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Vocabula Picta
An Illustrated Latin Lexicon for the Modern World (A Latin Picture Dictionary)

by Anna Andresian

Floreat lingua Latina! This Latin picture dictionary is the perfect resource for using Latin in the modern world. Arranged thematically, the vocabulary is easily accessible to students during written and spoken exercises.

Paperback (Color)
Paperback: 70 pages
Published: February 2014
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
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Product Description:

This Latin lexicon provides illustrated definitions for hundreds of Latin vocabulary words. The selection creates a bridge between the ancient and modern world by including vocabulary as used in Classical Latin, as well as words for modern things and ideas. Words are arranged thematically so that they can be accessed easily during written and spoken activities in the classroom.

The lexicon can be used as a personal resource or as a classroom reference set for students. Students can quickly refer to vocabulary when participating in an exercise, or teachers can use the selections to teach vocabulary that is useful in both ancient and modern contexts. Illustrations, rather than English definitions, encourage students to understand the vocabulary in the target language without relying on another language. Indices are provided at the end of the booklet, categorized by grammatical form for exercises that require particular types of words.

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Review of Vocabula Picta

"This book is a tool that, with the teacher's guidance and expertise, can permit students to take ownership of rote morphological lessons by giving them some choice in the words used and the ideas expresed. ... I would not be surprised if many teachers ordered multiple copies to keep in the classroom for immediate reference, while students purchase their own e-book copies to keep on their phones or tablets."

-- Sharon Kazmierski, The Clearing House, The Classical Outlook Vol. 90, No. 2 (2014)