Textbooks for Latin Subjects
Our teachers have carefully selected classical education textbooks which present their course materials in an organized manner, but which also reflect our primary mission to provide a rigorous and thorough preparation for the life of the mind in Christ. Please read the information supplied in their notes carefully. In some cases, you may be able to substitute editions, but not in others. In many cases, used versions of the textbook will be available through Amazon or ABE Books. If you have any questions about the appropriateness of a text for your student, or about the correct edition to buy, please contact the teacher.
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During the early part of the calendar year, the bookstore may list textbooks for courses from both the current academic year, and the upcoming summer and fall academic years. Not all textbooks will be listed until teachers approve course descriptions and select their books. Be sure that you order books for the correct enrollment year.
Textbooks for both Summer and Academic Year 2021 Courses
Courses in Latin
|Latin Tutorial (1559) • [2021 (Summer)] Emily Marie Gassman|
|No texts are listed for this course at this time.|
|Latin I (1502) •  Bruce McMenomy|
|Latin II (1508) •  Bruce McMenomy|
|Tolle Lege (1579) • [2021 (Summer)] Emily Marie Gassman|
|Latin III (1526) •  Bruce McMenomy|
|Latin IV (Caesar and Vergil) (1527) •  Bruce McMenomy|
||Caesar: Selections from his Commentarii De Bello Gallico [Any edition]|
Hans-Friedrich Mueller, G. Julius Caesar
Prices on this have fluctuated severely over the last few years. It should be around $45. If it goes skyrocketing from there, let me know via email and we'll come up with some alternative solution. If Amazon is tweaking the prices unreasonably, check into the option directly from the publisher here: http://www.bolchazy.com/Caesar-Selections-from-his-Commentarii-De-Bello-Gallico-P3161.aspx
||Syntactical Mechanics [Edition required: 1]|
Bruce A. McMenomy
This book is also required for Latin III, so continuing students will already have a copy.
||The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works: Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War [Edition required: 1]|
C. Julius Caesar, Kurt A. Raaflalaub (ed.), Robert B. Strassler (series editor)
This is a magnificent book and a bargain for what it contains. If it's prohibitive, please let me know. I would permit another translation of Caesar's text, but this edition supplies a great deal of supporting information that will make the shape of Caesar's campaigns vastly more accessible. In either case I will be assigning readings from the accompanying web document (which is available freely to all) — which contains about 325 pages of material that wouldn't fit into the book itself.
||Vergil's Aeneid: Expanded Collection [Any edition]|
P. Vergilius Maro, Barbara W. Boyd
||Why Vergil?: A Collection of Interpretations [Any edition]|
|Latin V (Latin Literature) (1528) •  Bruce McMenomy|
||Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar [Any edition]|
J. B. Greenough, G. L. Kittredge, A. A. Howard, Benj. L. D'Ooge, Anne Mahoney
The hardbound copy may be substituted; if money is an issue, one can dispense with this and rely on the online version, which is accessible through the Moodle website. Access to the text in some form, however, is essential for the various grammatical issues that arise.
||Horace: Selected Odes and Satire [Any edition]|
Q. Horatius Flaccus, Ronnie Ancona
||The Catullan Revolution [Edition required: 1]|
The older edition will suffice if one can find it used.
||Writing Passion: A Catullus Reader [Any edition]|
C. Valerius Catullus, Ronnie Ancona
||Latin Dictionary Founded on Andrew's Edition of Freund's Latin Dictionary [Any edition]|
Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short, William Freund
This is one of the larger (and more expensive) dictionaries available for serious Latinists. Unlike the larger and more recent Oxford Latin Dictionary, its range extends up to about 600 A. D., and so is more useful for those interested in Mediaeval Latin. Definitely not required, though some suitable dictionary is required. This is old enough that it is also available in many forms in addition to the cumbersome volume from Oxford: the Logeion site online offers its material for free and in very good format.
||Oxford Latin Dictionary [Any edition]|
P. G. W. Glare
Emphatically not required, this is probably the most comprehensive Classical Latin dictionary avaiable in English today; it is also the most expensive. Its coverage does not extend much beyond A.D. 200, however, and so it is probably not as useful as Lewis and Short for those who want to pursue later Latin.
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