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Useful documents

Online resources


  • Glossa ( The most comprehensive online Latin dictionary.

  • Latin Library ( Extensive, but imperfect, library of Latin texts.

  • Perseus ( Collection of ancient texts and translations.

  • PHI Latin Texts ( Searchable archive of classical Latin texts.

  • Musisque Deoque ( Italian site, available in English, with a fully searchable archive of Latin poetry. Preferred source for verse texts.

Useful apps and other learning devices


You can hone your Latin knowledge on the bus and train thanks to a number of apps. One is particularly helpful:

  • SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader

This app allows you to build up a vocabulary list of new words. Whether you use this app or not, you are highly encouraged to establish a vocabulary list. This could be as a document on your desktop or written out in an exercise book. If you feel you Latin vocabulary has holes, then you can invest in one of the following, which will provide you with a list of words we expect you to know in order to be able to study this module:

  • Mark Williams, Essential Latin Vocabulary: The 1,425 Most Common Words Occurring in the Actual Writings of over 200 Latin Authors (Sophron, 2013)

  • Jerry Toner, Latin Key Words: Learn Latin Easily: 2,000-word Vocabulary Arranged by Frequency in a Hundred Units, with Comprehensive Latin and English Indexes (Oleander Press, 2013) – NB. The author has not included the genitives of the nouns listed

You might be concerned about your grasp of the Latin verb. If so, you could invest in either of these:

  • Richard Prior, 501 Latin Verbs (Barron's Educational Series, 2008)

  • Richard Prior, Latin Verb Drills (McGraw-Hill Contemporary, 2005)