This book takes pupils through all the major syntactical constructions in a thorough, systematic way with clear explanations and suitable passages for translation. The book concludes with an invaluable introduction to the complexities of Latin scansion. A comprehensive handbook for pupils sitting Common Entrance scholarship exams at 13+ or those preparing for GCSE, this book was highly recommended by John Clare in The Daily Telegraph, and the Headmaster of Winchester reviewing it for ISIS magazine, concluded "Whether you like Oulton's sense of humour or not, the fact is that he has done Latin teaching a great service by producing such a comprehensive, clear and rigorous course."
- Together with Books I and II provides a complete course for Common Academic Scholarship and GCSE level Latin
- Strong grammatical approach will help pupils build the key skills required by advanced Latinists
- Clear explanation is followed by plenty of practice exercises to ensure pupils become skilled and confident users of Latin
Nicholas Oulton read History at Oriel College, Oxford and has an MA in Classics from London University. He taught Latin and Greek for ten years before writing the So you really want to learn Latin course and founding Galore Park in 1998. He has edited numerous textbooks and revision resources for students of Latin and Greek, most recently authoring the Latin for Common Entrance series.
PREFACE GUIDE TO PRONUNCIATION INTRODUCTION Word order: "the worm" CHAPTER 1 Participles Present participle Irregular participles Present partciples and English spelling Vocabulary 1 Future participle Perfect participle passive Using participles Participles of deponent verbs Alii ... alii Adsum / absum Quidam = a certain Adjectives for adverbs Hannibal and those elephants CHAPTER 2 The ablative absolute A word of advice More on ablative absolutes Vocabulary 2 Nullus, ullus, solus, totus Vetus Hannibal runs amok in Italy CHAPTER 3 Volo, nolo. malo Prohibitions Double questions The locative case Vocabulary 3 Mad cow disease? Vis By Jove! Ablative absolutes with sum "understood" The Battle of Cannae, 216 B.C. CHAPTER 4 Indirect statement Active tenses of the infinitive Passive tenses of the infinitive Passive indirect statements Ad summum montem Primary and histoic Vocabulary 4 Reflexive pronouns Reflexive pronouns and indirect statements Negative indirect statements Verbs of hoping, promising and threatening Which accusative, which infinitive? Revision After Cannae: the Romans re-group CHAPTER 5 Present subjunctive Final clauses Imperfect subjunctive The sequence of tenses Irregular verbs in the subjunctive Vocabulary 5 Exhortations and the jussive subjunctive Subordinate clauses in indirect speech Signpost words The Romans triumph at Zama, 204 B.C. CHAPTER 6 Consecutive clauses Vocabulary 6 Perfect subjunctive Uses of the perfect subjunctive Pluperfect subjunctive Temporal clauses Causal clauses More about cum Edo = I eat Fio = I become The 3rd (and final) Punic War Revision CHAPTER 7 Indirect Command Vocabulary 7 More on indirect command The man in the moon Indirect Question Compound verbs: a note on spelling Qui plus the subjunctive Mounting his horse More about dum Revision of constructions Rome at war, home and away CHAPTER 8 Simple conditions Improbable conditions Impossible conditions Negative conditions Mixed conditions Annos natus Quam = how! Vocabulary 8 Concessive clauses Predicative dative Verbs of fearing Mille and milia Price and value Defective verbs The revolt of Spartacus, 73 B.C. CHAPTER 9 Gerunds Causa= for the sake of The gerundive construction Gerundive of obligation Impersonal verbs Vocabulary 9 Quis, aliquis, quisque and quisquam More about indirect statements Julius Casesar CHAPTER 10 Coping with the set texts: prose authors Coping with the set texts: verse authors Scansion Scanning a hexameter line The caesura Common exceptions Elegiac couplets Shortened verb forms Unseen translation technique Vocabulary 10 The rise of Augustus LATIN CHECKLIST SUMMARY OF GRAMMAR APPENDIX; More on vowell quantity LATIN - ENGLISH VOCABULARY ENGLISH - LATIN VOCABULARY INDEX OF SUBJECTS