A Latin Reader: Intended as a Companion to the Author's Latin Grammar : with References, Suggestions, Notes and Vocabulary

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D. Appleton, 1874 - Latin language - 212 pages

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Page 211 - He is also exercised in forming new Latin sentences on given models. This, while it gives variety and interest to what would otherwise be in the highest degree monotonous, completely fixes in the mind the subject of the lesson, both by analysis and synthesis. The careful...
Page 210 - ... of construction and idiom. They will thus, it is hoped, render an acceptable service both to the instructor and the learner, by lightening the burden of the one, and by promoting the progress of the other. The dictionary has been prepared with special reference to the wants of the student. The Life of Caesar, the Map of Gaul, and the diagrams and illustrations which accompany the notes, will greatly add to the value of the work.
Page 207 - Harkness will be more widely used, or more valuable, than this. It supplies a want long felt by teachers. It is clear, thorough, and sufficiently extended for ordinary students.
Page 208 - ... created for itself. 6. Topics which require extended illustration are first presented in their completeness in general outline, before the separate points are discussed in detail. Thus a single page often foreshadows all the leading features of an extended discussion, imparting a completeness and vividness to the impression of the learner, impossible under any other treatment.
Page 212 - I have used Arnold's First Latin Book, remodelled and rewritten by Mr. Harkness, in my classes during the past year, and find it to be a work not so much re modelled and rewritten as one entirely new, both in its plan and in its adaptation to the wants of the beginner in Latin.
Page 211 - It comprises a complete analytical syntax, exhibiting the essential structure of the Latin language, from its simplest to its most expanded and elaborate form. The arrangement of the lessons is decidedly philosophical, gradually progressive, and in strict accordance with the law of development of the human mind.

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