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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 2022 Courses

Courses in Latin

Latin I (1602) • [2022] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: Wheelock's Latin, Seventh Edition [Edition required: 7]
Wheelock Frederick M., LaFleur Richard A.
  Required: Workbook for Wheelock's Latin, 3rd Edition, Revised (Paperback) [Edition required: 3]
Paul T. Comeau, Richard A. LaFleur

Notes:
Students must have a new, entirely unmarked copy of this workbook for their own personal use.

  Optional: A Comprehensive Guide to Wheelock's Latin: Newly Revised for Wheelock's 6th Edition [Any edition]
Dale A. Grote

Notes:
Optional: Dr. Grote's extended descriptions and notes on Wheelock's Latin have been out there for many years now, and many students find his clear and thorough explanations a useful supplement to the basic textbook.

  Optional: Vocabulary Cards and Grammatical Forms Summary for Wheelock's Latin [Any edition]
Richard A. LaFleur, Brad Tillery

Notes:
Optional: the real benefits of making vocabulary cards for yourself may be outweighed by the possibility that you simply won't do so. If that's likely, you may want to invest in these.


Latin II (1608) • [2022] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: Wheelock's Latin, Seventh Revised Ed. [Edition required: 7]
Frederic M. Wheelock, Richard A. LaFleur

Notes:
(Earlier notes relating to the sixth edition are irrelevant now, since everyone should have started with the seventh edition in Latin I.)

  Required: Workbook for Wheelock's Latin, 3rd Edition [Edition required: 3]
Paul T. Comeau, Richard A. LaFleur

Notes:
This is the version of the workbook selected to go with the edition with which the student began: most students should already have their own personal copy, with the chapters for this course unmarked.

  Optional: A Comprehensive Guide to Wheelock's Latin: Newly Revised for Wheelock's 6th Edition [Any edition]
Dale A. Grote

Notes:
Optional: Dr. Grote's extended descriptions and notes on Wheelock's Latin have been out there for many years now, and many students find his clear and thorough explanations a useful supplement to the basic textbook.

  Optional: Vocabulary Cards and Grammatical Forms Summary for Wheelock's Latin [Any edition]
Richard A. LaFleur, Brad Tillery

Notes:
Optional: the real benefits of making vocabulary cards for yourself may be outweighed by the possibility that you simply won't do so. If that's likely, you may want to invest in these.


Latin III (1626) • [2022] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: Aeneas to Augustus [Edition required: 2]
Mason Hammond, Anne Amory
  Required: Ancient Rome: An Introductory History [Any edition]
Paul A. Zoch
  Required: Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome [Any edition]
Lesley Adkins, Roy A. Adkins
  Required: Syntactical Mechanics [Edition required: 1]
Bruce A. McMenomy

Latin IV (Caesar and Vergil) (1627) • [2022] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: Caesar: Selections from his Commentarii De Bello Gallico [Any edition]
Hans-Friedrich Mueller, G. Julius Caesar

Notes:
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

  Required: Syntactical Mechanics [Edition required: 1]
Bruce A. McMenomy

Notes:
This book is also required for Latin III, so continuing students will already have a copy.

  Required: 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)

Notes:
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.

  Required: Vergil's Aeneid: Expanded Collection [Any edition]
P. Vergilius Maro, Barbara W. Boyd
  Required: Why Vergil?: A Collection of Interpretations [Any edition]
Stephanie Quinn

Medieval Latin (1641) • [2022] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: Medieval Latin: An Introduction and Bibliographical Guide [Any edition]
A. G. Rigg (Editor), Frank Anthony Carl Mantello (Editor)
  Required: Reading Medieval Latin [Any edition]
Keith Sidwell
  Optional: Collins Gem Latin Dictionary [Any edition]
D. A. Kidd

Notes:
Some Latin dictionary is essential for this course. This is probably the most inexpensive you can find and use, and it will cover most of the necessary vocabulary. Others are offered as options.

  Optional: Latin Dictionary Founded on Andrew's Edition of Freund's Latin Dictionary [Any edition]
Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short, William Freund

Notes:
This is definitely not required, but it is one of the better general-purpose Latin dictionaries for the mediaeval Latinist. Its selections run up to about 600 A.D., and cover some of the more critical patristic vocabulary. It is worth noting that the text of the dictionary is available for free online via Perseus and Logeion.

  Optional: Revised Medieval Latin Word-List from British and Irish Sources (British Academy) [Any edition]
R. E. Latham, committee appointed by the British Academy

Notes:
Definitely not necessary, but useful to the specialist.



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