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Editions of Latin texts with notes and a vocabulary

The Student's Catullus, Daniel H. Garrison, Routledge.

Vergil, Aeneid Book I edited by H. Gould and J. Whiteley, Duckworth .

Vergil, Aeneid Book IV edited by H. Gould and J. Whiteley, Duckworth .

H. Gould and J. Whiteley, Selections from five Roman Authors, Duckworth (contains passages from Nepos, Caesar, Sallust, Livy, and Cicero).

Gavin Betts and Dan Franklin, Beginning Latin Poetry Reader, McGraw Hill (a representative collection of passages from Latin poetry with full notes and a vocabulary).

Bilingual editions of these authors (and of nearly every other Latin writer) exist in the series The Loeb Classical Library, published by Harvard University Press. A number of other elementary editions are available from the Bristol Classical Press (a division of Duckworth, 61 Frith Street, London W1V 5TA, England) and from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers (1000 Brown Street, Wauconda, Illinois 60603, U.S.A.; internet address http://bolchazy.com).

Works of reference

D. A. Kidd, Latin-English, English-Latin Dictionary, Collins (a small dictionary but good value for its price).
C. T. Lewis, Elementary Latin Dictionary, Oxford U. P.
The Oxford Latin Dictionary, Oxford U. P. (the largest Latin-English dictionary available; beginners may find it interesting to consult a library copy).

B. H. Kennedy, The Revised Latin Primer, Longman (an elementary grammar).
Gavin Betts and Dan Franklin, The Big Gold Book of Latin Verbs, McGraw Hill (the full conjugation of 555 Latin verbs).
E. C. Woodcock, A New Latin Syntax, Duckworth (an advanced treatment of Latin syntax).
L. R. Palmer, The Latin Language,  Duckworth (a full account of Latin and of its history).

D. R. Dudley, Roman Society, Pelican.
Oxford Companion to Classical Literature, Oxford U. P.
Oxford Classical Dictionary, Oxford U. P.
H. J. Rose, Handbook of Greek Mythology, Routledge (an account of the mythological background used by all Latin poets).
P. Grimal Dictionary of Classical Mythology, Penguin (an alphabetical arrangement of the basic information contained in the previous title).

Material available on the internet

The following are a few of the vast number of internet sites that are of interest to students of Latin language and Roman civilization.


Textkit provides free and fully downloadable files of old grammars and readers. The site also has The Greek and Latin Forum where readers can post their difficulties in reading Latin texts.


The Perseus Project; this contains an extensive database of texts, references and artefacts from the Greek and Roman worlds


Words by William Whittaker is an alternative to the Latin dictionary included in the Perseus Project.


Maecenas. Images of Ancient Greece and Rome. 


An interactive map of the Roman empire that allows the user to focus on changes over time and also on particular geographical areas.


An encyclopaedia of folklore and religion that includes material on Greek and Roman mythology

A collection of Roman food recipes.

The Finnish Broadcasting Company runs a Latin program which includes a report in Latin on current news.
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