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Latin Alive, Book 3 – a sneak peek!

We are excited to present a sneak peek at the third and final installment to the Latin Alive Series.  We are delighted to say that this text will feature unadapted readings of literature, a step up from the adapted readings provided in LA2.  This is because our goal all along has been to introduce young people to the wonderful world of Latin Literature.  Students will be able to sample from a banquet table that provides a survey of Latin Literature from Ennius and Cato, the first poet and prose author respectively, down to Sir Isaac Newton and his famous laws of motion.  The third unit will provide a poetry study as students round out their grammar lessons.  This unit will feature the poets from the Golden Age of Literature and demonstrate the inspirations which they had on poets such as Shakespeare, Milton, and Tennyson.  The fourth and final unit, aptly titled Latin Literature, will offer students further reading practice with concise grammar reviews.  This final unit is designed for you as the teacher to use as you wish.  You may complete the entire unit or pick and choose according to your preference and your classroom needs.  Once students have finished this text they will have learned all the grammar necessary to read virtually any piece of Latin they should so choose.  Thus they may follow the LA series with any reading program that should interest them.   It is our hope that the wide selections of readings they encounter in LA3 will whet their appetite for the various genres of Latin available.  Please peruse the grammar lessons and reading selections provided below.

 

Latin Alive!  Book 3

Table of Contents

 

Introduction

 

 Unit One: Indicative vs. Subjunctive

Chapter One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

            noun declension review; irregular noun vis; gerund and gerundive

 

Chapter Two . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

verb review: present system, active and passive; ablative of means and agent; present participle; impersonal verbs

reading: Arbores ad Rogos Faciendos Caeduntur (Ennius)

 

Chapter Three . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

verb review: perfect system, active and passive; perfect passive participle; deponent verb review

reading 1: De Bello Hannibalico, Liber VIII (Ennius)

reading 2: Fabii Cunctatoris Elogium, Liber IX (Ennius)

 

Chapter Four . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

subjunctive mood; present subjunctive; irregular subjunctives; independent subjunctive

reading: De Agri Cultura, Praefatio (Cato)

 

Chapter Five . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

imperfect subjunctive; simple conditions; future less vivid

reading: De Agri Cultura, iii (Cato)

 

Chapter Six . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

            perfect subjunctive; pluperfect subjunctive; sequence of tenses; indirect command

reading 1: De Agricultura, i – xiii (Varro)

reading 2: De Agricultura, i – xiii (Varro)

 

Unit 1 Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

            historical reading: ” Early Latin Literature” by Alden Smith

Latin reading: De Lingua Latina, V. iv (Varro)

 

Unit Two: Subjunctive Clauses

Chapter Seven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

            purpose review; purpose clause; future imperative

            reading: Epistula Corneliae, Matris Gracchorum (Nepos)

 

Chapter Eight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

            indirect question; indirect statement; exclamatory accusative

            reading: Oratio in Catilinam Prima (Cicero)

 

Chapter Nine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

            irregular verb, fio; ablative case: comparison, degree of difference, respect

reading: De Bello Gallico I:i – ii (Caesar)

 

Chapter Ten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

            result clause; cum clauses: time, cause, concession

            reading: Ab Urbe Condita, XXX. xxx (Livy)

 

Chapter Eleven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

            countrary to fact conditionals; doubting clauses

            reading: Hannibal (Nepos)

 

Chapter Twelve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

            fearing clauses; genitive and ablative of quality

            reading: Naturalis Historia, Liber XXXVI. xiv (Pliny the Elder)

 

Unit 2 Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

            historical reading: “Catiline” by Christopher Schlect

            Latin reading:  Bellum Catilinae IX et X (Sallust)

 

Unit Three: Latin Poetry

Chapter Thirteen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

            Latin poetry; meter and scansion; elision; hendecasyllabic and sapphc

            reading:  Catullus I et LI

Chapter Fourteen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

            relative clause of characteristic; dative of direction; dactylic hexameter

            reading: Aeneid I.i-xxxiii (Vergil)

 

Chapter Fifteen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

            dative with compound verbs; objective genitive; alcaic meter

            reading 1: Ode I.xxxvii (Horace)

             reading 2: Ode III.xxx (Horace)

 

Chapter Sixteen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

            proviso clause; dum clause; poetry review

            reading: Metamorphoses, Liber V (Ovid)

 

Unit 3 Reading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

            Historical reading: “The Latin of John Milton” by Grant Horner

            Latin Reading: Elegaica Secunda (Milton)

 

Appendix  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

            Pronunciation Guide

            Reference Charts

            Glossary by chapter

            Unit Tests (Teacher’s Edition Only)

 Glossary

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