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"I use Kindle on my iPad and Kindle for PC on my laptops and desktops. Wheelock's Latin is formatted fine and works like a charm. Since I also have the companion reader Scribblers, Sculptors and Scribes, carrying an iPad around is much easier than carrying the books and I can easily switch from one book to the other with the Kindle app; I would recommend the Kindle edition for anyone who has a PC or iPad and will be using the Amazon Kindle book reader application."
-R. Mark Jones, Bethel, Alaska
When Frederic M. Wheelock’s Latin first appeared in
1956, the reviews extolled its thoroughness, organization, and conciseness;
one reviewer predicted that the book “might well become the
standard text” for introducing students to elementary Latin. Now, nearly six decades later, that prediction has
certainly proved accurate.
This new edition of Wheelock’s Latin,
has all the features, many of them improved and expanded
that have made it the bestselling single-volume beginning Latin textbook
- 40 chapters with grammatical explanations and readings drawn from the works of Rome's major prose and verse writers;
- Self-tutorial exercises, each with an answer key, for independent study;
- An extensive English-Latin/Latin-English vocabulary section;
- A rich selection of original Latin readings—unlike other textbooks,
which contain primarily made-up Latin texts;
- Etymological aids, maps, and dozens of images illustrating aspects of the classical culture and mythology presented in the chapter readings .
Also included are expanded notes on the literary passages, comments on vocabulary, and translation tips; new comprehension and discussion questions; and new authentic classical Latin readings, including Roman grafitti in every chapter.
Praise for Wheelock's Latin:
One of the new features of the 7th ed. is the introduction of Pompeian graffiti (Scripta in Parietibus in each chapter) which provide accessible texts with opportunities for discussion of Pompeian society, handwriting, spelling and other linguistic features. This is a considerable enhancement and along with the section Latina Est Gaudium – et Utilis, introduced by L. in the 5th ed, makes the book more lively and engaging. READ MORE. –Alan Beale
This website is a happy union of the ancient world, a classic 20th century textbook, and new millennium technology. Based on Professor Wheelock's original text, the revised edition provides clear grammatical explanations, readings based on ancient authors, and engaging art. READ MORE. –Carolyn Wilson
students have learned Latin successfully from Wheelock’s venerable text.
LaFleur preserves the best features of the original book, while adapting it
to 21st-century demands.–Professor Anne H. Groton, St. Olaf College
I started with Wheelock’s Latin, 6th Ed., in college as my first classroom text. I found the chapters to be well paced, dense but not onerous, and generally proceeded in a sequence that made sense and built on the obvious relationships to previous material. READ MORE. –Josh Roberts, Westminster Christian Academy, Watkinsville, GA
respond enthusiastically to the authentic texts in Wheelock, and the book's
thoroughness, clarity, and rigor ensure they are well prepared to read
extended passages of real Latin.” –Paul Chenier, Harvard-Westlake School
“For those long
familiar with [Wheelock’s Latin], the new edition shows the continuing
vitality of a venerable pedagogical classic.” –Professor William Hyland, St.
The new edition makes a world of difference.–Professor
Robert A. Kaster, Princeton University
The sentences for translation have been
tremendously improved; . . . expansion of grammatical explanations and
advice about how to study Latin [appear in] almost all the chapters. –Professor Cecil
Wooten, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in the Classical
Generations of students have learned Latin successfully
from Wheelock’s venerable text. LaFleur preserves the best features of the
original book, while adapting it to meet twenty-first-century demands.”–Professor Anne H. Groton, St. Olaf College
Over the years, the various
editions, first prepared by Wheelock himself and then by his able successor,
the eminent classicist Richard LaFleur, have preserved the genius of
Wheelock's vision.... For those long familiar with [Wheelock's Latin,] the
new edition shows the continuing vitality of a venerable pedagogical
–Professor William Hyland, St. Norbert College, in The Northeast
Conference on Foreign Languages Review (reprinted with permission)
An excellent choice for the college
classroom.... In the marketplace of introductory Latin texts Wheelock in the
6th edition remains the best.
–Professors R. Scott Smith and Stephen Trzaskoma, University of New
Hampshire, in Bryn Mawr Classical Review
The new cover art is attractive, the three maps
are useful, and the numerous black-and-white illustrations are well-chosen
from a wide range of ancient and later European art.
–Professor Betty Rose Nagle, Indiana University,
in The Classical Outlook
If you're nostalgic for the Latin you once had
and lost, or if you'd like to attempt a self-taught course, Wheelock's Latin
is your most likely route to success. Don't miss the sweet Foreword, written
by Wheelock's filiae amantissimae. –Eleanor Edmondson, in Bas Bleu
About the author
FOR MORE INFORMATION
A lively, lovingly wrought Latin version of Maurice Sendak's classic children's book, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, translated by noted Latinist Richard A. LaFleur (aka, Doctor Illa Flora).
Ecclesiastical, Medieval, and Neo-Latin Sentences
By Richard Upsher Smith, Jr.
Ecclesiastical, Medieval, and Neo-Latin Sentences offers Sententiae and Loci Immutati complete with notes, vocabulary, and grammar explanations for the 40 chapters of Wheelock’s Latin.
By Sally Proctor
VERBA MIXTA LATINA for Wheelock's Latin is an entertaining way for students to engage with Latin vocabuary. These puzzles can be enjoyed by and benefit Latin students at any level!
Grammaticus is the study aid specifically for Wheelock’s Latin, 7th Edition, currently available for Android devices.
Scribblers, Scvlptors, and Scribes
By Richard A. LaFleur
This all new supplementary reader is designed to accompany the Wheelock's curriculum, but is also suitable for any Latin program.
ONLINE STUDY GROUP for SCRIBBLERS:
contact Sally Winchester at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wheelock's Latin GrammarQuick!
By Richard A. LaFleur, Brad Tillery
A quick and complete overview of
Latin grammar—both forms and usage—on six durably coated
cards, five-hole punched for easy insertion into
notebooks. Arranged by part of speech, with summaries of
all forms and the most common syntax, including case
uses and subjunctive clauses. An essential companion to
Wheelock's Latin and all introductory texts, and a handy
reference guide for intermediate and more advanced
students as well.
Chapter Vocabulary Lists for Wheelock's Latin--the
list for each chapter contains all the
words for that chapter as well as for all chapters
preceding! from Bolchazy-Carducci.
Readings from Wheelock's Latin -- an
extraordinary 4-CD audio package with recitations and
dramatic performances available from
with a general introduction and pronunciation of all 40
chapter vocabularies (Macromedia Flash required). Simply
click on the Audio Link in the menu above or go
The Wheelock's Latin Series isn't complete without:
Wheelock's Latin Reader
Originally intended as a sequel
to Wheelock's Latin, this is the ideal text for any
intermediate-level Latin course. Read not only classical authors
but also medieval and late Latin writers.
Workbook for Wheelock's Latin
You will find in this essential companion to
Wheelock's Latin transformation drills, word power sections,
reading comprehension questions and more.
Need a dictionary?
Gem Latin Dictionary
This best-selling Latin mini-dictionary
comes with a verbs and nouns supplement; numbers, dates and measures; plus
an index of geographical names.
Collins Latin Concise Dictionary
This is a Latin dictionary and grammar—two
books in one. It also has supplements on Roman history, life and culture;
words and phrases used in English; and more.
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Amo, Amas, Amat and More or
Veni, Vidi, Vici?
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