Lingua Latina per se Illustrata has ratings and 48 reviews. Hans Henning Ørberg The late Orberg is to be commended for doing such a good job!. Lingva Latina. Per Se Illvstrata. by Hans H. Ørberg, is a Latin course written entirely in Latin. It consists of two parts, Familia Romana, the fundamental course, . Lingua Latina – Familia Romana by Hans Henning Orberg, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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It guides you through each chapter, contains English translations of all the vocabulary and also has a grammatical overview included in the back. Mar 16, Aria Maher rated it it was amazing Shelves: You’ll also get a great background in Grecco-Roman myth!

To become fluent in a language, you should strive to think lqtina that language, and that is what this series helps you to achieve for Latin.

The other thing I wish is more words, especially more verbs. Sometimes, I couldnt pay attention to all lines because there were too I have read the manual on Latin. See 1 question about Lingua Latina per se Illustrata…. There is not a word of other language different from Latin in the whole book. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

For all those eager to learn Latin

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata 3 books. The more vivid illustrations gave me stronger mental images for the vocabulary I was learning.

If you would like more information, just ask. I have recently decided to resume studying Latin after a decades-long break after studying it in college. And now, a homage orbfrg those who suffered through Latin in school!


This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Paperbackpages. There are close to word families covered, all used in classical Latin.

I noticed that many who leap from ‘Famila Romana’ to ‘Roma Aeterna’ speak of trouble with the increasingly difficult verbiage. Jul 26, Chee Leong rated it really liked it. In my own experience as a Latin student, it was not until I used the Lingua Latina series that I really came to understood Latin grammar.


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Lingua Latina secundum naturae rationem explicata published in [1] —besides the author’s name, there isn’t a word in the book that is not in Latin. If you want to make a [course] suggestion, we encourage you ornerg visit the forums and making a search for suggestions that have been made in the past, and adding your vote and comments to those existing posts [and thus not creating a new one].

The program is based on the idea that, rather than memorizing charts and writing translations, the best way to learn Latin is by reading it and intuitively learning the meaning of the grammar and words. Nov 17, Keegan rated it it was amazing Shelves: There’s no translating Latin into the student’s first language, “because we’ve always done it that way”.

Lingua Latina – Ars Amatoria Ovid. Submit a translation request. From to he worked in the Naturmetodens Sproginstitut, an institute where the languages are taught according to the ” natural method ” of learning. Rest assured, with the appropriate amount of time and effort, you’ll be able to read things as challenging as Saint Augustine and the Venerable Bede if you have a dictionary beside you—poetry, and some of the more classical stuff, I’m afraid, may still give you a bit of a headache.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Mar 25, DrosoPHila rated it it was ok Shelves: For all those eager to learn Latin Prol3psis 25 25 24 14 11 Take it slow, do the exercises, reread each chapter, make sure you know the grammar at each stage.

It got me excited about learning Latin out of a legitimate love for the language, not just as a part of a classical education in the abstract, and I was able to begin appreciating the nuances that are utterly lost when one decodes instead of reads. Other textbooks such as “Learn to read Latin” by Andrew Keller has only about word families not including the ones introduced in the various sample texts from different classical authors.


For those unfamiliar, Lingua Latina contains only Latin words. These exercises ask the student to manipulate the grammar of Latin sentences rather than to translate. Good starter if you’re experienced with Indo-European language, but it can get pretty steep at the mid section, I’d suggest Wheelock’s Latin before this.

While that might sound impossible and I did find it helpful to have the background in basic Latin I’d picked up from other courseswhen used in conjunction with Mr. Alternatively, you could simply buy the teacher’s manual which contains all the solutions both to the exercises pensa of the original books and to the exercises of the extra ones: A complete line of ancillary volumes, exercises, and readers both in print and online.

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As a orbeg, the ongoing story in the book was funny and actually made me laugh out loud a few times. Roma Aeterna, and am going to try to read it aloud too but sometimes I’m just on buses or in my office with coworkers, so I’m going to be a bit flexible with this next book. If you are a complete beginner of Latin and is looking for a complete textbook that covers everything you need with elaborate guides and explanations, this is NOT the book to use.

With that background in mind, this book was absolutely the best foreign-language textbook I’ve ever read.