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|Author||Frederic M. Wheelock|
|Country||United States of America|
|Publisher||Barnes & Noble (Originally), Harper Collins|
|Media type||Print (Paperback, Hardcover)|
|ISBN||0-06-078423-7 (6th Edition, Hardcover)
0060783710 (6th Edition, Paperback)
|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.
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.
- 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.