This website represents a test version of the Workbook of Latin Grammar. At the moment, the project contains 10 of 20 initially planned lessons. The remaining lessons will be added as they are revised and completed. Please contact me regarding any apparent errors which you may notice.
The Workbook of Latin Grammar aims to introduce readers to intermediate and advanced concepts from Latin grammar, with strong emphasis on actual usage by Roman authors. Each lesson contains numerous full sentence examples which illustrate grammar concepts otherwise disparately represented in actual reading. A combination of short-answer exercises and full-sentence translation exercises are used to reinforce the material covered in each lesson. Through a combination of grammatical explanation and varied exercises, this workbook offers a thorough and active engagement with topics from Latin grammar which generally receive only a summary treatment in introductory textbooks.
Each lesson includes the following components:
- An exposition on a topic from Latin grammar (including a section of optional notes not required for completing exercises).
- 20-40 short-answer exercises.
- 10 simple sentence translation exercises.
- 15 more complex example sentences or passages for translation, each presented with a brief contextual introduction and some notes on grammar and vocabulary. These modified examples are derived solely from the works of Cicero, Caesar, Livy, Vergil, Ovid and the prose works of the younger Seneca.
In sum, this workbook contains 10 lesson and a total of 575 exercises including 150 sentences presented with a brief contextual introduction and grammatical notes. All of the lessons are self-contained and may be completed in any order.
Nearly all of the Latin presented (including English-to-Latin exercises) is derivative of actual Latin texts, primarily drawn from works of Cicero, Caesar, Livy, Vergil, Ovid and the younger Seneca. These examples have been simplified from their original context in order to provide straightforward, full-sentence examples for a range of grammatical topics.
My representation of grammatical concepts is based heavily on information gleaned from existing Latin grammars. In particular, I have relied on Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar, the New Latin Grammar by Charles E. Bennett, and A New Latin Syntax, by E. C. Woodcock. While these works are rarely cited within the body of this workbook, they bear a perpetual influence on my understanding, description, and representation of these topics. These grammars, and other works which have been consulted, are listed on the references page.
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