Wheelock's Latin Reader: Selections from Latin Literature (2nd Edition)
Frederic M. Wheelock
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Originally intended by Professor Frederic M. Wheelock as a sequel to Wheelock's Latin, his classic introductory Latin textbook, Wheelock's Latin Reader, newly revised and updated by Richard A. LaFleur, is the ideal text for any intermediate-level Latin course. You'll find a rich selection of of prose and poetry from a wide range of classical authors, as well as briefer passages from medieval and Late Latin writers, each presented in the Latin in which it was originally written. Useful features include extensive notes; a complete Latin-English vocabulary; maps of ancient Italy, Greece, and the Roman Empire; and numerous photographs illustrating aspects of classical culture, mythology, and history featured in the readings.
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for the common good. 171. tecta: tectum, roof, dwelling, house. subsistant: subsistere, to stand still, remain, stay; sc. utrum. aperto: apertum, open space. vagentur: vagari, to wander about. 172. nutabant: nutare, to nod, totter, sway. sedibus: sedes, seat, abode, home; here, foundation. 173. sub dio: under the divine element = under the open sky. rursus: adv., back, again. 174. quamquam: to be construed with the adjs. exesorum: exedere, to eat away; here, eaten away (as it were, by
facite, et mutuum date, nihil inde sperantes; 110 et erit merces vestra multa, et eritis filii Altissimi, quia ipse benignus est super ingratos et malos. Estote ergo misericordes sicut et Pater vester misericors est. Nolite iudicare, et non iudicabimini; nolite condemnare, et non condemnabimini; dimittite, et dimittemini; date, et dabitur vobis. Mensuram bonam, confertam 115 et coagitatam et supereffluentem, dabunt in sinum vestrum; eadem quippe mensura qua mensi fueritis, remetietur vobis.
Resource, NY. 172. Q.Q.: = Quintus (Cicero’s brother) and Quintus (the son of Quintus); the fact that Cicero composed this letter in the names of all his family, as well as his use of plurimam (salutem), suggests the affection in which all held Tiro. Marcus Tullius Tiro, as he was called after being freed by Cicero, invented the first known system of shorthand (the so-called Notae Tironianae) for the purpose of taking down Cicero’s speeches, and he was also important in the editing of Cicero’s
(it is) for the heart = (it is) pleasing. 35. saeculis: saeculum, century, generation. paria: n. of the adj. par, used as a noun, pairs; the pairs of friends most famous in legend were Theseus and Pirithous, Achilles and Patroclus, Orestes and Pylades, Damon and Pythias. 39. pergratum: note the force of the prefix per-. disputaris: = disputaveris, fut. perf. in a FUT. MORE VIVID CONDITION. 40. qualem: sc. amicitiam esse; i.e., what the nature of friendship is. existimes: existimare, to
Cilicum: Cilices, Cilicians, the people of Cilicia in southern Asia Minor. At this time pirates (praedones) were sailing at will all over the Mediterranean; in 67 B.C. Pompey was commissioned to wipe out this menace and did so in the amazingly brief space of three months. mitto: = omitto; Latin authors often employed the simple form of a vb. in place of the expected compound form. adhibitam: adhibere, to hold to, apply, employ (against). Relief of warship, temple of Fortuna Primigenia, 1st