A new, practical, and easy method of learning the Latin langage,
 After the system of F. Ahn, doctor of philosophy, and professor at the college of Neuss.
 By A. H. Monteith, late principal of the Robertsonian Institution.
 Enlarged and improved edition.
 First Course.
 Published: 18XX(1870?)
 Monteith, A. H. (Alexander H.)
 Ahn F.(Franz), 1796-1865
[1] Monteith, A. H., Ahn's Method First Course, London, Allman & Son, 18XX
[2] Monteith, A. H., Key to First Course, London, Allman & Son, 18XX
In collating for the press a Second Course of Exercises in Latin, on "Ahn's Method," from the text of Dr. Seidenstucker's "Elementarbuch," it was found that a number of important elements had been only cursorily treated in the First Course of that work, and that some indispensable detail had even been entirely overlooked. It has therefore been thought advisable to issue an entirely new edition of the First Latin Course, free from these defects, and calculated at the same time to give the learner a more enlarged conception of the structure and genus of the language.
 In the present edition, the elementary principles will be developed more in detail and more consecutively, the transitions will be less abrupt, and whilst everything essential to sound scholarship will be treated seriatim, the learner will not be required to construe entire passages from the classic authors, until some degree of acquaintance with the vocabulary and inflexions of the language has been attained.
 Many practical teachers have objected to Dr. Seidenstucker's work, on the grounds that it is deficient in purely classic examples of the syntactical rules; in this respect also the advanced exercises of the present series will leave nothing to be desired.
 The First Course consists chiefly of exercises in the construction of sentences, containing simple verbal forms only; illustrating the usages of Latin words that frequently occur; and is designed to enable learners to begin reading and writing Latin from the first lesson, without any previous acquaintance with either the vocabulary or accidence.
 One of the Editors of the "Eton Latin Grammar " remarks, "The pupil's first attempts should be extremely literal; so literal indeed, that word should be strictly rendered for word, so far as the difference of idiom will allow." "There are," he likewise observes, "some fragments of composition less complicated than others, on account of the shortness of the sentences and the simplicity of style, and a collection of detached phrases of this description for the exercise of learners, is a good method of introducing them to the practice of the language." The present volume is little else than a collection of such sentences arranged in grammatical order, and consequently an amplification of what this writer virtually suggests.
 act. Active.
 adj. Adjective.
 adv. Adverb.
 aux. Auxiliary.
 conj. Conjunction.
 dem. Demonstrative.
 dep. Deponent
 f. Feminine.
 indec. Indeclinable.
 inf. Infinitive.
 interj. Interjection.
 interr. Interrogation.
 irr. Irregular.
 m. Masculine.
 n. Neuter.
 neut. Neuter.
 p. Participle.
 part. Particle.
 pass. Passive.
 perf. Perfect.
 pers. Personal.
 plu. Plural.
 pres. Present.
 pron. Pronoun.
 rel. Relative.
 rem. Remark.
 sing. Singular.
 sub. Substantive.
 subj. Subjunctive,
 v. Verb.