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This guide lists selected print and electronic information resources in the Library and on the Internet that will help you better enjoy studying Latin.
If you need help, please contact Ivana Niseteo, Liaison Librarian for English, French, French Programs (FASS), Humanities, Linguistics, and World Literature at 778.782.6838 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Ask a librarian.
- Hercules et sui labores - Illustrated story from the Kentucky Distance Learning. The primary source is the "Library" by Apollodorus.
- Bibliotheca Augustana - BIBLIOTHECA LATINA. An extensive collection and a remarkable choice of Latin texts from the 6th century BC until the early 20th century (http://www.fh-augsburg.de/~harsch/augustana.html). Collected by Prof. Ulrich Harsch, Augsburg, Germany.
- Latin and Greek texts - Perseus Project. Click on a word to bring up parses, English translations and frequency statistics.
- Latin via Ovid: vocabulary and grammar review
- Wheelock's Latin by F. M. Wheelock, R. A. Lafleur. [print]
- A comprehensive guide to Wheelock's Latin [print]
Movies at SFU library
- Ben-Hur: a tale of Christ [print]
- Gladiator [print]
- The Passion of the Christ [print]
- Spartacus / A&E Television Networks, LLC
- The Trojan women [print]
Dictionaries and encyclopedias
- Pocket Oxford Latin dictionary: Latin-English
- Pocket Oxford Latin dictionary: English-Latin
- Lewis & Short Latin dictionary [print or online]
- Oxford Latin dictionary - P.G.W. Glare [print]
- Thesaurus linguae latinae - The most comprehensive dictionary of the Latin language; it covers every author and work from the first items of Latin up to 600 AD [print]
- Latin dictionary and grammar aid - University of Notre Dame, Indiana
- Wheelock's Latin - flash cards from Quia
- Parse it! - 30,000 words. Great tool! Parse just about any word in Latin via Ovid or Wheelock's Latin.
- Latin Verb Synopses - Quiz yourself
- Descriptive Latin Grammar - From Orbis Latinus
- Latin grammar / Dirk Panhuis. 2006 [print]
- A Latin grammar - by Charles E. Bennett from textkit.com. Provides a good overview of basic grammar with brief lessons and examples. There is a link to download a PDF version.
To find Latin grammar books in the SFU library, search the catalogue by Subject 'Latin language--Grammar'.
- Latin Praxis - A lot of grammar exercises and good explanations. Based on Wheelock's Latin, 6th ed.
- Wheelock Latin Exercises - From UVic.
- Pronunciation - Based on the Wheelock's Latin textbook.
- Vox Latina: a guide to the pronunciation of classical Latin / W. Sidney Allen [print]
- Listen to Latin - From Eva L. Easton's Languages Online.
- Nuntii Latini (News in Latin] - from YLe Radio, Finland
- News in Latin - from Radio Bremen.
Hexametrica - An introduction to dactylic hexameter. From the University of Minnesota.
- Listen to an example of recitation (requires Media Player).
- The Roman Empire map
- Timelines for ancient Roman history - Saint Louis University
- Who's who in classical mythology - Michael Grant and John Hazel.
- The Illustrated History of the Roman Empire - Roman place names; Roman emperors; Which battle when?
- The Roman Empire in the first century
Courtesy of Olga's Gallery
These paintings depict some characters from the stories compiled in the Latin via Ovid textbook.
- The Rape of Europa - Titian, 1562
- The Story of Arachne - Velasquez, c. 1644-48. Museo del Prado
- Minerva - Rembrandt, 1635. Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany.
- Diana - Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1867. The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
- The Water Nymph - Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1518. Museum der Bilden Kunste, Leipzig, Germany
- Jupiter and Thetis - Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1811. Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, France
- Pan and Syrinx - Jacob Jordaens, c. 1625. Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium
- Diana and Callisto - Titian, 1556-1559. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
- Philemon and Baucis - Rembrandt, 1658. The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
- Echo and Narcissus - Nicolas Poussin, c.1627/28. Louvre, Paris, France
- Narcissus - Caravaggio, c.1597. Palazzo Barberini, Rome, Italy
- Medea about to kill her children - Eugène Delacroix. 1838. Louvre, Paris, France