayne State University

"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 University

 

About the Author:

Susan C. Shelmerdine is Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She is also the author of Homeric Hymns, available from Focus Publishing.