# Frederic M. Wheelock (1902–1987)

## Autor/a de Wheelock's Latin

## Sobre l'autor

## Obres de Frederic M. Wheelock

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## Coneixement comú

- Data de naixement
- 1902-09-19
- Data de defunció
- 1987-10-29
- Gènere
- male
- Nacionalitat
- USA
- Lloc de naixement
- Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
- Lloc de defunció
- Kent, Connecticut, USA
- Educació
- Harvard University
- Professions
- professor (Latin)
- Biografia breu
- Dr. Frederic M. Wheelock, a retired classics professor who had taught at Brooklyn College and City College, died of a heart attack on Oct. 29 at Sharon (Conn.) Hospital. He was 85 years old and lived in Kent, Conn.

Dr. Wheelock taught at the two colleges from 1938 to 1952, when he moved to Cazenovia Junior College in Cazenovia, N.Y., then to the Darrow School in New Lebanon, N.Y., and finally to the University of Toledo. He was the author of several books on Latin, the most recent of which was ''Quintilian As Educator.''

He was born in Lawrence, Mass., and graduated cum laude in 1925 from Harvard University, where he later earned master's and doctorate degrees.

From the NY Times Obituary.

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## Estadístiques

- Obres
- 9
- Membres
- 4,972
- Popularitat
- #5,040
- Valoració
- 4.1

- Ressenyes
- 12
- ISBN
- 20
- Llengües
- 2
- Preferit
- 1
- Pedres de toc
- 23

This textbook was designed so that, in a sense, any teacher can teach Latin. It's comprehensive, straightforward, and treats the language rather like a maths textbook, with the formulas, the practice equations, and the answer key. For schools just wanting to teach the language and get the students through the exam, great. But, paradoxically, to instill

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… (més)loveof Latin using this method requires not just any teacher, but a passionate and well-read teacher. For this reason, I will probably always prefer the Cambridge Course with its broader emphasis on history and culture, and its narrative-based lesson style.But those complaints are clearly personal biases, and shouldn't be taken too seriously! This is a wonderfully comprehensive first-year coursebook. The inclusion of "real" Latin from so early in the course has a beneficial impact. There are now five other books in the series that serve as adjacent texts - the student workbook, the "38 Latin Stories" (simple tales for in-class dissection), "Scribblers, Sculptors and Scribes" (providing real Latin from a variety of sources keyed to the chapters here), Grote's Guide (for students to solve thorny problems), and the Reader (for students who have completed the course) - and you can't go wrong. And the light-heartedness evident throughout (even if it's in a "dad joke" kind of way) is appreciated.

I will note that this still isn't a textbook for self-learning. Sure, you can pick up everything using this (especially if you buy the teacher's answer key from the publisher) but you'll lose it again without a classroom setting for constant drills and the enjoyment of Roman culture that comes with that. Caveat emptor, is all I'm saying!

A vibrant refresh of a classic textbook.