A Self-Study Latin Grammar That Helps You Come Prepared To Class

step-by-step examples

To show you how to get from an English to a Latin sentence structure.

All the essentials

Straightforward lessons that focus on the rules and not the exceptions. Covers the Latin grammar taught in beginning college courses.

Study Tips

Tips to help you learn common Latin verbs and word forms, and to remember them.

one point per chapter

In each bite-sized lesson, author Norma W. Goldman explains one grammar rule and illustrates it with English and Latin examples.

Explained in English

To help you learn Latin grammar from the point of view of a language you already speak.

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Table of Contents
Find the grammatical term you are looking for in our detailed table of contents
Sample Chapter
Learn "What are Direct Object Pronouns?" and how they work in English and Latin

Book Reviews

Classical World
“Because this handbook assumes no previous knowledge of grammar and because its explanations of English forms and their Latin equivalents are clear and succinct, it is well suited to independent study . . . the authors take the student step by step through a section of English grammar before proceeding to an explanation of the Latin counterpart.”
Modern Language Journal
“Each chapter is self-contained, so that the order of topics may be altered to suit the arrangement of just about any introductory Latin text. . . . this is a useful, carefully written, and well-edited text. It accomplishes its goals and does so very efficiently.”
The Classical Journal
“Teachers of Latin who believe that an essential aspect of their responsibility is to strengthen the student’s understanding of the syntactical structures underlying his native language . . . will certainly wish to include this unique new handbook . . . among the texts required in their elementary Latin classes . . . Response from teachers and professors, as well as high-schoolers, undergraduates, and graduate students . . . has been enormously enthusiastic: the volume has proven a valuable and much appreciated supplement in our beginning Latin course at the University of Georgia. "

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What Is Meant by Gender, Number and Agreement?

Learn terms used in English and Latin grammar such as gender, number and agreement —they play a minor role in English, but an important role in Latin.

Step-By-Step Latin Sentence Structure

Learn how to get from an English structure to an equivalent Latin sentence structure. Our examples will take you every step of the way.

What are nouns, verbs and adjectives?

Learn what are parts of speech so you can identify English and Latin nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions. This will help you choose the correct Latin equivalent to the English word.

What are subjects and objects?

Learn to identify the function of words used in English and Latin grammar so you can choose the correct Latin equivalent to the English word.

Learn what are English and Latin subjects, Latin direct and indirect objects.

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