The second in this immensely popular three part series, Book 2 takes pupils through 3rd declension adjectives, personal and demonstrative pronouns, relative clauses, 4th and 5th declension nouns, the passive voice, the comparison of adjectives and adverbs, irregular verbs and the history of Rome from Coriolanus to the 2nd Punic War. A thorough grounding for pupils attempting Level 2 of Common Entrance, this book completes the essential preliminary groundwork for the GCSE course.
Table of Contents
PREFACE GUIDE TO PRONUNCIATION INTRODUCTION Translation analysis CHAPTER 1 3rd declension adjectives One termination adjectives: ingens Points to note Two termination adjectives: tristis Points to note Three termination adjectives: acer Dum & historic present Vocabulary 1 Reminder to the modern linguists Coriolanus Revision CHAPTER 2 Personal pronouns Is, ea, id Translating "his", "her", "its" and "their" Transitive and intransitive verbs Vocabulary 2 Prefixes Revision The story of Verginia, 449 B.C. CHAPTER 3 4th declension nouns: gradus and genu Points to note Irregu;ar 4th declension noun: domus The imprerative Declining numerals Towns, small islands, domus and rus Vocabulary 3 Expressions of time Revision The Gauls CHAPTER 4 Present passive Mixed conjugation verbs: a note on the stem Passive Infinitives Future Passive Imperfect Passive Agents and instruments Vocabulary 4 5th declension nouns: res and dies Revision Rome: home and away CHAPTER 5 Perfect passive Future perfect passive Pluperfect passive Vocabulary 5 Fancy tricks with the PPP Revision Roman Education CHAPTER 6 Regular comparison of adjectives Declension of comparative and superlative adjectives Comparing nouns Adjectives in -er and ilis Irregular comparison Vocabulary 6 Ordinals up to 20th Roman dates The months To calculate a Roman date Date formats Rome's domination of Italy Revision CHAPTER 7 Relative clauses Antecedents Translating relative clauses Vocabulary 7 More words for 'and' Enter the Carthaginians Revision CHAPTER 8 Hic and ille Using hic and ille Formation of adverbs Comparison of adverbs Vocabulary 8 Irregular adverbs Perfect and aorist The story so far CHAPTER 9 Deponent verbs of the 1st conjugation Deponent verbs of the 2nd conjugation Semi-deponent verbs Deponent verbs of the 3rd, 4th and mixed conjugations Intransitive verbs int he passive Vocabulary 9 Alius = other Alter = the other (of two) Ceteri = the others The first Punic War 264-241 B.C. CHAPTER 10 Irregular verbs: possum, eo and fero Irregular verbs in the perfect Ipse and idem More on imperatives Vocabulary 10 Nemo Can you do possum? Quam + superlative Here, there and everywhere The second Punic War, 218-201 BC BEFORE WE MOVE ON: Latin check-list SUMMARY OF GRAMMAR APPENDIX: more on vowel quantity LATIN - ENGLISH VOCABULARY ENGLISH - LATIN VOCABULARY
Nicholas Oulton was educated at Charterhouse and Oriel College, Oxford. He is passionate about Latin, as is his dog, Herodotus, who ate the first two drafts of this book.