Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Introduction to Latin Prose Composition

Introduction to Latin Prose Composition
by Milena Minkova

This book is a unique reference tool for anyone already acquainted with the fundamentals of Latin. It provides easy and efficient access to a variety of subjects in Latin composition. The ten chapters deal with conveying messages (simple sentences), creating a text (connecting independent sentences), communicating complex messages (subordination), expressing relationships within a clause, word order, and vocabulary. Plentiful examples foster a close familiarity with the Latin language, which can help develop Latin compositional skills and in turn make access to any Latin text easier and more pleasant.

The last two chapters propose practical exercises for reworking ancient texts and composing Latin following ancient models.

• Ten chapters total, with detailed Table of Contents for easy reference
• Last two chapters act as a guide to reworking Latin texts and free composition
• Bibliography

Milena Minkova is the author of The Personal Names of the Latin Inscriptions from Bulgaria to Their Attribution and The Protean Ratio, and of articles on Latin composition, lexicology and lexicography, and the spread of the Latin language. She has done research at the University of Geneva as Kazarow scholar, at the University of Heidelberg as DAAD scholar, at the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies in Naples, and is a regular fellow of Academia Latinitati Fovendae. She is coauthor (with Terence Tunberg) of Reading Livy’s Rome (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2005) and Latin for the New Millennium (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2008).

xiii + 154 pp. (2007) Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-672-1

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