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Getting Started With Latin: Beginning Latin For...

Getting Started with Latin and Keep Going with Latin are books that teach beginning Latin gradually yet systematically. This unique method was designed specifically to help homeschooled and self-taught students overcome the obstacles they face when studying Latin at home. In each lesson, after learning something new, you can immediately apply what you've learned by translating the fun practice sentences. To check your work, refer to the answer key in the back of the book. To hear the words and exercises pronounced, listen to the free audio recordings from this website. If you need extra help there are also free audio recordings called Author's Commentary Recordings that explain each lesson. As you go, use the knowledge you have gained to speak Latin as you would any other language. This will help you learn Latin faster and better.

Getting Started with Latin: Beginning Latin for...


Greetings from William E. Linney, author of the book Getting Started with Latin. People seem to like Getting Started with Latin, which is a very step-by-step introduction to Latin designed for homeschoolers and self-taught students. But since it only covers the beginning stages of Latin grammar, many readers started asking for some kind of follow-up book...that is, something to do after completing Getting Started with Latin. So that's why I started working on this lecture series.

Although literature in Latin followed a continual development over several centuries, the beginnings of formal Latin literature started with the regular performance of comedies and tragedies in Rome in 240 BC, one year after the conclusion of the First Punic War.[1] These initial comedies and tragedies were adapted from Greek drama by Livius Andronicus, a Greek prisoner of war who had been brought to Rome as a slave in 272 BC. Andronicus translated Homer's Odyssey into Latin using a traditional Latin verse form called Saturnian meter. In 235 BC, Gnaeus Naevius, a Roman citizen, continued this tradition of producing dramas that were reworkings of Greek originals, or fabula palliata, and he expanded on this by producing a new type of drama, fabula praetexta, or tragedies based on Roman myths and history, starting in 222 BC. Later in life, Naevius composed an epic poem in Saturnian Meter on the first Punic War, in which he had fought.[2] 041b061a72


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