[Owl] Lesson 2

Latin is not dead, but turned to stone...
Stones are hard and durable like granite; but they are bright and colourful like flowers.

Joseph Farrell
(author of "Latin language and Latin culture")

* Latin Morphology

* Latin nouns and cases

* Examples of Latin cases (powerpoint show)new

* 1st declension nouns

* 2nd declension nouns

Maxim 1-10 (cases, preposition + nouns)

Ars longa, vita brevis.
Art is long, life is short. (Seneca, De brevitate vitae)

Ab ovo usque ad mala.
From the egg right to the apple (i.e. from the beginning to the end). (Horace, Ars poetica)

Ex oriente lux, ex occidente lex.
From the east the light, from the west the law. (N/A)

Homo homini lupus.
Man is man's wolf. (Plautus, Asinaria )

Lupus in fabula
The wolf in the tale (i.e. speak of the wolf, and he will come) (Terence, Adelphoe )

Mater artium necessitas.
Necessity is the mother of invention. (N/A )

Mens sana in corpore sano.
A sound mind in a sound body. (Juvenalis, Saturae )

Non multa, sed multum.
Not many, but much. (Meaning, not quantity but quality. Plinius Iunior, Epistulae )

Vox populi, vox Dei.
The voice of the people is the voice of God. (From Homer, The Odyssey )

Primus inter pares.
First among equals. (Used about someone who is the first in a group without having any authority over his/her colleagues.)


* Bayeux Tapestry

* Bayeux Memorial

* Grammatica speculativa

** Recommanded Websites **

* Estonia

* Google Translate

* NoDictionaries (Novifex) - Lee Butterman

* Perseus Word Study Tool - Search Inflected Latin Words

* Latin-to-English & English-to-Latin - W. Whitaker