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Some useful resources for Latin

Hi guys, just want to share some Latin resources I use.
If you have any suggestions, do not hesitate to mention them in the comments.

Wiktionary. You can easily find the definition, etymology, pronunciation, and all word forms for a given word

Perseus Project: the well-known collection of classic texts

Reading Material In Latin

Latin course by carpelanam
The enhanced Wikiversity version (thanks to JimKillock!)

Memrise courses

Cambridge Latin Course textbooks and exercises, free online version

Ben Johnson's educational videos on YouTube

September 18, 2019



Thanks, Randybvain. BTW, the dictionary from your second link also has an Android version.


For people who know french : http://www.gratumstudium.com/latin/menu_latin.asp

Contains exercises, lessons and roman civilation.


Also I would include the Dickinson Core list, which is a list of the most commonly used words in the Latin language. Here's the link http://dcc.dickinson.edu/latin-vocabulary-list


DCC is good. There's a plethora of commercially available vocabulary lists, which are often really well composed. Here are some other really nice, easily accessible and too often overlooked free resources given their overall quality and usefulness for learners:

  • https://bridge.haverford.edu/ Personalize your vocabulary lists with a few clicks
  • http://hiberna-cr.wdfiles.com/local--files/downloads/Diederich-Lodge-Practice.pdf [published at http://hiberna-cr.wikidot.com/downloads] Carolus Raeticus' "Lodge Edition" of about 1400 most important Latin words. That's a great take on Diederich's "Basic Vocabulary".
  • https://www.memrise.com/course/1480193/5000-most-frequent-latin-words-audio/ 5000 most frequent words with audio. That's more words than you'll learn in your typical high school course. Combines two classic vocabulary lists: Gonzales Lodge's "The Vocabulary of High School Latin" and Paul Diederichs's ''The Frequency of Latin Words and their Endings" as proposed by James Dee + an addendum that incorporates the first 800 or so of Johnson's computer generated "10,000 most frequent lemata in Greek and Latin canons". [Disclaimer: This is shameless self-promotion. I created the course. However, I wouldn't mention it if there was another course readily available for your daily vocabulary drills (Memrise is dull but works!) that was as complete in terms of size, audio (don't expect miracles here) and PoS.]


Everybody loves "Lingua latina per se illustrata". What you maybe don't know: there are fairly nice YouTube videos with decent audio that will read LLPSI for you. In particular, I like:

Speaking of YouTube, I also like this American teacher, who presents Latin Grammar (with a questionable American accent ;-) slowly and comprehensible:

@ all Germans: there's a 70's TV gem, that presents Latin the German way: comprehensive, no-frills, rules-based and with a questionable pronunciation:


Several dictionaries on one site. Macrons included.



Thank you! Btw, Google translate is terrible for Latin! I mean, absolutely laughable! I am too busy to show you a screenshot here, but if you want a good laugh go enter even a pretty basic sentence in the English side and you'll immediately understand what nonsense the translator displays.


Google translate is awful for all languages!

Pro tip: never use it, unless it's a widely spoken language and you just need to translate one word in isolation.


Try something like "And when Moses had stretched forth his hand over the sea, the Lord took it away by a strong and burning wind blowing all the night, and turned it into dry ground: and the water was divided." Works perfectly!


Yes, the AI was trained on that corpus.


I bookmarked all the pages except for the Cambridge Latin course, for which one needs a book code. If I can borrow it from the library and then access the online version, I will add a comment to this post. Thanks again Mosfet07, carpelanam, and all the other people on DL who are working to help Latin here.


It's strange. I have no problem accessing any book from that link, even though I don't have a login there and have never entered any codes...


https://www.usu.edu/markdamen/Latin1000/index.htm is a public course from Utah State University based on Wheelock's Latin. It has downloadable worksheets and videos. A companion memrise course, https://decks.memrise.com/course/1249057/wheelocks-latin-7th-ed/ contains official vocabulary and audio to review for each chapter.


Quick note that CarpeLanam's course from the forums is now in Wikiversity thanks to her generous agreement :) - so now it has vocab links into Wiktionary, audio for some of the words, and macrons throughout.


Thanks for compiling this list! Can confirm that Wiktionary has been extremely helpful as I dive back into Latin learning with Duolingo…seeing the pronunciation guide, declensions, and even the etymology have all been very instructive.


That is good to have, especially when learning the language.


I have already mentioned it. And became downvoted heavilly... See below.


I saw. Why all the hate?

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