- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Press; Bilingual edition (10 April 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0091957435
- ISBN-13: 978-0091957438
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2.5 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 148 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,221 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Gwynne's Latin: The Ultimate Introduction to Latin Including the Latin in Everyday English Hardcover – 10 Apr 2014
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"Over the last decade, there has been a minor Latin revival, but it is a watered-down version of the language that has been revived. Rigorous Latin lessons are as dead as can be, except in a handful of grammar schools and private schools. So N.M. Gwynne is entering upon virgin territory with this timely guide to learning Latin properly. A former businessman and now a Latin tutor, he had a smash hit last year with Gwynne's Grammar , a rigorous guide to English grammar. Now he's applied the same winning formula to the most influential language of them all" (The Spectator The Spectator)
"This little book makes a great case for learning Latin, not least because of the countless Latin words and phrases in our daily English" (The Independent on Sunday The Independent on Sunday)
The inimitable Mr Gwynne’s ULTIMATE guide to Latin – for its own sake, to improve your English, and to make you better at everything elseSee all Product description
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Now, with a gradnson about to embark on this amazing language, as the only person in our large family who knows any Latin at all I thought I had better take another look.
It is truly horrible to realise how much I have forgotten and no, it is not like riding a bike, I had to work at it ,but fortunatley it all had some familiarity about it.
This book is what you need if you are serious, if you really want to learn Latin properly. If you want to just dip in and get a few phrases, choose one of the many other books on the market that teach in a fragmented way without ever drumming in the basics which are ESSENTIAL
I am afraid it is like learning your times tables you just have to keep reciting Amo Amas Amat...etc till it is lodged as firmly as 2 times 2 is 4. This guy Gwynnes could be my own Latin master there aren't many shortcuts.
Don't buy it if you aren't prepared to put in the work it is hard, but it is ultimately the most rewarding subject you can study: you may love it even get a bit obsessed, as your vocabulary builds up and you can dissect English words for their roots
I chose this book on line, pot luck. I am so glad I didn't go for an easy piecemeal option. This is great whether you are refeshing your school work or if you are truly serious about studying from scratch.
I am forced to continue this review. This book is great but must be complemented with Weelocks Latin.
Read the first three chapters of Weelocks, and certainly buy the CDs. It will help enormously.
Once you have the first three under your belt then start Mr Gwynedds book, read up to chapter ten, before you start the particular chapter, go back to Weelocks, but learn the tenses of Sum.
Continue in that way until you can read
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