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Cicero's Pro Archia: An Acceleration Reader with Translation by [Cicero, Marcus Tullius]
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Cicero's Pro Archia: An Acceleration Reader with Translation Kindle Edition

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Length: 225 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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Third edition, with a continous text appended. Here, in a format designed to sharpen comprehension abilities, is the Latin of Cicero’s plea to affirm the citizenship-status (civitas) of his old humanities teacher Archias. This speech is an excellent choice for beginning a study of Ciceronian oratory, as the case is not complex, the technical legalities are minimal, and the particularities give rise to interesting, timely reflections on liberal studies and citizenship. The Pro Archia is also short enough to be covered in its entirety within a part of a term.

In this book, students will find a pari passu (“bit by bit”), mostly literal translation interleaved with the original text in Acceleration Reader format, a style of presentation that helps them to divide, conquer, and progress towards a fluent understanding of the Latin. The basic assumption is that the process of attaining mastery requires learning how to process language in “chunks” or units of meaning sequentially, that is, as they arise. Typographically breaking down the longer, complex, syntactically foreign sentences allows for a better mental digestion of the contents, and ultimately for a smoother and quicker road to fluency in reading the language. Students can practice comprehension with less difficulty if they can focus on manageable and relatively undaunting smaller units.

On many levels, this masterful composition can repay the effort that is made to appreciate it. It has a value that ought not to be limited to the time of its original audience. It was meant to have relevance, as Cicero intended, for all posterity.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 646 KB
  • Print Length: 225 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Claude Pavur; 3 edition (24 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #426,956 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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