Study Latin and Greek with Mr. Michael

In Catholic education, we have the opportunity to study many excellent subjects, but the most important subjects of all, by which all of our future studies are most influenced, are the classical languages. Having a reading knowledge of Latin and Greek, along with a working knowledge of the Grammar of these languages, gives us the ability to enjoy the writings of the saints and doctors of the Church, history’s most beautiful music and art, the writings of the classical poets and philosophers, and much more. In the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, we have the opportunity to study the classical languages … Continue

Latin Grammar I, Lesson 27. The Declension of Adjective Nouns

In this lesson, we will study the declension of adjective nouns in Latin. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Study the lesson for mastery. Memorize the declensions of bonus, bona, bonum. Memorize the declensions of acer, acris, acre. Memorize the declensions of brevis, breve. Memorize the declension of felix. Memorize the list of adjectives with Genitive in -IUS and Dative in -I. Memorize the declension of alter, altera, alterum. Memorize the three irregular adjectives. Study the declension of the three irregular adjectives (memory not required). Complete the lesson assessment(s). The content of this lesson is … Continue

Latin Grammar I, Lesson 09. Of the Gender of Nouns

In this lesson, we will begin the study of the gender of Latin nouns. The title of this chapter in Alvarez’s Grammar is, “De Generibus Nominum Paulo Difficilioribus”, which means “Of the Gender of Nouns Least Difficult”. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Study the lesson for mastery. Memorize the rules in the lesson. Complete the lesson assessment. Lesson In the past, when Latin was the active language of the Church and the State, students had to learn to speak and write in Latin. To do this, they had to memorize the rules for the … Continue

Latin Grammar I, Lesson 08. Irregular Comparison

In the last two lessons, we learned about the comparison of adjectives and how they are formed. In this lesson, we learn about adjectives that form comparative and superlative forms in irregular ways. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Study the lesson for mastery. Memorize the rules in the lesson. Complete the lesson assessment. Lesson Rule I. Anomala sunt: bonus melior optimus; malus pejor pessimus; magnus major maximus; parvus, minor, minimus; parum, minus, minimum; magis, maxime; minus, minime; multum, plus, plurimum. Quanquam plus positivum putat Asinius apud Gellium. Translation: (The) irregulars are: bonus (good), melior … Continue

Latin Grammar I, Lesson 07. How Comparatives & Superlatives are Formed

In the last lesson, we learn about the comparison of adjectives. In this lesson, we learn how comparative and superlative adjectives are formed in Latin. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Study the lesson for mastery. Memorize the rules in the lesson. Complete the lesson assessment. Lesson Rule I. Comparativa fiunt a casu litera I finito addita syllaba OR; superlativa vero addita litera S et SIMUS, ut justus, justi, justior, justissimus; fortis, forti, fortior, fortissimus. Translation: Comparative (adjectives) are made from the case terminated with the letter I, with the syllable OR added; the superlative … Continue

Latin Grammar I, Lesson 26. Nouns Irregular in Case

In the previous lessons, we introduced the study of irregular nouns in Latin and looked at nouns which are irregular in Number (23), Gender (24) and Declension (25). As said before, this is not intended to be an exhaustive study of irregular nouns because that would not be a good use of time. Our goal is to simply become aware of irregular nouns so that when you see them, you are not confused. In this lesson, we will study irregular nouns which are irregular with regard to case. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Study … Continue

Latin Grammar I, Lesson 25. Nouns Irregular in Declension

In the previous lessons, we introduced the study of irregular nouns in Latin and looked at nouns which are irregular in Number (23) and Gender (24). As said before, this is not intended to be an exhaustive study of irregular nouns because that would not be a good use of time. Our goal is to simply become aware of irregular nouns so that when you see them, you are not confused. In this lesson, we will study irregular nouns which are irregular with regard to declension. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Study the lesson … Continue

Latin Grammar I, Lesson 24. Nouns Irregular in Gender

In the previous lessons, we introduced the study of irregular nouns in Latin and looked at nouns which are irregular in Number. As said before, this is not intended to be an exhaustive study of irregular nouns because that would not be a good use of time. Our goal is to simply become aware of irregular nouns so that when you see them, you are not confused. In this lesson, we will study irregular nouns which are irregular with regard to gender. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Study the lesson for mastery. Complete the … Continue

Latin Grammar I, Lesson 23. Nouns Irregular in Number

In the previous lesson, we introduced the study of irregular nouns in Latin. It would not be a good use of time to study irregular nouns in a systematic way as we do regular nouns. Our goal is to simply become aware of irregular nouns so that when you see them, you are not confused. In this lesson, we will study irregular nouns which are deficient in number. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Study the lesson for mastery. Complete the lesson assessment. The content of this lesson is taken from chapter 23 of Alvarez’s … Continue