A Grammar of Classical Latin: For Use in Schools and Colleges
By: Arthur Sloman (author)Paperback
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Originally published in 1906, this textbook's principal aim is to give 'the facts of the language as they appear in the accepted models of Classical Latin'. Predominantly written for school students, this highly informative book sets out to educate the grammar of this classical language - the term 'classical' here meant as the 'artificial literacy dialect of which Cicero and Caesar are the recognised exponents in prose, Vergil, Ovid and Horace in poetry'. Chapters are detailed and broad in scope; chapter titles include, 'Phonology', 'Accidence' and 'Prosody'. Notably, 'Accidence and syntax are treated separately, yet, where it seemed convenient, e.g. with the impersonal verbs, the construction of certain words has been given at the same time as their forms and inflexions'. An index of verbs is included for reference. Intended as a reliable and clear introduction, this book will be of great value to anyone with an interest in Latin.
Preface; Introduction, with table of Aryan languages; Part I. Phonology: 1. Alphabet; 2. Pronunciation; 3. Syllables; 4. Accent and quantity; Part II. Accidence: 5. Inflexion and parts of speech; 6. Gender; 7. Declension of nouns and adjectives; 8. Comparison of adjectives and adverbs; 9. Numerals and fractions; 10. Pronouns; 11. Marking of quantities; 12. Verbs and their conjugation; 13. Principal parts of verbs; 14. Derivative verbs; 15. Irregular, defective verbs; 16. Impersonal verbs; 17. Adverbs; 18. Conjunctions; 19. Prepositions; 20. Interjections; Part III. Syntax: 21. Sentences; 22. Subject and predicate; 23. Attribute or enlargement; 24. Analysis of sentences; 25. The concords or rules of agreement; 26. The cases; 27. The cases after prepositions; 28. Conjunctions of time and place; 29. Use of se and suus; 30. Verbs; their voices and tenses; 31. The moods in simple sentences; 32. The moods in complex sentences; 33. Oratio obliqua or indirect speech; 34. Order of words and the rhythmical clausula; Part IV. Prosody: 35. Metrical quantity and feet; 36. Heroic and elegiac metres; 37. Lyric metres; 38. Technical terms and metrical licenses; 39. Quantity of final syllables; Part V. Etymology: 40. Formation of words; 41. Formation of nouns, adjectives and verbs; 42. Origin of the gerundive, gerund and future infinitive active; 43. Origin of some tense-suffixes; Appendices; Alphabetical index of verbs; General index.
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