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Lingua Latina Familia Romana Collection (11 vols.)
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Overview

Hans Orberg’s Lingua Latina: Per Se Illustrata is the world’s premier series for learning Latin through the natural method. In Lingua Latina, students first learn grammar and vocabulary intuitively through extended contextual reading and an innovative system of marginal notes. It is the only series currently available that gives students the opportunity to learn Latin without resorting to translation, but allows them to think in the language. It is the most popular text for teachers—at both the secondary and collegiate levels—who wish to incorporate conversational skills into their classroom practice.

The Lingua Latina Familia Romana Collection features the first part/year of Hans H. Orberg’s standard setting Lingua Latina series: Familia Romana. In addition to the primary textbook, this collection includes six supplementary volumes full of exercises, vocabularies, and supplemental readings. Also featured are four volumes of exemplary Latin prose sampling the likes of Cicero, Tacitus, and Martial, as well as Latin translation of Old Testament passages.

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Augment your study with Familia Romana’s College Companion and vocabulary reference Glossarium, then continue learning with part 2 of the Lingua Latina series: Roma Aeterna.

The Lingua Latina Familia Romana Collection (11 vols.) is only available for users in the U. S., Canada, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Key Features

  • The premier series for learning Latin with the natural method
  • Annotated samplings from classic Latin texts
  • Seamless integration of classic Latin texts

Praise for Latina Lingua: Per Se Illustrata

None of Lingua Latina’s competitors achieve the seamless transition from the author’s Latin to ancient Latin authors that is the hallmark of the Orberg series. When students read unadapted passages from ancient authors in Lingua Latina, they often have the impression that the ancient author’s work is even easier than the Orberg Latin they are already reading without difficulty. This is because they have been well prepared by the meticulous and almost invisible gradations in Orberg’s work.

—C. G. Brown, University of Kentucky

Individual Titles

Familia Romana

  • Author: Hans H. Orberg
  • Series: Lingua Latina: Per Se Illustrata
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 328

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Familia Romana is the backbone of the Orberg series, Lingua Latina: Per Se Illustrata. It is the primary textbook for the part one/year one of the series. The text can be paired with any number of additional readers and study materials designed specifically to accompany this text.

Hans H. Orberg (1920–2010) taught Latin in Denmark for ten years through The Nature Method Institute before becoming a teacher at Grenaa Gymnasium. He first published the Lingua Latina series in 1955. Upon his retirement he ran the publishing house, Domus Latina.

Latin-English Vocabulary I

  • Author: Hans H. Orberg
  • Series: Lingua Latina: Per Se Illustrata
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 20

This volume is an English to Latin vocabulary of words used in Familia Romana, designed for native English speakers learning Latin.

Hans H. Orberg (1920–2010) taught Latin in Denmark for ten years through The Nature Method Institute before becoming a teacher at Grenaa Gymnasium. He first published the Lingua Latina series in 1955. Upon his retirement he ran the publishing house, Domus Latina.

Exercitia Latina I

  • Author: Hans H. Orberg
  • Series: Lingua Latina: Per Se Illustrata
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 136

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

This workbook contains supplemental grammatical exercises for each of the 133 lessons in Familia Romana.

Hans H. Orberg (1920–2010) taught Latin in Denmark for ten years through The Nature Method Institute before becoming a teacher at Grenaa Gymnasium. He first published the Lingua Latina series in 1955. Upon his retirement he ran the publishing house, Domus Latina.

Colloquia Personarum

  • Author: Hans H. Orberg
  • Series: Lingua Latina: Per Se Illustrata
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 80

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3

This volume contains an illustrated collection of supplementary texts for Familia Romana. It features one colloquium for each of the first 24 chapters in Familia Romana.

Hans H. Orberg (1920–2010) taught Latin in Denmark for ten years through The Nature Method Institute before becoming a teacher at Grenaa Gymnasium. He first published the Lingua Latina series in 1955. Upon his retirement he ran the publishing house, Domus Latina.

Fabulae Syrae

  • Author: Luigi Miraglia
  • Series: Lingua Latina: Per Se Illustrata
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 104

A basic knowledge of classical mythology is indispensable in understanding and appreciating ancient culture, art history and even modern literature. This assortment of 50 captivating myths of Rome and Athens provides extended readings selected or adapted from the works of ancient authors which not only introduce readers to the essential legends of Roman literature, but also cement the grammar and vocabulary taught in an introductory course of Latin. The collection begins with the adventure of Pygmalion, the Cypriot sculptor who carved a woman out of ivory, and ends with nearly 200 verses of original Latin from books two and three of Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

This volume contains an illustrated collection of supplementary texts for Familia Romana. It features one colloquium for each of chapters 26 to 34 in Familia Romana.

Luigi Miraglia is the founder and president of the Academy Vivarium Novum in Rome. He is a classical philologist and a world famous pedagogue. He is currently a professor on the Latin faculty at the Pontifical Salesian University.

Grammatica Latina

  • Author: Hans H. Orberg
  • Series: Lingua Latina: Per Se Illustrata
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 32

This Latin morphology contains tables of paradigms and forms corresponding to the material in Familia Romana.

Hans H. Orberg (1920–2010) taught Latin in Denmark for ten years through The Nature Method Institute before becoming a teacher at Grenaa Gymnasium. He first published the Lingua Latina series in 1955. Upon his retirement he ran the publishing house, Domus Latina.

Latine Disco: Student’s Manual

  • Author: Hans H. Orberg
  • Series: Lingua Latina: Per Se Illustrata
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 50

This volume contains a student’s manual with a guide to pronunciation and instructions on key points in each chapter of Familia Romana.

Hans H. Orberg (1920–2010) taught Latin in Denmark for ten years through The Nature Method Institute before becoming a teacher at Grenaa Gymnasium. He first published the Lingua Latina series in 1955. Upon his retirement he ran the publishing house, Domus Latina.

Amphitryo Comoedia

  • Author: Hans H. Orberg
  • Series: Lingua Latina: Per Se Illustrata
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Pages: 84

This volume contains an abridged edition of Plautus’ Amphitryo Comoedia with an introduction and marginal notes from Hans H. Orberg. It is designed for those who have worked through Familia Romana.

Hans H. Orberg (1920–2010) taught Latin in Denmark for ten years through The Nature Method Institute before becoming a teacher at Grenaa Gymnasium. He first published the Lingua Latina series in 1955. Upon his retirement he ran the publishing house, Domus Latina.

Caesar: De Bello Gallico

  • Author: Hans H. Orberg
  • Series: Lingua Latina: Per Se Illustrata
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 96

This volume contains an abridged edition of De Bello Gallico with and index of vocabulary and marginal notes from Hans H. Orberg.

Hans H. Orberg (1920–2010) taught Latin in Denmark for ten years through The Nature Method Institute before becoming a teacher at Grenaa Gymnasium. He first published the Lingua Latina series in 1955. Upon his retirement he ran the publishing house, Domus Latina.

Sermones Romani

  • Author: Hans H. Orberg
  • Series: Lingua Latina: Per Se Illustrata
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 80

Presented via the natural method by Hans Orberg, Sermones Romani allows introductory students to read lightly altered Latin texts. Through his innovative system of marginal notes, Hans Orberg introduces the reader to the language and thought of ancient Rome through short readings by Cicero, Tacitus, Martial and others. Sermones Romani can be read immediately following Orberg’s first year elementary text, Familia Romana.

Hans H. Orberg (1920–2010) taught Latin in Denmark for ten years through The Nature Method Institute before becoming a teacher at Grenaa Gymnasium. He first published the Lingua Latina series in 1955. Upon his retirement he ran the publishing house, Domus Latina.

Epitome Historiae Sacrae

  • Author: Charles Francois Lhomond
  • Series: Lingua Latina: Per Se Illustrata
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 203

This volume contains 209 Latin readings from Old Testament books. It also features engaging exercises, including crosswords and matching. Epitome Historiae Sacrae drills and reviews grammar while adding more than 1,300 words to students’ vocabulary and modeling excellent Latin prose style. It is ideal for students who have completed Familia Romana.

Charles Francois Lhomond (1727–1794) was a French priest, grammarian, and educator. He is remembered for his contributions to education and is the author of several works on grammar and Roman and religious history.

Product Details

  • Title: Lingua Latina Familia Romana Collection
  • Series: Lingua Latina: Per Se Illustrata
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing
  • Volumes: 11
  • Pages: 1,217