Essential GCSE Latin - 3rd Revised edition
Essential GCSE Latin is a practical and accessible guide for students. This third edition is updated for the OCR GCSE (9-1) specification (first assessment 2018). It covers all the linguistic requirements for GCSE Latin, providing straightforward and helpful explanations of every grammatical construction. Each point is illustrated with examples and practice sentences (650 in all).
With an easily navigable structure and generous cross-referencing, Essential GCSE Latin concentrates on understanding principles and patterns, reducing the need for rote learning. Concise and clear, it is ideal for those on a reduced timetable, or as a supporting grammar and exercise textbook alongside other Latin courses. As a revision guide it provides a fast but comprehensive recap of the language.
The book includes a full GCSE vocabulary and a glossary of grammar terms for quick and easy reference. Fifteen practice passages for unseen translation are followed by five complete practice GCSE papers, and additional exercises for the optional English-Latin sentences.
The new edition is supported by a companion website with answer keys and further resources, and is endorsed by OCR.
A concise textbook for Latin GCSE updated to match the 2016 specification for OCR and containing detailed examples, practice sentences and cross-referencing.
John Taylor was for many years Head of Classics at Tonbridge School, UK, and is now Lecturer in Classics at Manchester University, UK. He is an experienced examiner of Classical Greek and the author of Latin Beyond GCSE (2nd edition, Bloomsbury, 2017), and with Henry Cullen, the two-volume course Latin to GCSE (Bloomsbury, 2016).
List of abbreviations
Glossary of grammar terms
The importance of word endings
Nominative case; Vocative case; Accusative case; Genitive case; Dative case; Ablative case
Declension and gender; First declension nouns; Second declension nouns; Third declension nouns; Fourth and fifth declension nouns
Adjectives; Agreement of nouns and adjectives; Comparative adjectives; Superlative adjectives; Irregular comparative and superlative adjectives
Adverbs; Comparative and superlative adverbs
Pronouns; Personal pronouns; Possessives; This and That; Self and Same; Relative pronoun (who, which) and clause; Less common pronouns
Prepositions; Prefixes and compound verbs; Conjunctions
Verbs and conjugations; Present tense; Imperfect tense; Future tense; Infinitive The verb to be; Principal parts; Perfect tense; Common irregular perfect tenses; Pluperfect tense; Future perfect tense
Very irregular verbs; Defective and impersonal verbs
Active and passive; Present, imperfect and future passive; Agent and instrument; Perfect, pluperfect and future perfect passive; Passive infinitive
Deponent verbs; Semi-deponent verbs
Direct commands; Direct questions
Numerals; Time expressions; Time clauses
Because and although clauses; If clauses (conditionals)
Present active participle; Perfect passive participle; Common irregular perfect passive participles; Perfect active participle (from deponent verbs); Future active participle; Disentangling participles; Ablative absolute; Gerundives
Indirect statement; Imperfect subjunctive; Purpose clauses; Use of qui for purpose; Indirect commands; Result clauses; Verbs of fearing; Time clauses with imperfect subjunctive; Pluperfect subjunctive; Cum clauses; Indirect questions
Translating complex sentences
Important words with more than one meaning
Words easily confused
Summary of uses of the subjunctive
Practice passages for unseen translation
- : 9781350003804
- : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- : Bloomsbury Academic
- : 0.363
- : August 2017
- : 234mm X 156mm
- : United Kingdom
- : August 2017
- : books
- : John Taylor (Lecturer in Classics, Manchester University, previously Tonbridge School, UK)
- : Paperback
- : 3rd Revised edition
- : 478.2421
- : 256