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