Internet Resources

Latin Language Resources

Latin Grammar and Vocabulary Helps: A site from St. Louis University, good for Latin 102 review and for getting a sense of how Latin works structurally.  A lot of the information is conveyed in chart form, so when you go to this site, you have to be prepared to think through the charts and learn visually.  It can be very helpful.

Declension of Latin Nouns: This site allows you to choose which declension you want to work with, and put in the endings for nouns randomly chosen from that declension. It will tell you if you’re right and give you answers if you ask for them. A great way to practice your paradigms.

Latin Verb Forms: This site contains a lot more information than you need to know right now, but it is a great place to go to see the forms of Latin verbs, especially the irregular ones.


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General and Cultural Resources

Forum Romanum : A User-friendly site with many interesting features.

Latin: This site is entirely links without much guidance, but there is a lot of helpful material here.  Strong fields: use of Latin in science, law, religion; mottoes, etc.  Also downloadable dictionaries and other helpful programs, but you have to look for them.

The Rome Project: A list of resources for the study of ancient Rome, maintained by the Dalton school.

Daily Life in Rome:   A site with many different area of daily life for you to investigate.

The Roman Technology Handbook:  How the Romans did what they did, in many categories.  Very useful for us!  A student-authored page from UNC-CH, by the way.

Pliny in Latin:  The complete text in Latin with a chapter summary of the books in English.  Much of our text is adapted from Pliny; this is the real thing.

Science Resources

Discovery online: Latin names for living things: A brief article about how scientific names work.  Not a lot of specific information, but it will give you a good overview.  Here's another exlplanation for a different perspective.

Biosis: Guide to the Animal Kingdom for Students and Educators: This site gives an overview of scientific names for animals.  There is some good specific information but you have to figure out whether you're dealing with Latin or Greek and how the names work.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (A searchable list of living things): You can search any common name of an animal (i.e. "duck" and you will come up with the common and scientific name of every duck known to man.  This is an excellent resource -- the only problem is, which ducks were the Ancient Romans talking about when they said "duck?"

Web MD's Herbs: This is a general information site on herbal medicine, which happens to give the scientific names of many herbs. 

Corpus Humanum: A nicely-arranged site showing the Latin names for parts of the body; a good starting point.

Translations of Latin Scientific names: This helpful site makes the link between Latin language & culture, and biology, that we are working for -- but from a different direction.  It focuses on North American species, so is not ideal for our European focus, but check it out anyway.  There is also an interesting section on mythological names in scientific language. 

Daily & Rural Life

Cassius' Story: This simplistic narrative is for youngreaders but is well researched and may alert you to some general aspects of the Roman farm.

Daily Roman Life: Food:  This page will suggest some of the animals and plants of the Roman farm by telling you how the Romans ate them . . .

Roman Recipes: These adaptations of recipes from an ancient Roman cookbook, Apicius' de re coquinaria, have the original Latin titles, and so tell you the Latin names of foods the Romans actually ate.  These are mostly dishes for the rich, not your  average farm family.