A Latin Grammar gives clear, concise, and easily understood explanations of all the key points of Latin grammar. With additional features such as a glossary of grammatical terms, a vocabulary list covering all the Latin words found in the main text, study tips, and notes on Roman dates, money, weights and measures, and names, it ensures that students have all the support they need to complement their language learning. A Latin Grammar also offers hundreds of example sentences illustrating grammatical points, an explanation of literary terms, and an invaluable guide to pronunciation. This handy reference helps students bring this influential language to life.
A clear, concise, and very handy Latin Grammar
By A Customer - January 15, 2001
Intelligently organized and formatted, this Latin grammar is an excellent resource for beginning and intermediate Latin students. In his preface, the author states that he intends the book to supersede the classic Latin grammar written by Benjamin Hall Kennedy. I'm not familiar with that work, apparently a mainstay of British Latin students for generations. My own acquaintance is with the grammars of American Latinists such as Bennett, Gildersleeve, Hadley, and Allen & Greenough. The author has wisely chosen to leave out cumbersome, needless detail. Instead, clarity and simplicity are everywhere in abundance. Each section describing a specific grammatical point begins with examples of the construction -- if an analogue exists -- in English. In an age where students' knowledge of basic English grammar can no longer be taken for granted, this is a useful feature indeed. Arguably the best feature of the book is the way in which grammar points are illustrated by short,... read more
Short and sweet
By SkookumPete - March 17, 2005
This is not a course in Latin but on the other hand it is not a reference grammar either. As the introduction says, "it aims to be a 'primer' (a first book) and at the same time something more than that." In fact, it is a short introduction to all the major grammatical points of the language as well as a handy reference for the accidence, without covering all the fine points you would expect to find in a true reference grammar like Gildersleeve. I particularly like the convenient groupings of things like place words (ubi, hic, illic, inde, etc.) and some of the confusing adverbs and conjunctions like quidem, quin, quominus, and quamuis (not quamvis, note; the letter "v" is not used in this book). There are a few short exercises, but no keys. Appendices cover dates, money, Roman names, literary terms, and weights and measures. A short vocabulary includes only words used in the exercises. All in all, a surprising... read more
An Accessible Guide to the Latin Language
By Thomas L. Cornell - January 13, 2002
The Latin grammar by James Morwood is a smoothly flowing, accessible guide to the Latin language, providing many short sentence examples and explaining nouns and noun inflection, adjectives, adverbs, verb conjugation, and sentence construction in depth. The readability is excellent, and the information presented is easily utilized.
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