Table of contents for A natural history of Latin / Tore Janson ; translated and adapted into English by Merethe Damsgard Srensen and Nigel Vincent.


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Part I: Latin and the Romans
1. Lingua latina: a first acquaintance
2. The earliest period of Romes
3. How Latin became Latin
4. From small town to great power
5. How bad were the Romans?
6. A voice from early Rome
7. The meeting with Greece
8. Theatre for the people
9. The age of revolutions
10. Writing, reading, listening, and speaking
11. Speeches, politics, and trials
12. Cicero and rhetoric
13. The language of history
14. Imperium Romanum: Augustus and the Roman Empire
15. Name and family
16. Years and months
17. Latin becomes the language of Europe
18. Poetry and poets
19. Philosophy: Lucretius, Cicero, Seneca
20. The schools and Quintilian
21. The sciences
22. Everyday languageguage
23. Laws and legal language
24. Tacitus, the emperors, and Britain
25. Christianity: from dangerous sect to state religion

Part II: Latin and Europe
26. Europe after Rome
27. From Latin to the Romance languages
28. Missionaries, Latin, and foreign languages
29. Latin in Britain
30. Latin in schools
31. Speaking and spelling
32. Books and scribes
33. Saints and heretics
34. The guardians of heritage
35. Poetry after antiquity
36. Abelard and Heloise
37. The thinkers
38. The Renaissance
39. Doctors and their language
40. Linnaeus and Latin
41. Physicists, chemists, and others
42. Alchemy, witchcraft, and Harry Potter
43. Loanwords and neologisms
44. Latin and German
45. Latin and French
46. Latin and English
47. Latin and us

Part III: About the Grammar
48. Introduction
49. Pronunciation and stress
50. Sentences, verbs, and nouns
51. Words and word classes
52. Nouns
53. Adjectives
54. Pronouns
55. The forms of the verb
56. Amandi and Amanda
57. How words are formed

Part IV: Basic Vocabulary

Part V: Common Phrases and Expressions



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Latin language -- History.
Latin language, Medieval and modern -- History.