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Exercises In Latin Prose Composition

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages362
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10569081M
ISBN 100548242917
ISBN 109780548242919

The grammatical review is mostly concerned with syntax and excludes accidence, with which users of this book are presumably quite comfortable. This book will stimulate teachers to employ its methodology on whatever authors they are reading in class. It features brief lesson overviews followed by English to Latin composition exercises. Although the passage contains no examples of this construction, the first exercise asks students to rewrite ten sentences using licet, oportet and necesse est an example is given. But then one could ask, why stop at prose texts for this purpose?

Minkova and Tunberg invite students to consider the Latin text as a serious medium of expression more than as a source of grammatical illustrations or a puzzle to be translated into English. Special vocabularies are given for each exercise in the book, together with rules for the order of words, lists of synonyms and prepositional phrases, and a military and complete general vocabulary. Her Introduction to Latin Prose Composition, originally published in and recently reprinted, offers timely help to neophytes who have gone through elementary Latin and are ready for a serious grammar review together with hints for extended prose composition. An example or two are provided for every grammatical point.

What is gained by this approach? Here also the introductory sentence is provided. ISBN Thus if you wanted to use this text in coordination with a class in Cicero, for example, you could easily do this by selecting the seven chapters that contain excerpts from Cicero and perhaps ignoring the others.


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Exercises In Latin Prose Composition book

Recent developments in Latin linguistics, as far as I could see, are not incorporated nor, to be sure, would they likely help beginning students or writers too muchalthough I did notice pragmatics receiving a short mention in the discussion of word order pp.

Each chapter contains a proverb that serves as the basis for a short composition exemplifying the use of the proverb. The book offers a number of highly structured composition exercises that introduce students to a deeper understanding of Latin grammar and prose as well as to greater facility in reading and understanding it.

Nietz, the founder of the Nietz Old Textbook Collection. Here also the introductory sentence is provided. The references did match the page numbers in my copy of Bradley's Arnold.

This chapter, which also includes a short but intelligent reflection on lexical innovation in Latin since antiquity, should be required reading for teachers including autodidacts of composition.

Minkova and Tunberg invite students to consider the Latin text as a serious medium of expression more than as a source of grammatical illustrations or a puzzle to be translated into English.

Working through the book the rewards of learning to write Latin are clear: not merely a challenge to be overcome, prose composition gives a heightened appreciation of how Latin authors used the language to express themselves in their own particular styles.

Exercises in Latin Prose Composition: with references to the grammars of Allen and Greenough ...

For more information, visit our exam-copy area. Tell others about this book Lorem About Latin Prose Composition This classic Latin composition book has been in use throughout the world for over years. Nietz died in The manner and order of presentation are similar to those of traditional composition textbooks like Bradley's Arnold, but Minkova tends to be more concise.

Please note there is a week delivery period for this title. Once you have successfully made your request, you will receive a confirmation email explaining that your request is awaiting approval. Also, the readings seemed to grow exponentially with each chapter, which meant I had less time to focus on the grammar and composition.

Nietz directed or advised over 30 dissertations and master's theses based upon the collection. For any other requests or concerns, please contact your Account Manager. Nietz, was born near Toledo, Ohio in The sentences paraphrase the text of More. Finally, there are two free compositions with the opening sentences provided.

Continuous passages are included from an early stage alongside stand-alone sentences.Written specifically as an introduction to North and Hillard's Latin Prose Composition, this book presents the student with numerous exercises in Latin using a simple vocabulary and elementary forms of sentence construction.

We will continue the review and consolidation of Latin grammar (referring to the standard grammar of Allen and Greenough), with the help of exercises in prose composition; we will consolidate the study of the Latin hexameter. Assessment. Best two of three quizzes: 50%. Final exam (covers prescribed reading after quiz 2): 40%.

Buy Readings and Exercises in Latin Prose Composition: From Antiquity to the Renaissance by Milena Minkova (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on /5(2). This venerable English text helps students practice Latin composition while strengthening their command of Latin grammar and vocabulary.

The exercises are designed to gradually improve students' Latin prose skills. Special Features. Eleven preliminary exercises with bottom-of-page vocabulary cover elementary rules not covered in text.

Readings and Exercises in Latin Prose Composition provides a refreshing approach for the standard Latin composition course offered at the college level.

This text encourages the student to think in Latin through the process of reading unedited Latin. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.