When you have completed a good year-and-a-half to two years of Latin study, it’s time to read! What better than stories to practice on? How about–stories you already know in English, rendered in Latin?
- Illa –translated vintage comic book version of She by H. Rider Hagard
- The Story of Robinson Crusoe in Latin: “adapted from Daniel Defoe’s famous book by G. F. Goffeaux edited, arranged, and emended by P.A. Barnett”
- Insula Thesauraria by Robert Louis Stevenson (Treasure Island)
- Collection of novellas: Mons Spes Et Novellæ Aliæ including King of the Golden River by John Ruskin, and The Sire de Maletroit’s Door by Robert Louis Stevenson
Available in Print:
If you can, I recommend purchasing used from retailers like Biblio (independent sellers) or Better World Books (loads of rescued ex-library books, etc.), which are my two favorites online!
- Winnie Ille Pu by A. A. Milne
- Magus Mirabilis in Oz (The Wizard of Oz) by L. Frank Baum
- Alicia in Terra Mirabili and Aliciae per Speculum Transitus by Ludovici Carroll (Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll)
- Hobbitus Ille by J.R.R. Tolkein
- Regulus by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince)
- Cattus Pettasatus (The Cat in the Hat), Virent Ova! Virent Perna! (Green Eggs and Ham), Quomodo Invidiosulus Nomine Grinchus Christi Natalem Abrogaverit (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) by Dr. Seuss
- Ubi Fera Sunt by Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are)
- Fabula de Petro Cuniculo by Beatrix Potter (The Tale of Peter Rabbit)
Reading practice is the best way to attain Latin fluency! It’s also great fun to see what you already know in a new way; enjoy your Latin reading!
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