1st Edition

Caesar’s Dē Bellō Gallicō A Syntactically Parsed Reader

By Jean-François Mondon Copyright 2015
    322 Pages
    by Routledge

    322 Pages
    by Routledge

    Caesar’s Dē Bellō Gallicō: A Syntactically Parsed Reader is an innovative Latin reader presenting selections of Caesar’s Gallic wars texts. Its unique approach tackles the two most common problems a student reading unedited Latin faces: abundant vocabulary and a maze-like sentence structure. Breaking down the sentence structure of the texts and providing vocabulary glosses throughout, A Syntactically Parsed Reader ensures better comprehension and enables students to make an easier transition from using artificial and doctored Latin to working with the unaltered language found in authentic texts.

    Features include:

    • Texts presented with the syntactically parsed Latin on one page and vocabulary glosses on the other
    • Visual display of the syntactic structure of each Latin sentence throughout, with main clauses touching the left margin, subordinate clauses shown indented, and multiple subordinate clauses arranged to illustrate which clauses are dependent on which other clauses 
    • Helpful grammar notes provided alongside the texts
    • High frequency vocabulary included in a separate appendix to encourage efficient vocabulary acquisition
    • Selected texts carefully chosen in line with the Advanced Placement Latin exam.

    Caesar’s Dē Bellō Gallicō: A Syntactically Parsed Reader has been developed by an experienced university instructor. It is ideal for students seeking to improve their ability to read and understand Latin prose straight from the page.

    Introduction Types of Subordinate Clauses Map of Gaul Book I (chapters 1-54) Book IV (chapters 24-36) Book V (chapters 24-48) Book VI (chapters 13-20) Grammatical Appendix Frequent Vocabulary


    Jean-François R. Mondon is Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages at Minot State University, USA.

    "Mondon’s De Bello Gallico is a veritable gift both for students in Advanced Placement classes and for independent scholars wishing to perfect their Latin comprehension and reading skills. The facile outlay provides a satisfying experience of early success in comprehending the architecture of the Latin sentence—the key to eventual mastery of the language. This text employs an excellent pedagogical approach for acclimatizing 21st century students to the thought processes of the ancient Romans." Pauline Nugent, Missouri State University, USA