Highly Useful Latin Phraseology

Auribus Teneo Lupum

It is used to describe an unsustainable situation, and, in particular, one in which both doing nothing and doing something to resolve it are equally risky.

Corvus Oculum Corvi Non Eruit

Picture a politician sticking up for a colleague even in the face of widespread criticism—that’s a fine example of the old Latin saying corvus oculum corvi non eruit, meaning "a crow will not pull out the eye of another crow".

Cui Bono?

Literally meaning "Who benefits?", "Cui bono?" is a rhetorical Latin phrase. It’s used in English to question the meaningfulness or advantages of carrying something out.

Why Should You Learn Latin?

Educational Virtue

The study of Latin is an ongoing practice in linguistic puzzle-solving that generally helps students to become thoughtful readers and writers.

Simultaneous Learning

Studying Latin is a way of performing advanced study in multiple subject areas simultaneously. It is a master art that enables students to master other subjects.

Enjoyment

Deciphering the “secret code” of Latin, learning how to see the meanings behind words and read great authors in their own tongue is a pleasure that will last a lifetime.

Latin Grammar: Parts of Sentences

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Subject
The subject of a sentence is the noun or pronoun the actions of which (or whom) are described by the verb. In Latin, the subject is always in the nominative case.
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Direct Object
The Direct Object (D.O.) receives the action of the verb. It is direct because there is no preposition needed. The usual word order pattern, or sequence, for English sentences is {Subject}, {Verb}, {D.O.}. A common (but not necessary, not always) pattern in Latin is {Subject}, {D.O.}, {Verb}. In Latin, the D.O. is in the Accusative case.
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Prepositional Phrase
A preposition is generally followed immediately by its object, the noun or pronoun that it affects. This is true in both English and Latin.

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Benito Dell'Olio

Teacher at Leeterence Academy

No prerequisites are required. This course is for everyone who is interested in learning Latin. We hope that you will take up the study of this language and introduce your friends to it as well.

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