The Beginner's Latin Exercises. Second Conjugation - Passive Voice. Indicative Mood.


  • Exercise A shows what has to be learnt and written in preparation for the next exercises (and future lessons).
  • Exercise B contains viva voce Exercises.
  • Exercise C (from Latin) and Exercise D (from English) contain the sentences to be translated, either orally or in writing.

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Vocabulary 54. Second Conjugation, Passive.

  • agnus, -i, m., a lamb.
  • lupus, -i, m., a wolf.
  • reus, -i, m., an accused person.
  • periculum, -i, n., danger.
  • Persa, -ae, m., a Persian.
  • heri, adv., yesterday.
  • hodie, adv., today.
  • cras, adv., tomorrow.
  • maxime, adv., very greatly.
  • olim, adv., formerly, at one time.
  • omnino, adv., entirely.

Obs. — Nouns ending in -s preceded by a consonant are generally Feminine, but the following are Masculine:

  • Dens, a tooth, and mons, a mountain.
  • Pons, a bridge, and fons, a fountain.

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Exercise A

  1. Learn Vocabulary 54., and revise Vocabularies 35.-37. and the Indicative of moneor.
  2. Conjugate doceo in the Indicative Passive.
  3. Write out the 2nd Person, Singular and Plural, of all the tenses of the Indicative Passive of: terreo, video, jubeo, and teneo.
  4. Parse videris, videtur, videbor, visi erunt and videbamur.

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Exercise B

1. Read off the English, naming Mood and Tense, of:

  • moneris; monebor; moniti sumus; monemini.
  • monebar; monitus es; monitus eras; moniti erimus.
  • monebatur; monebimur; monebuntur; monebaris.

2. Turn these Verbs into the Active form, giving the meaning in English.

3. Say off the following Verbs in the Passive form

  • mones; monebam; monui; monebimus; monetis.
  • monet; monebo; monueras; monebamus; monuero.

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Exercise C: read and translate from Latin.

  1. Equi a lupis terrentur.
  2. Reus a judice monebitur.
  3. Milites in hoc agro eras exercebuntur.
  4. Carthago, urbs florentissima, a Romanis deleta est.
  5. Ego hodie legere doceor et tu eras scribere doceberis.
  6. Barbari obsides dare jussi sunt.
  7. Severi doraini a servis maxime timentur.
  8. Naves Persarum in portu heri visae sunt.
  9. Altus mons a copiis nostris tenebatur.
  10. Pontes a civibus contra hostes tenti sunt.
  11. Multi fontes in hac urbe olim visi sunt.
  12. Servus equos exercere jussus erat.

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Exercise D: read and translate from English.

  1. Our horses were exercised yesterday.
  2. Dogs have sharp teeth; they are feared by sheep and lambs.
  3. Sailors are not very-greatly terrified at (by) the dangers of the sea.
  4. Against this danger you had been warned.
  5. The boys were taught to be silent
  6. Nero was very greatly feared (impf.) by all the Romans.
  7. The bridges of the city were completely destroyed.
  8. Both wine and water were quickly supplied.

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C.Sherwill Dawe, The Beginner's Latin Exercises Book, 1880, Rivington, Waterloo Place, London; read the book on

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