The book usually known as Kennedy’s Revised Latin Primer has remained, with good reason, the pre-eminent Latin reference grammar in British schools and universities for many decades. Kennedy's New Latin Primer from Tiger Xenophon is the first entirely new edition in two generations.
As well as clearer and more legible typography, this new edition has been modernised for today's readers.
In earlier editions the English was occasionally almost as alien to the novice as the Latin - with, for instance, quocumque being translated as whithersoever. This and many other relics of a bygone age have been revised without the 'dumbing down' which afflicts so many modern textbooks.
The sections on pronunciation have been revised to reflect modern scholarship.
Publication Feb. 2008 264pp UK List Price £11.99 / $25.00 ISBN 978-1-904799-18-4
Publication Feb. 2008 264pp US List Price £12.99 / $25.00 ISBN 978-1-904799-19-1
The modern study of Classical Latin creates the illusion that it is a precisely-defined and immutable language; but all living languages are changing continuously, and Latin was no exception. Even in the Classical period many varieties of Latin were written and spoken, and as the Empire collapsed Latin, especially the spoken language of the common people, evolved. This language, Vulgar Latin, not the medieval Latin of learned scholars, evolved further into the Romance languages.
This book traces the development of Vulgar Latin and will therefore be of interest to medievalists and students of Romance languages.
Publication March 2009 176pp Pbk List Price £11.00 / $15.50 ISBN 978-1-904799-26-3
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