modus.irrealis wrote:It's been kind of quiet around here lately, so maybe more people will reply, because I'm also wondering what authors are considered the best to start off with, besides Caesar. With historians, I've read some Nepos and he's also very straightforward, but allegedly he's very loose with the facts.
Sallust and Eutropius are fairly easy for beginners. In fact, Eutropius is often used as an intro to real Latin text (Ecce Romani III for example).
These poems are fairly short, fairly easy, and absurdly famous.
Catullus 1, 2, 3, 5, 13, 51, 70, 72, 75, 85, 87, 109
Horace 1.5, 1.11, 1.13, 1.23, 3.9, 3.30
Also, buy Beginning Latin Poetry Reader.http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Latin-P ... 449&sr=8-1
When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him. ~Swift