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Learn Latin from the Romans
A Complete Introductory Course Using Textbooks from the Roman Empire

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  • Date Published: June 2018
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316506196

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  • Learn Latin from the Romans is the only introductory Latin textbook to feature texts written by ancient Romans for Latin learners. These texts, the 'colloquia', consist of dialogues and narratives about daily life similar to those found in modern-language textbooks today, introducing learners to Roman culture as well as to Latin in an engaging, accessible, and enjoyable way. Students and instructors will find everything they need in one complete volume, including clear explanations of grammatical concepts and how Latin works, both British and American orders for all noun and adjective paradigms, 5,000 easy practice sentences, and over 150 longer passages (from the colloquia and a diverse range of other sources including inscriptions, graffiti, and Christian texts as well as Catullus, Cicero, and Virgil). Written by a leading Latin linguist with decades of language teaching experience, this textbook is suitable for introductory Latin courses worldwide.

    • Passages are taken from leading literary writers like Cicero, Catullus and Virgil, and from inscriptions and graffiti, as well as the 'colloquia'
    • Grammatical terminology is introduced from the start, allowing students to gain confidence immediately
    • All noun and adjective paradigms are given in both the British order and the American order
    • Includes over 5,000 short practice sentences and over 150 longer passages for continuous reading practice
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    'Throughout the book, the student receives clear, understandable grammatical explanations … One particularity of this book - one that distinguishes it from other approaches - is that it uses authentic texts. From the beginning, the reader/student is introduced to texts that cannot be found in other textbooks - texts that offer interesting glimpses into life in Rome. … This book - used with the help of a teacher - will certainly serve its purpose well: it conveys the necessary linguistic structures, helps the student acquire reliable proficiency, and provides a many-sided picture of Ancient Roman culture.' Harald Weydt, Pragmatics Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316506196
    • length: 526 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 173 x 24 mm
    • weight: 1.06kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 123 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    The pronunciation of Latin
    Part I:
    1. Verbs: inflection and word order
    2. Nouns: nominative, vocative, and accusative of first and second declensions
    3. Adjectives: gender, agreement, neuters, and vocabulary format
    4. Tenses: future, perfect, and principal parts
    5. Genitive case, sum
    6. First and second conjugations, past participles
    7. Dative case, possum
    8. Second declension in -r and -ius, substantivization
    9. Ablative case, prepositions, eō
    10. Demonstratives and imperatives
    11. Reading texts
    Part II:
    12. Personal pronouns, partitive and objective genitives
    13. Present subjunctive, quis
    14. Third declension
    15. Subordination, imperfect subjunctive, purpose clauses
    16. Sequence of tenses
    17. Fourth and mixed conjugations
    18. Reading practice
    19. Infinitives and indirect statement
    20. Reflexives
    21. Third-declension adjectives
    22. Reading practice
    Part III:
    23. Demonstratives, ablative of agent
    24. Participles
    25. Relative clauses and volō
    26. Reading practice
    27. Deponent verbs: forms from first two principal parts
    28. Indirect commands
    29. Deponent verbs: perfect-stem forms
    30. Fear clauses and long sentences
    31. Reading poetry
    Part IV:
    32. Passive voice, agent and means
    33. Result clauses
    34. Fourth and fifth declensions
    35. Time and place
    36. Reading practice
    37. Nōlō and mālō
    38. Regular comparison
    39. Imperfect tense
    40. Irregular comparison, negatives
    41. Gerundives
    42. Reading practice
    43. Adverbs
    44. Pluperfect and future perfect tenses
    45. Impersonal verbs
    46. Perfect and pluperfect subjunctives
    47. More subordinate clauses
    48. Reading practice
    Part V:
    49. Ferō
    50. Conditional clauses
    51. Fīō
    52. Ipse and iste
    53. Reading practice
    54. Indirect questions
    55. Numbers
    56. Relative clauses with the subjunctive
    57. Ablative absolute
    58. Īdem, expressions of price and value
    59. Reading practice
    60. Gerunds I
    61. Gerunds II
    62. How to use the appendices
    63. Further grammatical explanations and exercises
    64. Key to further exercises
    65. Alphabetical glossary of grammatical terminology
    66. The metre of Virgil's Aeneid
    Cumulative vocabulary, Latin to English
    Cumulative vocabulary, English to Latin
    Index of grammatical topics covered
    Index of Latin passages included.

  • Author

    Eleanor Dickey, University of Reading
    Eleanor Dickey was educated at Bryn Mawr College and the University of Oxford, has taught in Canada and the United States, and is currently Professor of Classics at the University of Reading. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Academia Europaea, and has published widely on the Latin and Greek languages and how they were studied in antiquity, including Greek Forms of Address (1996), Latin Forms of Address (2002), Ancient Greek Scholarship (2007), The Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana (2012–15), Learning Latin the Ancient Way (2016) and An Introduction to the Composition and Analysis of Greek Prose (2016). She has extensive experience of teaching both Latin and Greek at all levels and has brought this experience to bear on her adaptations of ancient Latin-learning materials for modern students.

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