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Celebrāte! Celebrēs Lēctiōnēs Latin Readers

Overview

Now on an engaging and easy-to-use digital course, two essential curriculum components to prepare your students for Advanced Placement® Latin Examination have come together in an exciting, award winning platform, Realize ™.


A Song of War: Readings from Vergil's Aeneid

Pearson is proud to announce the publication of the updated edition of A Song of War. Written by Richard LaFleur, this highly acclaimed textbook introduces intermediate and advanced Latin students to Vergil's Aeneid updated for the new AP Latin Examination.

This version contains all the readings on the Advanced Placement Latin Examination, and are comprised of additional selections from Books One, Four, Six, Ten, Twelve as well as Book Two in its entirety.

The Latin text includes macrons and is set in a highly legible font. Facing notes include glosses for unfamiliar vocabulary, difficult grammar, and problematic word order, as well as interpretive remarks and comments on figures of speech, meter, sound effects, and other poetic devices. Accompanying the notes are discussion questions on theme, structure, figurative language, metrical effects, and other topics with which intermediate and advanced students are expected to be familiar.

The introduction provides an overview of Vergil's life and works, a discussion of his style and meter, a detailed explanation of scansion, and a glossary of figures of speech and other poetic and rhetorical devices (in particular those found on the AP syllabus), with references to examples found in the text. Also included are introductions to the individual books, numerous illustrations, maps, an end vocabulary, and grammatical appendices.

Student online resources connect students to more information and resources related to Vergil's Aeneid.

Accompanying A Song of War is a Teacher's guide with extensive discussion and teaching tips, sample questions in the AP format, and literal translations of all selections.

Teacher online resources include: bibliography, vocabulary frequency list in descending order, text enlargements, and other online resources to enhance teaching Vergil's Aeneid.


A Call to Conquest: Readings from Caesar's Gallic Wars

Written by David Perry, this new text introduces intermediate and advanced students to Caesar's De Bello Gallico.

A Call to Conquest contains all the readings on the Advanced Placement Latin Examination from Books 1, 4, 5, and 6. In addition, the textbook includes all the required readings in English from Books 1, 6, and 7, using the translation of S.A. Handford, published by Penguin Classics as The Conquest of Gaul.

The Latin text includes macrons and is set in a highly legible font. The textbook provides several features designed to help students become more proficient at reading Caesar's prose: suggestions for effective reading in the introduction, special Reading Strategy sections correlated with the Latin text, and a summary of Latin syntax. Facing notes provide glosses for unfamiliar vocabulary, additional help with difficult passages, plus historical and military background. Each section of Latin reading is accompanied by comprehension questions to assist students on their first approach to the text, and discussion questions appear at intervals throughout the book.

The introduction provides an overview of Caesar's life and works, information about the Roman army, and a glossary of figures of speech and rhetorical devices. Also included are introductions to the individual books, illustrations, maps, charts of Latin noun and verb forms, and a Latin to English vocabulary.

The student online course features more information and resources that connect students to Caesar's Gallic Wars.

Accompanying A Call to Conquest is a Teacher's Guide with extensive discussion and teaching tips, literal translations of all selections, answers to the comprehension and discussion questions, and sample questions in the AP format.

Teacher online resources include: bibliography, vocabulary frequency list, text enlargements, and links to other online resources to enhance teaching Caesar's Gallic Wars.