Latin for the New Millennium provides myriad readings, exercises, and enrichment materials to its readers, but we couldn't include absolutely everything. Use this page to find additional, online resources for:
- NoDictionaries.com is an online reading tool that combines public domain passages from The Latin Library with dictionary entries for every word, substantially reducing reading times while improving reading comprehension and retention of new vocabulary.
- Glossa is a Latin dictionary based on Lewis and Short and combines a unique interface with a commitment to full exploration of a Latin word's possible meanings. The type-ahead suggest feature allows words to be found easily as you type, and the database gives you full definitions of words, including examples from Latin literature and etymologies. The sidebar shows you where you are in the dictionary, giving you the ten words before the current entry and the ten words after.
- The well-respected Lewis and Short Latin-English dictionary is online and searchable courtesy of the Perseus Digital Library.
- Whitaker's Words is an online Latin-English/English-Latin dictionary.
- Able Media's glossary enables visitors to look up by beginning letter Latin words with their most common definition and English words that refer to an aspect of Greco-Roman culture. For example, under the letter "a" one would find augeo increase, augures priests who read auspices, and Augustus C. Octavius, etc. Links inside a definition lead to a fuller description of the topic. Some of these words are able to be heard pronounced by a clear, female voice.
- Looking at Latin Online offer students the chance to test their grammar mettle with nearly 6,000 illustrated, self-correcting questions on Latin parts of speech. A seven-day, all-access free trial is available.
- The Wikipedia's entry on Latin grammar, offers a table of contents that includes verbs, noun, determiners and personal pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, numbers, word order, and the ablative absolute. Each of these topics is explained in clear English. The charts and examples are helpful.
- "Latin . . . the easy way" explains beginning Latin without the grammatical terminology that sometimes confuses students.
Latin Language and Texts
- By following the links on the Perseus homepage, one can also find the Latin and English texts of Vergil's Aeneid, Catullus' Carmina, Cicero's In Catilinam I, all of which are included in LNM 1 in adapted form.
- Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers' blog features a Latin quote, proverb, or aphorism of the day.
- Yuni's Words of Wisdom provides a very large list of Latin sayings in alphabetical order with an English translation. The site allows you to sort the sayings into those with a similar theme or topic.
- Wordplays.com provides a battery of links to topics related to Latin from various aspects of the Latin language to names whose origin is Latin to prayers in Latin.
- Click here for a series of YouTube video clips that feature LNM authors Minkova and Tunberg speaking in Latin. In other clips individuals discuss in Latin the oral Latin conventicula held by Minkova and Tunberg in Kentucky and in Boston.
- Dr. Terence Tunberg of the University of Kentucky and co-author of Latin for the New Millennium hosts several videos of himself, his co-author and colleague Dr. Milena Minkova, and some of his students conversing ex tempore in Latin.
- Harvard University commencement speeches in Latin can also be seen and heard on YouTube.
- Nuntii Latini offers current, daily news in Latin. Listen to the news in Latin here.
- For peer-review of your Latin recordings, become a member of Bolchazy-Carducci's eClassics website and join the Speaking Latin Aloud group. Upload your (or your students') Latin audio files (MP3 format) for your colleagues to listen to and critique.
- Georgetown University offers the Labyrinth, a Latin meta-site containing 116 links to online Medieval resources including manuscripts, bibliography, and lots of Latin covering such topics as courtly love and the Crusades.
- The Batholomew's World website for Medieval Latin is maintained by Stanford University. This website is beautiful and quite functional, offering lessons on dozens of Medieval authors, plus paleography instruction. This site is an excellent complement to the scholastic Latin referenced in LNM 2 Teacher's Manual.
- Dr. Ann Raia of the College of New Rochelle has posted her course syllabus for CLS 340: Medieval Latin. The site includes objectives, links of online Medieval resources, plus detailed information on what is covered week-to-week including links to Latin source material and contextual information on Medieval Latin authors.
Latin Games, Puzzles, and Exercises
- Quia.com offers various games in Latin such as battleship, hangman, and jeopardy as well as puzzles, and exercises that have been created and shared by Latin teachers.
- Instructions for playing ancient Roman board games can be found at AbleMedia's Classics Technology Center along with many other topics of interest at the homepage of ablemedia.com.
- The issues of the Pompeiiana newspaper for Latin students from 1974–2003 are located here. Each issue features readings in Latin and in English, comics strips, and puzzles.
Roman Culture, Monuments, and History
- VRoma is a virtual simulation of the city of Rome of 150 CE. Landmarks, monuments, and more can be found here with the research done by current classicist-scholars. Visitors and inhabits of virtual Rome "walk" the streets and interact with one another.
- The Perseus Digital Library presents an interactive, searchable map of the places most often mentioned in Latin texts. Part of the larger Perseus site, the map is particularly useful for Latin for the New Millennium students. The Perseus site also includes images of important places, monuments, and ancient artifacts in a searchable format.
- The On-line Companion to the Worlds of Roman Women offers hyper-texted Latin passages of various levels of complexity, short essays, annotated bibliography, many images, syllabi, lesson units, activities for classroom use (middle through college) and more.
- Roman-Empire.net offers descriptions, pictures, and drawings of clothing and hairstyles for ancient Roman men and women here.
- Information on Roman history, the Roman emperors, significant battles, and interactive maps can also be found at Roman-Empire.net.
- Google Maps offers 360° panoramic street-level views of selected locations. The street views of Rome are a fascinating way to see the city from your computer. Type "Rome" (without quotes) and then click the "Street view" option. Street-level views of the excavated parts of Pompeii can be seen here.
Roman Art and Archaeology
- The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is North America's oldest and largest organization devoted to the world of archaeology. The annual January meeting brings thousands of archaeologists and students together to discuss the state of the field. Student AIA membership fees are quite affordable.
- Archaeology magazine is the official, "popular" publication of the AIA. The magazine's website include online features as well, plus interactive digs, a blog, articles, and more.
- Minerva magazine, published in the United Kingdom, is subtitled "The International Review of Ancient Art and Archaeology" and features articles and book reviews on developments in Mediterranean archaeology.
- Art History Resources on the Web features an exhaustive collection of Roman art links. The site is maintained by Professor Christopher Witcombe of Sweet Briar College.
Fiction Set in Ancient Rome
- The Wikipedia provides a list of novels with historical fiction listed in chronological order. The titles listed include only those that are substantially (more than half) or entirely set in the city of Rome during any period up to the Byzantine Empire. It does not include works set partially in Rome, nor does it include all works set in the Roman Republic or the Roman Empire. Links within the article lead to a fuller description of each book.
Organizations for Latin Students
- The National Junior Classical League's website includes membership information, national convention application forms, and rules for NJCL contests.
- Here is a list of undergraduate Classics programs in North America followed by those in Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Ireland, and Israel. The list was compiled by Dr. John Muccigrosso of Drew University.
- Here is a list of graduate programs in Classics.
- eClassics is a social network for Classics teachers and students interested in exploring the use of technology with language learning.
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