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Latin Studies Companion Collection (4 vols.)



Get equipped for studying and teaching Latin with the Latin Studies Companion Collection. Comprising companion texts for Hans Orberg’s Lingua Latina: Per Se Illustrata, these works are essential for anyone wishing to enrich their study or instruction of the Latin language.

Orberg’s world-renowned Lingua Latina series is the premier series for learning Latin through the natural method. In Lingua Latina, students first learn grammar and vocabulary intuitively through extended contextual reading and a system of marginal notes.

This collection is the perfect companion for Lingua Latina, offering insight into the methodology and philosophy of Latin-language acquisition, a glossary of the Latin terms, running grammatical commentary on Lingua Latina: Familila Romana, as well as Books 1–6 of Virgil’s Aeneid—complete with notes and commentary by today’s leading scholars of Roman epic. These supplemental exercises, lessons, definitions, and more will help accelerate your study and apply your skills.

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Key Features

  • Comprises companion texts for the world-renowned Lingua Latina series
  • Accelerates your study with supplemental lessons and exercises
  • Includes the text and commentary on Books 1–6 of the Aeneid

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Lingua Latina: A College Companion

  • Author: Jeanne Neumann
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 347

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Lingua Latina: A College Companion provides an English-language running grammatical commentary on Hans H. Orberg’s popular Lingua Latina: Familia Romana. It also illustrates important and challenging grammatical structures with examples from the story—offering a substitute to Orberg’s Latine Disco. Included in the back of the book is the complete text of Hans H. Orberg’s Grammatica Latina and Latin-English Vocabulary. With the College Companion, university students and independent learners can enhance their study of Lingua Latina: Familia Romana and accelerate their acquisition of Latin.

Neumann’s Lingua Latina: A College Companion fills a gap in the supplementary materials currently available for Lingua Latina. Following the spirit of Orberg’s method, the Companion helps students manage and systematize the details they encounter in Lingua Latina. This aid is particularly vital for college or other students who must get through the text on schedule and do not have the luxury of taking requisite time to assimilate Latin by the natural method espoused by Orberg. Classroom and home-school teachers alike will find the Companion helpful for organizing class sessions and activities, and self-taught students should find it an invaluable tool that confirms their progress through Lingua Latina.

—Gina Soter, lecturer and head, Latin program, The University of Michigan

Jeanne Neumann teaches Latin and Greek language, literature, and the classical tradition at Davidson College. Neumann is a member of the editorial board of the Classical Journal and an associate editor of Classical Outlook.


  • Author: Patrick Owens
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 52

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Glossarium is a convenient single-volume vocabulary reference for part 1 of the Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata series by Hans H. Orberg. This Latin-to-English glossary includes 2,435 words with their English equivalents—all of the vocabulary a first-year student can be expected to encounter, namely the terms used in Familia Romana, Colloquia Personarum, Fabellae Latinae, and Fabulae Syrae.

Patrick Owens is an instructor in Latin and curator of the St. Jerome Library at Wyoming Catholic College.

Latine Doceo: A Companion for Instructors

  • Authors: Christopher G. Brown and Luigi Miraglia
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 68

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Latine Doceo serves as an aid to all instructors teaching Hans H. Orberg’s Lingua Latina, and is designed to provide background for the methodology and philosophy of the series. It includes advice to the instructor and supplemental exercises, as well as chapters on testing and lesson planning. Latine Doceo is filled with teaching tips and offers strategies for Lingua Latina as a whole. This is a valuable resource for instructors at any level.

Christopher G. Brown is the William Sherwood Fox Professor of Classics at the University of Western Ontario.

Luigi Miraglia is an authority on spoken Latin. He is the director of the Academy Vivarium Novum, a college in Rome where students spend one or more years immersed in Latin and Ancient Greek.

Vergil, Aeneid Books 1–6

  • Editors: Randall T. Ganiban, Joseph Farrell, Patricia A. Johnston, James O’Hara, and Christine Perkell
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 534

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Vergil, Aeneid Books 1–6 is the first of a two-volume commentary on Vergil’s epic designed specifically for today’s Latin students. Along with this classic text, these editions navigate its complexities and elucidate the stylistic and interpretive issues that enhance and sustain appreciation of the Aeneid. This volume includes the complete Books 1–6 in Latin with the most up-to-date notes and commentary by today’s leading scholars of Roman epic. A general introduction to the entire volume sets forth the literary, cultural, political, and historical background necessary to interpret and understand Vergil.

The commentary includes an introduction to each book, as well as shorter introductions to major sections to help frame salient passages for students. Line-by-line notes provide grammatical and syntactical help in translating, discussion of the most up-to-date scholarship, and explanations of literary references that help students make connections between Vergil and Homer. An appendix on meter clearly and helpfully demonstrates the metrical concepts employed in the Aeneid with actual examples from the text, giving students the framework for understanding Vergil’s poetic artistry. The glossary on rhetorical, syntactic, and grammatical terms aids students in identifying and discussing the characteristic elements of Vergil’s style.

The new Vergil commentaries from Focus are an exciting resource for almost anyone reading the Aeneid in Latin . . . The editors recognize that developing core reading skills and involving students in the interpretive questions raised by the poem are not separate objectives. This recognition has resulted in commentaries that enticingly present basic information in a wider setting of observation and enquiry . . . All in all, the Focus series balances simplicity and subtlety, reminding students at all levels that increasing technical precision and stretching one’s interpretive curiosity are—fundamentally—one endeavor.

—Antonia Syson, assistant professor of classics, Purdue University

Randall T. Ganiban is professor of classics at Middlebury College in Vermont. He has taught there since 1996 and specializes in Roman epic.

Joseph Farrell is professor of classical studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He has authored and edited numerous books on Vergil and Latin language and culture.

Patricia A. Johnston has been teaching Latin, Greek, and classical mythology at Brandeis University since 1975. She is past president of the Vergilian Society.

James O’Hara is the George L. Paddison Professor of Latin at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of several books on Vergil and Roman epic.

Christine Perkell is professor of classics at Emory University. She has published numerous works on reading Vergil, various aspects of Vergil’s poetics, and of lamentation in epic poetry.

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