Monday

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Tuesday

Latinum Latin Audio Course Catalogue


LATINUM's PRODUCTS LISTED IN ORDER OF PUBLICATION

NEW - LATINUM IS NOW ON PATREON


24. Swallowing the Dictionary   
17.Puer Romanus   
13.Introduction to Caesar  

Saturday

Locutorium Latinum Latin Language Chatroom

Salvete et Vos Consodales,

The new Locutorium on Skype was set up in January 2016, and has it appears filled a void, as membership has jumped rapidly. The text chatroom is active 24/7, with comparatively few silent patches during the day.

It is easy to start a voice chat, by clicking on someone's name from the list of participants at the top of the page - those with a green tick, are online, and available.




Join up!


Si per SKYPEN (Skype) confabulari vis, habemus LOCUTORIUM LATINUM apud Skype, et possis illic confabulari per litteras, picturas ad alios emittere, et viva voce quoque sermonem habere.

Junge Te!
SKYPE
Ecce vinculum ad gregem:


Vinculum ad gregem invenies apud Schola in 'tab' sub nomine "SKYPE"

Friday

Millner's Serial and Oral Latin Course


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Millner's Serial and Oral Latin Course
Textbook and Workbook (pdf)

Steps One to Two Hundred




Tuesday

Latin Without Tears (Part One)

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Audio Visual Latin Course (Text Based)
This is an Audio and Video presentation ( one file is in .avi format the rest are .flv) covering the first 100 pages of "Latin Without Tears" - a unique and highly effective textbook for learning Latin from scratch, or revising and improving rusty Latin Skills. 

The text is presented in video, with a voice over and explanation. Everything is read carefully in restored classical pronunciation. Additional explanations and helps for studying the language are presented.
This is a well crafted course, written by a gifted educator. 
If you have trouble playing these files, (in .avi and .flv formats) please download the free VLC media player from Sourceforge.

Monday

Cornelius Nepos (Latine) Pars Prima 1 - 14

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 Cornelii Nepotis - Vitae   (Lives) Chapters 1 to 14     3 hours 40 minutes of audio
This reading of Cornelius Nepos' "Lives" covers the first 14 biographies:
2 hours 43 minutes of audo

1. Miltiades.
2. Themistocles.
3. Aristides.
4. Pausanias.
5. Cimon.
6. Lysander.
7. Alcibiades.
8. Thrasybulus.
9. Conon.
10. Dion.
11. Iphicrates.
12. Chabrias.
13. Timotheus.
14. Datames.


Nepos writes in a clear, simple Latin style that has much to recommend it. Catullus praises him highly. These works were written to be read aloud - as were all Roman works - and the authors were careful about how their phrases sounded. Nepos is a brilliant master of this art.

Saturday

Cornelius Nepos - Student's Audio - Hamiltonian

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This audio recording covers the entire text of Cornelius Nepos lives of the Great Commanders.


Duration: 7 hours 40 minutes
Latin only - to be listened to along with the English pdf text.
Purchase links are here

The recording follows the Hamiltonian text, which is an English interlinear text, with the Latin word order slightly adjusted to make a running English translation comprehensible.

The Latin is still grammatical. If your intention is simply to be able to read Latin fluently, there is no problem with this methodology at all. If you intend to become a writer and speaker of Latin, then the less time you spend with the Hamiltonian text, the better - once you have used it to do its job, you should spend a lot of time with Cornelius Nepos' original text, until you have absorbed his unique style.

How to use this material:

Open the pdf to the appropriate chapter, and listen to the recording, while running your eye over the interlinear English translation.

Once you feel you have ironed out all the bumps - in vocabulary, idiomatic language, etc, it will be time to read the original text, which you should now be able to do fluently and with pleasure.

Friday

Eutropii - Breviarium Historiae Romanae

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 Eutropii - Breviarium Historiae Romanae Liber I ad VI 2012
3 hours 24 minutes of audio
Books 1 to 6 - from the founding of Rome to the assassination of Julius Caesar.
For many centuries, this text was the first Classical work put into the hands of a beginning student of Latin, due to the clarity of Eutropius' style. It fell out of favour in the late 1900's.
Flavius Eutropius was a historian who lived in the late 4th century. He was secretary (magister memoriae) at Constantinople, and accompanied the Emperor Julian on his expedition against the Persians (363), and was alive during the reign of Valens (364–378), to whom he dedicates his Breviarium Historiae Romanae and where his history ends.
The Breviarium Historiae Romanae is a complete compendium, in ten books, of Roman history from the foundation of the city to the accession of Valens. It was compiled with considerable care from the best accessible authorities, and is written generally with impartiality, and in a clear and simple style. 
Eutropii Breviarium Historiae Romanae Liber VII ad X  2012
This section covers Roman history from the assassination of Julius Caesar until Jovian. 
 2 hours of audio.

Thursday

Maxey's 'New Latin Primer'

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 Maxey's 'New Latin Primer'  2012
This easy text is a reading book, suitable for an intermediate student of Latin.

Recorded in 2012 by Molendinarius in restored classical pronunciation. This recording contains just over 2 hours of audio. Each short chapter has its own audio file.
This is a relatively easy read, beginning with very simple Latin. The stories and themes in this book run in step with those found in Maxey's 'Cornelia' .

 This book contains more about Roman life, with a particular focus on war and things military. It is rare to find a Latin reader such as this, that does not advance too rapidly. Even a more advanced student will derive much benefit from an easy read such as this.

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Cornelia by Mima Maxey


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Cornelia by Mima Maxey
2 hours 23 minutes of audio

This novella is written in simple Latin, and would be suitable for an intermediate student. It is set in America. The vocabulary and general subject matter appears to be setting up a structure for reading Caesar - however, the story stands on its own merits.

Friday

Londonl Latin Course

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The London Latin Course is finally in production.

I am publishing this new intensive Latin course as an audio- visual only course released on YouTube.



Saturday

Chickering's 'First Latin Reader'


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Chickering's 'First Latin Reader'


This Latin-only reader is based on the sweep of Roman history. Despite its title, it is not suitable for a modern beginner, but is of upper-intermediate level.

 From chapter one it sets off at a handsome trot, in texts of  increasing difficulty, starting with stories about the  founding of Rome, followed by the Roman Kings, then Coriolanus, Cincinnatus, Camillus, Manlius Torquatus, Phyrrus, Hannibal, Scipio, the Gracchi, Marius, Sulla, Pompeius, Caesar, Cato and finally, a brief description of Cicero's life. 

Each chapter is a separate audio file.
5 hours 27 minutes of audio

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Friday

GCSE Latin Vocabulary


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GCSE Latin Vocabulary
Each word is read in English and Latin, so correct quantity is learned naturally. Hundreds of words are presented - this audio material is intended to be listened to multiple times - initially this will be quite tiring, if not utterly bewildering - however, this system will help to build your vocabulary rapidly, and, if refreshed on a monthly basis, the words you have learned will become consolidated. You will not learn all the words on the first listen through - allow yourself to tune in and out, play it to yourself, and let the material teach itself to you. The speech on this recording is hyper-articulated, so it sounds artificial - this is a learning tool. All the pauses between the words have been removed, so progression through the material sounds unnatural - however,with repeated exposure, this material will engrave the vocabulary.

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Tuesday

A Child's First Latin Book - The Biblical and Religious Themes


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W. Fenton's
 'A Child's First Latin Book' - Religious and Old Testament Themes

Fenton's reader is in the style promoted by the philosopher John Locke, and the printers to University College, London (John Taylor). The Latin is presented grammatically in a word order that approximates the English, making translation into English easier for the complete beginner. This audiobook deals with sacred texts from the Old Testament.  The reading is Latin-English-Latin, and repeated again in Latin only. 90 mins


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Monday

Reynold s Latin Reader (Nature Study + Novella + Adapted Caesar) length: 4hrs 38 mins (Audio Books)


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Reynold
 'Nature Study Reader ' 


You would get the most out of this book if you had previously studied the Orbis Sensualium Pictus, as the first sections deal with science, the universe, nature, etc. The second part would be easier if you had listened to Taylor's adapted Caesar text, or Lowe's Caesar, if you are a complete beginner.
This reader is unique, in having as a strong focus indirect discourse - right from the beginning, Reynolds starts to introduce it, with imaginary students answering questions on the previous lesson. By the time you reach Caesar, the method of presenting reported speech seems natural.
This is a delightful audiobook. A beginning student, after studying Comenius, will be able to tackle the first half without problems, and after some preliminary study of Caesar, as suggested, the second half will also make for a pleasant experience.
The text can be found at archive.org if you search for 'Reynold's Latin Reader and Nature Study'
Reynold's Nature Study Reader and Novella   



4hours  38 minutes of audio
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Saturday

'Der Kleine Lateiner'


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'Der Kleine Lateiner' 

Der Kleine Lateiner - A Comenian Reader - 2hrs 3 mins 
Der Kleine Lateiner is essentially a re-write of Comenian material,with much in common with the Orbis Pictus. It is a useful text to use to revise and consolidate the Orbis Sensualium Pictus, as the wording is often slightly different, but the subject matter will be familiar.

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Caesar - The British War ; Customs of the Gauls


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Caesar - The British War ; Customs of the Gauls
This audio coursebook covers:
 Caesar's Bello Gallico
Book 4, chapters 20 -38,
Book 5, Chapters 8 - 23, 
 Book 6, Chapters 12-19.
It covers the two invasions of Britain, and a section discussing the customs of the Gauls, which included the Britons.

The text is read phrase by phrase in Latin-English-Latin, with a literal translation that makes the Latin grammatical structures clear. Each chapter has its own bilingual audio file.


The audiobook also contains separate readings in Latin only, in three audio files, one for each book. 


The original edition was by John Taylor, printers to University College, London. 

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Friday

Adler. A Latin Language Immersion Course.



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Adler.
A Language Immersion Course.

Adler's textbook is possibly the most complete Latin Course ever written.  Adler's textbook was 'lost' and revived in 2007 by Evan der Millner. This audio presentation, originally produced by Evan for the Latinum Podcast,  turns Adler into an immersion experience. It is unique, in focusing on learning the entire structure of Latin grammar through conversation. With over  200 hours of audio, it is the most comprehensive Latin course of its type in existence, and is excellent value for money. 

Unlike with most Latin courses, with Adler you don't suddenly get 'stuck' as the textbook. after a few easy chapters.  takes a leap forwards. Development is gradual and systematic, although the first couple of lessons do have some difficult grammatical material, the actual examples  - where most of your learning takes place - are easy.


Each of the 97 lessons is in 3 parts: ( except for the first four lessons, which follow a slightly different arrangement)

1. Grammar and syntax with extensive paradigms added to the text. The grammar is very detailed, with large numbers of additional paradigms and useful memory clues. Vocabulary is presented in advance of every lesson.
2. Model question-answer conversations in Latin-English-Latin. Here you consolidate your vocabulary, and learn the grammatical structures in use.
3. Slow repetition and fast repetition of the conversational material in Latin only, for review.
Once you have mastered section C of any lesson, it is time to move to the next lesson

Adler is available as digital downloads as well:

Buy: PART 1    PART 2    PART 3 
 PART 4   PART 5   PART 6 
  PART 7   PART 8  PART 9 
            PART 10