Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar

Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar

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Since 1867, students of Latin and their teachers have turned to this famous guide for instruction on grammar and usage. The work of a distinguished professor who taught classics for six decades, it is celebrated for its lucid and comprehensive treatment.The first third of the text focuses on etymology, exploring inflections of the substantive and adjective; adverbs, numerals, and pronouns; inflection of the verb; and the formation of words. Subsequent chapters advance to syntax, examining simple and compound sentences; the arrangement of words and clauses; figures of syntax and rhetoric; and principal rules of syntax. The text concludes with an extended section on prosody that discusses and illustrates the conventions of Latin verse. Helpful indexes feature information on everyday Roman life, including explanations of the calendar, weights and measures, money, and names. No Latin reference collection is complete without this volume, which is equally useful for classroom and independent study.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 137 x 213 x 36mm | 567g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 0486469123
  • 9780486469126
  • 149,968

Table of contents

EtymologyLetters and SyllablesParts of SpeechInflection of the SubstantiveInflection of the AdjectiveAdverbsNumeralsPronounsInflection of the VerbFormation of WordsSyntaxSimple SentenceSimple Sentence ExpandedCompound SentenceArrangement of Words and ClausesFigures of Syntax and RhetoricPrincipal Rules of SyntaxProsodyQuantityFigures of ProsodyVersificationAppendixIndex of VerbsGeneral Index
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About Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve

Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve (1831-1924), one of the greatest American classical scholars of the 19th century, was a Professor of Classics at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore from 1875 to 1915.
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