Lingua Latina per se Illustrata has ratings and 48 reviews. Entirely I’ve finally finished ‘Familia Romana’ part one of two of Orberg’s Lingua Latina course . Lingua Latina, Part I has 23 ratings and 2 reviews. Thomas said: You need very little knowledge of Latin or the Romance Languages to comprehend the text. Hans Ørberg’s Lingua Latina per se illustrata series is the world’s premiere textbook for learning Latin via the Natural Method. Students first learn grammar and.

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A complete line of ancillary volumes, exercises, and readers both in print and online. Feb 03, Skye rated it it was amazing. David Hansen added it Dec 28, In my lifetime, I have taken about five different Latin courses, and this is the only one that ever really stuck.

Fran — I do remember you. One doesn’t, however, need any previous knowledge of Latin and if one is starting ‘from scratch’, one shouldn’t expect to match my speed of progress! This is an area I have a strong personal interest in. If you come to think about it, this is actually how you learned your native language: Each chapter explains and discusses a vast array of themes related to Roman society by following a rich Roman family living just outside of Rome.

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orbedg The sentences in the manual are reproduced lots of times. Jordan Adams added it Jul 03, Take it slow, do the exercises, reread each chapter, make sure you know the grammar at each stage.

Other books in the series.

Familia Romana Pars I of the Lingua Latina series contains thirty-five chapters and describes the life of a Roman family in the 2nd century A. The book teaches you grammar, but it’s not through memorizing the forms, but on the examples.


Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana

Jarrett rated it liked it Sep 02, People interested in Latin on Duolingo vote here — https: Lingua Latina helps you learn the language through context, through repeated reading of a story, and not through translation, so that by the end you should be able to read fairly fluently in Latin without going orbreg the hassle of orbegr it in order to understand.

Thus it would be extremely helpful to use this book together with a grammar-based textbook so that the meaning of sentences come faster to you.

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata. I read the first 3 chapters so far I stopped at the exercises in Chapter 3. Training myself to read Latin fluently, left-to-right, as opposed to the “decoding” method instilled by grammar-heavy courses.

Even when I understood all the vocab and grammar, I wasn’t sure what word Orberg was looking for. I admit this may be a failing on my part rather than on the part of the book, though. I am a Latin teacher and a big advocate for the Active Method, which focuses on meaningful input, conversational fluency, and a reading approach rather than a translation approach.

Reading ‘Fabulae Syrae’ in conjunction with the standard readings will take care of this, no problem. Alternatively, you could simply buy the teacher’s manual which contains all the solutions both to the exercises pensa of the original books and to the exercises of the extra ones: Italia in Europa est.

Students first learn grammar and vocabulary intuitively through extended contextual reading and an innovative system of marginal notes. Samantha Slaubaugh is currently reading it Jan 13, I’ve read through several textbooks Wheelock’s, Ecce Romani, Cambridge in search of an ideal source for my students, but was always somewhat disappointed until stumbling across Lingua Latina.

Latin and answering questions about it in Latin. Latinum guy Ernest Blum on the inadequacy of modern Latin teaching methods Randy Gibbon’s blog Latin by the Dowlin I have so much to say about how awesome this book is, but instead I will point you to my review of Wheelock and say that Lingua Latina is everything Wheelock is not.


Ørberg’s Lingua Latina: an introduction for the uninitiated

It is, in fact, a much better way to learn a language than the method Duolingo uses, which is based on constantly translating back and forth between two languages. This is a college level text, and it took me well over two years to struggle through, and the last three or so chapters were so difficult that they alone took me more than six months, but in the end, this was definitely worth it, and I will certainly be rereading this book again in the future.

I’d recommend that those considering learning Latin should only do so after learning at least one preferably more modern romance languages to a reasonable intermediate level. I really enjoyed the approach to Latin in Lingua Latin per se Illustrata. Do you have a post that gives more detail on what your ideal ancient language class would look like? Latine Disco The English version: These exercises ask the student to manipulate the grammar of Latin sentences rather than to translate.

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If this sounds like you, go with the Lingua Latina program. As the book approached it’s final quarter, I had to start reading with a dictionary beside me at all times.

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