Ideal for any Latin beginner who is looking to perfect their translation technique, "So You Really Want to Learn Latin Translations" contains a wealth of Latin material for translation into English. Tips on the clues lurking in Latin words are provided so that pupils can unlock the secrets to translating Latin. Vocabulary lists and questions are also included throughout the book for further practice and consolidation.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Verbs: the first conjugation and sumIntroductionWelcome to the Underworld!"Tourist attraction" no. 1"Tourist attraction" no. 2Dead and buried"Tourist attraction" no. 3"Tourist attraction" no. 4Orpheus and EurydiceChapter 2: 1st declension nounsJupiter rules ok!Quis sum?Ceres loses her daughter ProserpinaCeres searches for her daughterProserpina and the pomegranate seedsRevisionChapter 3: PrepositionsUbi sum?I: HarenaThumbs up?II: ItaliaIII: TroiaThe not so witless waspCan you escape the rhino?Chapter 4: 2nd conjugation verbs; 2nd declension nounsKing MidasKing Midas (Cont.)Visit to a Roman town house Part IPart IIRoom checkDon't let them swindle youA puzzleChapter 5: AdjectivesEcho and narcissusEcho is rejectedWhat's going to happen?Strange things from the skyA bird behaves strangelyPortents galorePoor CassandraConsulting the oracleChapter 6: 3rd and 4th conjugation verbsKing Midas never learnsKing Midas' secret is revealedRoman clothesGirls can flyIulia's story of CamillaChapter 7: Roman numerals; filius, deus and virNiobe pushes her luckNiobe pays the priceAncient medicineThe magic herbCold handsMaking a pilgrimagePlaustra not plaustrumChapter 8: 3rd declension nounsPhaethon makes a requestPhaethon takes a rideRoman hospitalityPhilemon and baucis - a hospitable old coupleThe gods show their gratitudeRoman foodMore Roman foodChapter 9: Imperitives; sentence constructionCave!Daedalus and IcarusIcarus takes a diveEureka!Archimedes' unfortunate deathRoman legaciesLegacy 1Legacy 2Chapter 10: The future-perfect and pluperfect tensesAction-packed livesMeet FabiusThe grand chase through RomeIn the bathsFabius needs a planFabius has a plan!Another problem in the Baths: 1Another problem in the Baths: 2Vocabulary
Betty Halifax read Classics at Cambridge and went on to enthuse a generation of her pupils through her inspirational teaching in a variety of schools. her translations have won universal acclaim, including a Special Commendation from the British Comparative Literature Association for translations from any languages into English.