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Learn more about LNM's scope and sequence, curriculum, and see how LNM correlates to national and state standards and to the National Latin Exam. College instructors can check out LNM information tailored to the college classroom.



Levels 1 and 2, Second Edition, Scope and Sequence
The Scope and Sequence provides a comprehensive overview of the various instructional components of Latin for the New Millennium Levels 1 and 2. One can examine the overview chapter by chapter or view a single column to check on a given component, e.g., myth.



This popular Latin program, featuring the latest in scholarship and pedagogy, is designed with both high school and college students in mind. Written by world-renowned Latinists, Milena Minkova and Terence Tunberg, Levels 1 and 2 include a Latin conversation in each chapter and additional aural-oral activities for each chapter in the Teacher's Manuals. Teachers are free to implement these as they wish. Under the supervision of the program's editors, veteran teachers LeaAnn Osburn and Donald Sprague, Latin for the New Millennium has been carefully vetted by seasoned teachers who piloted the curriculum.

Levels 1 and 2 provide a fusion approach to Latin combining the best practices of the reading method, the traditional grammar approach, and a cumulative, literary-rich vocabulary foundation that will ensure a smooth transition to upper-level literature courses.

Latin for the New Millennium's curriculum is supported additionally by teacher's manuals, workbooks, and enrichment texts.
Student Textbooks: Levels 1 and 2, Second Edition
  • Each chapter in the student textbook presents vocabulary found in the works of ancient Latin authors studied in Advanced Placement® and college courses.
  • The Latin readings drawn from original Latin works span the ages from early Rome through the medieval and Renaissance periods demonstrating the vitality and universality of the Latin literary tradition.
  • The readings, illustrations, and essays on Roman and post-antique literature, history, mythology, and daily life seamlessly present the connection between the Latin language and its culture.
  • Essays written by university scholars probe the connections between Roman culture, post-antique Europe, and the modern world.
  • To promote an enriched English vocabulary, each chapter features sections on derivatives, the influence of Latin vocabulary on English, and selected proverbs or common Latin sayings.

  • Student Textbooks: Level 3
    LNM Level 3 is designed for all Latin 3 students irrespective of the text they used for Latin 1 and 2. Of course, it works especially well with students who began their Latin studies with LNM. Extensive review materials as well as ample vocabulary and grammar/syntax notes make this text especially student-friendly.

    LNM Level 3 builds on the strong foundation of Levels 1 and 2 and provides students an in-depth experience of Caesar, Catullus, Cicero, Horace, Ovid, and Vergil as well as of the Renaissance writer Erasmus. This text provides students an introduction to unadapted Latin literature and builds their literary analysis skills.
  • background essays that provide literary and historical context for each author
  • two historical timelines
  • an historical overview of the Late Republic and of the Principate
  • a representative sampling of unadapted Latin selections from each author's corpus
  • initial reading for each author with transitional aids to ease students' adjustment to the author's style
  • vocabulary and notes on pages facing the Latin passages
  • grammar and syntax review sections with exercises for student practice
  • a variety of exercises that give students practice with advanced Latin study expectations: grammar and syntax practice • essay questions for each Latin reading • comprehension questions • scansion exercises
  • Latin vocabulary building lessons
  • student-friendly Study Tips, By the Ways, and Reminders
  • 72 full-color illustrations that are both visually appealing and instructive
  • 6 maps that familiarize students with the geography in the Latin meeting


  • Teacher's Manuals: Levels 1, 2, and 3
    The Teacher's Manual for the Student Textbook includes:
  • Additional information on the readings
  • Suggestions for teaching
  • Complete answers to exercises
  • Translations for all Latin passages
  • Aural-oral exercises keyed to the student text
  • Correlations to national standards, to workbook and oral exercises, and to enrichment texts
  • Notes on literary and historical figures and events
  • Teaching tips and classroom activity suggestions
  • Background information on illustrations

  • The Teacher's Manual for Student Workbooks, Levels 1 and 2, includes:
  • Complete copy of student text with all answers and translations supplied
  • Special teacher-only background notes


  • Enrichment Texts
    Levels 1 and 2 of Latin for the New Millennium are paired with enrichment texts covering mythology and history. Level 3 features an enrichment set of Latin readings.
  • The Original Dysfunctional Family: Basic Classical Mythology for the New Millennium for Level 1 presents the key stories of the twelve Olympians as well as those of Ceres and Bacchus. The book also includes a genealogical chart of the Olympian family and their offspring, glossary of Latin and special terms used in text, and illustrations.
  • From Romulus to Romulus Augustulus: Roman History for the New Millennium for Level 1 provides a comprehensive overview of Roman history from its foundation to Theodoric. Also included: timeline of Roman history from founding to Theodoric, major literary figures presented within the context of Roman history, glossary of Latin terms used in text, and illustrations.
  • Designed for students unfamiliar with the classical world, The Clay-footed SuperHeroes for Level 2 provides a very accessible introduction to the superheroes of classical mythology including such luminaries as Jason, Theseus, Heracles, Odysseus, and Aeneas. The book also includes a special note on the Roman counterparts to the Greek gods, glossary of Latin and special terms used in text, 12 black and white illustrations, and two maps: "Odysseus' Adventures" and "Aeneas' Journey to Rome".
  • Recognizing the symbiotic relationship between literature and the era in which it was produced, From Rome to Reformation: Early European History for the New Millennium for Level 2 provides a comprehensive overview of the interconnecting historical events, literary figures, and intellectual developments in European history and its Latin literature. Also included: presentation of the key historical and literary figures of early Europe, timeline of European history from the fifth century to the eighteenth, notes section for Latin and other special terms employed in the text, and illustrations.

  • Level 3 Enrichment Text: Latin 3: Select Latin Enrichment Readings
    This volume includes two readings from each of the Roman authors as well as two poems from the baroque era. The readings follow the format of LNM 3 with copious notes and vocabulary aids on the same or facing page. This text is an ideal resource for the differentiated classroom.




    See how Latin for the New Millennium meets national and state standards. Show your department chair, principal, or other curriculum supervisor how LNM meets the standards established by "Standards for Classical Language Learning," a collaborative project of the American Classical League, the American Philological Association, and regional classical associations.

    If you give the National Latin Exam and want to see how the NLE syllabus correlates with LNM, click on the "NLE and LNM" link to learn more.

    We currently have correlations for LNM and the state of Tennessee. Other state correlations will be published here as they become available.

    National Standards for Classical Language Learning
    Read an overview of how Latin for the New Millennium meets the national standards for Latin as defined by the American Classical League, the American Philological Association, and regional classical associations. The standards are specifically delineated in each chapter and review analysis. In addition, throughout the Teacher's Manual the standards are noted section by section.

    The National Latin Exam and LNM
    If you give the National Latin Exam and want to see how the NLE syllabus correlates with LNM, click the link below.

    Tennessee State Correlations
    Read how Latin for the New Millennium Levels 1 and 2 meets the standards for Latin as defined by the state of Tennessee. Other state correlations will be published here as they become available.