Thursday, January 11, 2007

A Cicero Workbook

A Cicero Workbook
Jane W. Crawford & Judith A. Hayes

This workbook is designed to facilitate students’ reading and comprehension of Latin passages from Cicero’s Pro Archia and De Amicitia. High school and college students alike will find it a helpful resource.

A Cicero Workbook has been carefully constructed by experienced classroom teachers to assist students as they navigate Cicero’s complex prose. Copious preparatory questions help students work through the grammar and syntax of each passage.

The format of the exercises in the workbook will help students become comfortable with the types of questions frequently found on the AP* Latin Literature Examinations.

• The complete Latin text of all the selections on the Cicero Advanced Placement syllabus
• Preparatory questions following each Latin passage that help the student unravel Ciceronian grammar and syntax
• Multiple choice questions on comprehension, grammar, syntax, figures of speech, etc.
• Short analysis questions that require interpretation of Latin passages and probe students’ understanding of Cicero’s logic and persuasive skills
• Practice essay questions
• AP* type questions on translation
• A comprehensive Latin to English vocabulary designed for these Cicero texts compiled by Steven Cerutti, Sheila Dickison, and Patsy Rodden Ricks

Jane W. Crawford is Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia. She has published two books on Cicero, M. Tullius Cicero: The Lost and Unpublished Orations (1984) and M. Tullius Cicero: The Fragmentary Speeches (1994), and is currently working on the Pro Caelio and the Letters. A past member of the AP* Latin Test Development Committee and AP* Exam Reader, she is currently serving on the SAT II Test Development Committee. Crawford received her PhD from UCLA (1981), and has been a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome (1982) and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (1988–89).

Judith A. Hayes earned her BA in Latin from Mount Holyoke College and her MAT from Northwestern University. For many years she has taught Latin at the secondary level, preparing students for both the AP* Vergil and the Latin Literature exams. Ms. Hayes was named Illinois Latin Teacher of the Year in 1997. Currently she teaches at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. She also spent a year on the faculty of the School Year Abroad program in Viterbo, Italy. Her interest in both Cicero, the individual, and Cicero, the stylistic genius, has continued throughout her career. Her first presentation on Cicero was given at a meeting of the American Philological Association, and subsequently she served as co-editor with Gilbert Lawall for the Teacher’s Guide to Cicero (1995).

x + 223 pp. (2007) Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-643-1

Click here to see A Cicero Workbook at our website.

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

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