A Latin Grammar for the Use of Schools

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Ginn Brothers, 1880 - Latin language - 504 pages
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Page 372 - An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay ; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest...
Page 255 - ... other than those already considered. Sometimes the distinction is not very sharp between these views and those included in our preceding group, but it is enough so to serve for the purpose of convenient arrangement. Madvig's statement is given first (Madvig-Thacher, Grammar, §291): " The accusative is often put with those verbs which signify to remember and to forget, — most frequently with memini, — when they denote to have a thing in the memory (knowledge of a thing-) or the reverse (but...
Page 467 - ... strongly marked), the verse was audibly distinguished by this very alternation of the long and short syllables." So far my assent with Madvig is complete. He goes on : " But as it is not possible for us either in prose or in verse, to pronounce the words according to the quantity in such a way as the ancients did, we cannot recite their poetry correctly, but are forced in the delivery to give a certain stress of voice to the arsis, and thus make their verses somewhat resemble ours. It should,...
Page 299 - Latin writer often has in his eye the time when the letter will be read, and therefore, instead of the Present and Perfect, uses the Imperfect and Pluperfect...
Page 77 - All of them are adjectives of three terminations, us, a, um. 1. primus. 2. secundus (alter). 3. tertius. 4. quartus. 5. quintus. 6. sextus. 7. Septimus. 8. octavus. 9. nonus. 10. decimus. 11. undecimus. 12. duodecimus. 13. tertius decimus.
Page 300 - SUBJUNCTIVE. § 346. la the subjunctive a thing is asserted simply as an idea conceived in the mind, so that the speaker does not at the same time declare it as actually existing; eg curro, ut sudem.
Page 395 - Quid est enim verius quam neminem esse oportere tam stulte arrogantem, ut in se rationem et mentem putet inesse, in caelo mundoque non putet*?
Page viii - ... these interrogations. These inquiries put the 'case so plainly before the reader that it is hoped no one will misunderstand it. In regard to the first inquiry, Do we know the true pronunciation? the distinguished Latinist of Yale College, Prof. Thacher, in his Preface to Madvig's Grammar, affirms: "How the Romans themselves pronounced their language is not known, nor can it ever be known. Scholars may not agree in opinion in respect to the extent of this ignorance; but if it were in itself very...
Page 479 - ... omitting the intercalary day during twelve years. The Romans did not, as we do, count the days of the month in a regular numerical succession, but reckoned them with reference to three principal points of time — the Calends, the Nones, and Ides. The first day of every month was entitled its Calends. In March, May, July, and October the Nones were the seventh, and the Ides the fifteenth of the month ; in all the other months the Nones were the fifth and the Ides the thirteenth ; and thus the...
Page 341 - Is ita vivebat, ut nulla tam exquisita posset inveniri voluptas, qua non abundaret. Erat et cupidus voluptatum, et cujusvis generis ejus intelligens et copiosus ; ita non superstitiosus, ut illa plurima in sua patria sacrificia et fana contemneret ; ita non timidus ad mortem, ut in acie sit ob rempublicam interfectus.

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