Wheelock's Latin

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Author Frederic M. Wheelock
Country United States of America
Language English
Subject Latin Language
Publisher Barnes & Noble (Originally), Harper Collins
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback, Hardcover)
Pages 510
ISBN 0-06-078423-7 (6th Edition, Hardcover)
0060783710 (6th Edition, Paperback)
OCLC 60661105
478.2/421 22
LC Class PA2087.5 .W44 2005
Followed by Wheelock's Latin Reader

Wheelock's Latin (originally titled Latin and later Latin: An Introductory Course Based on Ancient Authors) is a comprehensive beginning Latin textbook. Chapters introduce related grammatical topics and assume little or no prior knowledge of Latin grammar or language. Each chapter has a collection of translation exercises created specifically for the book or taken directly from ancient sources. Those from Roman authors and historians (Sententiae Antiquae—lit., "old sentences" or "ancient thoughts") may be either direct quotations or paraphrases of the original. Interspersed in the text are introductory remarks on Ancient Roman culture. At the end of each chapter is a section called "Latina Est Gaudium — Et Utilis!", which means "Latin Is Fun — And Useful!" This section gives phrases that can be used in conversation (such as "Quid agis hodie?", meaning "How are you today?"), and notes about English words and their relation to Latin. Originally published in 1956 in the Barnes & Noble College Outline Series, the textbook is currently in its seventh edition.[1]

The most recent edition includes a foreword, preface, thoughts on the revised edition, and maps. It also provides help with pronunciations, information about the authors, and information about different Latin authors.[2]

Publication history[edit]

  • Wheelock F. M. - Latin. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1956. xxxiii & 301 p. College Outline Series #104. $1.95. Prof. Wheelock (1902-1987) was Professor of Humanities at Cazenovia Junior College at the time of publication.
  • Wheelock F. M. - Latin: An introductory course based on ancient authors. 2nd ed. New York : Barnes & Noble, 1960. xxxiii & 377 p.
  • Wheelock F. M. - Latin: An introductory course based on ancient authors. 3rd ed. New York : Barnes & Noble, 1963. xxxiii & 457 p. The Barnes and Noble Outline Series #104. Prof. Wheelock was Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Toledo at the time of publication.
  • Wheelock F. M. - Wheelock's Latin Grammar. 4th ed., revised. New York : Harper Collins, 1992. xxvi & 418 p.
  • Wheelock F. M. and R. LaFleur. Wheelock's Latin 7th Edition (The Wheelock's Latin Series). 7th ed., revised. New York: Harper Collins, 2011. 608 p. ISBN 978-0061997228.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Reviews of Wheelock's Latin". Wheelock's Latin. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Wheelock, Frederick M.; LaFleur, Richard A. (2011). Wheelock's Latin (Seventh ed.). HarperCollins. pp. Contents. ISBN 978-0-06-199722-8.