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Need Latin language books that will help you master this foreign language? We have an exceptional range of books that will help you learn or even teach Latin.

  • Practice Makes Perfect Basic Latin

    Randall Childree

    Product Code: AJKSF
    Paperback
    This title helps you learn the Latin you need. You can gain the language skills you want. Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Latin is a trusted companion to your Latin learning experience. In each of the forty-one bite-sized lessons, author Randall Childree explains one or two language concepts and supports them with many clear examples. These lessons are purposely short so you can complete them in twenty minutes or less, and you can go at a pace that works for you. A comprehensive glossary of words frequently found in Latin speeches, poems, histories, and plays is a special feature. With 164 exercises, you will get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new skills. Whether you are learning on your own or taking a beginning Latin class, Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Latin will help you build your confidence. Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Latin will help you master: basic grammar; high-frequency vocabulary; declensions and conjugations; numbers; imperative and subjunctive moods; irregular verbs; and more.
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  • Gwynne's Latin

    NM Gwynne

    Product Code: AJMTZ
    Hardback
    'Latin is "it", the most wonderful "thing". It is mind-enhancing, character-improving, enthralling, exciting, deeply satisfying, and valuable. My solid determination is to spare no pains to do it the justice that its importance demands.' Mr Gwynne, author of the Sunday Times bestselling phenomenon Gwynne's Grammar, is just as passionate about Latin as he is about grammar. From the novice to the more well-versed, Gwynne's Latin is essential for anyone interested in learning Latin; Mr Gwynne promises to teach you more Latin in half an hour than you would learn from years of being taught Latin at school. He also includes a fascinating section on everyday Latin usage, which discusses all the Latin words and idioms we still use today, such as 'quid pro quo' and 'sui generis'. Though we need no further convincing - as we know, Mr Gwynne is never wrong - here are just some of the many reasons why Latin is utterly wonderful: Latin is an academic subject easy enough for the least intelligent of us to grasp all the basic elements of, and yet difficult enough to be demanding for its greatest scholars; for well over a thousand years it was the means of communication that united the whole of Europe culturally and in every other significant way; it is the direct ancestor of, between them, the five most widely-spoken European languages, and both of the official South American languages; and it is the ancestor and source of more than half of the English language, partly directly and partly through French, which for some centuries was England's official language. Following in the same beautifully designed footsteps of Gwynne's Grammar, Gwynne's Latin will teach you all the fundamentals of Latin quickly, thoroughly and better than all the competition.
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  • Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary

    James Morwood

    Product Code: AHJPK
    Paperback 14 years +
    This edition of the Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary offers essential coverage of Latin words and grammar, as well as extra information on Roman history and culture. It takes account of the latest research into Latin, and is designed specifically to fit the needs of today's student. It covers over 45,000 words and phrases, including additions from the writings of Plautus and Terence, and from the study of Silver Latin. Common irregular verb parts are given as headwords for greater clarity, and boxed notes provide help with language usage, and with difficult words and constructions. There are appendices on historical, mythological, and geographical names; money, dates, times, weights and measures; plus poetic metre and medieval Latin. With a timeline of important dates, and biographies on Roman writers, this edition is packed with interesting and essential information on Roman history and culture. Also with pronunciation help and a guide to Latin grammar, this compact and affordable dictionary is a necessity for all students and adult learners of Latin.
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  • Latin Demystified

    Richard Prior

    Product Code: AHJNC
    Paperback
    Become a bona fide master of Latin English vocabulary owes a great debt to Latin, ergo you already know many Latin words and phrases. Now you can move beyond the status quo and learn this classical language. With Latin Demystified, nihil obstat (nothing stands in the way). Beginning with an overview of Latin, basic pronunciation rules, and a discussion on the differences between inflected and analytical languages, Latin Demystified covers key grammar fundamentals such as nouns, verb forms, and syntax. You'll build your Latin vocabulary with essential words and phrases and quickly master this challenging language. Test yourself at the end of every chapter for reinforcement that you're fast on your way to reading and understanding Latin. This fast and easy guide features: Clear and straightforward explanations of Latin grammar fundamentals Numerous examples of simple and complex sentence structures Full coverage of Latin noun declensions and verb tenses Helpful writing exercises Quizzes at the end of each chapter to reinforce new material Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for a more experienced student, Latin Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this complex language.
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  • A Dictionary of Latin Words and Phrases

    James Morwood

    Product Code: AHILG
    Paperback
    A Dictionary of Latin Words and Phrases is a handy reference for all kinds of writing, as well as an absorbing collection of phrases, mottoes, proverbs and sayings. This new dictionary offers a fresh look at a language which has retained its influence and colour. Thematic index A comprehensive index will take you to all the words and phrases relating to a particular subject, covering everything from ambition, beauty, and courage to war and wisdom. More than just words and phrases Along with clear translations and pronunciation guidance, sources from literature and history are annotated with fascinating descriptions and explanations that place the phrases in context. Mottoes of countries and famous people and institutions The American dollar, Henry VIII, Oxford University and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer are just a few of the inspiring and sometimes ironic mottoes. Proverbs Familiar and amusing proverbs are included and easily found in a separate index. Includes literary examples An A-Z listing of all Latin authors cited includes outlines of their lives and works.
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  • Latin Verb Drills

    Richard Prior

    Product Code: AHIGI
    Paperback
    "Latin Verb Drills" will prove to be an invaluable study aid to all those wishing to perfect their knowledge of Latin verbs. Whether used as a textbook supplement in a Latin class or as a self-study text for learning and review, this book will simplify the complexities of this crucial area of Latin-language studies. Combining the features of a textbook, workbook, and a self-study manual, "Latin Verb Drills" clearly and systematically explains how the Latin verb system works, while providing numerous and varied exercises for thorough practice of each point covered. The book will feature a final unit in which all the verb tenses are covered together to improve the reader's ability to select the correct verb form. This focus on drilling and getting the verb form correct, though ostensibly unexciting, meets an actual need not covered in other verb books.
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  • Practice Makes Perfect Latin Verb Tenses

    Richard Prior

    Product Code: AHDPM
    Paperback
    If, as the immortal Ovid wrote, abeunt studia in mores ("earnest study passes into habit"), then meditor planto perficio ("practice makes perfect")! This workbook, authored by the late professor Richard Prior, offers the practice necessary to master Latin verbs--regular or irregular--with their tenses. The verbs are presented in context in 21 units. With more than 190 exercises, you will build conjugation skills and learn when and why to use different word tenses--paving the way to building sentences. Inside you will find: 193 exercises 20-exercise review section A handy Glossary--Latin-English; English--Latin for quick reference
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  • Teach Yourself Latin Grammar You Really Need to Know

    Gregory Klyve

    Product Code: AHBMI
    Paperback
    Comprehensive and clear explanations of key grammar patterns and structures are reinforced and contextualized through authentic materials. You will not only learn how to construct grammar correctly, but when and where to use it so you sound natural and appropriate. Latin Grammar You Really Need to Know will help you gain the intuition you need to become a confident communicator in your new language.
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