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Vivarium Novum / 2003–2012
Hans Orberg’s Lingua Latina: Per Se Illustrata is the world’s premier series for learning Latin through the natural method. In Lingua Latina, students first learn grammar and vocabulary intuitively through extended contextual reading and an innovative system of marginal notes. It is the only series currently available that gives students the opportunity to learn Latin without resorting to translation, but allows them to think in the language. It is the most popular text for teachers—at both the secondary and collegiate levels—who wish to incorporate conversational skills into their classroom practice.
The Lingua Latina Familia Romana Collection features the first part/year of Hans H. Orberg’s standard setting Lingua Latina series: Familia Romana. In addition to the primary textbook, this collection includes six supplementary volumes full of exercises, vocabularies, and supplemental readings. Also featured are four volumes of exemplary Latin prose sampling the likes of Cicero, Tacitus, and Martial, as well as Latin translation of Old Testament passages.
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The Lingua Latina Familia Romana Collection (11 vols.) is only available for users in the U. S., Canada, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
None of Lingua Latina’s competitors achieve the seamless transition from the author’s Latin to ancient Latin authors that is the hallmark of the Orberg series. When students read unadapted passages from ancient authors in Lingua Latina, they often have the impression that the ancient author’s work is even easier than the Orberg Latin they are already reading without difficulty. This is because they have been well prepared by the meticulous and almost invisible gradations in Orberg’s work.
—C. G. Brown, University of Kentucky