501 Latin Verbs Fully Conjugated in All the Tenses

Book cover: '501 Latin Verbs Fully Conjugated in All the Tenses'
Author(s): 
Richard Prior
Joseph Wohlberg
Copyright: 
1995
Publisher: 
Barron's Educational Series
Binding: 
Softcover
Number of pages: 
548 pages
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This is a dream come true for teachers, like myself, struggling to keep up with a group of teenagers studying Latin. Quite simply the book devotes one page to each of 501 verbs. Each verb has all of its endings written out completely and includes the four principle parts. Some notes at the bottom of each page offer "compound and related words", "alternate forms", "usage notes", and a model Latin sentence using the word. (These are written by famous authors of old!) The format is very user-friendly and easy to read. The verbs are arranged alphabetically in Latin. The introduction gives a key chart to help figure out the English translation within each of the tenses. The appendices include an Index of verbs arranged alphabetically by the English translation, a verb form locator, a Latin verb index.

This book is a wonderful help for novice Latin teachers struggling to get all the details right. It will also be a very helpful supplement for creating crossword puzzles, doing oral quizzes and simply studying the endings. It may be useful to high school Latin students for similar reasons (those studying elementary school programs like Latina Christiana or Latin is Fun probably won't need this yet.)

I've been teaching Henle I for the past year. When comparing this with the Henle I first conjugation verbs, I found that this covered about 95% of the verbs (although it doesn't include the verbs with a prefix and so, instead of looking up oppugno, you would want to look at pugno.

Review Date: 
8-12-04
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