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Latin

Latin

A Clear Guide to Syntax

By Mike Seigel

A clear and concise guide to Latin designed to lead students between the ages of 14 to 18 through a series of illustrative examples, readings, vocabulary lists, and translation exercises, and onto mastery of the language.

Paperback, 208 Pages

ISBN:9781843312987

January 2009

£15.99, $29.95

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About This Book

This text aims to expound all the basic Latin constructions in a clear and concise manner. Designed for the student with a year or two of Latin under their belt, and through the use of captivating readings, thoughtful examples and explanatory translation exercises, this text builds upon and reinforces students' past knowledge so that they may go on to master the language. Each chapter is carefully focussed and complete with vocabulary lists to effortlessly build upon past lessons. Great for the classroom or for independent study, this guide acts as a clear and instructive companion for the student striving to expand their knowledge of Latin.

Reviews

'This is a book of very great value and will be eagerly received by classicists… Its great virtues are lucidity of explanation, utterly authentic ‘scholarship-style’ questions appended to the passages…and sheer scope of relevant practice delivered.' —Chris Jackson, Head of Classics, King’s College School, London


'The new edition is as clear and concise as the previous edition but takes things even further which means it can be used for pupils of all ages and abilities. The explanations are sound, the exercises and passages are really useful. It makes teaching Latin language a lot easier!' —Claire Le Hur, Head of Classics, Rugby School


'Mike Seigel’s book, building on the strengths of its previous edition, gives an accessible and succinct account of Latin syntax which will be very useful to students from pre-GCSE to A-level.' —John Taylor, Head of Classics, Tonbridge School 

Author Information

Mike Seigel studied Classics at New College, Oxford. He was Head of Classics at Colet Court from 1976-1987, taught at St Paul's School and is also a former Head of Rokeby Prep School. He currently teaches Classics at Tiffin Boy's School, Kingston.

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Table of Contents

Foreword; Introductions; Revision of Case Usage; Time, Manner, Place; The Infinitive; Participles; Relative Clauses; Indirect Statement; Purpose Clauses; Result Clauses; Direct Commands; Indirect Commands;  Direct Questions; Indirect Questions; Uses of cum; Simple Causal and Concessive Clauses; Temporal Clauses; Simple Conditional Clauses; Verbs of Fearing; Passages for Translation; Further Passages for Translation; Independent Uses of the Subjunctive; Relative Clauses with the Subjunctive; Further Conditional Clauses;Further Indirect Questions; Gerunds and Gerundives; Gerunds and Gerundives of Obligation; Impersonal Verbs; The Predicative Dative; Harder Passages for Translation; Verse Passages for Translation; Passages for Prose Composition Vocabulary Lists

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