Latin for the New Millenium


This 32-page comprehensive overview of Latin for the New Millennium presents sample pages that explicate the various components, methodologies, and resources of this program: student texts, teacher manuals, and digital features. See how this "smart pedagogy" works.

Levels 1 and 2

This popular Latin program, featuring the latest in scholarship and pedagogy, is designed with today’s students in mind. Written by world-renowned Latinists, Milena Minkova and Terence Tunberg, this program includes a special oral activity feature in each chapter. College professors and students appreciate LNM's smart pedagogy.

The Fusion Approach to Learning

These two volumes, 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.

Aural-Oral Exercises

LNM offers oral exercises in each chapter—a necessity for Latin programs expected to comply with campus-wide language department policies. The Teacher's Manuals feature a bounty of aural-oral activities. In addition, all readings from LNM Levels 1 and 2 are available for download from iPodius. The eBooks include audio for each chapter reading.

Move Beyond the 'Classic' Authors

Engage and retain a greater variety of students by exposing them to a variety of authors, genres, and time periods. Level 1 (first semester) Latin readings introduce students to ancient Rome, from Plautus and Terence to Augustine and Ammianus. The chronological approach to Latin literature provides students the context for the major Roman authors, including favorites like Caesar, Catullus, Cicero, Horace, Ovid, and Vergil. Level 2 (second semester) Latin readings demonstrate Latin's far-reaching influence as students read Latin authors of the Middle Ages and Renaissance—Einhard and Heloise to Valla and Holberg. These readings are adaptations based on the original Latin.

Level 2: Unadapted Latin

Each Level 2 chapter includes an unadapted classical Latin reading from Nepos’s Life of Atticus. Students will finish Level 2 having read 264 lines of unadapted Latin text.

Titus Pomponius Atticus is best known today as Cicero’s close friend, immortalized in the hundreds of surviving Letters to Atticus. Yet he was a very different man: avoiding political office and determined to protect his own interests in the dangerous age in which he lived, he devoted himself to Epicurean philosophy, antiquarian scholarship, and making money on a vast scale. He was a friend not only of Cicero, but Caesar and Brutus, Marc Antony and the future emperor Augustus, and the high-ranking women of Rome who, like him, wielded great informal power. Cornelius Nepos’s lively biography of Atticus is an ideal text for students beginning to read original Latin prose. The language is straightforward—more accessible than Cicero and Caesar, but employing all the same constructions. And the Life as a whole is short enough that it can be read in its entirety. One of the earliest Latin biographies to survive, it gives an excellent introduction to the development in Rome of a literary genre that still flourishes today. Students, I know from experience, greatly enjoy Nepos’s not entirely objective portrayal of Atticus and the light it sheds on the glittering last years of Rome’s Republic and the awful civil wars that followed.
– Josiah Osgood, Georgetown University

College Exercise Book

The College Exercise Book for LNM presents a variety of drills to be used as class assignments and self review. The Exercise Book provides the exercises from the level 1 and 2 LNM Workbooks by Milena Minkova and Terence Tunberg and additional parsing drills and synopses. The new parsing exercises on noun, adjective, participle, and verb forms (with selected answers) allow students to drill their forms outside of class. Synopsis drills begin at Chapter 15. Answers are given for all synopses and for parts of the other exercises in the back of the book, making this the perfect way for students to practice their verb forms on their own.