Disce! An Introductory Latin Course, Volume 1 Plus Mylab Latin (multi-semester Access) With Etext -- Access Card Package by Kenneth KitchellDisce! An Introductory Latin Course, Volume 1 Plus Mylab Latin (multi-semester Access) With Etext -- Access Card Package by Kenneth Kitchell

Disce! An Introductory Latin Course, Volume 1 Plus Mylab Latin (multi-semester Access) With Etext…

byKenneth Kitchell, Thomas Sienkewicz

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Designed to bring students to the point where they can read Latin fluently, DISCE! combines the best of both the grammar approach and reading method.


An original, unified story provides controlled introduction to vocabulary and grammar in context while also utilizing orderly and clear grammar explanations in every chapter. It thus combines the grammar approach and the reading-based approach. The guiding principle throughout is what is best for the student and for the particular concepts being studied at any given moment.  Additionally, Disce! weaves culture throughout the text, and stresses the role of Classical culture in the modern world by the many links drawn between Latin and modern languages, and between Roman practices and modern culture.  Disce! is also the first text to be supported by MyLatinLab, providing the most modern course management and online support to a Classical language.


DISCE! is for use in introductory Latin programs and is suitable for both high school and college students.


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Kenneth F. Kitchell, Jr. is professor of Classics at the University of Massachusetts.  Prior to this he taught at Louisiana State University for 22 years and he taught high school in Chicago for two years. He also served, in 1989, as the Gertrude Smith Professor and co-director of the Summer Program of the American School of Classic...
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Intrōductiō

Chapter 2 In Tabernā

Chapter 3 Negōtium Bonum

Chapter 4 Intrat Hermēs

Chapter 5 In Forum

Chapter 6 In Lūdō Chīrōnis

Chapter7 Post Lūdum

Chapter 8 Eāmus Domum

Chapter 9 Per Viās Rōmānās

Chapter 10 Quantī Id Constat?

Chapter 11 Domum

Chapter 12 In Domō Magnā

Chapter 13 Māter et Fīlia

Chapter 14 Dē Perseō

Chapter 15 Frāter et Soror

Chapter 16 In Cēnā

Chapter 17 Dē Amōre et Lūdīs

Chapter 18 Fugitīvus

Chapter 19 Vēnātiō

Chapter 20 Nōn Perseus sed Herculēs!



Table of Contents


Chapter 1       Festina Lente

Perfectus Dux (Suetonius. Augustus. 25.4)
Inscriptiones Fori Romani (Temple of Antoninus Pius and Temple of Saturn)


Chapter 2       Tullius Salutem Dicit

Tullius Terentiae Suae (Cicero. Ad Familiares XIV, 8; XIV, 15)


Chapter 3       Tabernae

Roma Nuper Magna Taberna (Martial. Epigrammata.VII.61)


Chapter 4       Vinum

Vinum Incendit iras (Seneca. De ira 2.19)

Vino Pellite Curas (Horace. Carmina  I.7: 28-35)

Magnum Hoc Vitium Vino Est (Plautus. Pseudolus. Act V, 1, 1-9)

Vita Vinum Est (Petronius. Satyricon 34)

In Vino Veritas (Pliny, Naturalis Historia  14.28.141)
Vinum Omne Dulce (Pliny. Naturalis Historia 14.11.80)

Feminae et Vinum (Pliny. Naturalis Historia 14.13.89)

Vinum Familiae (Cato. De Agri Cultura 104)

Chapter 5       Roma Antiquissima

UrbsMarmorea (Suetonius, Augustus 28.3)

Ubi Nunc Fora Sunt (Ovid. Fasti VI.396; 399-402; 411-414)
Marcellus (L'année épigraphique [1928] #2)


Chapter 6       Ludus Romanus

Scelerate Magister (Martial. Epigrammata  IX.68)


Chapter 7 Sententiae

Aut Amat Aut odit (Publilius Syrus. Sententiae 1-9)

Para Bellum (Vegetius, Epitoma  Rei Militaris 3)

Familia Gessii (Tomb of P. Gessius Family)


Chapter 8       Tempus

Inreparabile Tempus (Vergil. Georgics III.284-290)

Carpe Diem (Horace. Carmina I.11)

Tempus Edax Rerum (Ovid. Metamorphoses XV.234-244)

o Tempora, o Mores! (Cicero. In Catilinam I,2)
Solarium Augusti (CILVI.701)


Chapter 9       Inscriptiones Pompeiis

Fur Es! (CIL IV. 807, 1454, 1864, 1883, 4764, 7038)



Chapter 10     Pecunia

e Lotio Est (Suetonius. Vespasianus 23)

In Corripiendis Pecuniis (Cicero. In Verrem I.2)


Chapter 11 Iulius Caesar Dicit

Iacta alea Est (Sueteonius. Iulius. 32)

Veni, Vidi, Vici (Sueteonius. Iulius 37)

De  Bello Gallico (Julius Caesar. De  Bello Gallico 1.1)

Insidiae (Julius Caesar. De  Bello Gallico 3.18)

Parvis Momentis Magni Casus (Julius Caesar. De Bello Civili 1.21)


Chapter 12     Domus

Domus Honestanda (Cicero. De Officiis 1.139)
Domus et Placens Uxor (Horace. Carmina. 2.14.1-4; 21-24)

Dulcis Domus (Apollinaris Sidonius. Carmina 23.436-441)


Chapter 13  Catullus

Par Deo (Catullus. Carmina 51)

Quot Basiationes (Catullus. Carmina 7)


Chapter 14     Magna Parva

Democritus (Cicero. Tusculanae Disputationes.  5.114)

Romulus Remusque (Livy. 1.4)


Chapter 15     Catilina
Quousque tandem, Catilina? (Cicero. In Catilinam 1.1)


Chapter 16     Suasoriae

Deliberat Cicero (Seneca the Elder. Suasoriae 6.3)


Chapter 17 De Lesbiae Passere

Deliciae Meae Puellae (Catullus. Carmina 2)

Mors Lesbiae Passeris (Catullus. Carmina 3)


Chapter 18 De Servis

Instrumenti Genus Vocale (Varro. De Re Rustica 1.17.1)

Servi Contubernales (Seneca. Epistulae Morales 47.1)


Chapter 19 De Gladiatoribus

Hermes Martia Saeculi Voluptas (Martial, Epigrammata V, 24)

Verso Pollice (Juvenal. Satura 3.34-37

Colisaeus (Bedae Opera Omnia Migne P.L. XCIV pg. 543)

FeminaeGladiatores I (Tacitus. Annales 15.32.3)

FeminaeGladiatores II (Suetonius. Domitianus. 4.1)

Feminae et Pumili Gladiatores III (Statius. Silvae 1.6. 51-56)

De Spectaculis (Martial. Liber de Spectaculis 1)


Chapter 20     Hercules

Hercules Cacusque (Ovid. Fasti, 1.547-558)


Editorial Reviews

The combined approach proposed by the authors does seem to be the best way for students to acquire a reading knowledge of Latin. I also like that the story is carried out through the book.  This eclectic approach is what I’ve been looking for.     ~Dr. Thomas H. Dinsmore, University of Cincinnati - Clermont College   It is a new, creative approach, building on a tradition of good insights and based on a searching examination of the pedagogical issues relevant to college learners.     ~ Claude Pavur, Saint Louis University       I wholeheartedly agree with the authors’ stated goals. A book that takes some of the supporting frame of the reading method, makes it age-appropriate, and combines it with efficient grammar study could replace both the grammar- and the reading-approach textbooks.     ~Dorota Dutsch, University of California, Santa Barbara   The qualities that Professors Kitchell and Sienkewicz are attempting to bring together into a single college text are very welcome as an alternative to the current choices.     ~James M. Brehany, Trivium School