Latin For Dummies®
Earn lay atin Lay? No, not that kind of Latin! You can learn true Latin, with conjugations, declensions, and all those extra syllables and it s easier than you think. In fact, most people mistakenly think of learning Latin as perhaps the most useless, tedious, and difficult thing to do on earth. They couldn t be more wrong.
Part I: Getting Started.
Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little Latin.
Chapter 2: The Nitty Gritty: Basic Latin Grammar.
Chapter 3: Salve! Hello! Greetings and Introductions.
Part II: Latin in Action.
Chapter 4: The Roman Family and Social Structure.
Chapter 5: Food and Housing in Roman Life.
Chapter 6: The Roman Calendar.
Chapter 7: The Roman Army.
Chapter 8: Roman Entertainment and Sports.
Chapter 9: Roman Government.
Chapter 10: More Lasting Than Bronze: Latin Literature.
Part III: Latin in the Modern World.
Chapter 11: Latin in Law.
Chapter 12: Latin in Medicine.
Chapter 13: Latin in the Church.
Chapter 14: Latin in Zoology and Botany.
Chapter 15: Translating and Reading Latin.
Chapter 16: Mottoes, Sayings, and Quotes: Cocktail Party Latin.
Part IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Loanwords from Latin.
Chapter 18: Ten False Friends: Common Mistakes in Latin.
Chapter 19: Ten Helpful Latin Related Web Sites.
Chapter 20: Ten Common Latin Abbreviations.
Chapter 21: Ten Common Latin Prefixes.
Chapter 22: Ten Important Latin Suffixes.
Part V: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Verb and Noun Tables.
Appendix B: Mini Dictionary.
Appendix C: Fun & Games Answers.