Latin for Beginners eBook

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      Present, amare (present stem), to love
      Perfect, amavisse (perfect stem), to have loved
      Future, amaturus esse (participial stem), to be about to love

  1.  Give the three tenses of the active infinitive of laudo\, moneo\,
  rego\, capio\, audio\, with the English meanings.


I. 1.  Fabula Andromedae narrata est. 2.  Multae fabulae a magistro narratae sunt. 3.  Ager ab agricola valido aratus erat. 4.  Agri ab agricolis validis arati erant. 5.  Aurum a servo perfido ad domicilium suum portatum erit. 6.  Nostra arma a legato laudata sunt.  Quis vestra arma laudavit? 7.  Ab ancilla tua ad cenam vocatae sumus. 8.  Andromeda monstro non data est, quia monstrum a Perseo necatum erat.

II. 1.  The provinces were laid waste, the field had been laid waste, the towns will have been laid waste. 2.  The oracles were heard, the oracle was heard, the oracles had been heard. 3.  The oracle will have been heard, the province had been captured, the boats have been captured. 4.  The fields were laid waste, the man was advised, the girls will have been advised. 5.  The towns had been ruled, we shall have been captured, you will have been heard.



  [Special Vocabulary]

  dexter, dextra, dextrum\, _right_ (dextrous)
sinister, sinistra, sinistrum\, left
  fru:stra:\, adv., _in vain_ (frustrate)

  gero:, gerere, gessi:, gestus\, _bear, carry on; wear_;
bellum gerere\, to wage war
  occupo:, occupa:re, occupa:vi:, occupa:tus\, _seize, take possession
    of_ (occupy)
postulo:, postula:re, postula:vi:, postula:tus\, demand
  recu:so:, recu:sa:re, recu:sa:vi:, recu:sa:tus\, _refuse_
sto:, sta:re, steti:, status\, stand
  tempto:, tempta:re, tempta:vi:, tempta:tus\, _try, tempt, test;
teneo:, tene:re, tenui:, ——­\, keep, hold (tenacious)

  The word ubi\, which we have used so much in the sense of _where_ in
  asking a question, has two other uses equally important: 

  1. ubi\ = _when_, as a relative conjunction denoting time; as,
Ubi monstrum audiverunt, fugerunt\, when they heard the monster,
    they fled

  2. ubi\ = _where_, as a relative conjunction denoting place; as,
Video oppidum ubi Galba habitat\, I see the town where Galba

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