It's never too early for Latin, and it's never too late.
This just in! Newly in the Public Domain in the USA as of 2021, Medieval and Late Latin Selections (for the Use of College Students) by Charles Upson Clark and Josiah Bethea Game. My waiting to share this treasure is finally over!
"Most Latin teachers will readily admit that Latin is not taught with very great success today. Even after as much as eight years of Latin, students often find it quite an effort to translate fifty lines of Cicero in an hour and even then, they will not always get the sense."
An equation for today: Something you don't really know + something you know well = quicker, pleasanter learning. I'm really hoping you know the New Testament, or at least the Gospels, very very well: if so, your Latin studies will get a boost from today's profiled resource: audio recordings of the Neo-Vulgate New Testament. Almost... Continue Reading →
No matter how good the glossary is in the back of your Latin textbook, it can only take you so far. Everybody needs a Latin dictionary, and if your particular interest is Church Latin, you need a specialized Latin dictionary. Here are some suggestions: Print Dictionaries A Dictionary of Ecclesiastical Latin by Fr. Leo F.... Continue Reading →
Latin is useful. You can use it to make a gift for your Aunt. Qui me amat, amet et canem meam. --St. Bernard of Clairvaux Real medieval Latin here. I'll leave it up to your Latin skills (or maybe search engine skills) to provide the translation. It's mid-November, and definitely time to start work on... Continue Reading →
This is my very favorite piece of music by St. Hildegard von Bingen. It is very mysterious, which is not surprising as she was a great mystic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77M2pkkdH10 O Virtus Sapientiae (antiphon) by Hildegard von Bingen I have learned to sing it, and you can learn to sing it, too! Read through the Latin text... Continue Reading →
You want to learn Latin. DO IT! Let's get you started today. In order to design a course you will learn from and keep going with, you should match your strategy with the ways you learn best. This whole website is devoted to helping you design a program of study for yourself, but in this... Continue Reading →
It was Classical Latin I learned in High School. It was also Classical Latin that I took in college. Yet in the last few years I have really come to appreciate the fascinating, challenging, and special thing that Church Latin is. I wish there were more concentration on this in schools and colleges! Church Latin... Continue Reading →
I'm redoing something from the past that doesn't exist today! I'm taking the incomplete tape scripts from Fr. Most's Latin by the Natural Method, translating and completing each exercise, and recording them, making them an audio resource as they were meant to be. After reading each lesson of the textbook, students can then listen to... Continue Reading →