Artes Latinae CD-ROM Level 1 (Includes Level 1 CD, Manual, Graded Readers, and Reference Notebook)


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Part No. 508


Latin is the key to the vocabulary of the Romance languages and to the structure of all Teutonic languages, as well as to the technical vocabulary of all the sciences and to the literature of the entire Mediterranean civilization, together with all its historical documents.

A complete, self-teaching Latin Series.

Key Features:

  • Involvement. The program generates continuous active response on the part of the student.

  • Flexibility. Since the program is self teaching, it allows the student to progress at a personally comfortable rate.

  • Feedback. The innovative structure of the Artes Latinae program gives both the student and the facilitator immediate feedback for evaluation.

  • This CD, Level II, covers one year of high school Latin or one semester of college Latin.

    CD contains: Books I and II of Artes Latinae, original 15 cassettes/tapes by Waldo E. Sweet; also new: Restored Classical Pronunciation by Robert P. Sonkowsky; Ecclesiastical Pronunciation.

    Each disk contains text, illustrations and sound. The text is straightforward and precisely structured to optimize the learning experience. The sound is an especially powerful feature. Students use a vox icon to hear a phrase or sentence perfectly pronounced.

    There are now three pronunciation options available.

    American Scholastic Waldo E. Sweet’s twenty-seven cassettes have been digitized. Many American schools and colleges teach this pronunciation.

    Restored Classical Today we have sufficient evidence of the sounds of Classical Latin to be able to pronounce those sounds with a degree of accuracy. Robert Sonkowsky has assimilated these restored sounds into his readings. These sounds do not differ to a great extent from the American scholastic pronunciation. The most salient difference is the treatment of the word-final “m” as a sign of nasalization of the preceding vowel.

    Continental/Ecclesiastical The ecclesiastical pronunciation that we have adopted in this program is just one of the many variants. Ecclesiastical pronunciations are more appropriately used with medieval and Neo-Latin texts and Latin music.

    The graded readers are used to add to the fun of what the student has learned.

    A testimonial from a user:

    The Artes Latinae methodology was designed to break the learning process down into “bite-size bits” and structure it carefully according to a flowchart system of feedback and looping, requiring a minimal level of competency before a student could proceed to higher level. This way a motivated and well-disciplined student could proceed through the textbook almost entirely on his or her own. As a result …[the course is] very popular with … [those learning] Latin without a Latinist friend on hand to help them out.