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The leading Latin course worldwide Book I begins in the city of Pompeii shortly before the eruption of Vesuvius. Book I is full colour throughout, with a clear layout of stories and language notes. Featuring a glossary for quick reference and comprehension questions, the book also includes a full explanation of language points and grammar practice exercises.


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The leading Latin course worldwide Book I begins in the city of Pompeii shortly before the eruption of Vesuvius. Book I is full colour throughout, with a clear layout of stories and language notes. Featuring a glossary for quick reference and comprehension questions, the book also includes a full explanation of language points and grammar practice exercises.

30 review for Cambridge Latin Course Book 1

  1. 4 out of 5

    katie whats good lads

    Apart from the fact that they all died, (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] it was a good book, with well-developed characters and settings. The plot-twist ending had me in tears. Recommend to anyone who can speak Latin, but remember to have a box of tissues with you, as the tears will flow freely. ["br"]> Apart from the fact that they all died, (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] it was a good book, with well-developed characters and settings. The plot-twist ending had me in tears. Recommend to anyone who can speak Latin, but remember to have a box of tissues with you, as the tears will flow freely.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kristian Wong

    A tear-jerker!! RIP caecilius. Better than the Oxford one.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Christy

    So far, so good. This book was a refreshing change from Wheelock's. While I don't think it's a bad idea to supplement them with a more traditional textbook, I have to say I am enjoying this process much more than I thought I would. It's a very organic way to learn the language. The stories are cute, and just long enough that you don’t feel overwhelmed by each section. I confess I am using this book unaided by any of the supplemental materials (and I also do not have anyone checking my work, whic So far, so good. This book was a refreshing change from Wheelock's. While I don't think it's a bad idea to supplement them with a more traditional textbook, I have to say I am enjoying this process much more than I thought I would. It's a very organic way to learn the language. The stories are cute, and just long enough that you don’t feel overwhelmed by each section. I confess I am using this book unaided by any of the supplemental materials (and I also do not have anyone checking my work, which could be dangerous. But I have a good feeling about it). I’m just writing out the translations for each section and doing the practice segments on my own. I think having a basic understanding of how Romance languages work has helped me. I understand the people who are concerned by the lack of verb drills and grammar exercises and all that stuff that a more traditional method would have you doing, but I'm just telling myself that this is more akin to the way a native speaker would learn a language. I feel like I turned a corner at the end of this first book – suddenly I’m translating the stories while only occasionally consulting the vocab list, and I think I’m really getting it. Now, I will admit that if someone asked me to translate English into Latin I might become very flummoxed. And I know that if you can translate English into Latin you are good to go and doing the reverse will be a piece of cake. All in good time, I say. After all, I am learning for the purpose of reading and translating ancient texts, so Latin to English is all I’m worrying about at this point. Perhaps I’ll report back after I’ve tried to tackle some Cicero. Hopefully it won’t be a disaster. Now if only the ancients could have limited their discourse to cooks and slave girls running around town cooking dinner, buying dresses, and dodging volcano ash, I’d be all set.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Cassidy Chellis

    Working through this was an incredible journey. Somehow, one grows attached to the characters in this textbook. The stories one has to translate are witty, fast-paced, and at times genuinely emotional. I understand how odd it sounds, I certainly felt the same way when I read similar reviews prior to starting. Do yourself the favour, and work through this book. Also, you'll learn Latin which is cool I guess.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Michael Arnold

    I admit it, the ending really moved me.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Fulmen Imp.

    I loved the characters and the stories provided. It's amazing how the texts were so touching provided that they use so simple grammar structure and basic vocabulary. I learned a lot of words and began to understand Latin with this book and that's why I love it so much. The only huge disadvantage for me was the lack of explanation of grammar and the very slow progress grammarwise. That's why I moved to another system. But still I love this book so much that I couldn't give it less than five stars I loved the characters and the stories provided. It's amazing how the texts were so touching provided that they use so simple grammar structure and basic vocabulary. I learned a lot of words and began to understand Latin with this book and that's why I love it so much. The only huge disadvantage for me was the lack of explanation of grammar and the very slow progress grammarwise. That's why I moved to another system. But still I love this book so much that I couldn't give it less than five stars.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    A great teaching resource for anyone teaching Latin to beginners. I think it could have a little more variety in the activities (eg. more on sentence manipulation and students creating their own sentences and reading passages, research activities, etc.)... of course, most would be doing that already as alternative activities to break the monotony of reading/translating and comprehension activities.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Anna C

    "Caecilius est MENDAX." "Oooohhhh.... mendax." RIP Caecilius, et Metella, et Cerberus. For 9th grade me, this book was the bomb.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Hayley B

    This book is great for people who have already learnt the basics of Latin grammar (all noun declension endings and present tense verbs) and slowly introduces you to the perfect and imperfect tense. The stories slowly get longer and more complex, introducing you to new vocabulary, as well and adjectives, pronouns etc. We used this book as our main text book in my intermediate Latin class and it only gets 4 stars instead of 5 as I feel without the class some of the grammar would have confused me s This book is great for people who have already learnt the basics of Latin grammar (all noun declension endings and present tense verbs) and slowly introduces you to the perfect and imperfect tense. The stories slowly get longer and more complex, introducing you to new vocabulary, as well and adjectives, pronouns etc. We used this book as our main text book in my intermediate Latin class and it only gets 4 stars instead of 5 as I feel without the class some of the grammar would have confused me somewhat; I have needed to use extra materials to clarify and explain certain grammatical structures such as how to form adjectives and pronouns...

  10. 4 out of 5

    Judi Mckay

    This is a great way to start to learn latin as you are straight in there without having to learn any declensions etc. However, at some point, you might have to if you want to continue with Latin. But, as a fun way to learn a brilliant language, it is the best introduction you could wish for, in my view.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Frankie Ku

    its good for classes

  12. 4 out of 5

    Pamela McLeod

    Interesting stories that made it easy and fun to start learning Latin

  13. 4 out of 5

    Morgan Stout

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  14. 5 out of 5

    Valentine Hayward

  15. 4 out of 5

    Gemma Mahadeo

  16. 4 out of 5

    Isaac

  17. 5 out of 5

    Celia Prescott-Decie

  18. 5 out of 5

    David K. Nouvel

  19. 5 out of 5

    Pat Stringer

  20. 5 out of 5

    James Carter

  21. 4 out of 5

    Steve Windsor

  22. 5 out of 5

    Marek Všelicha

  23. 4 out of 5

    Eleanor

  24. 5 out of 5

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  25. 4 out of 5

    Steve Windsor

  26. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Brocklehurst

  27. 5 out of 5

    Moggerfrog

  28. 5 out of 5

    Natalie

  29. 5 out of 5

    Steve Windsor

  30. 4 out of 5

    MRS R JESSA

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