By Roman Hands: Inscriptions and Graffiti for Students of Latin

  • Publish Date: 2012-01-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Matthew Hartnett
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By Roman Hands takes Latin out of the textbook and allows students to see and translate Latin as it actually appeared on Roman monuments, walls and tombs. The first collection of entirely authentic and un-adapted inscriptions and graffiti accessible to beginning and intermediate students of Latin, By Roman Hands unites the study of language and culture in a novel and compelling way and at a level that the Latin can be grasped and discussed by early Latin learners. Ranging from a love letter hastily scratched on a Pompeian wall to the proclamation of an emperors achievements formally inscribed on a monumental arch, these carefully selected texts afford fascinating glimpses into the lives and minds of the Romans, even as they illustrate and reinforce the basic elements of the Latin language.

This edition, revised to work in parallel with the second edition of Susan Shelmerdine' s Introduction to Latinor any standard beginning Latin text, includes more texts and illustrations, and an additional section of inscriptions for practice and review.