Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Latin Metre

To be able to read and analyse any Latin Literature, you need to be able to understand if not use latin metre so for todays (almost) contextual lesson/powerpoint we have (drum roll please)
An introduction to Latin Metre
So hopefull this will serve as an introduction, so that we can go on to look at some texts.

Note: from now on the posts may be a little more mixed, but will mostly include contextual information and of course some literature on the way.
The literature texts we will be looking at will be Pliny the Elder, Sempronia, Clodia and some others- which I havent decided about yet- sooo....
Until next time!

Wednesday, 18 March 2009


So continuing with the contextual resources todays post features a powerpoint on temples and looks at the styles, features and examples of them.
Great for the architecturally minded :)

Friday, 13 March 2009

Something different

Everyone knows that the study of Latin does not only focus on the language itself, to be able to understand a lot of what went on, and their literature, we need to know some context.

So over the next few posts I will provide some presentations that focus on context, starting with Childhood in the Roman Empire:
Childhood In the Roman Empire (slideshow office 2007)
Childhood In the Roman Empire (powerpoint file office compatible)

There will be more to follow.

Monday, 9 March 2009


Ok so here's a Latin dictionary that I used a lot when I was translating, it is free and simple to use (once you get the hang of it), dare I say it is the best Latin dictionary around (thats free anyway).
So here we go:
Latin Dictionary (zipped)

It even tells you the case and how to change it, and comes up in command prompt style screen.
So from now on you should be perfectly capable of translating things that I give you or at least figuring them out XD