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TEXAS STATE JUNIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE

RECOMMENDED SOURCES FOR ACADEMIC CONTESTS
N.B. - The out-of-print books on this list will not be considered as sine quā nōn sources as they
can be expensive to obtain.
GRAMMAR
Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar, edited by J.B. Greenough, A.A. Howard, G.L.
Kittredge, & Benj. L. D’Ooge, Caratzas Brothers, New York, 1975. The ultimate source for
grammar. Recommended for advanced students.
Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar, edited by Anne Mahoney, Focus Publishing,
Newburyport, MA, 2001. An update of the 1903 edition of Allen and Greenough’s New Latin
Grammar with a completely updated section on prosody. Available in both paperback and
hardback. Please see http://pullins.com for ordering information. (Please be aware that there are
some minor typing errors for this new edition. For example, pg. 368)
Gildersleeve’s Latin Grammar, Basil L. Gildersleeve and Gonzalez Lodge, Bolchazy-Carducci
Publishers, Inc., 1997. Paperback. This is the most comprehensive grammar after Allen and
Greenough’s. Please see http://www.bolchazy.com for ordering information.
New Latin Grammar, Charles E. Bennett, Allyn and Bacon, Boston, 1969. A good grammar,
but not as comprehensive as Allen and Greenough’s. Please see http://www.bolchazy.com for
ordering information.
A Student’s Latin Grammar, Cambridge Latin Course, Robin M. Griffin, revised and
supplemented by Ed Phinney, Cambridge University Press, 1992. A good source for first and
second year students, although it often does not give the names of constructions.
The Latin Language: A Handbook for Students, Scottish Classics Group, Oliver & Boyd,
1989. Another good source for first and second year students, but also lacking construction
names.
Review and Test Preparation Guide for the Beginning Latin Student, Hocker, Prentice Hall.
A good source for first year students with plenty of exercises and drills. Please see
http://phcatalog.pearson.com for ordering information.
Review and Test Preparation Guide for the Intermediate Latin Student, Sally Davis,
Prentice Hall. A good source for advanced students with exercise and drills. Please see
http://phcatalog.pearson.com for ordering information.
The Amsco Review Texts and state adopted textbooks are also recommended.

430 S. To obtain a copy. No. Basic Latin Vocabulary. Oxford. Donald J. LATIN DERIVATIVES The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. A Comprehensive Dictionary Arranged by Word Roots. Editor..aclclassics. This book is currently out-of-print. B101. Ayers. American Classical League. 1994. A workbook is also available. Tucson.org/tmrc for ordering information. William Morris. AZ. Second Edition. University of Arizona Press. Michigan Avenue. Amsco Review Texts (particularly the sections on synonyms. Chicago. Also recommended for the study of Greek derivatives.com or other used book search engines. Donald M. antonyms. Eli Burriss and Lionel Casson. The final authority for Latin and Greek derivatives tests. LexaDyne Publishing. Inc. To order.D. Second Edition. Please see http://www. 1988. Sadler. Also recommended for the study of Greek Derivatives. Paperback available from Union Representative. J. ISBN 0-9659138-0-5. Ohio. Available from ACL under the description “JCL Word Lists. High School or New College Edition.VOCABULARY Latin Word Building and Etymology. but copies may be obtained from Amazon. English Words from Latin and Greek Elements. WI 53208.” (Item number J6). Crutchfield. Duane Beeler. Make sure to buy an edition with the invaluable section on IndoEuropean roots. Leesburg.aclclassics. IL. Please see http://www. 1986. . James Greenwald. and related words) and state adopted textbooks are excellent study sources for vocabulary. NJ. Order from ACL Teaching Materials and Resource Center. * The ultimate authorities (but not recommended as study sources) for vocabulary items are Lewis & Short’s A Latin Dictionary and the Oxford Latin Dictionary. 3401 W. List all the families of words within English and shows their roots and derivative meanings. Prentice-Hall. Book of Roots: A Full Study of Our Families of Words. IL 60605. contact James Greenwald. Milwaukee. Marquette University High School. Wisconsin Avenue. No English meanings. A basic vocabulary list based on frequency and organized by root words.org/tmrc for ordering information. Houghton-Mifflin Company. Brunel Jr. English Vocabulary Quick Reference. Roger S. Chicago. VA. Latin-English / English-Latin Derivatives Dictionary. Latin and Greek in Current Use. Englewood Cliffs. 1949. Union Representative. call 1-888-599-4700.

Bob and Maxine Moore. Please see http://www. Merriam Company. use with caution as there are mistakes in the book.com/us for ordering information. Organized by author. PHRASES. Wauconda. The most recent edition of Morford and Lenardon’s Classical Mythology is published by Oxford University Press. NY.. Focus Information Group. Stone. Amat and More.oup. Newbury Books. Routledge. A sequel to his Latin for the Illiterati.. Doubleday. Anchor Books. G. White Plains. Gods and Mortals in Classical Mythology: A Dictionary. A good source for both Latin and Greek derivatives tests. New York. Inc. 1996. A good source for expressions and sayings in Latin. & C. New York. Vidi. but copies may be obtained from any used book search engines. Dunmore.com for ordering information. IL. 1985. Veni. MOTTOES. Eugene Ehrlich. MYTHOLOGY Classical Mythology. & FAMOUS QUOTATIONS Cree’s Dictionary of Latin Quotations. Norbert Guterman. 2002. Harper & Row. NTC Publishing Group. Inc. however. A useful book with practice exercises. A comprehensive compilation of Latin quotations with English translations.com for ordering information. Newburyport. BolchazyCarducci Publishers. MA. Often available from other publishers in paperback. An extensive list of Latin phrases and some mottoes with explanations. Amas. ABBREVIATIONS. Also contains information on Greek derivatives. The Anchor Book of Latin Quotations. A good source for students beginning their study of myth. Mark Morford and Robert Lenardon. 1973. 1966. Stone. More Latin for the Illiterati. Latin Proverbs: Wisdom from Ancient to Modern Times.. Waldo E. Jon R. Vici. Routledge. . New York. A wonderful source of common words. Michael Grant and John Hazel. Sequel to his Amo. Charles W.NTC’s Dictionary of Latin and Greek Origins. 1995. IL.bolchazy. New York. Focus Books. Please see http://pullins. 1997. Studies in Etymology. and More. sayings. 1979. Many dictionaries include abbreviations and phrases. The book is currently out-ofprint. 1985. Chicago. Amas. Inc. Sweet. Amo. Amat. Springfield. Third (or later) Edition. 1993. Longman. Please see http://www. expressions. Jon R. Latin for the Illiterati. Eugene Ehrlich. MA. Harper & Row. and abbreviations from Latin.

Sixth Edition. A comprehensive and well-written source. An excellent source for beginning and advanced students of Roman history. Hammond & H. Jenny March. One of the best mythology dictionaries out there. One of the most complete dictionaries in print today. The ultimate authority for the Roman History test along with the OCD. Yeo. and history. Hesiod. 1984. A good source in dictionary format. the Greek tragedians. 1996. but a copy may be obtained via Amazon. E.com The Penguin Dictionary of Mythology. Graham Speaker. Oxford University Press. Cedric A. Editors. Available from Routledge and Oxford University Press. Third Edition. H. literature. The Penguin Group. & Fritz M. An abridged version of the previously mentioned book. 2001. N. Edward Tripp.com or other used book search engines. Pierre Grimal. A sine qua non for serious certamen players. New York. (Be warned that there are errors in the Third Edition although it contains much information not in the Second Edition. New Edition. 1996.Who’s Who in Classical Mythology. J. William G. Boak. Prentice Hall PTR. Max J.) A History of Rome to AD 565. Oxford. The Dictionary of Classical Mythology. New York. A History of the Roman People. currently out-of-print. The Oxford Classical Dictionary. Martin’s Press. It is currently out-of-print. St. A very complete dictionary that will be useful to beginning and advanced students. England. but a copy may be obtained via Amazon. Michael Grant and John Hazel. Prentice Hall School Division. 1994. Scullard. Penguin Books. ROMAN HISTORY A History of Rome. especially for history after the death of Constantine. Editor.R. 1970. Meridian Books. New York. The Meridian Handbook of Classical Mythology.G. Apollodorus. Zimmerman. Ovid. M. Cassell. Allen Mason Ward. but a difficult source for many first year students. The Penguin Dictionary of Ancient History. . Bantam Books. Columbus. Second Edition. An excellent reference source for life. Blackwell Publishers. Again. Ohio.com or other used book search engines. Herzberg. A good source for student studying myth for the first time. New York. Cassell’s Dictionary of Classical Mythology. Vergil. Paperback version of the previous book. & Apollonius Rhodius. Advanced myth students should be familiar with the primary sources (in translation) of Homer.L. Sinnigen & Arthur E. Pierre Grimal. Macmillan. Cary and H. Myth and their Meaning. 1974. Order through Amazon. 1964. 1998.H. Scullard. Heichelheim. 1975. A good source for students in dictionary format. Penguin Books. Dictionary of Classical Mythology.

Dictionary of Roman Religion. Facts on File. and Vestal Virgins. Foresman. but a copy may be obtained from any used book search engines. This book is currently available from Duckworth Publishers. Very detailed with Latin terms.A History of Rome. 1957. apex. fetiālēs. Currently. New Haven. Scott. White Plains. Christopher Scarre. Saliī. Jean-Louis Voisin. An excellent new source. Thames and Hudson. 2003.. IL. A revision of her father’s book with lots of illustrations. A good source available in paperback but not as comprehensive as Harold Johnston. 1998 reprint edition. rēx sacrōrum. augur. 1940. An excellent source for beginning and advanced students of Roman history. Malden. An excellent source with most of the important Latin terminology. A very comprehensive and readable source even for beginning students of history. Very detailed information about the Monarchy period of Roman history. CT. Longman. incubātiō. flāmen. Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome. Roman Life. Gargola. 2004. Boatwright. Chronicle of the Roman Republic. ROMAN LIFE Daily Life in Ancient Rome. Glenview. 1963. . and Customs. Oxford. very readable. Use this dictionary for detailed explanation on ancile. pontifex. 1989. & Richard J. The illustrations and charts make this book an excellent addition. conveniently arranged. New editions available in most bookstores. Scott. Blackwell Publishers. Oxford University Press. Talbert. Foresman. Chronicle of the Roman Emperors. 1995. oracles. Private Life of the Romans. this book is outof-print. Mary Johnston. Lesley Adkins & Roy A. 1995. sodālēs. Thames and Hudson. 1996.A. The Romans: From Village to Empire. Daniel J. Glenview. Harold Johnston. Sibylline Books. IL. Another excellent source for beginning and advanced students of Roman history. Yale University Press. Pontifex Maximus. Life.com for ordering information. Rome: Its People. lituus. translated by Antonia Nevill. Ugo Enrico Paoli. Recommended for advanced students. Marcel Le Glay. Florence Dupont. Please go to http://duckw. Blackwell Publishers. Good source for first year students. NY. & Yann Le Bohec. Jerome Carcopino. An interesting source with lots of good information but very few illustrations. sistrum. Philip Matyszak. Daily Life in Ancient Rome. Lesley Adkins & Roy A. Adkins. A detailed classic study of Roman life. 1972 reprint. sacrifice. MA. Adkins. Flāmen Dialis. A reprint edition is available from bookstores. Oxford University Press. Mary T. New York. Other entries in the book are too esoteric for the entire book to be used as a contest source.

1966. New York. Oxford. Clarendon Press. Howatson. translated by Joseph B. A History of Latin Literature. Hammond. Peter Green. 1952.LATIN LITERATURE Greek and Roman Authors. An illustrated paperback. 1981. GREEK HISTORY A Dictionary of the Ancient Greek World. Paul Harvey. The Life of Greece. Oxford University Press. Roman Classics. A detailed but difficult source for beginning students. but quite readable. 1939.W. Solodow. Kenney and W. A very complete source which is. H. Thames and Hudson. England.L. A History of Greece to 322 BC. England. Moses Hadas. Oxford.G. The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature. Lincoln. This is a revised edition and a very complete source. Paperback available. London. Cliff Notes Inc. England.. C. Ancient Greece. An excellent source. Very comprehensive. M. Editor. New York. unfortunately. Recommended for beginning students. Simon & Schuster. Mary Ellen Snodgrass. Available in paperback. New Edition. Also a source for the Greek Life and Literature Test. E. 1980.V. 1966. Oxford University Press. but not recommended for beginning students. A good beginning source for major authors. . 1989. Appendix contains a chronological list of authors by century. Cambridge University Press. New York. Wilson Company. 1988. very expensive.M. A very comprehensive work. 1982. N. Classical Greece. Latin Literature. but lacking some Latin terms. The Cambridge History of Classical Literature II: Latin Literature. An excellent source recommended for beginning students. 1994. An update of the original listed above. Editor. Revised Edition. In most libraries. Oxford University Press. The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature. 1997. Dictionary format. Nebraska. Will Durant. Michael Grant. Clausen.J. Third Edition. Available in paperback.C. More readable than the first edition. 1987. David Sacks. Oxford. John Hopkins University Press. Gian Biagio Conte. Time-Life Books. Editors. Bowra. Highly recommended. The ultimate authority for the test. a good source for first year students. Columbia University Press.

but very comprehensive. Peter Levi. Make sure to buy an edition with the invaluable section on IndoEuropean roots. Howatson. 1982. 1985. London & New York. Penguin Books. Beautiful maps and illustrations. Tulsa. Houghton-Mifflin Company. A good source arranged by different topics. National source. 2000. Most of the sources listed for Greek History also have sections on life and literature. Burstein. Social. 1994. Lesley Adkins & Roy A. & Roberts. 1999. Editor. Editor. Oxford University Press. England. Martin. Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times. M.A. Viking Press.. 1989. & Cultural History.C. Richard J. Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece. Donlan. New York. A. New York. 1998 reprint edition. The Greeks. Ohio. Facts on File. Talbert. American Classical League. Rudolph F. Paperback. Thomas R. Oxford. GEOGRAPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD The Atlas of Classical History. Inc. Includes some history. M. Routledge. Greek-English Derivatives Dictionary. Ancient Greece: A Political. GREEK DERIVATIVES The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. Pomeroy. Finley. Oxford University Press. Usborne Publishing Company. but lacking some Latin terms. Oxford University Press. Susan Peach & Anne Millard. A very comprehensive source. Oxford. The final authority for Latin and Greek derivatives tests. Oxford. Good beginning source. Editor. GREEK LIFE AND LITERATURE The Ancient Greeks. Order from ACL Teaching Materials and Resource Center. High School or New College Edition. Burn. Oklahoma. More readable than the first edition. Black and white maps. New Edition. Schaeffer. Not as complete as the Pelican History but much more readable. An update of the original listed above. 1974. Yale University Press. 1964.R. Atlas of the Greek World. National source. 1990. See the sources under Latin derivatives. William Morris. from The Usborne Illustrated World History.The Pelican History of Greece. A good beginning source. Adkins. The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature. .I.

Margaret Oliphant. The Atlas of the Ancient World. The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History. New York. 1929. Penguin Books.tufts. DECATHLON Students preparing for the Decathlon should use the sources listed above. 1982. it is impossible to list all of these sites or to verify that the information in all of them is accurate and based on scholarly research.Atlas of the Roman World. Stambaugh. but a very comprehensive list of sites in the ancient world. Very comprehensive. good maps and readable text. Penguin Books. Revised September 2004. Inc. John Hopkins University Press. Excellent source with color maps and clear text. 2003. Facts on File.. London. Simon & Schuster. The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece. 1992.edu/ A Guide to the Ancient World: A Dictionary of Classical Place Names. INTERNET SOURCES There are many excellent sites on the internet such as Perseus which contain wonderful study materials. Interesting sections on Greece and Rome with good illustrations. Excellent source with lots of color. New York. The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome. Colin McEvedy. Barnes & Noble Books. The definitive source on the city of Rome. . 1996. Viking. Oxford University Press. New York. Michael Grant. Tim Cornell & John Matthews. Use internet materials with caution. 1967. However. No maps. Penguin Books. New York. Small print. 1988. The entire book is available on-line in the Perseus collection at http://www. Maps are very general. The Ancient Roman City. Chris Scarre. A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome. Baltimore. Be sure to check the contest rules for the categories covered on the TSJCL Decathlon Test.perseus. Samuel Ball Platner & Thomas Ashby. 1995. Robert Morkot. John E. Beautiful maps and illustrations.