Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency: Phrase Book and Dictionary, Classical and Neo-Latin

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Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2007 - Foreign Language Study - 411 pages
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"Presents ancient and neo-Latin language phrases and conversations on a variety of topics. Includes pronunciation guide, bibliography, and English to Latin vocabulary. Expanded and enlarged from the 3rd edition (2003)"--Provided by publisher.
 

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I love this book and am satisfied with my purchase. Although there is Latin in the book which I would state or word differently, it is still an indispensable source for Latinists or anyone who has an interest in Latin. I strongly recommend this book.

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This is a really cool book. If you've ever wanted to do something totally different, this is it. Learn to speak Latin. Every chapter focuses on a different topic and has three dialogs on that topic, each one expanding the chapter topic a little more. If you're already familiar with Spanish, you'll see a lot of parallels. They say that Spanish is the Romance language which is closest to Latin.
This book is a gas. It's NOT boring, and does not have those horrible verb and declension charts like some out-moded Latin grammar book.
I also like the Oxford series of Latin books, which have follow the daily lives of two children: a brother and sister in Rome, and are focused on reading and understanding.
 

Contents

Acknowledgements
8
Abbreviations
14
Family
20
Daily Activities
35
Sports and Other Leisure Activities 40 Her teacher asks Dorothy how she spends
40
The Human Body
55
Food and Drink
67
Days Weeks Months Years
74
Emotions and Qualities
146
Trades and Professions
160
The City and Public Buildings
171
War and Peace
182
Law and Criminal Justice
190
Geography and Topography 198 Colin wants to migrate to the U
199
Travel
211
Teaching Grammar in Latin
220

Expressions of Time
82
Useful Colloquial Expressions 90 Brian finds Jeffrey to be in a hurry
90
Clothing and Jewelry
113
House and Furniture
119
Buying and Selling
127
Animals
138
Yes and No in Latin
250
Computer Terms
260
General Vocabulary
267
Selected Bibliography
411
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John Traupman is an Emeritus Professor of Classics at St. Joseph's University. He is also belong to the Latinteach list, which allows him to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field and also keeps him up-to-date and the needs of teachers and students.

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