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First learn the special vocabulary, p. 283.


1. Diāna est dea.
2. Lātōna est dea.
3. Diāna et Lātōna sunt deae.
4. Diāna est dea lūnae.
5. Diāna est fīlia Lātōnae.
6. Lātōna Diānam amat.
7. Diāna est dea silvārum.
8. Diāna silvam amat.
9. Diāna sagittās portat.
10. Diāna ferās silvae necat.
11. Ferae terrārum pugnant.

For the order of words imitate the Latin above.


1. The daughter of Latona does love the forests.
2. Latona's daughter carries arrows.
3. The farmers' daughters do labor.
4. The farmer's daughter loves the waters of the forest.
5. The sailor is announcing the girls' flight.
6. The girls announce the sailors' wrongs.
7. The farmer's daughter labors.
8. Diana's arrows are killing the wild beasts of the land.


Translate the questions and answer them in Latin. The answers may be found in the exercises preceding.

1. Quis est Diāna?
2. Cuius fīlia est Diāna?
3. Quis Diānam amat?
4. Quis silvam amat?
5. Quis sagittās portat?
6. Cuius fāliae labōrant?



41. The Dative Case. In addition to the relationships between words expressed by the nominative, genitive (possessive), and accusative (objective) cases, there are other relationships, to express which in English we use such words as from, with, by to, for, in, at.[1]

Latin, too, makes frequent use of such prepositions; but often it expresses these relations without them by means of case forms which

  1. Words like to, for, by, from, in. etc., which define the relationship between words, are called prepositions.