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By Susan C. Shelmerdine

Shelmerdine's textual content is designed to be an entire, yet streamlined introductory direction in Latin. It covers all features of Latin grammar in a well-known pedagogical move, with short causes of English grammar as wanted in the textual content itself, delivering scholars with an intext reference aspect for brand new Latin fabric. "Real Latin" readings ensue through the textual content, early and sometimes, within the kind of sentences and brief passages. they're unconnected, supplying the teacher the choice of overlaying them as time and want permits. quite a few routines supply assorted ways to mastery of the language, particularly within the early chapters. The textual content is designed as a streamlined and uncluttered method of Latin and grammar, delivering a whole direction, yet with no the nuance of extra complicated motives that prevent the 1st 12 months student's mastery of the cloth. Shelmerdine's textual content makes a speciality of the 1st yr students' want to know and talent to grasp, within the hopes that good fortune itself will breed additional luck and pride at the a part of the scholar.

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Report the news to the sailors now. 8. For a long time, the queen did not desire to give her kingdom to her son. 9. They will beg the gods for great wisdom and a happy life. 10. Boys and girls, be quiet and I will tell the people a strange story. ) tells a story about the only man (Deucalion) and woman (Pyrrha) to survive a great flood sent by Jupiter. In this passage, the couple asks the goddess Themis what they should do to repopulate the earth and they get a surprising answer. Deucaliōn et Pyrrha in terrā virōrum fēminārumque exempla manēbant.

They pray in front of the shrines. • place from which - with ablative case The girl hurries away from the crowd. Puella ā turbā festīnat. We call the boys out of the ocean. Ē pontō puerōs vocāmus. • place to which - with accusative case Are you bringing water to the men? Portāsne aquam ad virōs? She walks into the temple. In templum ambulat. Notice that with either place from which or place to which, you should expect a verb of motion in the sentence. Chapter Four 29 EXERCISE 22. Identify the case and use of each of the underlined words, then translate the sentence.

Puerī iuvant. Example: Puerī iuva___. (Puerī is nominative plural, so it needs a third person plural verb) 1. 2. 3. 4. Fēmina iace___. Puell___ rosam habet. ) docet. ) optant. 5. 6. 7. 8. Vir___ clāmant. Naut___ agricolaeque locum laudant. Terretne puerōs bell___ ? Virum vidē___ et vocāmus. EXERCISE 14. Translate each of the following sentences. 1. Vir puerque dominum vident. 7. He desires to see the gift. 2. Puella clāmat et fēmina timet. 8. The lord praises the heroes. 3. Nauta iacet sed amīcus labōrat.

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