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Easy Reading online texts

Postby metrodorus » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:02 am

Hi,
I thought a new thread, specifically devoted to online texts that are very easy to read ( beginner - intermediate level) would be useful.

Increasing numbers of books written in Latin are appearing online - the Philological Museum lists over 40,000 titles - some of which were written for younger readers.

One example I cam across recently is this:

Huibnerus, Johannes:
Centum Quatuor Historias Sacras
Lipsiae 1760
http://reader.digitale-sammlungen.de/de ... 00023.html

This text has remarkable similarities in layout to 'direct method' texts of the early twentieth century.
It gives short, simple texts in a classical Latin style, that include simple comprehension questions in Latin after each story. The introduction is particularly interesting, as it outlines a method of teaching using the book.
Molendinarius.
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Re: Easy Reading online texts

Postby pmda » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:39 pm

Hi...I'm just downloading the pdf from the German site. I can't find any reference to him in Wikipedia.... Do you know anything about this fellow....It looks like a simplified version of the Vulgate.....?
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Re: Easy Reading online texts

Postby metrodorus » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:46 am

If you read his introduction, you will see it is not drawing from the Vulgate, but is based on Castelllio's translation of the Bible into Classical Latin.
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Re: Easy Reading online texts

Postby pmda » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:13 pm

Metrodorus, thanks. Mind you it's not really digitised..rather just a pdf and even then it appears as an image. I'd like a text version for my kindle....It looks pretty good though..
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