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Classics 201:  The Oratory of Cicero
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   Nouns
   Adjectives
   Clauses

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| These pages are devoted to reviewing the Latin grammar that we have encountered in Cicero's First Catilinarian.  As such they make no claim to comprehensiveness;  instead they summarize the grammatical and syntactic concepts essential to reading the oratory of Cicero. |
A few words on format:
  • All concepts are first defined as an idealized formula, which describes not only individual grammatical requirements, but also how they relate syntactically.

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  • Each concept is keyed to an actual example or two from the First Catilinarian, e.g. 1.6, which means "section 1, line 6"

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  • References to Moreland and Fleischer's text are given in parentheses where appropriate, e.g. (MF 119).

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  • Each concept is also keyed to Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar (AG), which is the bible of Latin grammars.  Furthermore, these keys are linked to an online version of AG, which is part of the Perseus Project at Tufts University.
Thus far there are three pages, one for nouns, one for adjectives, and one for subordinate clauses.

It is hoped that the arrangement and layout of these pages speak for themselves.  For the sake of convenience, however, there follows an index, a visual table of contents.

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   Nouns
   Adjectives
   Clauses
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Index.
The Nouns Page
Cases
Genitive
Partitive
Quality
Objective
Subjective
Memory
Charge
Dative
Possessive
Agent
Objective
Double
Accusative
Exclamation
Time
Ablative
Origin
Separation
Comparison
Deg. of Diff.
Time
Abl. Absolute
Gerunds
Formation
Usage
Supines
Formation
Usage
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The Adjectives Page
Predicates
Nominative
Accusative
Gerundives
Formation
Usage
Purpose
Pass. Periph.
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The Clauses Page
Noun Clauses
Object
Ind. Statement
Ind. Question
Ind. Command
Fear Clauses
Subject
Impersonal Verbs
Adj. Clauses
Relative Clauses
Relative Clauses of Characteristic
Relative Clauses of Purpose
Adverb Clauses
Cum Clauses
Purpose Clauses
Result Clauses
Proviso Clauses
Conditions
Future More Vivid
Future Less Vivid

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