College Latin

An Intermediate Course

Peter L. Corrigan

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January 13, 2015
464 pages, 7 x 10
ISBN: 9780300190922
Paper

Providing a much-needed grammar review, along with a variety of readings that will suit many different teaching preferences, this textbook helps students make the transition from beginning- to intermediate-level Latin. After using College Latin, students will be reacquainted with all major Latin grammar topics and be able to hold their own in continued higher-level studies.

Peter Corrigan, after teaching Latin for nearly forty years, is now associate dean of the college at the State University of New York at Geneseo.

College Latin is light years beyond the other intermediate Latin offerings currently available and deserves to quickly become the new standard text. Its grammar, exercises, and strategies for vocabulary acquisition, and brilliantly selected readings will come as a relief for those of us faced with the diverse challenges of teaching "penal colony" Latin. The focus on reading fables, poetry, and myth is a welcome and refreshing change from the usual fare. Indeed, by enticing students to learn to read poetic latin with care and imagination, Corrigan gradually opens up for them a richer interior world that emerges with their own developing linguistic mastery. This is a far cry from the kind of experience that most students now have with their Loebs of Cicero, since it encourages those who approach Latin as merely a grammatical puzzle to begin to face its rich ambiguities, while prodding those too much in love with indeterminacy to acquire the necessary grammatical nuts and bolts. This book is clearly the fruit of many years in the classroom and the author is to be commended not only for his canny understanding of today's students, but also for his conviction that learning Latin can be an intellectually exciting and rewarding experience

- Phillip Mitsis, A.S. Onassis Professor of Classics, NYU

" By enticing students to learn to read poetic latin with care and imagination, Corrigan gradually opens up for them a richer interior world that emerges with their own developing linguistic mastery." - Phillip Mitsis, A.S. Onassis Professor of Classics, NYU

"Very thorough, but not unnecessarily detailed." -- Robert Harris, University of Georgia

"This is a unique text that will serve the needs of a group of learners who are currently somewhat underserved." -- Lynne West, Bellermine College Preparatory

" This book is a valuable addition to our options for a bridge text between the basic grammatical study of first year Latin and the more intensive study of Latin authors at the advanced level." -- Thomas Hubbard, University of Texas at Austin