Things have changed in the world of Latin since I started to teach myself to speak Latin many years ago. Now there is a wide selection of immersion-style summer courses in Latin (and a few in ancient Greek) where the participants only speak Latin or Greek.Read More
Possessing a compendious knowledge of the physical world was easier in the old days than it is today. Not so very long ago, all human knowledge could be housed within the brain of one single human being. All this knowledge, moreover, was expressed in one single…Read More
Cur res prorsus barbaricas in sede Latina tractem, fortasse requiritis; nec iniuria. Quaenam causa sit, brevi aperietur, namque in animo est docere qua via runae originem ex litteris Latinis duxerint. Quo ut perveniam, ex diversis scriptoribus Latinis, velut Tacito et Venantio Fortunato, eruta non ingrata proferam in lucem.Read More
Latinists have recently been studying these things with interesting results. We now know more about linguistic accommodation in Latin, or how the status or identity of the addressee and speaker affected what a Roman said, we understand better Cicero’s letter writing practice, specifically, what kinds of scripts were available to him in making certain kinds of weighty requests, and how…Read More
Incolae terrarum septentrionalium antiqui, litteras Latinas lectitaverunt et nonnumquam in patriam suam linguam verterunt. Certe summo in honore habebantur auctores medii ut vocatur aevi, velut Petrus Comestor et Iacobus de Voragine. Tamen…Read More
His proximis diebus studiosissime Aululariam, fabulam Plauti, legi et excussi. Quam cum legerem facere non poteram quin multas locutiones seu iuncturas verborum haud inutiles, suasu Plinii Maioris, excerperem. Neque mihi abs re videbatur aliqua verba iucunda necnon utilia in medium vobis proferre itaque em vobis septem locutiones…Read More
Learning Latin with audio has never been easier. For the last few years, I've been on the lookout for any and all videos and recordings of the best Latin speakers in the world to listen to. The amount of recordings of speeches and lectures held in Latin is increasing rapidly, making exposing ourselves to immense amounts Latin audio easier than ever.
Today I thought I'd present a technique I use when I don't have the time to read an hour a day. This technique is not only about reading but about really mastering a piece of text and making it your own. When I've done this, I've found I know the expressions and structures almost off by heart.Read More