Short Latin Stories

Author: Philip Dunlop

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521315920

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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The entertaining stories in this collection bring variety to standard Latin material offered in language courses, and can be used for blind translation practice. Dunlop has culled these stories from a number of sources: Graeco-Roman fables, Greek and Roman myth and history, and traditional tales. Graded in both vocabulary and grammatical complexity, with a complete glossary at the end of the book, Short Latin Stories is an excellent literary companion to the Cambridge Latin Course as it includes cross-references to the program's appropriate stages.
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The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature

Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarría,Enrique Pupo-Walker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521340694

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 670

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"Primary and vital resource for literary specialists, historians, students of all levels, and general readers interested in this period. Leading scholars write about diverse genres (narrative, essay, poetry, theater) and cultural interests and ideas (intellectual life, historiography, Viceregal culture, Mesoamerican indigenous peoples and cultures). Literature articles include analysis and discussion of canonic and previously marginalized authors and treat representative works, genres, and literary and philosophical currents. Extremely useful, well written, and interesting"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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Starting to Teach Latin

Author: Steven Hunt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472537904

Category: History

Page: 192

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This handbook for teachers provides both practical, up-to-date guidance and a theoretical overview on a number of key topics in Latin teaching. Using a wealth of interviews, observations and pupil transcripts, Steven Hunt title utilizes case-study evidence of excellent practice in teaching and learning from a wide variety of institutions: from outreach programmes, community schools and academies in the UK, to New York Charter Schools, KIP schools and schools in Eastern Seaboard states in the USA. Offering practical advice on topics such as essay writing, teaching controversial topics including women, slavery, ethnicity and social hierarchy, making use of primary sources and using ICT to advance language skills, the book also engages with broader questions of approach and theory. These include a survey of the three main approaches to Latin teaching: grammar-translation, communicative and reading approaches; explanation of cognitive and social approaches to learning; and analysis of the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Moreover, traditional arguments about the value and purpose of learning Latin at school level are re-examined in the light of current educational thinking and government policy-making. This book is invaluable for trainees, newly qualified teachers and more experienced practitioners looking for practical ideas and strategies to motivate and engage learners of Latin. A companion website www.startingtoteachlatin.org is under construction and will contain a range of resources and information for teachers.
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Library World Records, 3d ed.

Author: Godfrey Oswald

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476667772

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 396

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[What is the name of oldest public libraries in all of the different continents of the world? In what year was the first CD-ROM book released? In what years were the first books printed in French, Thai, Japanese, Arabic and Turkish printed? What are the name of the oldest extant texts or inscriptions written in Chinese, English, Russian, and Spanish? When was the first major computer database used in libraries? What is the title of the largest and smallest and most expensive books ever published? Where in the world is the world's busiest public library? Which famous horror fiction writer worked in a library? What are the names of the very first three books to contain photographs? Where are the tallest bookstores and library buildings in the world? This updated and expanded edition provides over 500 fascinating facts about libraries, periodicals, books and reference databases. The new book is not just a book about library and book comparisons, it is a remarkable story of libraries and books from the earliest times to the present. It is best described as a Guinness Book of Records for libraries and books.]
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The Dynamics of the Medieval Manuscript

Text Collections from a European Perspective

Author: Karen Pratt,Bart Besamusca,Matthias Meyer,Ad Putter

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 3847107542

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval

Page: 399

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This collection of essays examines the various dynamic processes by which texts are preserved, transmitted, and modified in medieval multi-text codices, focusing on the meanings generated by new contexts and the possible reader experiences provoked by novel configurations and material presentation. Containing essays on text collections from many different European countries and in a wide range of medieval languages, this volume sheds new light on common trends and regional differences in the history of book production and reading practices.
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