Lingua Latina per se Illustrata, Pars I: Familia Romana (Latin Edition)

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The beginning book in the series. Using the direct approach, this text covers the essentials of Latin grammar and a basic vocabulary of some 1500 words. The 35 chapters form a sequence of events in the life of a Roman family in the 2nd century A.D. Each chapter is divided into three or four lessons and consists of several Latin text pages followed by a grammmar section, and three exercises. At the end of the volume there is a survey of inflections, a Roman calendar, and a word index.

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Hans Ørberg’s Lingua Latina per se Illustrata is the world’s premiere textbook for Learning Latin via the Natural Method. Students first learn grammar and vocabulary intuitively through extended contextual reading and an innovative system of marginal notes. It is the only textbook currently available that gives students the opportunity to learn Latin without resorting to translation, but allows them to “think” in the language. It is also the most popular text for teachers, at both the secondary and collegiate levels, who wish to incorporate conversational skills into their classroom practice.

Lingua Latina incorporates the following features:

  • The most comprehensive treatment of Latin grammar available in an elementary textbook
  • A vocabulary of almost 1,800 words, reinforced by constant and creatively phrased repetition, vastly expands the potential for later sight reading
  • A complete line of ancillary volumes, exercises, and readers both in print and online

Seasoned secondary and college teachers often find their own reading facility enhanced by using Lingua Latina.

About the Author:

Hans Henning Orberg (1920–2010) received his MA in English, French, and Latin from the University of Copenhagen in 1946. He taught at various Danish high schools until 1963 and at the Grenaa Gymnasium until 1988. From 1953 to 1961 he served on the staff of the Nature Method Institute, Copenhagen. He is the author of the Latin course "Lingua Latina secundum naturae rationem explicata" (1955–56); the course was revised in 1990–91, with a number of supplements, under the title "Lingua Latina per se illustrata." His books were published by Domus Latina, a publishing house he founded in Denmark, and are distributed in the English speaking world by Focus Publishing.

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