Intensive Basic Latin / Intensive Intermediate Latin : a grammar and workbook
Author: Jean-François R. Mondon
ISBN: 978-1-315-74022-5, 978-1-315-68352-2
Pages: 301, 372
Size: 3.3MB, 2.0MB
Intensive Basic Latin: A Grammar and Workbook comprises a dynamic reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume. The book presents forty individual grammar points, covering the core material which students would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Latin. Grammar points are followed by contextualised examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learning.
There is a particular emphasis throughout on familiarising students with real, unadulterated Latin and the task of teasing information from the Latin via translations. To this end, there are matching exercises with unedited Latin excerpts and rough English translations in the chapters, encouraging students to take a hands-on approach in their learning. In addition to this, a short reading relating to the adventures of Hercules is presented at the end of almost every chapter; these readings, which become progressively more complex, give the course a strong sense of narrative cohesion and interest and provide students with opportunities to develop their comprehension and translation skills.
Intensive Intermediate Latin: This book is intended as a synopsis of every major grammatical point usually taught in the final semester or two of a Latin program before students begin taking courses on individual authors or works. The two overarching grammatical points which run throughout a large part of this book are the subjunctive mood and subordinate clauses. A mastery of both is essential in not only understanding the fine points of reading Latin authors but also in improving fluency in reading in general.
Comprises an accessible grammar and related exercises in a single volume. It outlines every major grammatical point usually taught in an intermediate college Latin course, as well as other grammatical topics which may be introduced in the first semester of reading prose or poetry.