This item includes the Latin text of the 28 parables told by Jesus in the Gospel of Luke, with vocabulary and grammatical notes.
Each parable is numbered and each verse is numbered corresponding to the Gospel. Verses are organized into several paragraphs, where appropriate, to facilitate ease of assigning passages.
Below each section is a short glossary to supplement the student's core vocabulary for the passage. (The vocabulary is listed such that the parables can be read in any order without having to refer to the glossaries of other sections.) A separate glossary of all 680 words is also provided (fit onto four pages so it can be printed on two sheets of paper, back and front.)
Each section also includes substantial grammatical help, including identification of all uses of the subjunctive, unusual constructions resulting from the translation from Greek, and so on. The help is substantial but its purpose is only identification and disambiguation, so very few translations are given. Instead, the identifications are precise enough that students can find the necessary information in a grammar reference (like Allen and Greenough, freely available on the Perseus Project) or their text book.
Also included is an introduction consisting of a short list of observations about the style of the Vulgate from Nunn's "Introduction to Ecclesiastical Latin" (now in the Public Domain and freely available via Google Books.)
Makes a great text for:
1. a survey class to students to the style of the Vulgate.
2. supplementing a text book with additional readings for leisure or review.
3. "taking a break" from your text book at the end of a chapter, for a few days or weeks at a time, or at the end of the quarter/semester/year.
4. seasonal reading around holy days or preceding/following the parable's use in church.
5. supplementing religious instruction or coordinating religious and Latin instruction.