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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, up-to-date and easy to use, 14 Sep 2007
This review is from: Writing Latin (Paperback)
At last, a modern, handy and user-friendly guide to Latin prose comp. True, "Writing Latin" is not quite as exhaustive as trusty old Bradley's Arnold, but it is much easier to use. The grammar explanations are clear, concise and easy to understand (contrast with the recent book "Introduction to Latin Prose Composition" by Milena Minkova, where the English is difficult and full of academic/grammatical jargon terms).

The exercises are interesting and apposite, too: short graded sentences at the end of each chapter divided into A, B and C sections -- the latter for revision only once you've covered all the topics. There are longer paragraphs for practice every few chapters as well, and passages from Cicero, Livy, Tacitus et al at the end with notes explaining how and why they write as they do.

Refreshing, too, that the authors have a sense of humour: you won't find sentences like "After we had left the philosopher, we went to the brothel", or "She was the kind of girl who liked older men" in Bradley's Arnold or North & Hillard!

Although I haven't looked at them yet, the authors have provided answers to all the exercises which are available online for download.
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Initial post: 29 Jan 2008 08:46:09 GMT
Just got the book and am reading this review - "Although I haven't looked at them yet, the authors have provided answers to all the exercises which are available online for download." Could you let me know what the web-site address is for the suggested answers? Can't find any reference to it in the actaul book. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2008 10:32:37 BDT
The Key is available from http://www.lulu.com/content/835830. The reference is on the imprint/reverse title page.
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