This second-year Latin course textbook supposes the previous study of Latin Grammar, by the same authors. It is intended for students who can devote only two years to the study of Latin and who must be prepared to read intelligently Latin textbooks of philosophy, theology and canon law. Therefore the vocabularies, word studies, exercises and connected passages have been selected with this practical purpose in mind. The first half of the book is based on philosophical texts; the second half is drawn from works of theology and from the Code of Canon Law. At the end of the volume is a vocabulary of 3,000 words, which may serve the purpose of a concise dictionary.
Cora Carroll Scanlon and Charles L. Scanlon, A.M., were two linguistic authors of the mid-twentieth century. Cora Carroll was employed with the Milwaukee State Teachers College, while Charles L. served Marquette University. They authored two introduction textbooks to Latin, entitled Latin Grammar for the Reading of the Missal and Breviary and Second Latin, both published in 1944 and 1948 by the B. Herder Book Company, respectively.