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Lingua Latina per se illustrata — Pars I by Hans Henning Ørberg
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Sep 04, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: not-my-own
Recommended to André by: Judith Meyer
Read in September, 2009 , read count: 1

A great book, really! Teaches Latin *in* Latin. So there's not a single English or German or Danish word in it, but everything is either derivable via context or by short explanations (also in Latin). Often, sentences are given twice, with a new word or new construction in the second sentence. In the end of each of the 35 chapters, there's a part that describes the new grammar and also a bunch of exercises. I recommend to actually do all of them, because it trains well. Near the end of the book they also give some parts and pieces of original Latin literature, which is quite nice. I'm looking forward to the PARS II (ROMA AETERNA). :)

A minor disadvantage is, that it's nowhere indicated how Latin is to be pronounced. Guess one has to buy the CD for that. Luckily I already know how Latin was pronounced.
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message 1: by Judith (new)

Judith Glad you liked it! Come here for the second part! ;-)

André Actually I already ordered *both* parts on eBay. :D
I'm currently practicing my Latin writing Latin blog entries into my LiveJournal, chatting in Latin with people on Skype and reading the New Testament in Latin (which is really easy to read).

message 3: by Judith (new)

Judith Cool! You didn't know much Latin before reading this book, right?

André I knew it a bit already, in fact, the basics and many words... but now I feel alot more confident with it.

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