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Latinum Institute's Blog – August 2008 Archive (6)

School textbooks on various subjects written in Latin

As part of my general interest in education in Latin, I have started to collate a list of textbooks on various subjects written in Latin, that could be used in a hypothetical 'Latin School'. If you have a subject with which you are familiar, reading a textbook in that subject will, of course, be much easier to assimilate. For a beginner, who is just starting to find his or her wings with Latin, reading these textbooks would be a useful way of increasing one's fluency.

The texts… Continue

Added by Latinum Institute on August 30, 2008 at 11:40am — 6 Comments

Adler's Textbooks Now Available as Reprints

These two titles have been processed, here are the information pages for them:


The books are actually printed and sold by Lulu, but the ordering is through publicdomainreprints.
Both the Textbook, and the Textbook Key are now available.

Added by Latinum Institute on August 24, 2008 at 5:35am — No Comments

Cost Price Reprints of Google Books

I have just come across an amazing site for us Classicists - a company that prints cost price reprints of texts on Google Books and the Internet Archive - you tell them what text you want, they print it, and at a very low price.

I'm asking them to make Adler's textbook available, along with the Key.

There are so many amazing Latin texts out there on Google books. Now you can have them in your hands to read!

Added by Latinum Institute on August 22, 2008 at 8:29am — 1 Comment

The importance of auditory input when learning a new language

Tuning In To A New Language On The Fly: Effects Of Context And Seasonality On Songbird Brain

In this study quoted below, it appears that a new language environment - for birds and for humans, causes a physical change in aspects of the auditory system. This information gives ammunition to those who favour a more three dimensional approach to language acquisition, stressing in particular the importance of THROUGHPUT - of listening to huge amounts of the target language. Proponents of… Continue

Added by Latinum Institute on August 9, 2008 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Latinum hits 2 million

Latinum has just passed its two millionth audio file download, and the number of new users finding their way to the site continues to steadily grow.

Schola is now also more busy, with a number of academic neo-latinists now members of the site.

Added by Latinum Institute on August 7, 2008 at 10:15am — No Comments

Latin-Latin (monolingual) dictionary?

Does a good Latin-Latin dictionary exist, for student use?
I know Comenius wrote one a few hundred years ago aimed at students, but I can't locate an online scan of it. Once a student passes a certain stage, they should not be using a bilingual dictionary. An all-Latin dictionary becomes another text to read.
Maybe someone out there should write and publish one, as I don't think there is a modern one available?

Added by Latinum Institute on August 2, 2008 at 8:06am — 1 Comment



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