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  • Helpful Latin Verb Endings

    In Latin, you don’t always need two words to form a complete sentence. The ending of a verb can provide a pronoun, so the quote attributed to Julius Caesar — [more…]

    Found in: Latin
  • Declining a Latin Noun

    They say that old Latin teachers never die — they just decline. Whether this is true of teachers, declining and declension are facts of life that all Latin nouns must face. A declension is a group of nouns [more…]

    Found in: Latin
  • Understanding Latin Legalese

    Most lawyers love to throw around Latin phrases. The reason for this is that ancient Rome's legal system has had a strong influence on the legal systems of most western countries. After all, at one time [more…]

    Found in: Law
  • Latin: Exploring Roman Athletics

    As one of the first great multicultural societies, the Roman Empire understood something about entertainment. From cathartic tragedies to bawdy comedies to the sands of the arena, the Romans knew how to [more…]

    Found in: Latin
  • Mastering Latin Ablatives

    Ablatives are to Latin grammar what black holes are to space: They suck in all matter and energy. Well, sort of. Actually, the ablative case is the case for all sorts of time and space-related uses. In [more…]

    Found in: Latin
  • Counting On — and Pronouncing — Roman Numerals

    Actual Latin speakers — or more truthfully writers — used Roman numerals instead of the Arabic system English speakers use today. But Roman numerals are still in use, probably most notably in counting [more…]

    Found in: Latin
  • Useful Little Latin Words

    In Latin, as in other languages, little words can mean a lot. How can you make a point without being able to say, “I see your point, but . . .?” The short Latin words in the following table provide some [more…]

    Found in: Latin
  • Latin Question Words

    Being able to ask questions is an important part of learning any language. Latin question words are listed in the following table. Use them and you can sound both knowledgeable [more…]

    Found in: Latin
  • Latin Noun Cases

    In Latin, what form a noun takes depends on how it’s being used. You use different forms of a noun if it’s a subject, another if it’s an indirect object. The following table lists noun cases and uses. [more…]

    Found in: Latin
  • Common Irregular Latin Verbs

    Like any language, Latin has regular and irregular verbs. Regular verbs follow common rules when you conjugate them; irregular verbs follow their own rules. The following table shows some of the most used [more…]

    Found in: Latin
  • Latin For Dummies Cheat Sheet

    To get a handle on Latin, you have to study the normal language things like verb conjugations, including those irregular verbs and verb endings. You need to pay attention to noun cases as well, and learn [more…]

    Found in: Latin

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