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I'm sure this has been answered somewhere on WGI or here but does anyone have any suggestions for learning latin on one's own?


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Feb. 9th, 2009 01:37 am (UTC)
I had a Latin class at my old uni that was useless, so the students had to use the text book for what turned out to be an independent study. Thus, we learned that Wheelock's Latin is a fairly direct book that is easy enough to use on your own.
Feb. 9th, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
I agree, Wheelock's Latin is a good choice for a beginner. The Cambridge A Student's Latin Grammar is also a handy guide to have around, since everything is presented together.

Latin can be a real bitch to learn (unless you've also had a similar language like Greek before), so a class is really the best way to learn the grammar.
Feb. 9th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
Thirding Wheelock's. I'm unable to attend 2 of 5 weekly classes this semester, so I basically am doing it mostly on my own and I'm doing pretty ewll.
Feb. 9th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
Fourthing Wheelock's, and adding that while the Cambridge Student's Latin Grammar is indeed a good reference, the Cambridge Latin course in general is wretched.
Mar. 6th, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
you probably won't read this, a month later, but in case you do:
forget wheelock. go with moreland and fleischer. i think it's better in just about every aspect.
once you learn the grammar, you'll want allen and greenough for reference.
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