AN ALMOST FORGOTTEN GEM
I first found this almost-forgotten gem of a Latin reader in a second hand bookstore many years ago. It was the best Latin reader I had ever seen.
Right away, I started recommending it as extensive reading material to my students. Finding copies of Ad Alpes, however, was a a real challenge.
That’s why, this summer, together with Johan Winge (Johannes Alatius), we decided to make this fantastic Latin reader/novel widely available again.
We’re now proud to present the new, revised edition of the 1928 gem Ad Alpes – A tale of Roman Life, written by Professor H.C. Nutting.
We have retained the beautiful original layout but have corrected several typographical errors, and updated some aspects of the English translations.
A ROMAN ROADTRIP..ITER LATINUM
Ad Alpes follows a Roman family travelling from Ephesus via Rome to the Alps. On their journey, they tell each other stories in Latin from the rich fountain of Roman literature and the Bible.
Ad Alpes is both a novel with its over-arching narrative and Latin reader with a collection of interesting stories, fables, anecdotes and myths.