Get Started in Latin Absolute Beginner Course: (Book and audio support)
  • Get Started in Latin Absolute Beginner Course: (Book and audio support)

Get Started in Latin Absolute Beginner Course: (Book and audio support)

Mixed media product 224 Pages / Published: 26/12/2014
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Get Started in Latin is the course to follow if you are taking your first steps in Latin, whether classical or medieval. Follow a Latin story set in a medieval monastery, where conspiracy unfolds in the cloisters, Vikings threaten to attack, and young lovers set out to unmask the villains. And discover the principal authors of classical Latin and read quotations from their writings.

The free audio for this course is available to download to the Teach Yourself Library app, or to stream on

The audio contains readings of the story and of the classical authors (you will learn the grammar and vocabulary in the book, not in the audio). All the Latin we are left with now are seemingly lifeless letters on a page or in stone. In its day Latin was a language to be heard: readings in the ancient world were recitals and performances - poems, speeches, histories even. So while you may not need the audio to learn the ABC of the language, you do if you want to experience and enjoy Latin to the full. And how do we know how it sounded? Find out inside.

The ideal course to learn Latin if you're a beginner, this new edition includes:
-An introduction to classical Latin authors - ancient writers like Cicero, Tacitus and Virgil
-A medieval story: a Latin 'whodunnit' - practising each new point of language
-Grammatical explanations and vocabulary support in each unit
-Lots of exercises - to practise each new point of language
-Discover how Latin evolved through the centuries - and its immense impact on English
-Listen to the story and the classical authors on audio - to experience the sound of Latin

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Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781444174779
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 262 g
Dimensions: 212 x 147 x 40 mm
Edition: 4th edition

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