Lingua Latina: Pars I: Familia Romana (Second Edition, with full-color illustrations)

Lingua Latina: Pars I: Familia Romana (Second Edition, with full-color illustrations)

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ISBN: 9781585104208
Grades: 8-AD

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Familia Romana, the reader for level 1, is written entirely in Latin and follows the daily life of a Roman family set in the 2nd century A.D. It contains 35 chapters and a 1500-word basic Latin vocabulary. The last portion of the book features readings from classical poets and Donatus' Ars Grammatica, a popular Latin school text. Each chapter consists of two to three readings, followed by short sections on grammar highlighting grammatical points that have been used in the reading text, as well as grammar and vocabulary exercises to further solidify the student's grasp of words and usage. The new words introduced in the reader are used in context, are explained through the illustrations, and are often noted in the margin. Altogether, it is designed so that the student should be able to read and advance through the book without stopping frequently to look up words. The chapters advance gradually in complexity so that the student gains new vocabulary through the context of words he or she has already become comfortable with. Now in its 2nd edition, the reader features full-color pictures and maps.

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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 threee lessons (lectiones) of a few pages each followed by a grammar section (Grammatic 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).



Category Description for Lingua Latina:

This complete immersion course by Hans Ørberg is designed to get students comfortable reading and understanding Latin, and after completing the first part of the course, able to read some classic texts for themselves outside the program. Through the second part of the course, students will be reading classical texts by themselves, refine their syntax, and accrue a Latin vocabulary of over 4,000 more words. The publisher assures that after students have completed the second part of the course, they'll be able to read fairly difficult classical texts.

The first portion of the course consists of a reader, Familia Romana, a student manual, Latin exercises, a Latin grammar booklet, and a list of Latin-English vocabulary used in the reader. The reader is written entirely in Latin, follows the daily life of a Roman family set in the 2nd century A.D., as told through 35 chapters and a 1500-word basic Latin vocabulary. The last portion of the book features readings from classical poets and Donatus' Ars Grammatica, a popular Latin school text. Each chapter consists of two to three readings, followed by short sections on grammar highlighting grammatical points that have been used in the reading text, as well as grammar and vocabulary exercises to further solidify the student's grasp of words and usage. The new words introduced in the reader are used in context, are explained through the illustrations, and are often noted in the margin. Altogether, it is designed so that the student should be able to read and advance through the book without stopping frequently to look up words. The chapters advance gradually in complexity so that the student gains new vocabulary through the context of words he or she has already become comfortable with. Now in its 2nd edition, the reader features full-color pictures and maps. The Latine Disco, or student's manual, functions as the student's guide to pronunciation, and offers instructions and information on key points featured in each chapter of the reader. The Grammatica Latina manual contains paradigms and forms of Latin grammar, as used in the reader. Exercitia Latina provides exercises to practice grammar, usage, and vocabulary that correlate with each lesson in Familia Romana. The Lingua Latina: Glossarium replaced the Latin-English Vocabulary for Part 1 and contains glossaries for Familia Romana, Colloquia Personarum, Fabulae Syrae, and Fabellae Latinae. A Companion to Familia Romana is also available, which you would use in place of Latine Disco, Grammatica Latina and the Latin-English Vocabulary. It provides a running grammatical commentary on Familia Romana. Chapters of the Companion correlate directly to chapters in Familia Romana, with Grammatica Latina and the Latin-English Vocabulary appended in the back of the book. Because this book goes into much more detail than the Latine Disco, it is also recommended as a good companion for teachers who have little knowledge of Latin. Compared to Latine Disco (50 pages), the College Companion is much heftier with 405 pages. For those who would prefer the Companion, we are offering it individually and in a package, replacing the other three booklets. While use of all components would certainly be best for a well-rounded and complete study, the publishers add that the use of Familia Romana and the student's manual will get the student off to a good start as well.

Nearly the same components are included in the second part of the program, with a few exceptions. First, the Instructions for Part II serve the same function as the Latine Disco in Part I, but also includes background historical and grammatical information for each chapter in the corresponding reader. The reader for Part II focuses on Roman history through the eyes of Roman authors, and the 21 chapters include portions of the Aeneid I-IV, Livy's Book 1, and the writings of Ovid. Indices for Part II is available separately and features lists of Roman consuls and their accomplishments, as well as name and word indexes for the whole course.

Several types of instructional aids are available. Teacher Materials includes chapter-by-chapter exercises for Familia Romana and Roma Aeterna, answer keys to these exercises, and answer keys to Exercita Latina I and II. The Teacher's Manual-like Latine Doceo does not contain answer keys, but does include plenty of information and advice for the teacher, tips on lesson planning, and helpful appendices.

Through immersing the student into Latin through the readings and exercises, it is expected that they will be get up and running with a basic understanding of the Latin language, grammar, and acquire a basic Latin vocabulary in a focused and fairly easy way. The stories in the readers are written with humor and charm, and readers should find the content fairly interesting. I have to admit, when I first begin looking through the program, I was not too excited to be writing about it, but when I really starting examining it, it began to look organized, well-written, and not even as intimidating as other Latin programs I've been familiar with. Fairly inexpensive and user-friendly, I'd give this one a try for your upper level students. - Jess




Primary Subject
Foreign Language
Grade Start
8
Grade End
AD
ISBN
9781585104208
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Focus Publishing
Weight
1.1438 (lbs.)
Dimensions
9.0" x 6.0" x 0.5"
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This was recommended by our current Latin Curriculum, Visual Latin.
Tammie M on Jul 26, 2022
Teaching Latin
Jennifer T on Apr 5, 2022
This was recommended by our current Latin Curriculum, Visual Latin.
Tammie M on Jul 26, 2022
I ordered this to accompany Visual Latin. Reviews all over the internet offer high praise for this Latin book.
Sarah B on Jun 28, 2022
Teaching Latin
Jennifer T on Apr 5, 2022
This looks incredibly promising not only for reading and learning Latin, but for helping to internalize the grammar and actually remember the rules naturally.
Kimberly on Jul 21, 2021
To use along with Visual Latin with Dwayne Thomas. I am actually enrolled in Classical Conversations which uses Henle Latin but we were really struggling with that course. I found the Compass Classroom Visual Latin online and it has really been very helpful. I decided to use Dwayne Thomas preferred Latin Course which is the Lingua Latina.
Tabitha T on Dec 8, 2020
required at school
Saskia N on Aug 31, 2020
Recommended by Visual Latin to increase Latin understanding.
Sasha P on Jun 3, 2020
This book was recommended to accompany Visual Latin.
User on Apr 26, 2020
to make Visual Latin a full high school course
Audria S on Mar 25, 2020
to supplement Visual Latin curriculum for our homeschool.
Cathy M on Dec 31, 2019
Child is taking Visual Latin, which requires text
Krista F on May 9, 2017
To go with Visual Latin, which is great.
Katherine N on Jan 17, 2017
To go with Visual Latin, rounding it out for hs credit.
User on Dec 23, 2016
The Visual Latin teacher suggested this curriculum to me for my son after he completed Henle Latin 1. I had to start him on Henle since I have no Latin background and he needed something he could teach himself. Now that Henle 1 is under his belt he should be able to handle Lingua Latina.
Kristen D on Jul 25, 2016
Dwayne Thomas recommended this book as a second year choice to Henle Latin 1.
Stephanie L on Apr 20, 2016
I ordered this to accompany Visual Latin. Reviews all over the internet offer high praise for this Latin book.
Sarah B on Jun 28, 2022
This looks incredibly promising not only for reading and learning Latin, but for helping to internalize the grammar and actually remember the rules naturally.
Kimberly on Jul 21, 2021
Is this the full color version?
Denny on Aug 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes! The main text is full color. It’s a beautiful book with glossy pages.
Is this a book or a CD?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: book, I purchased it for my daughter to do an online Latin class
I am trying to figure out how to use this with Visual Latin. I see on the download called "The Marriage of Visual Latin & Lingua Latina" that I should start using the reader - "Familia Romana" in Lesson 17. But I don't understand how/where the "Exercitia Latina" works into the lessons - how and where and when to use it. Can you please help?
A shopper on Sep 2, 2017
Lingua Latina: Pars I: Familia Romana (Second Edition, with full-color illustrations)
Lingua Latina: Pars I: Familia Romana (Second Edition, with full-color illustrations)
Lingua Latina: Pars I: Exercitia Latina I (Second Edition, with full-color illustrations)
Lingua Latina: Pars I: Exercitia Latina I (Second Edition, with full-color illustrations)
BEST ANSWER: I am hesitant to answer this as I got started and had to put it on hold (so my memory may be rusty); but I believe you only need the reader with Visual Latin. The idea is that Visual Latin is an alternative to the Excercitia Latin portion of that curriculum. Visual Latin has its own exercise printouts that would take the place of it. I would confirm this with one of the curriculum consultants at Rainbow Resources to be sure, though.
Is this a paperback copy?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is paperback.
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