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COMPLETE LATIN COURSE
AN OUTLINE OF LATIN GRAMMAR, AND A SERIES OF
ALBERT HARKNESS, Ph.D., LL.D,
PROFESSOR IN BROWN UNIVERSITY.
NEW YORK ::: CINCINNATI ::: CHICAGO
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1883, by
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1888, by
HARK. 1ST YR. LAT.
Hew York, U.S. H.
TO THE REVISED EDITION.
In this edition, the Latin Course for the First Year has been thoroughly revised and in part rewritten. In its present form it aims to introduce the beginner to the Latin language as a means of expressing thought, and not as a mere system of grammatical forms and rules, to make his first lessons as simple and attractive as possible, and then to conduct him by easy stages to such a practical and working knowledge of the language as will enable him to read Caesar or Vergil with some little facility and with some degree of pleasure.
The following are a few of the leading features of the revised edition.
1. The beginner is introduced, at the outset, to complete Latin sentences, and is informed how he may best ascertain their meaning.
2. He learns no arbitrary rules. He is allowed to see the various Latin usages exemplified in the language itself, and is thus prepared to recognize in each rule of syntax, to which his attention is called, only a simple statement of the facts in the case.