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Primer of Medieval Latin (?)

Postby CanadianGirl » Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:06 pm

Hi-Is anybody familiar with Beeson's "Primer of Medieval Latin?" I heard it recommended by a professor, who then added that it's been out of print for ages. Does it have some good readings, plus an intro etc? Want to be sure it's a good investment before I try to track it down. Excuse me if this has been asked before! Thanks - Paige.
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Re: Primer of Medieval Latin (?)

Postby bedwere » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:28 pm

CanadianGirl wrote:Hi-Is anybody familiar with Beeson's "Primer of Medieval Latin?" I heard it recommended by a professor, who then added that it's been out of print for ages. Does it have some good readings, plus an intro etc? Want to be sure it's a good investment before I try to track it down. Excuse me if this has been asked before! Thanks - Paige.

I have no idea, but it seems quite inexpensive
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Postby timeodanaos » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:16 pm

If you want a new book rather, you could buy 'Reading Medieval Latin' by Keith Sidwell on Cambridge University Press.
I have the book, and although I haven't used it, it seems to be a nice deal, comprising a load of texts from different eras, different genres, everything with glosses and explanations of tough places, and in the back, there's a list of grammatical differences between classical Latin and medieval.
I bought it in London two years ago for 20£, 380-something pages paperback.
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Postby paulusnb » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:43 pm

You can buy Beeson's Primer from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. I just bought it a few months ago. It is around 15 dollars. The selection of stories is great. I use it for tests in my class. The notes and dictionary, however, are useless.
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