Latin: A Clear Guide to Syntax

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Anthem Press, 2009 - Education - 196 pages
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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 explanative 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 focused and complete with vocabulary lists to effortlessly build upon past lessons. Great for either the classroom or independent study, this guide acts as a clear and instructive companion for the student striving to expand their knowledge of Latin.

 

 

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The English ---> Latin index in the back is better than the entire series of both the Oxford and Cambridge Latin Course textbooks.
Plus Seigel is an absolute g
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Contents

The Infinitive
15
Indirect Statement
29
Direct Commands
43
Indirect Questions
57
Temporal Clauses
69
Simple Conditional Clauses
73
Verbs of Fearing
77
Passages for Translation
81
Further Conditional Clauses
105
Further Indirect Questions
109
Gerunds and Gerundives
113
Gerunds and Gerundives of Obligation
119
Impersonal Verbs
123
The Predicative Dative
127
Harder Passages for Translation
131
Verse Passages for Translation
137

Further Passages for Translation
87
Independent Uses of the Subjunctive
95
Relative Clauses With the Subjunctive
101
Passages for Prose Composition
147
General Vocabulary
151
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Mike Seigel was educated at St. Paul’s School, and New College, Oxford, where he read Classics. He was formerly Headmaster of Rokeby, Kingston, during which time he oversaw many developments of the school and became actively involved with the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools. He has now returned to the classroom and is teaching Latin and Greek at all levels at Tiffin Boys’ School, Kingston.

 

 

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