General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Practical Latin II
Language English
Module lecturer dr Sławomira Brud
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position senior lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Semester 2024/2025 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 03-AP-PL-II


Completed course Practical Latin I

Module aim (aims)

- to advance the skill of translating Latin texts into English

- to develop the ability of providing formal and factual analysis

- to enrich the knowledge about the ancient world and its influence on modern occidental civilisation

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)


different types of pronunciation: northern continental, southern continental (Church Latin), ancient names in English context,

the origins of the Latin language and its historical development

Latin grammar in use - declension, conjugation, syntax (continued)

vocabulary, social and historical context of the ancient texts (continued)

Latin sayings and proverbs (continued)

vocabulary and the patterns of Roman daily life

practicing the translation of more complex texts from Latin to English 

Roman myths and legends as adapted by Latin authors

Latin influences in English

Reading list


  1. Ørberg Hans H., Lingua Latina per se illustrata, Pars I: Familia Romana, Focus Publishing / R. Pullins Co., Newburyport, 2011 (or L.I.), chapters 7-12.
  2. Ørberg Hans H., Lingua Latina per se illustrata. Colloquia personarum, Montella: Accademia Vivarium Novum, 2004 (or L.I.), chapters 7-12.
  3. Ørberg Hans H., Lingua Latina per se illustrata. Pars 1: Exercitia Latina, Cambridge MA: Hackett Publishing, 2005 (or L.I.), chapters 7-12.
  4. Ørberg Hans H., Lingua Latina per se illustrata. Pars 1: Familia Romana. Index vocabulorum: Latine, Anglice, Francogallice, Hispanice, Italice, Germanice, Hafniae (København): Domus Latina 2005 (or L.I.).


  1. Ayers Donald M., Thomas D. Worthen, R.L. Cherry, English words from Latin and Greek elements, Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1986.
  2. Gibbs Laura, Latin via Proverbs. 4000 Proverbs, Mottoes and Sayings for Students of Latin, Morrisville: Lulu, 2006.
  3. Rasinski Timothy, Nancy Padak et al., Greek and Latin Roots. Keys to Building Vocabulary, Huntington Beach: Shell Education, 2008.
  4. McCarthy Thomas, Nunc Loquamur: Guided Conversations for Latin, 2nd ed., Focus Publishing / R. Pullins Co., Newburyport 2009.
  5. Sharpley G. D. A. , Essential Latin. The Language and Life of Ancient Rome, London - New York: Routledge 2000.
  6. Stone, Jon R., More Latin for the Illiterati: A Guide To Everyday Medical, Legal, and Religious Latin, New York - London: Routledge, 1999.
  7. Stone, Jon R., Routledge Dictionary of Latin Quotations, New York - London: Routledge, 2005.