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Latin Proverb of the Day:
Help out and take the National Latin Survey, hosted by Teachers College, Columbia University: www.NationalLatinSurvey.com
Workbook for the Oxford Latin Course. Developed by Robert W.
Cape, Jr., Austin College.
Drills to Accompany the Oxford Latin Course. Developed by Margaret
Phillips, University of Missouri at St. Louis.
Quizzes to accompany the Oxford Latin Course, Part I. Developed
- Open University Interactive Latin, a great way to review
- Interactive Vocabulary and Grammar quizzes (LatinTests.net)
- Downloadable Study
Guides for each chapter of the OLC, Parts 1-2: grammar
explanations, worksheets, vocabulary (Greg Swann)
- List of Latin words with English derivatives (Wikipedia)
Derivatives: English Words from Latin, a much longer list arranged alphabetically
by the Latin word. It lists many English words derived from
Latin. Great way to learn vocabulary, both
Latin and English!
- Latin Tongue Twisters
- Flashcards and
Games for Oxford Latin (from the Quia! web site).
Latin Sentences. Developed by Barbara McManus.
Grammar explanations, and exercises for the OLC, Part 3 (John
- Scriba: Software to accompany the Oxford Latin
Course, Part I. Developed by John Gruber-Miller.
- Help with English
Grammar (Capital Community College, Hartford, CT)
- English Grammar, a blog that includes grammar lessons, exercises, and rules for everyday use (Jennifer Frost)
- Easton Language Education's Latin
On-line, with links on grammar, pronunciation, readings, culture,
and lots more.
On-line Latin dictionaries
- Whitaker's Words, an ordinary dictionary of about 39,000 words that provides short definitions and parts of speech (Notre Dame)
- Glossa: a Latin Dictionary, based on Lewis and Short, provides much more thorough definitions for Latin as it was used from antiquity to the middle ages (a third way)
Quintus Horatius Flaccus
Brief Biography of Horace, based primarily on his own writings.
Life of Horace, attributed to Suetonius.
Villa, a fantastic site that includes photographs, axonometric drawings,
QuickTime movies of Horace's Villa in Licenza, plus descriptions of
new excavations at the site sponsored by the American Academy in Rome
and the Archaeological Superintendency for Lazio of the Italian Ministry
Quotations from Horace. In Latin and English.
of Toronto Crest and Latin motto, based on Horace, Odes 1.12 (see Coat of Arms). Click here for a larger image of the crest.
- Listen to Fons
Bandusiae, Horace's famous poem about the fountain near his villa,
plus other poems. Each poem includes the text in both English and Latin.
Odes, in both English and Latin, located at the Perseus Project;
the Latin text includes an on-line dictionary and morphological analyzer
to help with tricky forms.
from Horace's Odes, translated by Steven Willett (Diotima).
from Horace's Epodes, with facing English and Latin, translated
by John T. Quinn (Diotima).
- The Interlinear
Horace (Greg Swann)
Ars Poetica (The Art of Poetry), translated by Leon
- Q. Horati Flacci
Opera, the complete works of Horace in Latin at The Latin Library.
Project. In 1752 near Herculaneum, archaeologists discovered hundreds
of papyrus rolls that contained the library of the Epicurean philosopher
Philodemus. Learn more about the project of reading these badly-charred
scrolls and about a philosopher who influenced Horace.
The Roman world
Ancient Mediterranean Map Index: on-line and downloadable maps of
of the ancient Greek and Roman world.
- Exploring Ancient
World Cultures: Ancient Rome. Includes a chronology, essays, images,
texts, and other interesting stuff.
- Forum Romanum: Exploring
an Ancient Marketplace, a site created by Dutch high school students;
besides descriptions and images of the buildings in the Forum, the site
includes biographies of famous Roman celebrities, anecdotes, information
on history and religion, plus on-line quizzes to test your knowledge!
- Homo Faber.
Nature, Science and Technology in Ancient Pompeii. How did Romans
measure time, build roads, make pottery? Find out here.
for Kids: Rome contains articles about history, religion, daily
life, etc., plus craft projects, parents' corner, and lesson plans for
- DIR: De Imperatoribus Romanis, an on-line encyclopedia on the rulers of the Roman empire from Augustus (27 BC-AD 14) to Constantine XI Palaeologus (1449-1453)
- Imperium Romanorum, from Rome to Byzantium: Studies in Arcaheology, History and Continuity (a blog by Tom Green)
Curtius: Into the Roman World. Includes a Roman Gazeteer, list of
1700 RomanSites, texts, atlas, Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman
Antiquities, and selections from Platner's Topography of Ancient
- Latin and Roman Ideals in the Hispanic New World (Rose Williams)
- Riley Collection of Roman
Portraits features portraits of emperors and senators, as well as
men, women and children during the height of the Roman empire: images,
descriptions, family trees, additional links and more (Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art).
- Antony Kamm's The Romans, a website to accompany the popular introductory textbook; includes short essays, images, and maps.
- The Rome Project,
a vast collection of resources about the Roman world, including archaeology,
literature, military, politics, philosophy, religion, theater, and maps
- Roman Villa at Hechingen-Stein,
Germany features a virtual tour through the villa!
- Vita Romana
Cottidiana covers a wide range of topics on Roman daily life, such
as the Roman family, the Roman house, art and architecture, money and
the economy, entertainment, school, marriage, and the military, writing
and literature (Austin College).
Latin Texts: Easy
- Elementary Latin Readers features Anecdotes from antiquity, Fables of Aesop, stories about early Roman history, and a selection from the Gospel of Mark (Claude Pavur).
- Latin Songbook. Alphabetically organized compilation of familiar songs, translated into Latin. Includes "Ring Around the Rosie," "Adeste Fideles," "Bah, Bah, Black Sheep," "Itsy-Bitsy Spider," "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands," and more!
- Another Latin Songbook (Association for Latin Teaching)
- Ritchie's Fabulae Faciles contains the stories of four mythological heroes: Perseus, Hercules, Jason and the Argonauts, and Ulysses. The stories are written in order of increasing difficulty, so they make an excellent reader for students reviewing Latin.
- Tar Heel Reader has more than 600 easy stories in Latin. But beware, some contain incorrect Latin forms.
- Rude Words in Latin: insults, terms of affection, and interjections from Plautus (The Classics Pages)
- Roman inscriptions in stone (Ancient Coins for Education)
- Roman tombstone inscriptions (Pyrrha's Roman Pages), including How to decipher tombstone inscriptions
- Latin inscriptions at Lacus Curtius. Teach yourself to read Latin inscriptions! A selection of photographed inscriptions, sorted by level of difficulty, solutions presented separately.
- Hymnus Latinus Europae (Est Europa Nunc Unita)
- Current Weather (in Latin)
Latin Texts: Intermediate and Advanced
- Dexter Hoyos' 10 Basic Rules for Reading Latin (CANE)
- Laura Gibbs has put 80 of Aesop's Fables online in Latin at Latin Via Fables. The site includes grammar help and links to the original 17th century text of Francis Barlow. A great way to offer extra reading for intermediate students
- The Fables of Phaedrus completely glossed and annotated (CTCWeb)
- Dickinson College Commentaries. Latin and Greek texts with explanatory notes, vocabulary, and graphic, video and audio elements, for readers of Greek and Latin. Currently, there are commentaries of Sulpicius Severus' Life of St Martin of Tours and Caesar's Gallic Wars. More to come.
- The Worlds of Roman Women highlights the lives of Roman women through images and annotated texts (Ann Raia and Judith Sebesta)
- Intermediate Latin Readings by Ovid, Pliny, Catullus, and Cicero on Relationships, all annotated (Ann Raia)
- De Feminis Romanis, annotated Latin readings on Roman women (Diotima)
- Silver Muse Project (University of Texas) is a hypertext system of reading guides, commentaries, essays, and notes for Roman imperial poetry (Ovid, Lucan, Valerius Flaccus, Statius, and Silius Italicus)
- The Vindolanda Tablets On-Line
- Medieval Women Writers, annotated selections from Egeria, Constantia, and Hrotsvitha (Laurie Churchill)
- A Hypertext Book of Hours. Based on a 1599 Psalter, it contains Gospel readings, psalms, prayers for saints' feastdays, and a daily calendar. Also includes facing English translation. (Glenn Gunhouse)
- The Vulgate Bible (in Latin, of course)
- Neo-Latin Colloquia, or conversations for learning Latin during the Renaissance (Stoa)
- Ephemeris: Keep up with the news. Lots of coverage of the modern world, all reported in Latin.
- Nuntii Latini, "News in Latin" is a weekly news show broadcast from Finland: taped broadcasts, transcripts, archives, and more.
- Radio Bremen also produces a Latin news broadcast.
- Cicero's Home Page
- The Vergil Project
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