A selection of materials for learning Latin.
by Peter Jones
- an interesting book which teaches you to read Latin and includes entertaining tidbits of the Roman history.
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by George Sharpley
- a friendly and easy-to-follow introduction to Latin. The text is the exciting and humorous story of a medieval monastery under threat of attack from Vikings. Includes a CD with recordings of the dialogues and exercises.
by Gavin Betts
- a good Latin course designed for those studying on their own.
by G.D.A Sharpley
- a modern, user-friendly introduction to the language and culture of Ancient Rome featuring grammar explanations and exercises, reading passages from Latin literature, and vocabulary exercises.
by Lorna Robinson (Author), Soham De (Illustrator)
- Telling Tales in Latin teaches Latin through the magic of storytelling. Narrated by the chatty and imaginative Roman poet Ovid (who lived in the Rome of the first century B.C), this new course takes young learners on a journey through some of the tales from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Along the way, they pick up Latin words and grammar, explore the connections between Latin and English and discover how Ovid's stories still speak to us today. Each chapter introduces one of Ovid's much-loved stories, encouraging children to begin reading Latin immediately while exploring the literary and mythic context of the stories. At the end of each chapter there are suggested activities to help learners to think about what they have just read, and to understand how the stories connect to ideas and issues that are still relevant today, from relationships with others and philosophy, to science and caring for the planet. Soham De's illustrations bring Ovid's stories alive for a wide range of learners and make learning Latin a colourful journey of discovery.
by James Morwood (Editor)
- contains over 60,000 entries a grammar reference section and appendices of historical and mythological names, geographical locations, and maps.
by D. P. Simpson
- a reasonably-priced bilingual Latin-English dictionary. Contains mainly Classical Latin as used between about 200 BC and 100 AD, particularly by such authors as Cicero, Caesar and Livy. Also includes a list of standard Latin abbreviations, and information about the Roman calendar, bibliographies for word lists, and maps.
by James Morwood (Editor)
- a guide to over 1000 Latin words and phrases in common use today.
by Richard E. Prior and Joseph Wohlberg
by Henry Beard
- a collection 'useful' Latin phrases: the kind of thing they just don't teach you in school.
by Henry Beard
- another hilarious collection 'useful' Latin phrases
by Nicholas Ostler
- an in-depth biography of the Latin language that examines the reasons why Latin made such a long-lasting impact on language, and how it managed to stay alive for two millennia. Looks at how Latin's sturdy roots remained untouched while empires rose and fell, the influence of religion, war and the ways it has progressed through medieval times right up until the present day.
by Joseph B. Solodow
- tells the story of how Latin developed into modern French, Spanish, and Italian, and deeply affected English as well. Offering a gripping narrative of language change, Solodow charts Latin's course from classical times to the modern era, with focus on the first millennium of the Common Era. Though the Romance languages evolved directly from Latin, Solodow shows how every important feature of Latin's evolution is also reflected in English. His story includes scores of intriguing etymologies, along with many concrete examples of texts, studies, scholars, anecdotes, and historical events; observations on language; and more.
by A. A. Milne, Alexander Lenard (Translator)
- if you need a bit of light relief after struggling with the scribblings of Caesar or Cicero, why not enjoy the adventures of Winnie the Pooh and his friends in the language of ancient Rome.
by A. A. Milne, Brian Staples (Translator)
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