The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Latin, 3rd Edition

Book description

Whether interested in Latin or just seeking a deeper understanding of English, readers will find a fun alternative to the standard dusty tomes usually associated with Latin. Included in this revised edition are updated vocabulary lists relevant to today's world, expanded pronunciation guides, Latin-to-English and English-to-Latin translation, and a workbook of exercises, reading passages, and tools for greater comprehension of the language.

In 2002, the number of high school students taking Latin tests for college credit had risen 95% since 1993.

According to CNN, educators are increasingly turning toward Latin to improve student performance in reading, math, and science.

Perfect reference tool for Law School, medical school, music school, and other graduate school students faced with getting through a Latin course as a requirement.

Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Dedication
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Foreword
  5. Introduction
  6. Part 1 - Frequently Asked Questions
    1. Chapter 1 - Why Learn Latin?
    2. Chapter 2 - What Exactly Is Latin?
  7. Part 2 - What’s in a Word?
    1. Chapter 3 - People, Places, and Things
    2. Chapter 4 - What’s in a Name? More Nouns
    3. Chapter 5 - Let’s Have Some Action
    4. Chapter 6 - Action Without an Ending—Verbals
    5. Chapter 7 - The Good and the Bad—Adjectives and Accusatives
    6. Chapter 8 - Taking the Place of Nouns—Pronouns
    7. Chapter 9 - Where? When? How Many?
    8. Chapter 10 - Expanding the Time Frame—Past and Future Tenses
  8. Part 3 - Expressing Yourself in Latin
    1. Chapter 11 - Locutiones—Phrases
    2. Chapter 12 - Articuli—Clauses
    3. Chapter 13 - The Theory of Relative Clauses
    4. Chapter 14 - Closing In on Clauses
    5. Chapter 15 - Simple and Not-So-Simple Sentences
    6. Chapter 16 - Compound Sentences and Beyond
  9. Part 4 - Reading Latin—Selections from Ancient Authors
    1. Chapter 17 - Selections from Republican Rome
    2. Chapter 18 - Selections from Vitruvius et al.
    3. Chapter 19 - Look, Ma! I’m Reading Latin!
  10. Part 5 - Coping with Latin in the Modern World
    1. Chapter 20 - Legal Latin
    2. Chapter 21 - Medical and Scientific Latin
    3. Chapter 22 - Late Latin and Church Latin
    4. Chapter 23 - Live! From Ancient Rome!
  11. Part 6 - Grammar Workbook
    1. Chapter 24 - Workbook I: Working With Nouns and Verbs
    2. Chapter 25 - Workbook II: Adjective, Adverb, and Advanced Verb Work
    3. Chapter 26 - Workbook III: Working With the Remaining Parts of Speech and ...
  12. Appendix A - Vocabulary Lists
  13. Appendix B - Grammar Summary
  14. Appendix C - Selections from Latin Authors Often Used in Traditional Curriculum
  15. Appendix D - Answer Keys
  16. Index

Product information

  • Title: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Latin, 3rd Edition
  • Author(s): Natalie Harwood
  • Release date: August 2006
  • Publisher(s): Alpha
  • ISBN: 9781101097434