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Wheelock’s Latin Reader, newly revised and updated by Richard A. LaFleur,is the ideal text for students who have completed Wheelock's 6th or 7th editions or for any intermediate-level Latin course. You’ll find a rich selection of prose and poetry from a wide range of classical authors, as well as briefer passages from medieval and 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.

Praise for Wheelock's Latin Reader:

This [new second edition] is unique among Latin readers in that it can be used with success following any elementary Latin text.... What makes this reader outstanding is the wide selection of readings. Classical, post-classical, patristic/late-antique, and medieval selections (ca. 3,400 lines spanning some 1,400 years) introduce students early on to the breadth and wealth of Latin literature.... The variety...will allow teachers to adapt to any methodology or learner-type, and to appeal to classicists and non-majors at both the high-school and post-secondary levels, while the readings--poetry, prose, philosophy, letters, legal advice, et al.--allow the spirit of Latin literature to speak for itself.  [complete review] –Professor Cynthia White, University of Arizona, in The Classical Outlook

“The passages from Cicero, Livy, Ovid and Pliny are adequate to reveal the style of each, and easy enough to be read with some rapidity. The inclusion of something from medieval Latin and the Vulgate is a particularly happy innovation, and certainly all students exposed to Latin should be aware of the poems with which the book ends.” –Modern Language Journal

[Wheelock’s Latin Reader] is a solid companion to [Wheelock’s Latin] and deserves wide circulation as a practical introduction to the humanism of Ancient Rome.” –The Classical Bulletin

“The widespread adoption of Wheelock’s introductory Latin is a tribute to its mature approach. His reader is a worthy continuation.” –Classical World

"The text is good. Which is not surprising of a Frederic M. Wheelock text, revised by Rick LaFleur. Helpful glosses, and an all around delight. Tell your friends." –D.D. Farms

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Ubi Fera Sunt


A lively, lovingly wrought Latin version of Maurice Sendak's classic children's book, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, translated by noted Latinist Richard A. LaFleur (aka, Doctor Illa Flora).

Wheelock's Latin Grammar Charts

Ecclesiastical, Medieval, and Neo-Latin Sentences
By Richard Upsher Smith, Jr.

Find ThemEcclesiastical, Medieval, and Neo-Latin Sentences offers Sententiae and Loci Immutati complete with notes, vocabulary, and grammar explanations for the 40 chapters of Wheelock’s Latin.

Find Them
By Sally Proctor

Find ThemVERBA MIXTA LATINA for Wheelock's Latin is an entertaining way for students to engage with Latin vocabuary. These puzzles can be enjoyed by and benefit Latin students at any level!



Grammaticus is the premiere study aid for Wheelock’s Latin, 7th Edition, for Android devices. Principium is the version for iPhone.


Scribblers, Scvlptors, and Scribes
By Richard A. LaFleur

ScribblersThis all new supplementary reader is designed to accompany the Wheelock's curriculum, but is also suitable for any Latin program.


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Wheelock's Latin GrammarQuick!

By Richard A. LaFleur, Brad Tillery

GrammarQuickA quick and complete overview of Latin grammar—both forms and usage—on six durably coated cards, five-hole punched for easy insertion into notebooks. Arranged by part of speech, with summaries of all forms and the most common syntax, including case uses and subjunctive clauses. An essential companion to Wheelock's Latin and all introductory texts, and a handy reference guide for intermediate and more advanced students as well.

**Cumulative Chapter Vocabulary Lists for Wheelock's Latin--the list for each chapter contains all the words for that chapter as well as for all chapters preceding! from Bolchazy-Carducci.

** Readings from Wheelock's Latin -- an extraordinary 4-CD audio package with recitations and dramatic performances available from Bolchazy-Carducci.


Online audio with a general introduction and pronunciation of all 40 chapter vocabularies (Macromedia Flash required). Simply click on the Audio Link in the menu above or go here.

The Wheelock's Latin Series isn't complete without:

Image of the bookcover of Wheelock's Latin Reader.Wheelock's Latin Reader

Originally intended as a sequel to Wheelock's Latin, this is the ideal text for any intermediate-level Latin course. Read not only classical authors but also medieval and late Latin writers.

Workbook for Wheelock's Latin

You will find in this essential companion to Wheelock's Latin  transformation drills, word power sections, reading comprehension questions and more.


Need a dictionary?

Image of the bookcover of the Latin Gem dictionary.Collins Gem Latin Dictionary

This best-selling Latin mini-dictionary comes with a verbs and nouns supplement; numbers, dates and measures; plus an index of geographical names.

Harper Collins Latin Concise Dictionary

This is a Latin dictionary and grammar—two books in one. It also has supplements on Roman history, life and culture; words and phrases used in English; and more.


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