Wheelock's Latin : Chapters 1-15 Lectures
What you'll learn
- A thorough mastery of elementary Latin grammar
- Additional insight into English grammar and vocabulary
- The Wheelock textbook (6th or 7th edition)
Welcome to the bestselling Latin course on Udemy!
Over the years of teaching Latin from the excellent and justly renowned textbook "Wheelock's Latin," I have created a series of lectures designed to help students to learn Latin online and get the most of this magnificent book. In them you will find guidance to some of the more perplexing concepts of grammar -- English and Latin -- that often comprise an insuperable barrier to progressing in Latin for modern-day students.
My lectures therefore have double-duty. They review the concepts of English grammar when you need them, and theyu help you understand how they can be applied to Latin grammar. You’ll also find guidance to the extremely useful self-tutorial exercises in the back of the Wheelock book for each chapter. Finally, I provide a complete description of how the sound of classical, silver-age Latin by modern academia.
The lectures will not replace the Wheelock text. They will only, I hope, make your on-ramp smoother. To that end, the lectures track exactly with the chapters of the textbook. This will give you context sensitive help when you need it.
You will not find answers to the exercises or anything that is copyright protected by the publisher of the Wheelock book. To get any benefit from these lectures, you must have the Wheelock text.
When you’ve completed the series on the Wheelock, you may wish to check out my detailed readings and discussion of the revered Fabulae Faciles, a set of graded readers designed to help readers move from elementary Latin grammar to intermediate prose.
Finally, I also have two complete classes on the texts used by the American AP Latin exams. They’ll be very useful for student preparing for the exams, or for advanced readers who wish to start in on Vergil’s Aeneid and Caesar’s Gallic Wars.
Best of luck to you!
Who this course is for:
- Autodidacts and/or homeschoolers
- College or high school students in a traditional academic setting who need a little extra help.
- Students in a traditional academic setting who need a little extra help
Dr. Lugosch taught all areas of classical studies at the undergraduate and graduate level, and published scholarly articles on Sophocles, Plato, Aristotle, and Homer. Recently retired, Dr. Lugosch still leads small private tours to Italy, Greece, Turkey and France that explore artifacts of classical antiquity.
These lectures help support his money-losing hobby farm in Kentucky where he raises organic pigs, grass fed beef, pastured chickens, Californian rabbits, and all manner of vegetables.