Learn Latin with Harry Mount Part Two

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Latin – the universal key to Romance languages. Latin – the language that dominated Europe, from Hadrian’s Wall to north Africa, from the Atlantic coast to the Aegean Sea. Latin – the really easy-to-learn language.

OK, it isn’t so easy to compose verse in Latin. But it’s not so hard to learn the construction of a Latin sentence, and to begin to understand the lines of even a complex master like Virgil.

In this second part of Harry Mount’s Latin course, you will build on the knowledge acquired in Part One to start producing more complicated clauses, including the direct question, the dreaded ablative absolute and the gerund and gerundive.

Harry is a journalist, author and and pundit who writes for the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator and many other publications. His books include the best-selling Amo, Amas, Amat: How to Become a Latin Lover (Short Books) and Harry Mount’s Odyssey: In the Footsteps of Ancient Greece (Bloomsbury). He also contributes a Latin column teaching the Oldie magazine. In the Idler Academy Latin course, he will be your teacher and guide.

This is the second part of a three part course. We recommend you watch Part One, which covers the five declensions of nouns and the four conjugations of verbs, to get started.

About the tutor

Harry Mount is the editor of The Oldie magazine. A former New York correspondent and leader-writer for the Daily Telegraph, he is the author of Amo, Amas, Amat and All That, a top 10 bestseller. He has also written A Lust for Window Sills – a guide to British Buildings and his latest book, How England Made the English. He writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Times, the Evening Standard, the Spectator, Country Life, the Times Literary Supplement, the New Statesman and Literary Review. He has a degree in ancient and modern history from Oxford (First Class Honours) and an MA in architectural history from the Courtauld Institute.