The second in this popular new series, Latin Prep 2 introduces pupils in their second year of Latin to 3rd declension nouns and adjectives and a range of pronouns, thus building on the work of Book 1. They read about Julius Caesar, Caligula and Nero and some of the great Greek myths (Narcissus, Orpheus, Bellerophon, Theseus et al). The book follows the syllabus for Common Entrance Level 2 but may also be used by pupils working at pre-GCSE level.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1Salve, salve: greetingsThe 3rd declension: rexFamily nounsThe future tense: 1st conjugationThe future tense: 2nd conjugation3rd declension, neuterVocabulary 1Chapter 2Pronouns: ego and tuAdjectives and 3rd declension nounsMore 3rd declension nounsMare = the seaNos and vosHic, haec, hocHic: pluralVocabulary 2Chapter 3The comparison of adjectivesLaetior = happierThanIlle, illa, illudIlle: pluralSome more words, etc. (!)The future of regoThe future of audio and capioVocabulary 3Chapter 4The pluperfect tenseMore on comparatives and superlativesThe future of sumCivisPossumVocabulary 4Chapter 5Nonne and numPostquam and antequamQuamquamTwo new ways of saying 'and'AsyndetonCompound verbsMore prepositionsBefore and afterNemoNihilVocabulary 5Chapter 6Irregular comparisonsMelior = betterOptimus = bestPeior = worsePessimus = worstIs, ea, idLearning to 'understand'The former and latterSuus and eiusVocabulary 6Chapter 73rd declension adjectives: tristisMore on subordinate clausesPraenominaIngensComparison of 3rd declension adjectivesVocabulary 7Chapter 8More irregular comparisonsThe formation of adverbsThe comparison of adverbsProhibitionsVocabulary 8Chapter 9Eo = I goTransitive and intransitive: a recapMore on conjunctionsSeEo: more tensesAutemNumbers: 11-20Vocabulary 9Chapter 10Exam practiceVocabulary 10
Theo Zinn was educated at Charterhouse and New College, Oxford. He was for over twenty years the Head of Classics at Westminster School, during which time he revived and directed the Westminster Latin Play, a national institution commanding respect across the world. He now lives and continues to teach in Godalming, an awesome repository of knowledge about the Classical languages which he has loved, and taught others to love, for so many years.