Short Latin sentences

By AoM, in 'Latin Language Resources', Oct 31, 2016.

  1. AoM nulli numeri

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    Hi all,

    So I've attached below a text file with all (or nearly all) of the short sentences from Caesar's (and Hirtius's) De Bello Gallico. My definition of "short" seemed to enlarge as the endeavor went on, but these will still work. It's a resource I'd like to have for teaching Latin, as well as one that I think would benefit other teachers who want to be able to use real, digestible Latin for beginning students. The sentences vary widely in difficulty, and can be given to the entire range of Latin students. I tried as best I could to exclude those sentences that depended too heavily on context. If there's already something like this available, please let me know. If not, expect selections from some other major works.

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  2. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    Seems very helpful, thanks!
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    Plautus - Amphitruo

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    Sallust - Bellum Catilinae

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  5. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    Oh, that's my favorite author! (though I prefer the Bellum Iugurthinum, maybe you should do that at some point as well)
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    He's one of my favorite authors as well; I wish we had more from him. I'll definitely be doing the Bellum Iugurthinum.
  7. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    If only his Histories still survived in full...
  8. AoM nulli numeri

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    I'm hoping that one day some of these lost texts are found (I really want to read Ennius's Annales).
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    Cicero - In Catilinam

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    Terence - Adelphoe

    (sorry for no line numbers)

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    Caesar - De Bello Civili

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    Plautus - Mostellaria

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    Oh, I forgot to post this one.

    Sallust - Bellum Iugurthinum

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  14. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    My favorite!
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    Virgil - Aeneid (Books I-III)

    Apologies in advance for any typos.

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    Virgil - Aeneid (Books IV-VI)

    Finally got around to this.

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  17. Quintilianus Member

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    Macte virtute AoM !
    The next step is to make a missale or some liturgia horarum (I don't really know) with classical texts.
    I've always found the reading of bits of an 'opus' or 'opera' to be most intellectually rewarding. I mean it's in the quotations and bits of sentences quoted and highlighted in other texts that I've always been the most able to concentrate on these sentences. (at least the catchy ones, maxims and aphorisms, pretty lines of poetry,...)

    Today brothers, we'll meditate this famous 'locus' of Cicero's and will sing some poetry of Ovid's.

    Maybe someone already did it. A quotidian lecture and meditation on Classics.
    I should give it a try if I could.

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