Reading list for lingua Latina

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Contents

Tironibus

Suggested starting points for beginners.

  • One of the smaller paperback dictionaries, such as the Collins Gem or the Bantam New College. Some Latin dictionaries have grammar review sections, but these are not useful to true beginners.


Dictionaries

The Bantam New College Latin & English Dictionary (The Bantam New College Dictionary Series)

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J. C. Traupman. (1995). Bantam Books. ISBN 0553573012
Paperback. A favorite of high school students for decades. Compact size, low price and surprising coverage make this a great value. Contributed by Agricola
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Cassell's Latin Dictionary: Latin-English, English-Latin

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D.P. Simpson. (1977). ISBN 0025225804

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Cassell's Concise Latin and English Dictionary

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D. P. Simpson (Compiler). (1987). ISBN 0020133405
Paperback.
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Collins Latin Concise Dictionary

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(2003). Collins. ISBN 006053690X
Paperback. Has a grammar section.
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Collins Gem Latin Dictionary: Second Edition

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(1996). Collins. ISBN 000470763X
Turtleback. Half as thick as it is wide, it is a tiny brick of bidirectional Latinity. A traveling companion of at least one leading Nova Roman I know of. Contributed by Agricola
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Oxford Latin Dictionary

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Oxford. (1983). ISBN 0198642245
Hardcover. This dictionary is heavier than most housecats and as comprehensive as anyone could possibly need. Contributed by Agricola
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Oxford Latin Desk Dictionary

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J. Morwood. (2005). Oxford. ISBN 019861070X
Hardcover. Up-to-date and very affordable.
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Grammars

New Latin Grammar

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C. E. Bennett. (1994). ISBN 0865162611
Paperback. Venerable Bennet first published over 100 years ago. Also available (for free) in several formats from Project Gutenberg. Contributed by Agricola
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Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar

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B. L. Gildersleeve, G. Lodge. (1997). ISBN 0865163537
Paperback. Roughly as venerable as the Bennett grammar. Contributed by Agricola
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Pronunciation

The Pronunciation of Greek and Latin

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Prof. Edgar H. Sturtevant. (1940). Chicago Ares Publishers Inc.. ISBN 0890050872

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Vox Latina, A Guide to the Pronunciation of Classical Latin

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Prof. W. Sidney Allen. (1989). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521379369

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Other Reference

Latin for All Occasions

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Henry Beard. (1990). ISBN 0394586603
Hardcover. Humorous phrase book.
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Latin for Even More Occasions

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Henry Beard. (1991). ISBN 0679406743
Hardcover. Humorous phrase book.
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X-Treme Latin: All the Latin You Need to Know

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Henry Beard. (2004). ISBN 159240104X
Hardcover. Humorous phrase book.
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Textboks

Latin for People

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Alexander Humez and Nicholas D. Humez. (1978). ISBN 0316381497
Paperback. A non-pompous introduction to Latin which introduces the major concepts of the language while maintaining a sense of humor.
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A Natural History of Latin

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Tore Janson. (2007). Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199214050

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Wheelock and friends

Wheelock's Latin (Paperback)

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Frederic M. Wheelock, Richard A. Lafleur. (2005). Collons. ISBN 0060783710
6th edition, revised.
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Workbook for Wheelock's Latin (Paperback)

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Paul T. Comeau, Richard A. Lafleur. (2000). Collins. ISBN 0060956429
3rd edition, revised.
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A Comprehensive Guide to Wheelock's Latin: Newly Revised for Wheelock's 6th Edition (Paperback)

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Dale A. Grote. (January 2001). Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. ISBN 086516486X
6 Revised edition
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Wheelock's Latin Reader, 2e: Selections from Latin Literature (The Wheelock's Latin Series) (Paperback)

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Richard A. Lafleur. (2001). Collins. ISBN 0060935065
2nd edition
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Readings From Wheelock's Latin (Audio CD)

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Frederic M. Wheelock (Author), Mark Robert Miner (Narrator). (February 1, 2006). Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. ISBN 0865166382

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Vocabulary Cards and Grammatical Forms Summary for Wheelock's Latin (Paperback)

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Richard A. Lafleur, Brad Tillery. (October 2003). Bolchazy Carducci. ISBN 0865165572

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Cumulative Chapter Vocabulary Lists for Wheelock's Latin: 6th Edition (Paperback)

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Richard A. Lafleur, Brad Tillery. (February 1, 2006). Bolchazy-Carducci. ISBN 086516620X
Bilingual edition
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38 Latin Stories Designed to Accompany Frederic M. Wheelock's Latin (Paperback)

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Anne H. Groton, James M. May. (December 1998). Bolchazy Carducci. ISBN 0865162891
5th edition
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Textbooks suitable for children

Although adult beginners may benefit as well.

Latin for Beginners

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A. Wilkes, J. Shackell. (1992). Usborne Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0746016387
Paperback. A slim and colorful book that puts spoken Latin on an equal footing with modern languages. Suitable for children. Contributed by Agricola
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Minimus Pupil's Book: Starting out in Latin

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B. Bell, H. Forte. (1999). Cambridge Latin Texts. ISBN 0521659604
Paperback
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Minimus Teacher's Resource Book: Starting out in Latin

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B. Bell, H. Forte. (1999). Cambridge Latin Texts. ISBN 0521659612
Paperback
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How Many Animals?: Quot Animalia?

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Marie Carducci Bolchazy. (2002). Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.. ISBN 0865165408
Paperback
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What Color is it? Quo Colore est?

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Marie Carducci Bolchazy. (2003). Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.. ISBN 0865165394
Paperback
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What Will I Eat? Quid Edam?

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Marie Carducci Bolchazy. (2002). Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.. ISBN 0865165424
Paperback
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Who Loves Me? Quis me amat?

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Marie Carducci Bolchazy. (2003). Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.. ISBN 0865165416
Paperback
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