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Workbook for the Third Edition

Now in its third edition, Traditio: An Introduction to the Latin Language and Its Influence has firmly established its excellence as a textbook, whether for use in a full-year course or in a more intensive program of study. The text is designed to enable students to learn Latin as quickly as possible and at the same time to gain familiarity with the culture in which the language was spoken and used. The best way to achieve these twin goals is through direct acquaintance with the actual texts that have influenced thought and art through the centuries. Reading short works in the original language, to the extent that the chapter level allows, opens a window on ancient culture, even as it makes the language itself more vivid.

242 pages | 8 1/2 x 11

Language and Linguistics: Language Studies

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Table of Contents

WORKBOOK : PART ONE • HOW TO USE THIS WORKBOOK • I. THE VERBAL SYSTEM • English Grammar Review: Verbs •Latin Verbs • English Derivations from Latin • Terminology Review • Translation • Key to Exercises • II. NOUNS AND ADJECTIVES • English Grammar Review: Nouns, Pronouns, and Adjectives • Latin Nouns: First and Second Declension • Latin Adjectives and Adverbs • Vocabulary Quiz • Derivations • Terminology Review • Translation: Echo and Narcissus • Key to Exercises • III. THIRD AND FOURTH CONJUGATIONS • Third and Fourth Conjugations: Present, Future, and Perfect Tenses • Imperative Mood, Third and Fourth Conjugations • sum, esse • Prepositions in English and the Latin Ablative Case • Vocabulary Quiz • Derivations • Terminology Review • Translation: Phaethon’s Wild Ride • Key to Exercises • IV. THE SUBJUNCTIVE MOOD; THE DATIVE CASE • The Subjunctive Mood in English • The Subjunctive Mood in Latin • Dative Constructions • Derivations • Terminology Review • Translation: Vulcan and Venus • Key to Exercises • V. THE REMAINING TENSES; CONDITIONS; POTENTIAL SUBJUNCTIVE • Remaining Tenses of the Indicative Mood • Conditions in English versus Latin • Latin Vocabulary Quiz • Terminology Review • Translation: Daedalus and Icarus •Key to Exercises • VI. RELATIVE AND INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS; QUESTIONS; SEQUENCE OF TENSES, VOLO, NOLO, MALO English Grammar: Pronouns • Questions • Irregular Verbs: volo, nolo, malo • Derivations • Terminology Review • Translation: Arachne and Minerva • Key to Exercises • VII. PRONOUNS ; GENITIVE CASE; INDIRECT STATEMENT • Pronouns and Genitive Case • Indirect Statement • Latin Derivations • New Terminology • Translation: Io • Key to Exercises • VIII. THIRD DECLENSION; EO, IRE; PLACE AND TIME • The Third Declension • Eo, Ire and Compounds • Constructions of Place and Time • Terminology Review • Translation: Erysichthon and Ceres • Key to Exercises • IX. DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS; RESULT CLAUSES • Demonstrative and Intensive Pronouns and Adjectives • Result Clauses and Relative Clauses of Characteristic • Diagramming Latin Sentences • Vocabulary Review: Verb Roots • Derivations: Latin Phrases in Current Use • Key to Exercises • X. THE PASSIVE VOICE • The Present Stem • The Perfect Stem • Terminology Review • Translation: The Birth of Hercules • Key to Exercises • XI. THIRD DECLENSION I-STEM NOUNS AND ADJECTIVES; PRESENT PARTICIPLES; ABLATIVE ABSOLUTE; PASSIVE PERIPHRASTIC • Third Declension I-stem Nouns and Adjectives • Present Active Participles • Ablative Absolute and Passive Periphrastic • Sentence diagrams • Derivations • Key to Exercises • XII. FOURTH DECLENSION; INDEFINITE PRONOUNS; IRREGULAR VERB: FERO; CUM-CLAUSES • Fourth Declension Nouns and Indefinite Pronouns • Fero and its Compounds • Prepositional Prefixes • Sentence Diagrams • Translation: Ariadne and Bacchus • Key to Exercises • XIII. COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS; INDIRECT COMMANDS • Positive, Comparative and Superlative Degrees in English; Comparative and Superlative Degree of Latin Adjectives and Adverbs • Jussive Noun Clauses (Indirect Commands) • Derivations • Translation: Achelous and the Origin of the Cornucopia • Key to Exercises • XIV. FIFTH DECLENSION; FIO; GERUNDS, GERUNDIVES, AND SUPINE • Fifth Declension • Gerunds vs. Participles • The Supine • Key to Exercises • XV. IRREGULAR COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS; INTRANSITIVE VERBS; REVIEW OF DATIVE CASE • Irregular Comparative and Superlative Adjectives and Adverbs • Integrated Exercises • Dative Case Exercises • Key to Exercises • XVI. DEPONENT VERBS; OPTATIVE MOOD; VERBS OF FEARING OR PREVENTION; ABLATIVE CASE SUMMARY • Deponent Verbs • Derivations • Verbs of Fearing • Translation Exercises 8 Key to Exercises • XVII. ROMAN NUMERALS; NOUN CLAUSES; DEFINITIVE AND DESCRIPTIVE CONJUNCTIONS • Roman Numerals • Noun Clauses and Impersonal Verbs • Definitive/Descriptive Conjunctions 8 Key to Exercises 8 XVIII. ALTERNATE LATIN FORMS; GENITIVE AND ACCUSATIVE CASES • Alternate Forms • Accusative and Genitive Constructions • Key to Exercises

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