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  • Oxford Latin Course, College Edition Readings and Vocabulary
    Oxford Latin Course, College Edition Readings and Vocabulary
  • Oxford Latin Course  Part I
    Oxford Latin Course Part I
  • Oxford Latin Course  Part II
    Oxford Latin Course Part II
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Adapted to better meet the needs of American college students, The Oxford Latin Course, College Edition, retains its trademark reading-based approach, but does so now in two companion volumes - Readings and Vocabulary and Grammar, Exercises, Context - that cover all of the topics essential toa first-year Latin course.OTHER NEW FEATURES:* Streamlined organization that focuses more closely on the life of the Roman poet Horace* Additional and more robust grammar explanations* Revised cartoons--completely redrawn for a college audience--that illustrate grammar points and provide students with "visual vignettes"* A Companion Website at containing grammar and syntax drills, flashcards for vocabulary review, phonetic pronunciations, and instructional materials

Author Biography

Maurice Balme is the former Head of Classics at Harrow. He is the coauthor of Athenaze, the #1 book in the US for first-year courses in Greek, and the author of many other books.

James Morwood has been a Lecturer of Classics at Wadham College, Oxford, since 1996. Before that, he taught Classics for 30 years at Harrow.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Scintilla in casa laborat
Verbs: transitive & intransitive; 1st conjugation, 3rd sing.; est; pl complement; nouns & adjectives: 1st declension sing. nom. & acc.
Chapter 2. Quintus Flaccum iuuat
Nouns & adjs 2nd declension nom. & acc. sing. & plural; gender: masc., fem. and neuter; agreement of adjs; verbs: 3rd plural -- all conjugations
Chapter 3. Nundinae
Verbs: all persons; prepositions with acc. and abl. (in, ad, a/ab, e/ex)
Nundinae and Farming
Chapter 4. Ludus Flaui
Infinitives and imperatives; vocative; possum, eo; compound verbs; adverbs; questions
Chapter 5. Flauius fabulam narrat
3rd declension, nouns and adjectives; genitives of first three declensions; some uses of the genitive and ablative
The Iliad
Chapter 6. Graeci Troiam capiunt
Dative case; complete declensions 1,2,3; ego, tu, nos, uos; uolo, nolo
Virgil's Aeneid
Chapter 7. Polyphemus
Declensions 4 & 5; review of all five declensions; pronouns -- is, ille, hic, ipse
Homer and Virgil
Chapter 8. Aeneas in Africa
Subordinate clauses, including relatives; reflexives
Chapter 9. Infelix Dido
Comprehension Exercise
Chapter 10. Comitia
Imperfect and perfect tenses
Chapter 11. Quintus Romam aduenit
Pluperfect tense; more perfect stems and the meaning of the perfect; numerals 1-10, expressions of time and place; locative case
Chapter 12. Ludus Orbili
More perfect endings; fero; uses of the ablative case
Greece and Rome
Chapter 13. Marcus Quintum domum suam inuitat
Comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs; more perfect stems
Chapter 14. Caesaris triumphi
Present participle; further uses of the ablative case; more perfect stems
The Roman Triumph
Chapter 15. Idus Martiae
The future tense, the future perfect tense; more perfect stems
The End of the Republic
Chapter 16. Caesaris funus
Passive voice; perfect passive participle & indicative; future perfect passive; pluperfect passive; future participle (active)
Chapter 17. Athenis
Present, future, & imperfect passive
Stoic and Epicurean
Chapter 18. Brutus Athenas aduenit
Comprehension Exercise
Chapter 19. Horatius Delphos uisit
The subjunctive mood, the present subjunctive; the jussive subjunctive; purpose clauses; sequence of tenses; indirect commands
Chapter 20. Horatius militat
Passive forms of subjunctive; pluperfect subjunctives active and passive; deponent verbs; passive infinitives and imperatives
The Roman Army
Chapter 21. Philippi
Ablative absolute
Brutus and Cassius
Chapter 22. Horatius ad Italiam redit
Indirect questions; the perfect subjunctive; semi-deponent verbs
The Confiscations
Chapter 23. Horatius Romam redit
Indirect statement; all infinitives active and passive
Latin Poetry
Chapter 24. Horatius carmina scribit
Result clauses
Chapter 25. Horatius Maecenati commendatur
Summary of uses of ut cum and dum
Chapter 26. Horatius iter Brundisium facit
Conditional clauses
Chapter 27. Maecenas poetas fouet
Gerunds and gerundives
Vixi puellis
Chapter 28. Horatius rusticus fit
Impersonal verbs; impersonal use of passive; subjunctive in main clauses
Patrons and Clients
Chapter 29. Augustus
Verbs of fearing; connecting relative
Chapter 30. Horatius amicus fit principis
Predicative dative; relative with the subjunctive
Some Glimpses of Augustus
Chapter 31. Indomita mors
Comprehension Exercise
Appendix 1. Continuous Indirect Speech
Appendix 2. Uses of the Indicative and the Subjunctive
Appendix 3. Quin and quominus
Glossary of Grammatical Terms
Metrical Appendix
Reference Grammar
English-Latin Vocabulary

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