Posts tagged improve your latin
Learn Latin with video and audio: 70 hours of spoken Latin

This is an update of last year's post "50 hours of spoken Latin". It is now 70 hours. 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.

 

 

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A guide to Dictionaries of Latin synonyms – How to tell the difference

Has this ever happened to you? You're happily reading a Latin text when you come across a word you're not sure about. You open the dictionary, look up the word, learn the definition, go back to reading. A little further down you stumble on another word. Same thing. Look up the word, learn the… and confusion sets in. The two words have basically the same definition. "What's the difference?" "Is there a difference?"  After reading this article you'll know how to solve these age-old questions.

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How to ask someone not to do something in Latin

Even before the Aeneid’s “publication,” news had gotten out that Vergil was working on something truly grand. Propertius had heard a few verses, which so moved the Umbrian poet that he broke the secret in one of his elegies.  Now Augustus wanted to hear the epic: not just scraps, but a proper book, or three. The Mantuan bard obliged – did he have a choice? The VIP audience assembled for a private recitation, and 

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How to Ask Politely in Latin

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…

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