33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
a great fun and a good start,
This review is from: Latin for Beginners (Language for Beginners) (Paperback)
I must say that this little booklet delivers more than I thought.
I was worried to find another boring to death Latin textbook that will cram your head with grammar and will give you almost nothing else..
Well, good news.. This one does not ! AT LAST a book promoting living latin.. a latin colloquial enough to be able to use..
Ok.. with who ? first yourself, nothing wrong in discovering a LIVING language.. it s nice to bring back to life The universality of Latin..
2nd. once you ve realised what a treasure latin is, you may want to share it with people around you, not only to read Plautus or Ovides, or harrius potter but simply, for the pleasure of challenging your brain by bringing back to life a language that was once, The Universal langage of the western world..the language used in colleges and university until the beginning of the XX century, a language strong enough to get Cicero into trouble, sexy and erotic enough to be read in some X rated pages from ovides in the "ars amatoria".. or scientific enough for Pline the elder to write about the vesuvius explosion, the one that destroyed Pompeii..
I think that it is about time that we all realise that Latin is not dead... just temporaly asleep.
This book is a lovely and fun wake up call..