Latin Language and Literature Resources

 

Latin was the language used in ancient Rome and throughout Europe during the middle ages. The Latin language has a strong heritage and presence in the literary world, including ancient inscriptions, poems, and plays. It has had a major influence on other languages and is credited to giving origin to languages such as: Italian, French and Spanish.

 

There were two types of Latin; Vulgar Latin and Classic. Vulgar Latin was more common spoken among by Romans, while Classical Latin was used to educate Romans and is used by the Roman Catholic Church.

 

Today Latin is still used by botanists and zoologists to name and reference species of plants and animals.

 

 

 

Students Studying the Latin Language

 

Latin Texts – Useful Websites for Students of Classics.

http://mcl.as.uky.edu/sites-web

 

Beginners Latin - A beginner's guide to learning Latin.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/latin/beginners/

 

English to Latin - Exercise to help understand English to Latin translations and syntax

http://www.class.uh.edu/mcl/faculty/armstrong/home/latn1302/drills/1sa.htm

Grammar Aids - Help with Latin grammar and vocabulary. Includes review of verbs, nouns, adjectives and general grammar explanations.

http://www.slu.edu/colleges/AS/languages/classical/latin/tchmat/gr-helps.html

Grammatica - A complete Latin grammar study guide outlined and in detail.

http://www.dl.ket.org/latin1/review/

Latin Grammar - Online tutorial to help students master Latin grammar and syntax.

http://www.math.osu.edu/~conrad.44/lang/latin.html

Latin Nouns - Learn the differences between singular and plural Latin nouns.
http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/decl.html

Omniglot - Online encyclopedia of Latin writing systems and languages.
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/latin2.htm

Study Guide Latin 1 - Study guide for Latin 1 National Latin Exam.
http://www.summitcds.org/ashcraft/study_guide_latin_1.htm

 

The Latin Verb - A complete study guide dedicated to the different types of Latin verbs.
http://www.orbilat.com/Languages/Latin/Alternative_Grammars/Harris_Grammar/Latin-Harris_08.html

Verbs - Verb review and help for student wishing to practice translating English verbs to Latin.
http://www.slu.edu/colleges/AS/languages/classical/latin/tchmat/grammar/whprax/w17vp-act.html

Verb Tense - Latin verb tense quiz given in multiple choice format.

http://abney.homestead.com/files/latin1semester2/verbtensemc1.htm

 

 

 

Latin and English Translating Dictionaries

 

Dictionary - Free English and Latin translations
http://www.freedict.com/onldict/lat.html

 

Glossary - Complete glossary list of English words which have been translated into Latin.

http://wredmond.home.texas.net/alittera.html

Latin Central - A dictionary of Latin terms translated into English. This dictionary can be used to help form Latin sentences.

http://www.thebookmarkshop.com/latin/latindictionary.htm

Latin to English - Entering search terms in English to find the Latin translation and definition.

http://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/Latin/

IngvoSoft Online - Latin language, alphabet, grammar and pronunciation rules.
http://www.lingvozone.com/Latin

Words - A Latin to English style dictionary including 39,000 items. This is a tool to help in simple translations for a beginning Latin student.

http://www.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/words.exe

 

 

Latin Literature

 

About Latin Literature - A collection of famous Latin poems and literary works.
http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/latinliterature/Latin_Literature.htm

 

Ancient Roman Literature - Studies and reviews ancient Roman literature .
http://www.crystalinks.com/romeliterature.html

Albertano of Brescia - Albertano of Brescia resources, texts and bibliography.
http://freespace.virgin.net/angus.graham/Albertano.htm

Book of Emblems - Latin and English text of Andrea Alciato’s poems in the Book of Emblems.
http://www.mun.ca/alciato/index.html


Caesar- A biography of Julius Caesar.

http://www.mun.ca/alciato/index.html


Corpus Scriptoum Latinorm - Search engine for Latin literature .

http://www.forumromanum.org/literature/aaronx.html

Gallic War - Translated works of Julius Caesar.
http://classics.mit.edu/Caesar/gallic.html

History of Latin Literature - Overview of the history of Latin literature.
http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=aa30

Latin Literature- Listen to an audio of classical Latin and Greek literature.

http://www.rhapsodes.fll.vt.edu/Latin.htm


Latin Literature Encyclopedia - Learn about Latin literature.
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Latin+literature


Periods of Latin Literature
 – The major periods of Latin literature.

http://community.middlebury.edu/~harris/LatinBackground/PeriodsOfLatinLit.html

Popular Latin Literature - Popular Latin literature books.

The Consolation of Philosophy- Translation of the The Consolation of Philosophy, composed by Boethiius.
http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/jod/boethius/boetrans.html

 

 

Latin For Visitors and Tourists

 

Common Latin Phrases - Latin phrases used in everyday speech.
http://nickrenton.com/310.htm

Italian Business Travelers - Guide to help people traveling to Italy on business or pleasure..
http://www.us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/cig/quickguides/italian-biz-travelers.html

Latin America Study Guide - Study guide, terms and questions.
http://quizlet.com/17839720/latin-america-study-guide-terms-and-questions-flash-cards/

 

Latin Flashcards - Flashcards to help you learn Latin .
http://www.flashcardexchange.com/tag/latin

Student Travel Guides - Guide for students looking to travel.
http://studenttravel.about.com/

 

The Latin Tourist - Collection of Latin phrases for tourists.
http://people.ds.cam.ac.uk/dhm11/Latin.html

Quick Guide - A quick guide to learning Spanish for those traveling to Latin America countries.

http://www.surfersteve.com/_quick_spanish_for_travelers.htm

 

NYU Latin Language and Literature Resources


Department of Classics

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Integrated programs in the literatures and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome
http://classics.as.nyu.edu/object/class.tablelayout.html

 

Department of Classics FAQ's
- http://www.classics.as.nyu.edu/object/class.faq.ug

 

Department of Comparative Literature
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Study and analysis of important works of literature
http://complit.as.nyu.edu/page/faculty

 

Department of Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literatures
- Interest in the Spanish and Portuguese languages, and/or in the literatures and cultures of Spain and Portugal, Spanish America, and Brazil, can take a wide range of interdisciplinary courses with a world-class faculty.
http://spanish.as.nyu.edu/page/undergraduate

 

 

Latin Programs

NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
 - Create a network of people interested in the region, and we collaborate to further expand Latin American and Caribbean studies.
http://clacs.as.nyu.edu/page/home

 

NYU Latin Honors Program - given to Baccalaureate degree recipients who have achieved a high cumulative grade point average (GPA) and completed their school's minimum number of points in residence.
http://www.nyu.edu/registrar/graduation/latin-honors.html

 

FAQ's

What do the language courses cover?  What do the titles mean?  

Elementary Latin I or Elementary Greek I is the first half of the first year college introductory course sequence, offered each fall; Elementary Latin II or Elementary Greek II is the second half of the introductory sequence, offered each spring.  Intermediate Latin I (prose, usually Cicero, Caesar, or Petronius) is the first half of the second year course, offered each fall; the sequence continues with Intermediate Latin II (poetry, usually Vergil), offered each spring.  Intermediate Greek I (Plato) is the second year course, offered each fall; Intermediate Greek II (Homer) each spring.  To fulfill NYU's foreign language requirement, College students must complete the Intermediate II course, that is, the spring term of the second or Intermediate year of the language sequence.  After completing the Intermediate sequence (or its equivalent), students take the third year or Advanced course, which they may take more than once (see below). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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