Sunday, February 27, 2011
Chickering: First Latin Reader
First Latin Reader by Edward Conner Chickering (1917)
The book begins with a "prolusio" of extremely easy to read Latin. There then follow the fabulae from Roman history, beginning with Aeneas and carrying on up to the end of the republic. There are also some passages from literary authors at the very end of the book, along with some songs in Latin, which is to say, some Latin poems set to music. There is a grammatical appendix in the back of the book along with an analytical dictionary in the back, showing Latin roots and word formation. The text is marked with macrons.
See the ANECDOTA blog for the readings from this book digitized and illustrated.