The best way to build vocabulary for the ExCET test is to read as much as possible
in Latin from the following authors:
Pliny the Younger
The following materials may also prove useful:
Latin vocabulary cards, available from:
Audio-Forum, 96 Broad Street, Suite A40, Guilford, CT 06437-2635. 800-243-1234. FAX
203-453-9774 (Catalog code SLTFLS, $15.95)
Applause Learning Resources, 85 Fernwood Lane, Roslyn, NY 11576-1431.800-253-5351. FAX
516-365-7484 (Catalog code PVLA, $11)
Midwest European Publications, Inc., 8220 N. Christiana Ave., Skokie, IL 60076-2911.
800-753-6488. FAX 708-675-8607 (Catalog #1-55637-011-3, $8.95).
Donald J. Brunel, Jr. Basic Latin Vocabulary. Available from American
Classical League, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. 513-529-7741. FAX 513-529-7742.
(Catalog #B101, $6.25)
K.C. Masterman. A Latin Word-List for use in Schools. Melbourne: Macmillan
& Co., 1947. Lists words in different lists according to frequency.
Clyde Pharr, Vergils Aeneid, Books I-VI. Lexington, MA, D.C. Heath and
Co., 1964. Includes word lists organized by number of times words are found in Aeneid
Vocabulary lists at end of most beginning and intermediate Latin texts.
No matter what you do, you will probably run into some words in the passages on the
exam that you do not know. Dont panic. Work around the vocabulary you do not
know, and you will almost certainly be able to get enough sense out of the passage to
answer the question posed.