Teach Yourself Latin
This is a comprehensive introduction, equally well suited to beginners and those with some previous knowledge of the language. The clearly structured course introduces original Latin at an early level. In each of the 31 units, an explanation of new grammar is followed by Latin sentences and passages. Where appropriate, a third section either introduces you to a topic of interest for Latin studies or gives you additional reading from some of the greatest Roman authors. There is a comprehensive section on the pronunciation of Latin and a glossary of grammatical terms which gives full and clear explanations of all the terms used in the book. At the end of the book, you will find 17 pages of verb tables, a key to the reading exercises, a 42-page Latin-English vocabulary listing and finally, a grammar index to all the structures covered - all you need to give you a comprehensive knowledge of the language. This is the leader in self-learning with more than 300 titles, covering all subjects. Be where you want to be with "Teach Yourself."
- Paperback | 400 pages
- 131 x 199 x 26mm | 350g
- 27 Jun 2003
- Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Teach Yourself Books
- London, United Kingdom
- a few maps
Table of contents
Introduction - How to use this book; The pronunciation of Latin; Glossary of grammatical terms; Abbreviations Units 01 - 31 - Grammatical structures, Latin reading; Vocabulary; Extra reading; Appendices - Table of regular verbs; Table of mixed conjugation; Table of deponent verbs; Table of Irregular verbs; Classification of verbs with irregular principal parts; Numerals; Key to Latin reading exericses; Vocabulary; Index
"An enjoyable, user-friendly guide" -- The Good Book Guide 20040501 "The idea is sound and as a tuition medium it works well." -- France Magazine 20041001
About Gavin Betts
Gavin Betts was formerly Professor of Latin at Monash University, Victoria, Australia. He is now retired and devotes his time to writing.