Traditio

An Introduction to the Latin Language and Its Influence 3rd Edition

Patricia A. Johnston

Traditio

Patricia A. Johnston

Distributed for Brandeis University Press

434 pages | 8 1/2 x 11
Paper $65.00 ISBN: 9781611686388 Published September 2014
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. Chapters follow a regular pattern, presenting grammar first, followed by exercises and vocabulary. Pre-reading and reading sections reinforce the newly learned grammatical constructions and introduce new vocabulary words. Traditio: An Introduction to the Latin Language and Its Influence is an indispensable text for introductory Latin courses at the college level.
Contents
Preface • An Introduction to the Latin Language • A Brief History • Latin Alphabet and Pronunciation Guide • Vowels • Diphthongs • Consonants • Semiconsonants • Double Consonants • Syllables • Word Accent • Scribenda [Exercises] • Inflection and Word Order • I The Verbal System • Verbs in English and Latin • Principal Parts of the Latin Verb • The Present System of Tenses • Present Active Indicative • Scribenda • Future Active Indicative • Scribenda • Imperative • Scribenda • The Perfect System of Tenses • Perfect Active • Indicative • Scribenda • Verba tenenda [Vocabulary] • Notanda [Vocabulary Notes] • Ante legenda [Pre-reading] • II Nouns, Adjectives, and Adverbs • Cases • Gender • Declensions • Nouns: First Declension • Nouns: Second Declension • A Note on Translation • Scribenda • Adjectives of the First and Second Declension • Adverbs: Formation • Scribenda • Verba Tenenda • Notanda • Ante legenda • Legenda Bestiae in caelo • III Third and Fourth Conjugations: Present Stem; Special Adjectives; Sum and Possum; Ablative Case (1) • Third and Fourth Conjugation Verbs: Present Stem • Present Active Indicative • Future Active Indicative • Imperative Mood • Scribenda • Third and Fourth Conjugation: Perfect System • Perfect Indicative Active • Formation of the Perfect Stem • Scribenda • Special Adjectives • Scribenda • sum and possum • Present, Future, and Perfect Indicative • Predicate Nominative • Complementary Infinitive • Scribenda • The Ablative Case • Scribenda • Verba tenenda • Notanda • Ante legenda • Legenda Scenes From Roman Comedy (1) • Probanda I - III • IV Subjunctive Mood (1); Jussive and Purpose Clauses; Dative Case (1) • The Subjunctive Mood • Formation of the Present Active Subjunctive • Present Subjunctive of sum and possum • Uses of the Subjunctive: Jussive/Horatory • Purpose Clauses • Scribenda • Imperfect Subjunctive Active • Sequence of Tenses • Formation of Imperfect Subjunctive • Scribenda • The Dative Case • Verba tenenda • Notanda • Ante legenda • Legenda Scenes From Roman Comedy (2): The Menaechmi • V Indicative Mood (2): Remaining Tenses; Subjunctive Mood (2); Conditions; Potential Subjunctive • Indicative Mood (2) • Imperfect Indicative • Pluperfect and Future Perfect • Future Perfect Active Indicative • Scribenda • Subjunctive Mood (2); Perfect and Pluperfect Tenses • Formation of the Perfect and Pluperfect Active Subjunctive • The Synopsis • Scribenda • Conditions • Scribenda • Potential Subjunctive • Verba tenenda • Notanda • Ante legenda • Legenda Scenes from Roman Comedy (3): Phormio • VI Irregular Verbs: Volo, Nolo, Malo; Pronouns (1): Relative and Interrogative; Subjunctive Mood (3); Questions; Sequence of Tenses • Irregular Verbs: volo, nolo, malo • Scribenda • Relative Pronouns • Scribenda • Interrogative Pronouns, Adjectives, and Adverbs • Scribenda • Subjunctive Mood (3): Questions • Deliberative Subjunctive • Indirect Questions • Future Active Participles • Sequence of Tenses • Scribenda • Verba tenenda • Notanda • Ante legenda • Legenda Education at Rome (1) • Probanda IV-VIVII Genitive Case (1); Pronouns (2); Indirect Statement • Uses of the Genitive Case • Scribenda • Pronouns • Personal Pronouns • Reflexive Pronouns • Scribenda • Indirect Statement • Present, Perfect and Future Active Infinitives • Subordinate Clauses in Indirect Statement • Scribenda • Verba tenenda • Notanda • Ante legenda • Legenda Education at Rome (2) • VIII Third Declension (1); Irregular Verb: Eo, Ire; Constructions of Place and Time 8 Third Declension Nouns: Regular • Scribenda • Irregular Verb: eo, ire, ii (ivii), itum, “Go” • Scribenda • Constructions of Place and Time • Scribenda • Verba tenenda • Notanda • Ante legenda • Legenda Education at Rome (3) • IX Pronouns (3): Demonstrative and Intensive; Subjunctive Mood: Result Clauses, Clauses of Characteristic • Demonstrative and Intensive Pronouns • Scribenda • The Subjunctive Mood • Clauses of Result • Relative Clauses of Characteristic • Scribenda • Verba tenenda • Notanda • Ante legenda • Legenda Mythology (1): The Story of Hercules • Probanda VII-IX • X Passive Voice; Ablative Case (2) • Passive Voice • Present Passive System • Ablative of Personal Agent • Scribenda • Perfect Passive System • Passive Infinitives • Scribenda • Ablatives of Separation, Agent, Source and Cause • Ablatives of Source • Ablative of Cause • Scribenda • Verba tenenda • Notanda • Ante legenda • Legenda Mythology (2): Hercules in Roman Religion and Philosophy • XI Third Declension (2); i-stem Nouns; Participles; Dative of Agent; Ablative Absolute • Third Declension I-Stem Nouns and Adjectives • Third Declension I-stem Nouns • Third Declension Adjectives • Adverbs from Third Declension • Adjectives • Scribenda • Participles • Present Active Participles • Future Passive Participles • Translation of Participles • Scribenda • Attendant Circumstances and Ablative Absolute • Scribenda • Verba tenenda • Notanda • Ante legenda • Legenda Mythology (3): Hercules as Exemplum • XII • Fourth Declension Indefinite Pronouns; Irregular Verb: fero; Cum-Clauses • Fourth Declension • Scribenda • Indefinite Pronouns and Adjectives • Scribenda • Irregular Verb: fero, ferre, tuli, latus • Scribenda • Cum-Clauses • Scribenda • Verba tenenda • Notanda • Ante legenda • Legenda Mythology (4): Astrology and Astronomy • Probanda X-XII • XIIIComparative and Superlative Adjectives and Adverbs; Subjunctive Mood (5): Indirect Commands • Comparative Degree of Adjectives and Adverbs • Meaning of Comparative Degree • Formation of Comparative Adjectives • Comparative Adverbs • Scribenda • Superlative Degree of Adjectives and Adverbs • Meaning of the Superlative Degree • Formation of Superlative Adjectives • Formation of Superlative Adverbs • Quam with the Superlative • Scribenda • Indirect Commands (Jussive Noun Clauses) • Scribenda • Verba tenenda • Notanda • Ante legenda • Legenda The Roman Experience (1): Latin Love Poetry • XIV Fifth Declension; Irregular Verb: fio; Gerund and Gerundive; The Supine • Fifth Declension Nouns • Scribenda • Irregular Verb: fio, fieri, factus sum • Scribenda • Gerunds and Gerundives • Scribenda • The Supine • Scribenda • Verba tenenda • Notanda • Ante legenda • Legenda: The Roman Experience (2): Poets and Patrons • XV Irregular Adjectives and Adverbs: Comparative and Superlative Degree; Dative Case (2): Summary of Uses • Comparative and Superlative Degree of Irregular Adjectives and Adverbs • Scribenda • Dative Case (2) • Special Verbs Governing the Dative Case • Dative with Compound Verbs • Summary: Uses of the Dative Case • Scribenda • Verba tenenda • Notanda • Ante legenda • Legenda The Roman Experience (3): Freedmen and Social Mobility • Probanda XIII-XV • XVI Deponent Verbs; Subjunctive Mood (6): Optative; Verbs of Fearing; Ablative Case (3): Summary of Uses • Deponent Verbs • Forms of Deponent Verbs • Deponents Governing the Ablative Case • Scribenda • Optative Subjunctive • Scribenda • Noun Clauses after Verbs of Fearing or Prevention • Quin, Quominus • Scribenda • Summary: Uses of the Ablative Case • Ablative Proper • Location in Place or Time • Sociative-Instrumental • Verba tenenda • Notanda •Ante legenda • Legenda The Roman Experience (4): The Deaths of Lucretia and Julius Caesar—The Beginning and End of the Republic • XVIINumbers; Impersonal Verbs; Definitive and Descriptive Conjunctions • Roman Numbers • Scribenda Impersonal Verbs • Noun Clauses with Impersonal Verbs • Scribenda • Definitive and Descriptive Conjunctions • Scribenda • Verba tenenda • Notanda • Ante legenda • Legenda The Roman Experience (5): Romulus and Remus • XVIII Alternate Forms; Accusative: Additional Uses; Genitive Case (2): Summary of Uses • Alternate Forms • Scribenda • Accusative: Additional Uses • Scribenda • Summary: Uses of the Genitive Case • Scribenda • Verba tenenda • Legenda The Roman Experience (6): Life in the City • Probanda XVI-XVIII • Appendix A: Parts of Speech • Appendix B: Uses of the Subjunctive • Appendix C: Summary of Verb Forms • Appendix D: Nouns, Adjectives, Pronouns • Appendix E: Numerals • Appendix F: Chronological Table • Appendix G: Proper Names • Latin-English Vocabulary • English-Latin Vocabulary • Index
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