Latin Demystified / Edition 1

Latin Demystified / Edition 1

by Richard Prior
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0071477276

ISBN-13: 9780071477277

Pub. Date: 06/11/2008

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Become a bona fide master of Latin

English vocabulary owes a great debt to Latin, ergo you already know many Latin words and phrases. Now you can move beyond the status quo and learn this classical language. With Latin Demystified, nihil obstat (nothing stands in the way).

Beginning with an overview

Overview

Become a bona fide master of Latin

English vocabulary owes a great debt to Latin, ergo you already know many Latin words and phrases. Now you can move beyond the status quo and learn this classical language. With Latin Demystified, nihil obstat (nothing stands in the way).

Beginning with an overview of Latin, basic pronunciation rules, and a discussion on the differences between inflected and analytical languages, Latin Demystified covers key grammar fundamentals such as nouns, verb forms, and syntax. You'll build your Latin vocabulary with essential words and phrases and quickly master this challenging language. Test yourself at the end of every chapter for reinforcement that you're fast on your way to reading and understanding Latin.

This fast and easy guide features:

  • Clear and straightforward explanations of Latin grammar fundamentals
  • Numerous examples of simple and complex sentence structures
  • Full coverage of Latin noun declensions and verb tenses
  • Helpful writing exercises
  • Quizzes at the end of each chapter to reinforce new material

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for a more experienced student, Latin Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this complex language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071477277
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
06/11/2008
Series:
Demystified Series
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
616,098
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction


PART ONE:


FUNDAMENTALS OF THE LATIN LANGUAGE

Chapter 1:

Overview of the Latin Language

Parts of speech

Pronunciation

Inflection VS Analysis

Latin Nouns

Latin Verbs

Chapter 2:

The Perfect and Imperfect Tenses

Verbal Aspect

Perfect Tense

Perfect Stem Recognition

The Conjugations

Imperfect Tense

Key Vocabulary

Chapter 3:

The Basics of a Latin Sentence

How Latin Nouns Work

Transitive VS Intransitive Verbs

Accusative Case

Direct Objects

Nominative Ccase

Personal Pronouns

Key Vocabulary

Chapter 4:

The Present Tense

Present Tense

First Conjugation

Second Conjugation

Third Conjugation

Third Conjugation -iō

Fourth Conjugation

The Irregular Verb sum, esse, fuī, futūrus

Key Vocabulary

Chapter 5:

Building Up Basic Sentences with Modifiers

Using Noun Cases as Modifiers

Other Types of Modifiers

Using Predicate Nominatives as Modifiers

Using Appositives

as Modifiers

The Genitive Case

Possessive Adjectives

The Dative Case

Key Vocabulary


PART ONE TEST


PART TWO: BUILDING ON FOUNDATIONS

Chapter 6:

Adjectives

Using Adjectives as Modifiers

First/Second Declension Adjectives

Third Declension Adjectives

Key Vocabulary

Chapter 7:

Adverbs and the Ablative Case

Using Adverbs as Modifiers

Neuter Gender

Ablative Case

Using Prepositional Phrases as Modifiers

Ablative Case Uses

Distinguishing Dative and Ablative Forms

Key Vocabulary

Chapter 8:

The Future, Pluperfect, and Future Perfect Tenses

Future Tense

Distinguishing Present and Future Tenses

Function of the Pluperfect and Future Perfect tenses

Pluperfect Tense

Future Perfect Tense

Key Vocabulary

Chapter 9;

When, Whither, Wence, and Where

Talking About Time

Motion Toward, Away, and in Places

Third Declension i-Stem Nouns

Fourth Declension

Fifth Declension

Substantive use of Adjectives

Conjunctions

Synopsis

Key Vocabulary

Chapter 10:

Irregular Verbs

Irregular Verbs

The Irregular Verb possum, posse, potuī

The Irregular Verb possum, posse, potuī

Using Infinitives

Complementary Infinitives

The Irregular Verb volō, velle, voluī

The Irregular Verb nōlo, nolle, nōluī

Objective Infinitives

Impersonal Verbs

Subjective Infinitives

The Irregular Verb eō, īre, iī, itum

The Irregular Verb ferō, ferre, tulī, lātum

Prefixes

Key Vocabulary


PART TWO TEST


PART THREE: ADVANCED GRAMMAR

Chapter 11:

Pronouns

More About Personal Pronouns

Demonstrative Adjectives/Pronouns

Reflexive Pronouns

Intensive Adjectives/Pronouns

Relative Pronouns

Key Vocabulary

Chapter 12:

Passive Voice

Grammatical Voice

Passive Voice: Present System Tenses

Passive Voice: Perfect System Tenses

Passive Infinitives

Passive of Irregular Verbs

Ablative of Agent

Middle Voice

Deponent Verbs

Semi-Deponent Verbs

The Irregular Verb fiō, fiērī, factus sum

Key Vocabulary

Chapter 13:

Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs

Comparison of Adjectives

Comparison of Adverbs

Ablative of Comparison

Ablative of Degree of Difference

The Adverb quam with Adjectives and Adverbs

The Irregular Verb mālō, malle, māluī
Numerals

Adjectives of Special Declension

Key Vocabulary

Chapter 14:

Giving Commands and Asking Questions

Vocative Case

Imperative Mood
Asking Questions

Dative with Intransitive Verbs

Dative with Compound Verbs

Vocabulary Building

Suffixes

Key Vocabulary

Chapter 15:

Subjunctive Mood

Grammatical Mood

The Imperfect Subjunctive

The Pluperfect Subjunctive

Dependant and Independent Clauses

Cum Clauses

Purpose Clauses

The Present Subjunctive

The Perfect Subjunctive

Sequence of Tense

Result Clauses

Conditions

Independent Uses of the Subjunctive

The Subjunctive After Verbs of Fearing

Key Vocabulary

Chapter 16:

Participles, Gerunds, and Indirect Discourse

Participles

Participial Phrases

Ablatives Absolute

Gerunds

Gerundives

Supines

Indirect Discourse

Indirect Questions

Indirect Commands

Indirect Statements

Perfect and Future Infinitives

Relative Time Value in Indirect Statements


PART THREE TEST


FINAL EXAM

Latin-English Glossary

Answer Key

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