9780071477277

Latin Demystified A Self Teaching Guide

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-07-02
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

DeMYSTiFieD makes learning Latin a no-brainer! Latin Demystified provides you with a friendly, non-intimidating method that takes the confusion out of learning the language, walking you step by step through the fundamentals and moving on to more advanced topics. Each chapter concludes with a self-test that allows you to track your progress, and a comprehensive final exam at the end of the book gives you instant feedback on new language skills.

Author Biography

Richard Prior (Greenville, SC) is an associate professor of classical languages at Furman University. He has written several books on Latin such as The Everything Learning Latin Book (Adams), 501 Latin Verbs (Barron’s), and Latin Verb Drills (McGraw-Hill).

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, māluīNumerals
Adjectives of Special Declension
Key Vocabulary
Chapter 14:
Giving Commands and Asking Questions

Vocative Case
Imperative MoodAsking 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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