Dr. D’Ooge first wrote “Latin for Beginners” in 1909, then this present volume in 1921, retaining everything that proved useful in the old text and dividing the work into shorter lessons. There are lots of exercises – an answer key is also available here or at archive.org. Appendices provide revision tasks, a play, several short stories and songs (3 in 4 part harmony – Adeste Fideles, Integer Vitae and Gaudeamus Igitur) The thorough cross referencing makes it a good book to refer to for specific grammatical explanations.
A few days have been spent tidying up the book to print beautifully. You can find it on archive.org and print at home but 462 pages is a lot! There is a girl called Lesbia in the book – a good lesson in reclaiming our language. Coil bound to make it easy to open up and study. Lots of indices – dictionaries of about 500 words both Latin-English and English-Latin. Lots of illustrations – artwork and artefacts to give a feel for Ancient Rome.
The answer key is also available : Key to Elements of Latin
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