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WHEELOCK'S LATIN READER 2ND ED.

WHEELOCK'S LATIN READER 2ND ED.

Author: WHEELOCK, FREDERICK
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The second edition marks the first time this classic book has ever been significantly revised. Featuring expanded notes, and all new photos and maps, Wheelock's Latin Reader is the ideal intermediate Latin reader to follow the best-selling Wheelock's Latin and other introductory texts. It includes extensive selections from writers such as Cicero, Livy, Ovid, Pliny, the Vulgate, Bede, and others, along with useful introductions, translations notes, and a full Latin-English

vocabulary.

"[Wheelock's Latin Reader] is a solid companion to [Wheelock's Latin] and deserves wide circulation as a practical introduction to the humanism of Ancient Rome."--Classical Bulletin
WILLIAMS' HEBREW SYNTAX

WILLIAMS' HEBREW SYNTAX

Author: WILLIAMS
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Although the morphology and lexicon of Hebrew are reasonably well understood, its syntax has long been a neglected area of study. Syntax, the relationship of words to one another, forms, together with morphology, the material of grammar. Its relative importance varies according to the language considered. This is particularly true of word order, for when an inflected language loses its case endings, word order assumes many of the functions of the former cases. This outline by Professor Williams re-emphasizes the significance of word order in Hebrew. Developed over fifteen years in a formal course on Hebrew syntax at the University of Toronto, it treats the syntax of the noun, the verb, particles and clauses, with a selection of illustrative examples. Its contents are based on classical Hebrew prose, but some account is also taken of the deviations in later prose and poetry. In this new edition English translations have been provided for all Hebrew phrases and sentences, and the bibliography has been expanded.

WRITTEN ON BAMBOO AND SILK: THE BEGINNINGS OF CHINESE BOOKS AND INSCRIPTIONS, SECOND EDITION

WRITTEN ON BAMBOO AND SILK: THE BEGINNINGS OF CHINESE BOOKS AND INSCRIPTIONS, SECOND EDITION

Author: TSIEN, TSUEN-HSUIN
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Paleography, which often overlaps with archaeology, deciphers ancient inscriptions and modes of writing to reveal the knowledge and workings of earlier societies. In this now-classic paleographic study of China, Tsuen-Hsuin Tsien traces the development of Chinese writing from the earliest inscriptions to the advent of printing, with specific attention to the tools and media used. This edition includes material that treats the many major documents and ancient Chinese artifacts uncovered over the forty years since the book's first publication, as well as an afterword by Edward L. Shaughnessy.
Written on Bamboo and Silk
has long been considered a landmark in its field. Critical in this regard is the excavation of numerous sites throughout China, where hundreds of thousands of documents written on bamboo and silk--as well as other media--were found, including some of the earliest copies of historical, medical, astronomical, military, and religious texts that are now essential to the study of early Chinese literature, history, and philosophy. Discoveries such as these have made the amount of material evidence on the origins and evolution of communication throughout Chinese history exceedingly broad and rich, and yet Tsien succeeds in tackling it all and building on the earlier classic work that changed the course of study and understanding of Chinese paleography.
YOGAVATARAAM: THE TRANSLATION OF YOGA

YOGAVATARAAM: THE TRANSLATION OF YOGA

Author: SLATOFF-PONTE, ZOE
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The traditional Indian method of learning Sanskrit is through oral transmission, by first memorizing texts and then learning their meaning. The Western academic approach methodically teaches the alphabet, declensions, grammar, syntax, and vocabulary building. Zoë Slatoff-Ponté's Yogavataranam integrates the traditional and academic approaches for a full and practical experience of Sanskrit study.

Yogavataranam approaches language systematically and at the same time allows students to read important and relevant texts as soon as possible, while emphasizing proper pronunciation through its audio accompaniment. The first section teaches reading and basic grammar, the second covers more extensive grammar, and by the third, students can begin to read and understand even more complex texts, such as the Upanisads.

Yogavataranam includes:

Step-by-step instructions on how to correctly write the alphabet
Exercises throughout, along with review exercises for each chapter
Sidebars on Indian philosophy, culture, etymology, and more
Vocabulary building based on important texts
An extensive glossary of terms
Consideration of translation techniques and challenges
Original translations of passages from central texts, such as the Yogasutra, Bhagavadgita, Hathapradipika, and various Upanisads

In addition, Web-based audio files accompany each chapter to teach proper pronunciation.

Yogavataranam is appropriate for all levels of study, whether a student is brand-new to Sanskrit or already has experience in pronunciation, reading devanagari script, interpreting meaning, or learning grammar-and whether the course is academic or based in yoga. This new approach joins theory and practice to invoke an active experience of the philosophy, the practice, and the culture that together inform the multiplicity of meanings contained within the single and powerful word "yoga."