New Latin Grammar
By Charles E. Bennett
A model of clarity and precision, Bennett’s New Latin Grammar uses copious specific examples from primary sources to teach Latin’s inflections, syntax, sounds, accents, particles, and word formations. This reprint of Bennett’s 1908 revised grammar remains a highly regarded, widely-used resource both in and out of the classroom. Traditional in its structure and exhaustive in its scope, the descriptions of all things grammatical remain accessible and current after over 100 years of Latin pedagogy.
“The object of this book,” stated Bennett in the preface to his 1894 edition, “is to present the essential facts of Latin grammar in a direct and simple manner, and within the smallest compass consistent with scholarly standards.”
- An introduction on the history and stages of development of the Latin language
- Sections on prosody, the Roman calendar, Roman names and definitions, and figures of syntax and rhetoric
- Indices of the sources of the illustrative samples and principal parts of the most important verbs
- General index
Charles Edwin Bennett (April 6, 1858–1921) was an American classical scholar and the Goldwin Smith Professor of Latin at Cornell University. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Bennett graduated from Brown University in 1878 and also studied at Harvard (1881–1882) and in Germany (1882–1884). He taught in secondary schools in Florida (1878–1879), New York (1879–1881), and Nebraska (1885–1889), and became professor of Latin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1889, of classical philology at Brown University in 1891, and of Latin at Cornell University in 1892.
Comments and Reviews
Great pleasure attends the reissue of Bennett's New Latin Grammar by Bolchazy-Carducci. Unavailable since Allyn and Bacon's reprint went out of print many years ago, teachers and students alike can rejoice in its reappearance. Bennett's definitions and explanations of basic grammatical and syntactical points are a paragon of clearness and succinctness. I strongly recommend it for all high-school teachers and for undergraduates at all levels; for graduate students and scholars it is ideal for a quick look since the organization is clear and "user-friendly."
—Robert I. Curtis
University of Georgia
The Classical Outlook
This is truly Latin grammar at its finest: logical and succinct...indispensable for undergraduate majors and minors and even clear enough to use at the secondary level. It is simply the best.
— Bette J. Ruellan
University of San Francisco
What a joy it is to have Bennett's New Latin Grammar available again to a wide audience of students and instructors! ...I strongly recommend Bennett's Grammar as an essential tool in the learning of every level of instruction.
— Richard L. Trapp
San Francisco State University