Freshman Latin Grammar, Lesson 04

To complete this lesson, complete the following tasks: Study the lesson below, carefully and completely. Read the instructions for translation exercises. Complete translation exercises. Memorize all lesson vocabulary. Work to earn a perfect score on your lesson exam. Lesson In this lesson, we begin our study of St. Jerome’s Latin translation of the Gospel of John. In each lesson, we will study five verses, until we have completed the first five chapters of the Gospel. 1 In principio erat Verbum, et Verbum erat apud Deum, et Deus erat Verbum. 2 Hoc erat in principio apud Deum. 3 Omnia per ipsum … Continue

Freshman Latin Grammar, Lesson 03

In this lesson, you will study the first of the eight parts of speech: Nouns. You will learn to define and identify a noun, substantive noun, adjective noun, proper noun and common noun. You must complete the following assignments for this lesson: Study Grammar Rules 16-20 below. All rules must be mastered and known by memory. Study the Lesson as you learn the rules. Complete the Lesson Exercises as you study the Lesson. Complete the Lesson Examination when all assignments are completed. Memory Work What is a noun?A noun is a word, or part of speech, which has cases, and … Continue

Freshman High School, Latin Grammar. Lesson 01

To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Study the Lesson. Complete the Lesson Exercises. Read the Grammar Rules. Memorize the Grammar Rules. Complete the Lesson Examination. Lesson In this first lesson, we will begin with an introduction to Grammar. We learn in the first rule that Grammar is the art of speaking and writing well. We learn this art by first knowing letters and their sounds. We see that in Latin, there are only 23 letters–less than English, which has 26. The letters look the same, but there are two important differences: (1) they have different … Continue

Cicero, Ad Familiares, Epistle 3

In this lesson, we will study a third epistle from Cicero to his wife, Terentia. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: 1. Study the lesson below, carefully and completely.2. Read the instructions for translation exercises.3. Complete translation exercises.4. Memorize all lesson vocabulary.5. Work to earn a perfect score on your lesson exam. Latin Text This is the second epistle of the collection of Sturmius. M.T.C. Terentiae S.P.D. Si vales, bene est: Ego quidem valeo. Valetudinem tuam velim cures diligentissime. Nam mihi & scriptum & nuntiatum est, te in febrim subito incidisse. Quod celeriter me fecisti de … Continue

Cicero, Ad Familiares, Epistle 2

In this lesson, we will study a second epistle from Cicero to his wife, Terentia. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: 1. Study the lesson below, carefully and completely.2. Read the instructions for translation exercises.3. Complete translation exercises.4. Memorize all lesson vocabulary.5. Work to earn a perfect score on your lesson exam. Latin Text This is the second epistle of the collection of Sturmius. M.T.C. Terentiae S.P.D. Si vales, bene est: Ego valeo. Da operam ut convalescas: quod opus erit, ut res tempusque postulat, provideas, atque administres: et ad me de omnibus rebus quam saepissime litteras … Continue

Cicero, Ad Familiares, Epistle 1

In this first epistle, we will read a short message from Cicero to his wife Terentia. We will concentrate on learning the parts of a Latin epistle, with common greeting and closing expressions. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: 1. Study the lesson below, carefully and completely.2. Read the instructions for translation exercises.3. Complete translation exercises.4. Memorize all lesson vocabulary.5. Work to earn a perfect score on your lesson exam. Latin Text This is the first epistle of the collection of Sturmius. Marcus Tullius Cicero Terentiae S.P.D. Si vales, bene est: Ego valeo. Nos quotidie tabellarios … Continue

Latin Grammar I, Lesson 22. Irregular Nouns

In lessons 10-21, we have studied the declension of regular Latin nouns. In lesson 22, we begin the study of irregular nouns. We will quickly move through lessons 22-26 before beginning the declension of adjective nouns in lesson 27. Let us learn the rule given in article 22: 22. Anomala sive inaequalia vocantur quae aut numero aut genere aut declinatione aut casu aut aliquo alio attributo deficiunt. This rule translates as follows: “(Nouns) irregular or inequal are called, which either in number or in gender, or in declension or in case or in some other attribute are deficient.” In lesson … Continue

English, Latin and Greek Roots Cheat Sheet

The words of the English language are drawn from a number of different sources: Latin, Greek, French, German, Old English, Middle English and more. Below, you can find over 200 English, Latin and Greek roots from which many English words are constructed. The knowledge of the roots below will be very helpful in learning to analyze English words and determine their meaning. This is helpful with English composition, reading comprehension, SAT scores and much more. English Roots – Prefixes a = at, in, on, or adds force after = behind all, al = wholly be = to, cause, by for … Continue

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