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By Frederic M. Wheelock

Initially meant via Professor Frederic M. Wheelock as a sequel to Wheelock's Latin, his vintage introductory Latin textbook, Wheelock's Latin Reader, newly revised and up to date by way of Richard A. LaFleur, is the appropriate textual content for any intermediate-level Latin path. You'll discover a wealthy number of of prose and poetry from quite a lot of classical authors, in addition to briefer passages from medieval and past due Latin writers, each one offered within the Latin within which it used to be initially written. precious positive aspects contain vast notes; a whole Latin-English vocabulary; maps of old Italy, Greece, and the Roman Empire; and diverse pictures illustrating points of classical tradition, mythology, and heritage featured within the readings.

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E. , expert philosophers or Sophists. censeo: censere, to estimate, imagine, recommend, suggest. petatis: ut is frequently passed over in a JUSSIVE NOUN CL. 50. bonis: i. e. , reliable males. fifty two. rerum: OBJ. GEN. with consensio, an contract on all concerns. qua: ABL. OF comparability with nihil melius. fifty three. haud scio an: idiom introducing an IND. QUEST. , i don't understand even if = i'm susceptible to imagine. excepta sapientia: ABL. ABS. = with the exception of…. LAELIUS. Recte tu quidem, Scaevola, et vere. Ego si Scipionis desiderio me moveri negem—quam identification recte faciam viderint sapientes—sed certe mentiar. Moveor enim tali amico orbatus qualis, ut arbitror, nemo umquam erit. Sed tamen 30 recordatione nostrae amicitiae sic fruor ut beate vixisse videar, quia cum Scipione vixerim. Itaque non tam ista me sapientiae, quam modo Fannius commemoravit, fama delectat (falsa praesertim) quam quod amicitiae nostrae memoriam spero sempiternam fore. Idque mihi eo magis est cordi quod ex omnibus 35 saeculis vix tria aut quattuor nominantur paria amicorum, quo in genere sperare videor Scipionis et Laeli amicitiam notam posteritati fore. FANNIUS. Quoniam amicitiae mentionem fecisti et sumus otiosi, pergratum mihi feceris si de amicitia disputaris quid forty sentias, qualem existimes, quae praecepta des. SCAEVOLA. Mihi vero erit gratum. (7–16, excerpts) Laelius’ observations at the nature of friendship. LAELIUS. Ego vero non gravarer, si mihi ipse confiderem; nam et praeclara res est, et sumus, ut dixit Fannius, otiosi. Sed quis ego sum? Aut quae est in me facultas? Magnum opus est forty five egetque exercitatione non parva. Quamobrem quae disputari de amicitia possunt, ab eis censeo petatis qui ista profitentur. Ego vos hortari tantum possum ut amicitiam omnibus rebus humanis anteponatis; nihil est enim tam naturae aptum, tam conveniens advert res vel secundas vel adversas. Sed hoc primum 50 sentio: nisi in bonis amicitiam esse non posse. Est autem amicitia nihil aliud nisi omnium divinarum humanarumque rerum cum benevolentia et caritate consensio, qua quidem haud scio an, excepta sapientia, nihil melius homini take a seat a dis immortalibus datum. Divitias alii praeponunt, bonam alii fifty five valetudinem, alii potentiam, alii honores, multi etiam voluptates. Beluarum hoc quidem extremum; illa autem superiora caduca et incerta, posita non tam in consiliis nostris quam in fortunae temeritate. Qui autem in virtute summum bonum ponunt, praeclare illi quidem; sed haec ipsa virtus amicitiam et gignit et 60 continet, nec sine virtute amicitia esse ullo pacto potest. (17–20, excerpts) fifty six. beluarum: belua, animal, beast. hoc extremum: this finish, goal; i. e. , the final pointed out, voluptates. superiora: i. e. , prior ones (divitias, valetudinem, and so forth. ); sc. sunt. caduca: falling, frail, perishable, transitory. fifty eight. temeritate: right here, impulse, twist of fate. fifty nine. illi: sc. agunt. gignit: gignere, to beget, bring on. sixty one. talis: = stories, i. e. , bonos. opportunitates: right here, benefits. sixty two. queo: = possum. qui: adv. , how. vitalis: worthy dwelling. sixty three. Ennius: Quintus Ennius (239–169 B. C. ), one of many earliest Roman poets and writer of the epic poem, the Annales, used to be a lot well-known and often quoted by way of Cicero.

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