When Professor Frederic M. Wheelock's Latin first appeared in 1956, the reviews extolled its thoroughness, organization, and conciseness; at least on reviewer predicted that the book "might well become the standard text" for introducing students to ...
tudents to elementary Latin. Now, more than four decades later, that prediction has certainly proved accurate.
The sixth edition of Wheelock's Latin has all the features that have made it the bestselling single-volume beginning Latin textbook, many of them revised and expanded:
40 chapters with grammatical explanations and readings based on ancient Roman authorsSelf-tutorial exercises with an answer key for independent studyAn extensive English-Latin/Latin-English vocabularyA rich selection of original Latin readings--unlike other textbooks, which contain primarily made-up Latin textsEtymological aids
Also new to the sixth edition are maps of the Mediterranean, Italy, and the Aegean area, as well as numerous photographs illustrating aspoects of classical culture, mythology, and historical and literary figures presented in the chapter readings.