Recommended intermediate graded readers

By Carl Nilson, in 'Reading Latin', Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Carl Nilson New Member

    I've found Lowe and Freeman's "Rome and Her Kings, Livy 1: Graded Selections" very helpful for strengthening my vocabulary and reviewing basic grammar. It' also nice to be able to read in Latin, not having to look up every third word, turning a page every once in a while. Can anyone recommend other interesting readers for the intermediate level student? I'd appreciate your help. Thanks.
  2. Ser 鳥王

    • Civis Illustris
    Ritchie's Fabulae Faciles (which get slightly harder as you progress).
    Ørberg's Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata, Pars II: Roma Aeterna.

    Also note Eutropius, the ancient historian, is not difficult to read, and neither are Curtius Rufus or Cornelius Nepos that much.
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  3. Carl Nilson New Member

    Dear Ser,

    I thank you very much for these recommendations. They seem to be just what I need. In fact, I'm going to head to the library right now to print out some pages from these links. (I just can't stand reading computer screens for more than a few minutes at a time.) I'll let you know how I make out.

    Of course I'm going to continue to work on short passages from Ovid and Vergil, but I realize that if I never read anything easier, I will never read the language with any sort of facility.

    Thanks again, you're the best!


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