So you really want to learn Latin – Book I

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So you really want to learn Latin Book 1 is the first stage in a three-part Latin course. It takes pupils through nouns of the 1st 3 declensions and verbs in all tenses of the active mood. It can be used in the classroom by those preparing for Latin at any level but will also be invaluable as a revision aid or as a self-teaching book.

“The textbook everyone who ever learnt Latin should have had, and the one that everyone who wants to learn Latin now and in the future should have. It is a model of lucidity that combines rigour with accessibility and wit.” The Daily Telegraph

“This is not a book for the squeamish or the faint-hearted. Mr Oulton takes you firmly by the hand and guides you through REAL GRAMMAR. Conjugations and declensions, well chosen vocabulary, and lots of exercises… But he does it with a supreme intelligence and a passion for his students.” Amazon review

ISBN: 978-0-946095-63-6
Format: Hardback
Publication Date: 31 January 2020

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Description

So you really want to learn Latin

About the series

The So you really want to learn Latin series comprises of three books which take pupils from scratch up to GCSE and beyond. It is unapologetically grammatical and old-fashioned in its approach, and has consistently received rave reviews from teachers and pupils alike since its publication in 1999.

About the book

So you really want to learn Latin Book 1 is the first stage in a three-part Latin course. It takes pupils through nouns of the 1st 3 declensions and verbs in all tenses of the active mood. It can be used in the classroom by those preparing for Latin at any level but will also be invaluable as a revision aid or as a self-teaching book.

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What’s inside – Chapters

Guide to pronunciation

Vowels, Diphtongs, Vowel and syllable length, Consonants, Stress

Introduction

Chapter 1

  • Verbs
  • Amō: present tense
  • Verbs like amō
  • The future tense
  • The imperfect tense
  • And, but, not
  • Vocabulary 1
  • The perfect tense
  • English derivations
  • Revision
  • Points to remember
  • Aeneas and the origins of Rome

Chapter 2

  • Nouns like Mēnsa
  • The six cases
  • Subjects and objects
  • Subjects and objects in Latin
  • Verbs in the sentence
  • Subject “in the verb”
  • Nouns in the vocabulary
  • Vocabulary 2
  • Translating from Latin: Golden Rules
  • Revision
  • Romulus and Remus

Chapter 3

  • Using all the cases
  • Nominative case
  • Vocative case
  • Accusative case
  • Genitive case
  • Dative case
  • Ablative case
  • More on the genitive
  • Coping with all the cases: from Latin
  • New vocabulary
  • Prepositions
  • Vocabulary 3
  • Clauses
  • English derivations: prefixes and suffixes
  • The Foundation of Rome

Chapter 4

  • Verbs of the 2nd conjugation: moneō
  • Principal parts: 2nd conjugation
  • Nouns of the 2n declension: annus
  • Stems and endings
  • A word of caution
  • Nouns like bellum
  • Working with neuters
  • Dealing with the simple past
  • Vocabulary 4
  • The Sabine women
  • Festivals
  • Revision

Chapter 5

  • Adjectives
  • Agreement of adjectives
  • Puer and magister
  • Adjectives in -er
  • Vocabulary 5
  • Plural nouns
  • Other modern languages
  • The first Roman traitress

Chapter 6

  • Verbs like regō
  • Problems with regō
  • Questions in Latin
  • -ne, nōnne, num: points to note
  • Verbs like audiō
  • Points to note with audiō
  • The historic present
  • Vocabulary 6
  • Verbs with yukky principal parts
  • The kings of Rome (part 1)

Chapter 7

  • Verbs like capiō
  • Breaking up inverted commas: inquit / inquiunt
  • Roman numerals
  • Numerals 11-1000!
  • filius, deus, vir
  • Vocabulary 7
  • Revision
  • The kings of Rome (part 2)

Chapter 8

  • 3rd declension nouns
  • Working with 3rd declension nouns
  • Common nouns
  • Agreement of adjectives with 3rd declension nouns
  • Adjectives and common nouns
  • Vocabulary 8
  • Apposition
  • nōmine = by name
  • Non0increasing 3rd declension nouns
  • Common exceptions
  • Horatius holds the bridge

Chapter 9

  • Linking sentences and clauses
  • And…not
  • But…not
  • nec…nec and et…et
  • Vocabulary 9
  • Mucius Scaevola
  • Revision

Chapter 10

  • The verb ‘to be’
  • sum and complements
  • There is / there are
  • To be or not to be?
  • The last two tenses
  • Future perfect
  • Pluperfect
  • Points to note
  • Using the principal parts
  • Vocabulary 10
  • The escape of Cloelia, 508 B.C.

Summary of grammar

  • Verbs: active
  • Nouns
  • Cardinal Numerals
  • Ordinals
  • Adjectives

Appendix

  • More on vowel quantity

Latin – English Vocabulary

English – Latin Vocabulary

 

 

 

Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg
Age

Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Categories

Latin

Format

Hardback

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