Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts published in “Latin Vocabulary”

Latin vocabulary study is one of the greatest benefits of a classical liberal arts education. The help a student receives from this knowledge extends across all subjects and into all fields of work and study. In the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, we offer students the opportunity to build an extraordinary and useful Latin vocabulary.

Latin Vocabulary

To begin, we offer students a rich, topical study of Latin Vocabulary, working through a popular text published by the 17th century educator John Comenius. The text, called Orbis Sensualium Pictu (The World of Sensible Things in Picture) was the first picture published in history. This book provides students with 150 topical lessons containing thousands of important Latin words and phrases.

Latin Reading

Desiderius Erasmus was a Catholic leader of the Renaissance, which promoted the study of the classical languages.
Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) was a Catholic leader of the Renaissance, which promoted the study of the classical languages.

In our Latin Reading I course, we give students the opportunity to begin reading real Latin from day one, studying St. Jerome’s Latin translation of the Gospel of St. John. Students learn the translation of every word of the Latin text, which not only develops their vocabulary, but allows them to learn Latin words and phrases in their original context. In Latin Reading II, we study the familiar epistles of Cicero and the histories of Julius Caesar, expanding vocabulary to include many terms from Roman history and politics. In Latin Reading III, we study the poetry of Vergil and Ovid, which adds knowledge of the vocabulary of Latin poetry and mythology.

Latin Grammar

For Latin vocabulary to become more than mere memory work, the knowledge of Latin Grammar is necessary.  The knowledge of the parts of speech and their forms aids the memory in giving understanding to the student making the vocabulary all the more useful.  In Latin Grammar I, we study the Latin letters and the forms of the parts of speech.  In Latin Grammar II, we study the rules of sentence construction (Syntax).  In Latin Grammar III, we study the principles of Latin poetry and proper pronunciation.  There’s no other way to gain a mastery of Latin vocabulary without the knowledge of Latin Grammar.

The Best Latin Homeschool Curriculum (2023)

In this article I would like to discuss what I believe to be the best Latin homeschool curriculum or study program. When we consider the…

Latin Vocabulary, Lesson 12. Stones

To complete this lesson, complete the following tasks: Lesson Arena et sabulum est lapis comminutus. Saxum est pars petrae (cautis). Cos, silex, marmor sunt obscuri…

Latin Vocabulary, Lesson 11. Metals

To complete this lesson, complete the following tasks: Lesson Plumbum est molle et grave. Ferrum est durum et Calybs durior. Faciunt Cantharos e stamno, ahena…

Latin Vocabulary, Lesson 02. God

To complete this lesson, complete the following tasks: Study the lesson below, carefully and completely. Read the instructions for translation exercises. Complete translation exercises. Memorize…

Latin Vocabulary, Lesson 01. Introduction

Lesson In this lesson, we will study a discussion between a Latin schoolmaster (magister) and a boy (puer). This discussion will get us started in…

Build Your Latin Vocabulary

Latin vocabulary is extremely important in our intellectual life. There are three important benefits to be gained by the study of Latin vocabulary.

English, Latin and Greek Roots Cheat Sheet

The words of the English language are drawn from a number of different sources: Latin, Greek, French, German, Old English, Middle English and more. Below,…

Mission News Theme by Compete Themes.