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guyome
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Re: Latin resources

Postby guyome » Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:45 pm

Following a post on Beli Tsar's log, I thought I'd post about some lesser-known texts that I think can be suitable for intermediate reading (whatever 'intermediate' may mean!)

Texts from Antiquity
I see Eutropius mentioned from time to time (and rightly so) but rarely any of the following:

• Dares the Phrygian's De Excidio Trojae historia (an eye-witness account of the Trojan war)
• Hyginus' Fabulae (short summaries of Graeco-Roman myths)
• the Disticha Catonis (moral instructions, very popular as a schoolbook during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance)
Ilias Latina (everything about the Trojan war in 1070 hexameters)

Modern Readers
• Herbert C. Nutting (1872-1934)
    - First Latin Reader (1913, seems less popular than his Ad Alpes but is no less useful. The first 100 chapters are devoted to North American history)
• Jean Heuzet (1660-1728) published two books of simplified extracts
• Tommaso Vallauri (1805-1897)
• J. M. J. T. (ca. mid-19th c.)
• Robinson Crusoe
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Re: Latin resources

Postby blackcoffee » Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:54 pm

https://latinitium.com/legentibus/?fbcl ... wq1zFYLXY0

I posted this on another thread and thought I'd put it here as well. It's a listening-reading app for Latin. I'm not devoting extra time to Latin at the moment, but I'd be interested in reviews.
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guyome
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Re: Latin resources

Postby guyome » Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:03 pm

Some titles I've discovered recently. To be added to the list of intermediate readers I posted above:


I've read the first of these over the last two days and I can recommend it. The language is clear and not too complex; there is also a good balance between battles and other topics (more battle descriptions in the second part of the book though). The vocab is Classical but there are a couple of words used for 19th c. realia:
- tormenta: cannons
- tubus bellicus/sclopetum: gun
- praetoriani: the Imperial Guard (I guess?)
- Bastarnae: Russians
- Borussia: Prussia
- Sarmati: Poles.
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