Latin Links and Resources
Please feel free to submit updates and corrections. Obviously, I have focused just on resources and links about the Latin language that are in English.
Online Latin Courses
The Latin Experience with Fr. Foster Notes and worksheets from two years with Fr. Reginald Foster
Academia Thules Great free courses in both written and spoken Latin (textbooks are not free).
Beginner's Latin - UK National Archives Two whole series of brief lessons, but with a steep learning curve.
Latinum Latinum is unique, as it is an immersion course taught as a living, spoken language. Latin recordings of simple texts, vocabulary, grammatical exercises, etc.
Latinum youtube channel
Latin Study list Mailing lists dedicated to the study of Latin, but providing regular translation exercises.
Collins: A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin Study Group
Latin the Easy Way Useful and fun, though unfinished, it's free and good to read.
Schola Latina Universalis A free, 2 year, online course for learning Latin (the Textbook is not free).
KET Distance Learning Not free, Latin Distance Learning (High School) courses, based on
R.M. Kephart Offers web-based weekly courses for homeschoolers (also many Latin links and prayers).
Corso di Lingua Latina - in Italian Not free: live audio/video online Ecclesiastical Latin classes using John Collins' text
A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin
Carmenta - Online Latin Classroom Also not free, but offers an interactive, online classroom.
latintutor.net Lily Hart, a professional Latin educator and avid classicist, offers customized, professional online Latin tutoring.
Latin Schools Familiæ Sancti Hieronymi: Cenaculum Miamiense - yearly Cenaculum, a week-long immersion retreat of speaking and understanding Latin.
- Latin immersion programs
North American Institute for Living Latin Studies
The Latin Mass Society offers an annual week-long course and materials for learning the Latin of the Traditional Roman Missal
Association for Latin Teaching (ARLT)
Committee for the Promotion of Latin (Part of National Committee for Latin and Greek). See their For Educators page and Rules for Reading Latin Prose
Latin Teaching Materials at St. Louis University. Many incredible resources to explore
Latin Groups and Forums
Online Latin Dictionaries Arbuckle Latin Software Free programs much like WORDS to conjugate/decline/translate Latin.
Lewis and Short online
Latin Dictionary from Babylon - several good Latin dictionaries and software you can download
Glossary of non-classical Latin Words Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid from Lynn Nelson
Perseus English to Latin
Lexicon recentis latinitatis - English to Latin modern terms
The Vatican's Lexicon of modern words from Italian to Latin
On-line Latin-English/English-Latin Dictionary
Online Latin Grammars
Latin Documents and Sources
Documenta Catholica Omnia Fathers, Doctors and Popes - including Migne Patrologia Latina TheLatinLibrary.com has Christian Latin and much more.
Thesaurus Precum Latinarum - Treasury of Latin Prayers
The Compendium of the Catholic Catechism includes Latin Prayers Latin works of St. Augustine
Complete Latin works of St. Thomas
Commentaries of Caesar on the Gallic War by Classic Interlinear Translations 1893 interlinear text
A page of Latin dictionaries, documents and phrases
Bibliography of 20,000 Latin texts from the Renaissance - all available free on the internet!
Project Gutenburg online collection of Latin texts, more than 50 free Latin books
Logos Library has texts in 100s of languages, including Greek and Latin, with a strong search function. Classical, medieval, and new Latin texts in Chronological or Alphabetical order.
Latin Phrases with many expressions and sayings
MythFolklore.net (BestLatin.net) has links to various Greek and Latin texts, including a great Bestiaria Latina Blog for a daily dose of Latin.
Phaselus.org.uk archive of Latin translations of four familiar modern English books.
White Trash Scriptorium Latin E-Books with translation links
Logic Museum has various documents with side-by-side Latin English, especially Aquinas Pope Benedict XVI's First Message Latin and English.
Divinum Officium.com - the old Latin Breviary/Mass online
Acceleration Reader Series - Latin documents uniquely formatted for easier reading.
More online Latin texts and links
Other Sites of Latin Links
Latin Podcasts, Music, Recordings and Songs
This ends the online section - here are print resources that can be bought
Textbooks / Grammars to help learn Latin Most advanced students will eventually want the classic
Gildersleeve & Lodge (Recommended by Fr. Foster) or Allen & Greenough (see online version!) - but these are generally too advanced for beginners.
Lingua Latina per se illustrata: Famila Romana - Hans H. Orberg A multivolume series with a total immersion, Latin-only approach. The book progresses from easy to more complex Latin, and you obtain the meaning by the context and the pictures and the marginal notes. Learn to read Latin, not just translate Latin.
The publisher has a number of resources and supplements. For self-teaching / home-schooling, get
Lingua Latina: A College Companion by Jeanne Neumann, which parallels "Famila Romana" on a chapter-by-chapter basis with explanations of all the concepts, study tips, vocab lists, etc. *
Read an article which recommends this method of learning
Ecce Romani This series also uses a similar immersion approach to the Latin language. Like Lingua Latina, the stories may be more geared to students than adults and start off rather basic, but soon you will find your grammatical skills naturally growing thanks to this innovative style of learning.
Teachers' Corner with many Ecce Romani materials
Reading Latin by Peter Jones and Keith Sidwell An inductive text for adults (like the
Cambridge Latin Course (CLC) which is aimed more for children) Peter Jones is also the author of the recommended book
Learn Latin - one of the best quick-start introductions to Latin, including answer keys for the self-student.
Teach Yourself Latin by Gavin Betts A deductive text written with the independent learner in mind. Clear and concise gives a solid foundation in classical Latin. The learning curve is a little steep for someone with little prior knowledge of grammar.
Oxford Latin Course by Maurice Balme, James Morwood A three volume course that tries to keep the grammar lessons short and more time spent reading and immersed in Latin vocabulary than memorizing, designed for the self-learner or a classroom.
Kennedy's Revised Latin Primer by Benjamin Kennedy A starting reference grammar, a reasonably concise work that describes the essential history, phonology, morphology, syntax and prosody of classical Latin. Not as exhaustive (or overwhelming) as works like
Gildersleeve & Lodge or Allen & Greenough (online!)
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc. Has numerous Latin Books, Readers, References and Textbooks for all levels, including modern books and children's books (Dr. Seuss in Latin!),
Latin Readings by Gertrude Drake , Bradley's Arnold Latin Prose Composition , and a reprint of the 1908 classic New Latin Grammar by Charles E. Bennett (see online version). They also publish the reference recommended by Fr. Foster to all his advanced students:
Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar
Learn to Read Latin by Keller & Russel Yale Language Series, 2004 A large
Textbook which includes many readings from original Latin texts. Together with an equally mammoth Workbook containing many grammar drills.
Power-Glide Latin Ultimate Course Uses a
conversational approach to Latin, with workbooks, tests, audio CDs and much more (puzzles, games, stories, music). This is the featured resource on
These didn't really fit in anywhere else:
The Amy High Latin Scholarship, a fund established to enable Latin teachers to study with Fr. Foster.