Classical Latin: An Introductory Course by JC McKeown

By JC McKeown

Commonly field-tested and fine-tuned over decades, and designed particularly for a one-year direction, JC McKeown's Classical Latin: An Introductory path bargains an intensive, interesting, and playful grounding in Latin that mixes the conventional grammatical procedure with the studying approach.

In addition to grammar, paradigms, and readings, each one bankruptcy contains a number of terribly well-crafted routines that strengthen the grammar and morphology whereas encouraging the enjoyment of linguistic and cultural discovery.

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Rīdent. tangimus. funditis. frangunt. tenēbās. fundent. rīdēbunt. surgētis. pugnābāmus. iuvābitis. capiēbat. stābunt. dormiēs. habēs. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. ) used to stand. We began to send. He used to fight. They will tolerate. We used to stand. They began to pour. They will be hearing. ) will take. She was trying to sleep. ) were taking. Translate. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 33 03McKeown ch03:Classical Latin 1/16/10 12:16 PM Page 34 Chapter 3 Translate. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

And agricolane nautam audit? ” In English we can show that we expect a certain answer to a question by using various kinds of emphasis. ” In Latin, if the question is introduced with nonne, it is assuming an affirmative answer; a negative answer is assumed if the question is introduced by num. Question nonne agricola nautam videt? num agricola nautam videt? ” The second part of this “double” question must be introduced using an or anne. For the first part, you have several possibilities. You can treat it like an ordinary question, using -ne or just a question mark.

You must translate the English word “to” with ad when it involves motion, but with the dative and no preposition when motion is not implied. pecūniam ad nautam mittō pecūniam nautae dō “I send the money to the sailor” “I give the money to the sailor” In other words, “pecūniam ad nautam dō” is not correct Latin. ” Of the words given here for “and” (ac, atque, et) and “but” (at, sed), et and sed are the commonest. nōn is usually positioned directly before the word that it negates. 22 02McKeown ch02:Classical Latin 1/19/10 7:44 PM Page 23 First Declension Nouns, Prepositions Prōlūsiōnēs Parsing You already know that verbs are parsed in a certain format, as in these examples: amō: mittitis: audiunt: capere: 1st person singular present active indicative of the verb amō, amāre, amāvī, amātum 1 “love” 2nd person plural present active indicative of the verb mittō, mittere, mīsī, missum 3 “send” 3rd pers.

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