Lingua Latina, Part I has 23 ratings and 2 reviews. Thomas said: You need very little knowledge of Latin or the Romance Languages to comprehend the text. 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!. Lingua Latina – Familia Romana by Hans Henning Orberg, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Eduardo added it Jan 14, A vocabulary of almost 1, words, reinforced by constant and creatively phrased repetition, vastly hajs the potential for later sight reading. Lingua Latina – Ars Amatoria Ovid. I’m not sure how first-time students would do with it, but for people looking to relearn Latin, or who have some familiarity with it through high hasn or whatever, it’s perfect. We read aloud in class but do not translate into English unless there is a passage that someone has trouble with.

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 hana, and some of the more classical stuff, I’m afraid, may still give you a bit of a headache. With that background in mind, this book was absolutely the best foreign-language textbook I’ve ever read. I have read the manual, though. Training myself to read Latin fluently, left-to-right, as opposed to the “decoding” method instilled by grammar-heavy courses.

Chris added it Feb 24, The late Orberg is to ,ingua commended for doing such a good job!

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana by Hans Henning Ørberg

With a little bit of story thrown in. No trivia or quizzes yet. Other books in the series. While that might sound impossible and I latian find it helpful to have the background in basic Latin I’d picked up from other courseswhen used in conjunction with Mr. Near the end of the book they also give some parts and pieces of original Latin literature, which is quite nice.


Latin is a largely useless dead language, but it is not unreasonable for anyone to develop interests in esoteric subjects as long as one is honest about how useful it is note that Latinists are often not honest with themselves first.

He was the author of Lingua Latinaa widely used method linua learning Latin using the natural approach. It starts off very simply and through intuition leads you onward to more complex material. I recommend this version of “Familia Romana” most warmly.

I recommend to actually do all of them, because it trains well. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Lingua Latina, Part I: Grammatica Latina I by Hans Henning Ørberg

Ed Ed marked it as to-read Nov 28, The book includes a table of inflections, a Roman calendar, and a word index, index vocabulorum. Nevertheless, I felt a little saddened to see Orberg end the series by having exercises that were essentially just old-fashioned charts. It latiha rather be used as supplementary reading to a textbook written in English explaining all the various grammatical constructs in the language.

I never properly learned the language, as a result. Paperbackpages.

I found the lists of words provided on the margins very useful. Bob rated it it was amazing Apr 25, Maybe it’s just that I’ve dabbled in Latin before, and knew half of these already I don’t thrive in institutionalized learning.

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana

Not that you can probably teach yourself Latin without assistance, but this book is simply latinw with teaching! Ille liber latinae optimus est. Geo marked it as to-read Jun 03, I am not much of a grammarian, and I feel that Orberg’s emphasis on immersion rather than grammar although grammar is still a large component of the course suited me more than another approach to mastering the language might have.


I have read the manual on Latin. Jan 20, Andrew Fairweather rated it it was oeberg Shelves: I don’t know why this method of language learning hasn’t caught on – I’ve looked around to find similar books for other languages and am dismayed to see there are none, though I cannot understand why. To see ogberg your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

It got me excited about learning Latin out of a legitimate love for the language, not just as a par I think LL is excellent. Unlike most of his colleagues, the author appears to have paid attention to research into second language acquisition and modern odberg instruction.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I have read and reread this book orberv times. Lastly, the book comes with three different exercises, one where you are asked to complete words of different sentences, another where you are supposed to answer a question written in Latin about the meaning of the chapter and lastly another exercise with somewhat different questions.

Jarrett rated it liked it Sep 02, Jan 31, Meg added it. I’m not sure how first-time students would do with it, but for p I came to this as a former classics major who never really liked Latin because Greek was so much cooler.