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An Introduction to Ecclesiastical Latin


Perpetua, Cyprian, Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, Bede, Adamnan, Thomas Aquinas, Thomas a Kempis
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  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107668843

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  • Originally published in 1927 as a guide for students, this book contains the syntactical rules for understanding the Latin used by the Fathers of the Western Church until 'the revival of learning'. Nunn also includes sample passages of Ecclesiastical Latin from the Vulgate New Testament with notes explaining relevant grammatical points. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of Classical education.

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    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107668843
    • length: 180 pages
    • dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.18kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    The origin and character of ecclesiastical Latin
    Part I. Syntax:
    1. Sentences
    2. Nouns
    3. Pronouns
    4. Verbs
    5. The imperative mood: the subjunctive mood in principal clauses
    6. Noun clauses
    7. Adjectival clauses
    8. Adverbial clauses
    9. Participles
    10. Gerund, gerundive and supine
    11. Questions
    12. Adjectives
    13. Prepositions
    Part II. Extracts from Ecclesiastical Writers:
    1. Visiones Perpetua
    2. Jesus Christus patientiae exemplar Cyprian
    3. Quid est voluntas dei? Cyprian
    4. Quare justus cum Christo esse desiderat Cyprian
    5. De defectu fidei in tribulatione Cyprian
    6. Quod filii dei patri similes esse debent Cyprian
    7. De judicio dimini in Arianos Ambrose
    8. Somnium hieronymi Jerome
    9. De vita clericorum Jerome
    10. De miseriis Augustini in pueritia Augustine
    11. Oratio pro monnica matre sua Augustine
    12. De vita beati papae Gregorii Bede
    13. De adventu Augustini ad praedicandum genti anglorum Bede
    14. De colloquio Augustini cum episcopis brittonum Bede
    15. De vita et transitu ad dominum sancti Columbae Adamnan
    16. De bono fidei Thomas Aquinas
    17. De fructibus incarnationis Thomas Aquinas
    18. Quare orare debemus ut fiat voluntas dei Thomas Aquinas
    19. Qualiter homo desolatus se debet in manus dei offerre Thomas a Kempis
    Index of texts quoted.

  • Author

    H. P. V. Nunn


    Perpetua, Cyprian, Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, Bede, Adamnan, Thomas Aquinas, Thomas a Kempis

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