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Wiley’s Real Latin

August 2013, ©2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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This innovative guide to the Latin language, written for a new generation of students, deploys examples and translation exercises taken exclusively from the Classical Latin canon.

  • Translation exercises use real Latin from a variety of sources, including political speeches, letters, history, poetry, and plays, and from a range of authors, including Julius Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, Catullus, Ovid, and Plautus, among others
  • Offers a variety of engaging, informative pedagogical features to help students practice and contextualize lessons in the main narrative
  • Prepares students for immersion in the great works of Classical Latin literature
  • A companion website provides additional exercises and drills for students and teachers
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xviii

Walk-Through Tour of Features xx

About the Website xxii

Preface xxiii

Introduction 1

0.1 Parts of Speech 2

0.2 The Pronunciation of Latin 4

Chapter 1

1.1 Inflected Language 8

1.2 Nouns 8

Declension of Poçta, -ae 10

1.3 Verbs 10

1.4 Pronouns: hic, haec, hoc 13

1.5 Prepositions 14

1.6 Adverbs 14

1.7 Conjunctions 15

Vocabulary to Learn Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adverbs; Prepositions; Conjunctions 16

Review: Chapter 1

Chapter 2

2.1 Second Declension Nouns 19

2.2 Adjectives 21

2.3 Second Conjugation: Present Indicative Active 24

2.4 Imperfect Indicative Active 24

2.5 Demonstrative Pronoun: Is, Ea, Id 25

Translation from Latin 26

Translation into Latin 27

Vocabulary to Learn Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions; Conjunctions 28

Vocabulary Specifically for Chapter 2 Passages Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs 29

Chapter 3

3.1 Direct Questions 32

3.2 Personal Pronouns 33

3.3 Demonstrative Pronoun: Ille, Illa, Illud 34

3.4 Third Conjugation 35

3.5 Negatives 36

3.6 Uses of the Cases 36

Translation from Latin 38

Translation into Latin 39

Vocabulary to Learn Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions; Conjunctions 40

Vocabulary Specifically for Chapter 3 Passages Nouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions 41

Chapter 4

4.1 Third Declension Nouns 43

4.2 Uses of the Cases 48

Translation from Latin 48

Translation into Latin 49

Vocabulary to Learn Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions; Conjunctions 50

Vocabulary Specifically for Chapter 4 Passages Nouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions 52

Chapter 5

5.1 Fourth and Fifth Declension Nouns 55

5.2 Fourth and Mixed Conjugations: Present and Imperfect Indicative Active 57

5.3 Future Indicative Active 58

5.4 Uses of the Cases 60

Translation from Latin 60

Translation into Latin 62

Vocabulary to Learn Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions; Conjunctions 63

Vocabulary Specifically for Chapter 5 Passages Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions; Conjunctions 64

Chapter 6

6.1 Perfect Indicative Active 67

6.2 Future Perfect Indicative Active 67

6.3 Pluperfect Indicative Active 68

6.4 Irregular Verbs: Sum and Possum 68

6.5 Uses of the Cases 70

Translation from Latin 70

Translation into Latin 72

Vocabulary to Learn Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions 73

Vocabulary Specifi cally for Chapter 6 Passages Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions 74

Review: Chapters 2–6

Chapter 7

7.1 The Passive Voice 78

7.2 Relative Pronoun 81

7.3 Connecting or Demonstrative Relative 82

7.4 Uses of the Cases 83

Place 83

Space 83

Time 83

Time 84

Place 84

Agent 84

Translation from Latin 85

Translation into Latin 86

Vocabulary to Learn Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions 87

Vocabulary Specifi cally for Chapter 7 Passages Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions; Conjunctions 89

Chapter 8

8.1 Participles 92

8.2 Use of Participles 94

Translation from Latin 97

Translation into Latin 98

Vocabulary to Learn Nouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs 99

Vocabulary Specifically for Chapter 8 Passages Nouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Conjunctions 100

Chapter 9

9.1 The Passive Voice Continued 104

9.2 Uses of the Cases 105

Translation from Latin 106

Translation into Latin 107

Vocabulary to Learn Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions; Conjunctions 108

Vocabulary Specifically for Chapter 9 Passages Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions; Conjunctions 109

Chapter 10

10.1 Infinitives 112

10.2 Reported/Indirect Statement; Accusative and Infinitive 114

10.3 Reflexive Pronoun 114

10.4 Syncopated Forms of the Perfect 115

Translation from Latin 116

Translation into Latin 116

Vocabulary to Learn Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions; Conjunctions 118

Vocabulary Specifi cally for Chapter 10 Passages Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions; Conjunctions 119

Chapter 11

11.1 Deponent Verbs 122

First Conjugation 122

Second Conjugation 122

Third Conjugation 123

Fourth Conjugation 123

Mixed Conjugation 123

First and Second Conjugations 123

Third, Fourth, and Mixed Conjugations 123

11.2 Participles of Deponent Verbs 124

11.3 Infinitives of Deponent Verbs 125

11.4 Causal Clauses 127

11.5 Uses of Cases 127

Translation from Latin 128

Translation into Latin 129

Vocabulary to Learn Nouns; Pronouns; Deponent Verbs; Other Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions; Conjunctions 131

Vocabulary Specifically for Chapter 11 Passages Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions; Conjunctions 132

Chapter 12

12.1 Irregular Verbs: Ferô, Volô, Nôlô, Mâlô, Eô, Fîô 135

12.2 Uses of the Cases 136

Translation from Latin 137

Translation into Latin 138

Vocabulary to Learn Nouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions; Conjunctions 139

Vocabulary Specifi cally for Chapter 12 Passages Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions 140

Review: Chapters 7–12

Chapter 13

13.1 Subjunctive Mood 145

First Conjugation 145

Second Conjugation 145

Third Conjugation 146

Fourth Conjugation 146

Mixed Conjugation 146

First Conjugation 147

Second Conjugation 147

Third Conjugation 147

Fourth Conjugation 147

Mixed Conjugation 147

First Conjugation 148

First Conjugation 148

13.2 Subjunctive of Irregular Verbs 148

Present Subjunctive 148

Imperfect Subjunctive 149

Perfect Subjunctive 149

Pluperfect Subjunctive 149

Present Subjunctive 149

Present Subjunctive 150

Present Subjunctive Active 150

Present Subjunctive 150

Present Subjunctive 151

13.3 Independent Uses of the Subjunctive 152

13.4 More Uses of the Cases 154

Translation from Latin 155

Translation into Latin 156

Extra Passage 158

Vocabulary Nouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions; Conjunctions 159

Chapter 14

14.1 Subjunctive Passive 162

First Conjugation 162

Second Conjugation 162

Third Conjugation 162

Fourth Conjugation 162

Mixed Conjugation 162

First Conjugation 163

Second Conjugation 163

Third Conjugation 163

Fourth Conjugation 163

Mixed Conjugation 163

First Conjugation 164

Second Conjugation 164

Third Conjugation 164

Fourth Conjugation 164

Mixed Conjugation 164

First Conjugation 165

Second Conjugation 165

Third Conjugation 165

Fourth Conjugation 165

Mixed Conjugation 165

14.2 Subjunctive of Deponent Verbs 166

First Conjugation 166

Second Conjugation 166

Third Conjugation 167

Fourth Conjugation 167

Mixed Conjugation 167

First Conjugation 167

Second Conjugation 167

Third Conjugation 168

Fourth Conjugation 168

Mixed Conjugation 168

First Conjugation 168

First Conjugation 169

14.3 Sequence of Tenses 169

14.4 Purpose and Result Clauses 170

14.5 Noun Clauses Introduced by Ut 172

Translation from Latin 173

Translation into Latin 174

Extra Passage 176

Vocabulary Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Conjunctions; Prepositions 177

Chapter 15

15.1 Gerunds and Gerundives 180

Gerund 181

Gerundive 182

Some Exceptions 183

Gerundive Expressing Obligation or Necessity 184

15.2 Supine 184

Accusative 185

Ablative 185

15.3 Uses of Cases 185

Translation from Latin 187

Translation into Latin 188

Extra Passage 189

Vocabulary Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Conjunctions; Prepositions 190

Chapter 16

16.1 Cum Clauses 193

Present 193

Future 193

16.2 Subjunctive in Relative Clauses 194

16.3 Pronominal Adjectives 196

Translation from Latin 197

Translation into Latin 199

Extra Passage 200

Vocabulary Nouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions; Conjunctions 201

Review: Chapters 13–16

Chapter 17

17.1 Direct Questions 206

17.2 Indirect Questions 207

17.3 Verbs with the Dative 208

17.4 Impersonal Passive 208

17.5 Uses of the Cases 209

Translation from Latin 210

Translation into Latin 211

Extra Passages 213

Vocabulary Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs Taking the Dative; Other Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Conjunctions 214

Chapter 18

18.1 Imperative Mood 217

18.2 Negative Commands (prohibitions) 218

18.3 Indirect/Reported Commands 218

18.4 Uses of Cases 219

Translation from Latin 220

Translation into Latin 221

Extra Passage 223

Vocabulary Nouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs 224

Chapter 19

19.1 Degrees of Comparison: Comparative and Superlative 228

Comparative 231

Superlative 231

19.2 Constructions with the Comparative and Superlative 232

19.3 Verbs of Fearing 233

Translation from Latin 234

Translation into Latin 236

Extra Passage 237

Vocabulary Nouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Conjunctions 238

Chapter 20

20.1 Conditional Sentences 241

Future More Vivid 241

Future Less Vivid 242

Present Unfulfilled 242

Past Unfulfilled 242

Mixed Unfulfilled 243

20.2 Verbs/Expressions of Doubting: Dubitô, Dubium Est, Incertum Est 243

20.3 Construction for Verbs of Hindering, Preventing, Forbidding 243

Translation from Latin 245

Translation into Latin 246

Extra Passages 248

Vocabulary Nouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions 249

Chapter 21

21.1 More on Temporal Clauses 252

Notes on Dum 253

21.2 More on Indirect Speech/Statement 253

Translation from Latin 255

Translation into Latin 256

Vocabulary Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions; Conjunctions 257

Review: Chapters 17–21

Extra Passages 261

Conclusion 263

Appendices 265

Appendix 1: Some Verbs Followed by a Complementary Infinitive 266

Appendix 2: Idem, Iste, Ipse 267

Appendix 3: Numerals 268

Appendix 4: Nôlô, Mâlô, Fîô 269

Appendix 5: Perfect and Pluperfect Subjunctive 271

Appendix 6: Roman Nomenclature 273

Appendix 7: So-Called Future Imperative 284

Appendix 8: Timeline 286

Vocabulary: Latin to English 288

Vocabulary: English to Latin 307

Index 317

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Author Information

Robert Maltby is Emeritus Professor of Latin Philology at the University of Leeds. His previous publications include A Lexicon of Ancient Latin Etymologies (1991), Tibullus Elegies: Text, Introduction and Commentary (2002), and Terence: Phormio (2012).

Kenneth Belcher is a Teaching Fellow in Classics at the University of Leeds, where he lectures in Latin and Greek literature and language. He has contributed conference papers in the UK and internationally.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • An innovative and fully-illustrated beginner’s guide to Latin grammar
  • Translation exercises use real Latin from a variety of sources, including political speeches, letters, history, poetry, and plays, and from a range of authors, including Julius Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, Catullus, Ovid, and Plautus, among others
  • Offers a variety of engaging, informative pedagogical features to help students practice and contextualize lessons in the main narrative
  • Prepares students for immersion in the great works of Classical Latin literature
  • An accompanying website providing a comprehensive instructor manual and studying aids for students is available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/reallatin.
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Reviews

“Wiley's Real Latin is an intriguing new addition to the canon of Latin pedagogy that will enthrall students as they discover the wonders of Classic Latin. In addition, instructors will welcome the intuitive organization of the textbook and the wealth of supplemental materials designed specifically for instructors, such as a detailed instructor's manual that includes tips for instructors, Extra Examples of Difficult Constructions, practice tests, handouts, and much more, can be found on the book's companion website mentioned above.”  (History in Review, 1 October 2013)

“The use of all ancient texts for illustrations of grammar, translation exercises, and longer passages is a real asset--this is the best way for students to learn the Latin language in its own terms and gives good opportunity for exploration of literature, history, and culture along with grammar.”

 Erika J. Nesholm, Kenyon College

 

“Many Latin students have experienced that dreadful letdown, in which they have difficulty with ‘real’ Latin after months of textbook instruction. This book, with its guidance through unchanged Latin passages, offers a practical approach to a demanding language; it will be especially gratifying to students eager to read ancient texts.”

 Dustin Heinen, The University of Texas at Arlington

 

Wiley’s Real Latin prepares students to read Latin by using real Latin from the start. It features a clear exposition of grammar, cultural background, attractive illustrations, frequent reviews, and helpful ‘Hints’ throughout.”

 Barbara Gold, Hamilton College

 

“Traditional, rigorous, but also fun: experienced Latinists set out Latin as it really is, with clarity and through real Latin written by Romans. The textbook for ab initio teaching.”

Calum Maciver, University of Edinburgh

 

“A most valuable and absorbing guide for students of Latin at all levels: clear exposition, all examples from real Latin authors, biographies and illustrations to provide contexts. Use and enjoy it.”

 J.B. Hall, Hildred Carlile Professor of Latin Emeritus, University of London

 

“Clarity, depth, opportunity to practise, helpful tables, images from Roman material culture, and information on the context of genuine Latin sentences set as translation exercises make Wiley's Real Latin an attractively produced rival to Wheelock's Latin.”

 Costas Panayotakis, University of Glasgow

 

“This engaging guide provides students with the skills they need to read and enjoy real Latin texts. Features include clear and concise grammatical explanations, practice exercises all based on Latin authors, user-friendly layout with images, helpful hints and vocabulary.”

 Sophie Weeks, University of York

 

“An elegant and succinct introduction to Latin. Using only passages from ‘real Latin’ throughout, it brings Classical writers like Cicero, Caesar, Catullus and Ovid into the classroom from the beginning.”

 Anne Rogerson, The University of Sydney

 

“Very interesting approach! Material presented simply, clearly, meaningfully. Well paced. Interesting ‘asides’, linguistic, historical and helpful hints, chapter reviews. Sentence-based exercises from authentic Latin and into English challenge both recognition and production skills. Well done!”

Margaret Palczynski, McGill University

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