Build a strong habit of listening to Latin. Every week we publish new videos in Latin for our kind monthly supporters on Patreon.com/latinitium. Daniel talks about everything from how to open beer bottles, cook Alexandrine Pumpkin, to discussing Latin expressions and texts. There are also videos with tips for learning Latin, as well as video tours of interesting places around Europe.
Videos in Latin
Improve your Latin while learning about literature, history, myth, and language—all in Latin. Learn about the life and works of Terence, Ghosts in Ancient Rome, sea monsters in Norse mythology, and much more. Most videos have a transcription in Latin.
Latin literature recorded
Practice your listening comprehension with this growing selection of recitations in restored classical pronunciation of Latin texts from antiquity and beyond, e.g. Cicero, Sallust, Erasmus and many other authors. Recorded in a professional studio for easy, distraction-free listening.
Lectures and poetry in Latin
A collection of lectures and talks in Latin on a wide variety of topics by renowned classicists such as Walafridus (Vilfried) Stroh, as well as recitations of Latin prose and poetry.
How to learn Latin (2019), Part I: Motivation, goals, and habits
In this first article in the three-part series about how to learn Latin, Daniel Pettersson walks you through the important foundations to language learning. Drawing from his experience he guides you through motivation, goals, subgoals, and the paramount importance of habits.
Pugio Bruti Resources
If you are learning Latin with the book Pugio Bruti – A Crime Story in Easy Latin, here you will find free resources; such as useful expressions used in the book, a full Latin-English glossary, Easter eggs as well as illustrations to help you with your Latin.
Fabula de Diabolo et Milite [Patreon community post]
In this video Daniel brings you a story from the deep well of the Middle Ages about the devil and a gamble-happy knight.
Be ware though — it is rather gruesome!
Loci et Locutiones: Sescenta, mille, milliens, sescenties [patreon community post]
In this community video, Daniel is doing a lot of counting. Yes, you read that correctly - counting. He is doing it to explain the expressions ”sescenta, mille, milliens, sescenties”.
Is "reading" Latin impossible? [Guest post]
In this guest article, Is “reading” Latin impossible?, Tom Keeline, assistant professor of Classics at Washington University, St. Louis, discusses the difficulties, the possibilities and the impossibilities when learning and reading Latin.
Guest post by Professor Dirk Sacré: De Florilegio Latinitatis Neotericae a Milena Minkova Apparato
Optime mea quidem sententia fecit Milena Minkova, Academiae nostrae Latinitati Fovendae sodalis eademque mulier doctissima quae apud studiorum universitatem Kentuckianam Latinas litteras publice profitetur, […]
How to make a ”semla”. [patreon community post]
On Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras or ”Fettisdag”, as we say in Sweden, we have a tradition: We eat, so called, ”semlor” until we drop. In this Latinitium community video Daniel talks a little bit about them and then shows you how to make them.
Should we use rare expressions?..Debemusne raris locutionibus uti?
In this week’s Latinitium community episode Daniel discusses the use of rare Latin expressions such as urceatim pluit. Should they be used at all?
Dialogue in Easy Latin: Somniator et Plagae [Patreon Community post]
Almost everyone has overslept and showed up late for school at least once in their life. This dialogue in easy Latin revolves around one boy got to school in time and another who did not and who wants to hide this fact. The recording, made by Daniel and Amelie together, comes with commentaries to guide you through it.
Daniel de Plinii Epistula Loquitur [PATREON COMMUNITY VIDEO]
Longing is a subject most of us are all too familiar with — Daniel is certainly no stranger to this concept. Nor was Plinius the Younger. As the snow is pouring down in the cold, very dark Swedish night outside our window Daniel reads and reflects upon a letter Plinius wrote to his wife Calpurnia.
Dialogue in Easy Latin: Otto et Petrus [Patreon community post]
Ever lost your pen only to find it in someone else's hand? Otto is having that trouble with his lost knife in this dialogue in Easy Latin. The recording, made by Daniel and Amelie together, comes with commentaries to guide you through it.
#58 LATIN TEXTS 28 – THE STORY OF ANDROCLUS AND THE LION
Ever wondered about whether it’s a good idea to make friends with lions? In this episode I recite the famous and fabulous story of Androclus and the lion—it goes to show that not all lions are like Scar.
Latinitium: Year in Review 2018
A new year is about to begin, but before we step into the future with fireworks and champagne, it is time to take a moment and gaze back into the year that we soon leave behind.
What does Daniel actually do (when he's not on Latinitium)? [Patreon community post]
In many a video have you heard Daniel exclaim: "I have to leave you now and head off to Stockholm University!" But what does he actually do there? Is he the barista at the coffee shop? Does he cow-gaze all day? Does he concoct super-villain experiments in the basement? No one knew - until now!