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Professor publishes companion Latin text

Professor publishes companion Latin text
Scribblers, Sculptors and Scribes: A Companion to Wheelock’s Latin and Other Introductory Textbooks
Richard A. LaFleur
Harper Collins Publishers

Richard A. LaFleur, Franklin Professor of Classics, had a new Latin text published last month.

Scribblers, Sculptors and Scribes is the first collection of entirely authentic, unadapted, unsimplified classical Latin texts for beginning students. Included selections provide a range of insights into not just the minds of Rome’s movers and shakers-its politicians and generals, philosophers and great poets-but also into the daily lives of the Average Joe and Jane Roman.

Beginning with simple graffiti, Scribblers, Sculptors and Scribes moves toward longer inscriptions and literary texts as students progress. Designed to accompany the bestselling Wheelock’s curriculum, its 40 chapters are linked with the 40 chapters of Wheelock’s Latin, but the book’s readings and design features make it suitable for use alongside any introductory college or high school Latin textbook.

Packed with hundreds of actual Latin inscriptions, proverbs and literary texts, this textbook also includes dozens of photos and illustrations, maps, discussion and comprehension questions, grammar capsules, a Latin-English vocabulary section, a summary of forms and much more.