The History of Rome

Several years ago, I worked my way through the entire podcast series, “The History of Rome” by Mike Duncan.  It was excellent.

I am planning to go through the series again.   In fact, I hope to start again in Greece.

I am teaching my way through Hans Ørberg’s Roma Aeterna at the moment.  The book is a 400-page history of Rome, in Latin.

Though the site is a bit difficult to navigate, but trust me.  It’s worth it.  If you have a dog to walk, a yard to mow, a car to wash, or a long lonely drive ahead, the History of Rome will keep you company.

Warning: There is periodic swearing in this podcast.  If I had to rate it, I would rate it PG – 13.

Here is page 6 of the series (Start at page 6 and work your way back): http://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com/the_history_of_rome/page/6/

A common question

I get this question a lot.

“Would you recommend Henle or Lingua Latina for new students? “

Here is my reply:

If you have the time, I recommend everything.  Visual LatinFirst Year Latin by Robert Henle, and Lingua Latina.  The more you study, the more you learn.  Of course, not everyone has the time or energy to do this.

If I had to recommend only one book, it would be Lingua Latina.  Toughest Latin book on the planet, in my opinion.  But, so worth it.  Many students have to read it several times to master it, but, believe me.  It is worth the struggle.