Wheelock's Latin, 6th Edition Revised
Frederic M. Wheelock & Richard A. Lafleur
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The classic, single–volume introductory Latin textbook, introduced in 1956 and still the bestselling and most highly regarded textbook of its kind.
Wheelock's Latin, sixth edition, revised, has all the features that have made it the best–selling single–volume beginning Latin textbook, many of them revised and expanded:
o 40 chapters with grammatical explanations and readings based on ancient Roman authors
o Self–tutorial exercises with an answer key for independent study
o An extensive English–Latin/ Latin–English vocabulary section
o A rich selection of original Latin readings –– unlike other textbooks which contain primarily made–up Latin texts
o Etymological aids
Also includes maps of the Mediterranean, Italy and the Aegean area, as well as numerous photographs illustrating aspects of classical culture, mythology, and historical and literary figures presented in the chapter readings.
o The leading self–tutorial Latin program. Also great for college and accelerated high school courses.
o Wheelock's Latin is the top–selling Latin reference in the US.
o Interest and enrolments in Latin have been steadily rising in the U.S. for the past 20 years. One–half million people are currently enrolled in Latin classes, and at least 10,000 teachers, professors and graduate assistants are teaching the language in America.
Good Textbook, Bad Presentation
This is one of, if not the, best Latin textbook(s) out there. It's great especially for teaching oneself Latin, as is, in fact, noted inside. The print versions are practically perfect. However, the digitizing crew for this book completely failed at translating it into the digital medium. For one, some of the charts are pictures, while others are text. How can I annotate a picture? The whole thing is strewn with typography mistakes (just like the old days of printing, the Renaissance), and consequently completely misleads students on some important aspects in vocabulary. Finally, most egregious of all are the footnotes: each footnote is on a separate page at the end of the book, making them impossible to use.
I look forward to a revision.