Familia Romana

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Hackett Publishing, Mar 2, 2012 - Foreign Language Study - 332 pages
Hans Ørberg's Lingua Latina per se Illustrata is the world's premiere series for learning Latin via the Natural Method. The Natural Method encourages students to learn Latin without resorting to translation, but instead by teaching them to think in the language: students first learn grammar and vocabulary inductively through extended contextual reading and an ingenious system of marginal notes. Lingua Latina per se Illustrata is also the most popular series for those teachers at both the secondary and collegiate levels who wish to develop Latin conversational skills in the classroom.

Familia Romana (the main book of Pars I of the Lingua Latina per se illustrata series) contains thirty-five chapters and describes the life of a Roman family in the 2nd century A.D. It culminates in readings from classical poets and Donatus's Ars Grammatica, the standard Latin school text for a millennium. Each chapter is divided into two or three lessons (lectiones) of a few pages each followed by a grammar section (Grammatica Latina) and three exercises (Pensa). Hans Ørberg's impeccable Latin, humorous stories, and the Peer Lauritzen illustrations, reproduced in full color, make this work a classic. The book also includes a table of declensions, a Roman calendar, and a word index (index vocabulorum).

The Lingua Latina series incorporates the following features:
  • The most comprehensive treatment of Latin grammar available in an elementary textbook.
  • A vocabulary of almost 1,800 words, reinforced by constant and creatively phrased repetition, vastly expands the potential for later sight reading.
  • A complete line of ancillary volumes, exercises, and readers both in print and online.
 

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Contents

Section 21
120
Section 22
126
Section 23
135
Section 24
163
Section 25
172
Section 26
181
Section 27
187
Section 28
195

Section 9
49
Section 10
54
Section 11
69
Section 12
73
Section 13
86
Section 14
87
Section 15
95
Section 16
97
Section 17
106
Section 18
112
Section 19
116
Section 20
118
Section 29
196
Section 30
203
Section 31
205
Section 32
222
Section 33
232
Section 34
242
Section 35
251
Section 36
259
Section 37
261
Section 38
298
Section 39
328

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About the author (2012)

Hans Henning Orberg(1920-2010) was a Danish linguist and teacher. He received a master's degree in English, French and Latin at the University of Copenhagen and taught these languages in schools in Denmark for over 40 years. He is the author of the Lingua Latina per se illustrata series, the world’s premiere series for learning Latin via the Natural Method. After his retirement, he founded the publishing house Domus Latina.

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