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Latin Language Books1. Teach Yourself Latin Complete Course by Gavin Betts, Paperback: 224 pages, McGraw-Hill
Begins with the basics and gradually promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, including: Up-to-date, graded interactive dialogues; Graded units of culture notes, grammar, and exercises; Step-by-step guide to pronunciation; Practical vocabulary; Regular and irregular verb tables; Plenty of practice exercises and answers; Self-assessment quizzes to test progress; Bilingual glossary.

2. Oxford Latin Dictionary by P. G. W. Glare, Hardcover: 2150 pages, Oxford University Press
The Oxford Latin Dictionary is a comprehensive and authoritative reference work for students, teachers, professionals, and general readers interested in classical languages and literature, ancient history, medieval studies, languages, art history, ancient philosophy, religion, archaeology, law, medicine, and natural science. Comprehensive coverage of classical Latin with entries for approximately 40,000 words; Definitions are in modern English and based on modern lexicographical principles.

3. Cassell's Latin Dictionary : Latin-English, English-Latin by D. P. Simpson, Hardcover: 912 pages
Incorporates modern English idiom and current Latin spelling; Includes general classical information where appropriate; Shows long and short vowels where not immediately apparent; Indicates irregular plural forms; Suggests paraphrases to express modern English in classical Latin form; Cites and quotes ancient classical authors.

4. Wheelock's Latin, 6e by Frederic M. Wheelock, Richard A. LaFleur, Paperback: 560 pages, Publisher: HarperResource
All the features that have made it the bestselling single-volume beginning Latin textbook, many of them revised and expanded: 40 chapters with grammatical explanations and readings based on ancient Roman authors; Self-tutorial exercises with an answer key for independent study; An extensive English-Latin/Latin-English vocabulary; A rich selection of original Latin readings; Etymological aids.

5. Workbook for Wheelock's Latin, 3rd Edition, Revised by Paul T. Comeau, Richard A. LaFleur, Paperback: 352 pages, Publisher: HarperResource
An essential companion to supplement the course of study in Wheelock's Latin, 6th Edition, each of the forty chapters in this newly updated edition features: Transformation drills, word and phrase translations, and other exercises designed to test and sharpen the student's skills; Word Power sections that focus on vocabulary and derivatives; Reading comprehension questions and sentences for translation practice; Perforated pages for hand-in homework assignments.

6. A Latin Grammar by James Morwood, Paperback: 194 pages, Oxford University Press
A smooth flowing, accessible guide to the Latin language, providing many short sentence examples and explaining nouns and noun inflection, adjectives, adverbs, verb conjugation, and sentence construction in depth. The readability is excellent, and the information presented is easily utilized.

7. New Latin Grammar by Charles Bennett, Paperback: 287 pages, Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci
Remains an outstanding resource for students at virtually any level. Bennett's book is a model of clear precision in its presentation of the basics of Latin grammar. Bennett uses specific examples from primary sources to help students learn the inflections and syntax of Latin, while offering a fundamental understanding of the sounds, accents, particles, and word formations of the Latin language. As an added bonus, the book provides students with a fascinating and informative history of the Indo-European family of languages and the stages of development of the Latin language. Especially helpful to both students and instructors are the sections on prosody, the Roman calendar, Roman names, and definitions and examples of figures of syntax and rhetoric.

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