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DR. WM. SMITH'S LATIN COURSE.
The following Series, now complete, undertaken with the view of facilitating the study of the Latin language, is the result of many years' practical teaching, and seeks to combine the advantages of the older and more modern methods of instruction.
PRINCIPIA LATINA, PART I. A FIRST LATIN COURSE. Containing a GRAMMAR, DELECTUS, EXERCISE-BOOK, and VOCABULARIES. 12mo. 3s. 6d.
(A Key to the above may be had, gratis, by Teachers only, on application to the Author or Publisher.)
PRINCIPIA LATINA, PART II. A READING-BOOK. Containing Fables, Anecdotes, Mythology, Roman Antiquities, and History. With Notes and a Dictionary. 12mo. 3s. 6d.
PRINCIPIA LATINA, PART III. LATIN POETRY-Book. Containing-1. Easy Hexameters and Pentameters. 2. Ecloga Ovidianæ. 3. Prosody and Metre. 4. First Latin Verse-Book. 12mo. 3s. 6d. (A Key to the Verse-book may be had, gratis, by Teachers only, on application to the Author or Publisher.)
PRINCIPIA LATINA, PART IV. LATIN PROSE COMPOSITION. Containing the Rules of Syntax, with copious Examples, Explanations of Synonyms, and a Systematic Course of Exercises on the Syntax. 12mo. 3s. 6d.
(A Key to the Latin Exercises may be had, gratis, by Teachers only, on application to the Author or Publisher.)
LONDON: PRINTED BY W. CLOWES AND SONS, STAMFORD STREET
AND CHARING CROSS.
THE following Work is the Third of a short Series which I
have undertaken with the view of facilitating the study of
the Latin Language. It contains a Poetical Reading-Book
suitable for Beginners, the chief laws of Latin Prosody,
with an explanation of the structure of the Hexameter and
Pentameter Verse, and a First Latin Verse-Book. It thus
presents, in a single volume of moderate size, subjects
usually distributed over two or more separate works; and
there can be little doubt that a pupil who has mastered
the book will have been well grounded in Latin verse, and
will thus be able to enter upon the study of Virgil and
Ovid with greater advantage than if he had attempted to
read those authors without a similar preparatory training.
The Poetical Extracts are taken from the Tirocinium
Poeticum' of Siebelis-a work extensively read in the
German Gymnasia, and which has gone through several
editions. They are arranged in a systematic progression ;
and care has been taken, in the selection of passages, that
the matter should be suitable for boys, and free from any
special difficulty; while the Notes give such explanations
as the pupil will be likely to require in the preparation of
his lessons. Appended to the Eclogae Ovidianae are some
verses on the difference of quantity and meaning in cer-
tain words, as well as upon other subjects, which the pupil
The plan of the First Latin Verse-Book, which is taken
January 1st, 1863.