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[Egyptian] How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs, by Mark Collier and Bill Manley.
This is a step-by-step guidebook that enables you to teach yourself how to read Egyptian Hieroglyphs.

[Egyptian] Write Your Own Egyptian Hieroglyphs, by Angela McDonald.
Lavishly illustrated, this is a marvelously informative and fun to read book that will introduce novice Egyptologists to the fundamentals of reading and writing Egyptian hieroglyphs.

[French] Calligrammes: Poems of Peace and War (1913-1916), by Guillaume Apollinaire.
A bilingual, French and English edition of Calligrammes, includes an introduction and detailed commentary on Apollinaire's influential poems.

[Hebrew] Encounters in Modern Hebrew, By Edna Amir Coffin.
Comprising three books, this series provides students with an invigorating, college-level introduction to Israeli Hebrew. By the time students have completed all three books in the series they will be ready to take advanced Hebrew language courses. The three books combined are equivalent to two - three years of college level study of Hebrew.

[Hebrew] Literature on the Tip of the Tongue, By Edna Genossar Grad.
Intermediate Hebrew Textbook & Workbook that bridges the gap between introductory Hebrew textbooks and the study of Hebrew literature.

[Latin] Learning Latin, By Rochelle Caviness.
This is an article that discusses the benefits of learning Latin, along with study tips and an overview of recommended textbooks and study aids.

[Latin] Wiley's Real Latin: Learning Latin from the Sources, by Robert Maltby and Kenneth Belcher.
An engaging Latin textbook that uses examples and translation exercises taken exclusively from authentic Classical Latin sources written by a range of authors including Caesar, Cicero, Catullus, Livy, Virgil, Horace, Ovid, and many more.

[Mayan] An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs, by Sylvanus Griswold Morley.
An introductory text on reading and understanding the Maya glyphs, calendar, and writing system.

[Mayan] Kaqchikel Chronicles, translation and exegesis by Judith M. Maxwell and Robert M. Hill II.
Contains the only translation of the entire Chronicles, including all the texts of the Annals of the Kaqchikels and the Xpantzay Carulary.

[Mayan] La ütz awäch? Introduction to Kaqchikel Maya Language, by R. McKenna Brown, Judith M. Maxwell, & Walter E. Little.
A workbook-styled introductory text on Kaqchikel Maya language that is designed to give English-speakers an overview of the language and provide students with the necessary vocabulary and grammar skills to carry on a basic conversation.

[Mayan] The New Catalog of Maya Hieroglyphs, Volume 1: The Classic Period Inscriptions, by Martha J. Macri and Matthew G. Looper.
A practical catalog of all known Maya Script, single sign, hieroglyphs from the classic period (app. 150-900 C.E.).

[Mayan] Popol Vuh: Sacred Book of the Ancient Maya, edited by Allen J. Christenson.
This electronic library and database serves as a comprehensive resource on the Popol Vuh, and it includes not only the original text of the Popol Vuh, but also English and Spanish translations of the text, along with audio files of native speakers reading the text, hundreds of photographs, and essays and notes on Maya culture, history, and language.

[Nahuatl] Introduction to Classical Nahuatl (Revised Edition)
Revised and completely updated edition of te classic text.

[Mayan] Translating Maya Hieroglyphs , by Scott A. J. Johnson.
A step-by-step foreign language textbook that teachs you how to read and translate the Mayan glyphs.

[Nahuatl] Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl (Revised Edition), by J. Richard Andrews.
A workbook to accompany the revised and updated second edition of Introduction to Classical Nahuatl. The workbook includes exercises keyed to the text, as well as an answer key and vocabulary list.

[Spanish] Vocabulario Vaquero / Cowboy Talk, by Robert N. Smead.
A Dictionary of Spanish Terms from the American West.

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