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About the Authors

Photo of Frederic M. Wheelock.Frederic M. Wheelock

Frederic M. Wheelock (1902-1987) received the A.B., A.M, and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. His long and distinguished teaching career included appointments at Haverford College, Harvard University, the College of the City of New York, Brooklyn College, Cazenovia Junior College (where he served as Dean), the Darrow School for Boys (New Lebanon, NY), the University of Toledo (from which he retired as full Professor in 1968), and a visiting professorship at Florida Presbyterian (now Eckerd) College.

He published a number of articles and reviews in the fields of textual criticism, palaeography, and the study of Latin; in addition to Wheelock’s Latin (previously titled Latin: An Introductory Photo of Frederic M. Wheelock teaching a class.Course Based on Ancient Authors), his books include Latin Literature: A Book of Readings and Quintilian as Educator (trans. H. E. Butler; introd. and notes by Prof. Wheelock). Professor Wheelock was a member of the American Classical League, the American Philological Association, and the Classical Association of the Atlantic States.

BIOGRAPHY (reprinted courtesy of Professor Ward Briggs and The Classical Outlook) [PDF File]

Photo of Richard A. LaFleur.Richard A. LaFleur

Richard A. LaFleur received the B.A. and M.A. in Latin from the University of Virginia and the Ph.D. in Classical Studies from Duke. He has taught since 1972 at the University of Georgia, where he served for 21 years as head of one of the largest Classics programs in North America and has held since 1998 the chair of Franklin Professor of Classics.

He has numerous publications in Latin language, literature, and pedagogy, including the books The Teaching of Latin in American Schools: A Profession in Crisis, Latin Poetry for the Beginning Student, Love and Transformation: An Ovid Reader, Latin for the 21st Century: From Concept to Classroom, Wheelock's Latin (revised 5th and 6th eds.), Wheelock's Latin Reader (revised 2nd ed.), (with Paul Comeau) Workbook for Wheelock's Latin (revised 3rd ed.), and (with Alexander G. McKay) A Song of War: Readings from Vergil's Aeneid.

Professor LaFleur also served as Editor of The Classical Outlook (1979–2003) and is a past President of the American Classical League (1984–1986). He has been recipient of more than one million dollars in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and other funding agencies, and of numerous state, regional, and national awards for teaching and professional service, including, in 1984, the American Philological Association's award for Excellence in the Teaching of Classics.

Curriculum Vitae

Articles about Richard LaFleur that are online:

Classics head appointed to Franklin Professorship 

Distance Education Courses 

Latin for the 21st Century

Southworks Festival 

HarperCollins "About the Author"







Paul T. Comeau

Paul T. Comeau studied Latin, Classical Greek, and French for more than four years at Joliette Seminary in Quebec. Part of a long military career, from which he retired in 1975, was spent teaching French and serving as the advisor for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He received a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Assumption College, an M.A. in French Language and Literature and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures, both from Princeton University.

From 1975 to 1989, as Professor of French and Head of the Department of Foreign Languages at New Mexico State University, he established a two-year Latin program and taught that language for nine years, along with courses in French language, literature, and culture. A number of his articles have appeared in French literary journals, and his publications include a book of literary history, Diehards and Innovators, the French Romantic Struggle: 1800-1830 (1988).

He has received research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Canadian Embassy. Now retired as Professor Emeritus of French, he is past President of the New Mexico Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French and a Life Member of the Modern Language Association of America.

teacher's guide

New WHEELOCK and SCRIBBLERS Beginner's Study Group starting September 2013.


Ecclesiastical, Medieval, and Neo-Latin Sentences
By Richard Upsher Smith, Jr.

Find ThemEcclesiastical, 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.

Find Them
By Sally Proctor

Find ThemVERBA 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.



Companion Curriculum for Wheelock's Latin
By Melissa Schons Bishop

All new curriculum materials - Wheelock's Latin for High School and College students.

Companion Curriculum


Scribblers, Scvlptors, and Scribes
By Richard A. LaFleur

ScribblersThis all new supplementary reader is designed to accompany the Wheelock's curriculum, but is also suitable for any Latin program.


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Wheelock's Latin GrammarQuick!

By Richard A. LaFleur, Brad Tillery

GrammarQuickA 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.

**Cumulative 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 Bolchazy-Carducci.


Online audio 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 here.

The Wheelock's Latin Series isn't complete without:

Image of the bookcover of Wheelock's Latin Reader.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?

Image of the bookcover of the Latin Gem dictionary.Collins 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.

Harper 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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