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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 www.oup.com/us/morwood containing grammar and syntax drills, flashcards for vocabulary review, phonetic pronunciations, and instructional materials
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
Introduction Chapter 1. Scintilla in casa laborat Verbs: transitive & intransitive; 1st conjugation, 3rd sing.; est; pl complement; nouns & adjectives: 1st declension sing. nom. & acc. Quintus 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 Women 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 Education 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 Elections 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 Rome 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 Cicero 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 Delphi 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 Books Chapter 25. Horatius Maecenati commendatur Summary of uses of ut cum and dum Chapter 26. Horatius iter Brundisium facit Conditional clauses Travel 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 Cleopatra Chapter 30. Horatius amicus fit principis Predicative dative; relative with the subjunctive Some Glimpses of Augustus Chapter 31. Indomita mors Death 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