Caesar’s English II, Classical Education Edition: Student Book

By Michael Clay Thompson, Myriam Borges Thompson, Ph.D., Thomas Milton Kemnitz, D.Phil.

Order Code: 8739
Class sets 25 or more paperback books: $38.00 each
Class set order code: 8739S

This is the vocabulary book in Level 3 of the MCT language arts curriculum.

Note: There is a set of flashcards available to help students study the stems and words in this book. (See below.)


This book follows the same formula as Caesar’s English I, Classical Education Edition; it offers twenty lessons that alternate between introducing five Latin stems that are the basis for many of our academic words and five classic words that have been identified by Michael as being prominently used among the great writers of English and American literature. The book is loaded with vocabulary activities that allow students to manipulate and play with the stems and words, as well as grammar analyses, nonfiction writing samples, poetry to help students feel the Roman experience, writing exercises, math problems using Roman numerals, word searches, and much more. There is a substantial emphasis on the geography of the Roman world.

There are additional essays on the Iberian Peninsula by Myriam Borges Thompson and on Roman history by Thomas Milton Kemnitz, who also took the photographs reproduced in both volumes.

The Classical Education Edition of Caesar’s English II is filled with so many extra elements that the book is too large to be handled easily by children. As a result, the student book comes in two parts.

As an added bonus, the book contains QR codes that link to audio of Michael reading his poems and his sesquepedalian stories, as well as discussing the grammar of the vocabulary so that children can hear the words pronounced correctly and in context. Myriam Borges Thompson also provides audio for the book, reading her Spanish translations of Michael’s poems and adding interesting commentary to her essays about the Iberian influence on the Roman world, which has subsequently influenced our own. Please note that the QR codes in the eBook version of this book are inoperable.

This book is printed in black and white, but there is a full-color edition available. (See below.)

There is also a set of flashcards available to help students study the stems and words in the book. (See below.)


MCT Language Arts Curriculum
Level 3
10, 11, 12
5, 6
MCT Language Arts
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