Recordings for practicing Latin


Together with the publication of Forum: Speaking Latin as a Living Language, the Polis Institute of Jerusalem has published on-line the audio files necessary to help the student internalize grammatical forms and vocabulary taught in the manual. As only the Latin language is heard by the students using these files, they are unable to rely on an intermediary language and are thus compelled to employ the new skills they have acquired through this text.

Forum teaches Classical Latin in the broadest sense. The classical period includes the golden age of Latin literature (1st c. BC – 1st c. AD) as well as the Imperial Latin from the Nerva-Antonine dynasty (96-192 AD) and the Severan dynasty (193-235 AD). This period has the advantage of being an intermediate between pre-Classical Latin and Late Latin (3rd c.-6th c. AD). Even authors from the 4th or 5th centuries AD such as St. Augustine of Hippo or St. Jerome, albeit writing in a slightly different language than the classical one, took the golden age of Latin literature as a reference.

These recordings will assist students to become immersed in Latin, whether they are studying in class or on their own.