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Mundus Alter et Idem

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Mundus Alter et Idem

Postby metrodorus » Sun May 07, 2017 6:31 pm

I was previously unaware of this particular text; I came across it recently by accident.

The editor, H J Anderson, , writing in 1908, would perhaps be disappointed that his attempt to bring this book into the classroom appears to have failed.

I think the main reason is that the vocabulary is too wide ranging to make it an easy read - unless a student has first studied some Comenius.

I am currently recording it for Latinum. My reading of the first section is here:-

Anderson's student edition of the text is here:

Mundus Alter et Idem, from my own inspection of it, seems like a useful text for Latin students who are good enough to read Caesar, and who are looking for additional material to read of a similar level of difficulty; the editor suggests it is a useful text to expand the area presently occupied by a handful of authors, such as Eutropius and Caesar, who wrote in a simpler classical style.
I run http://latinum.org.uk which provides the Adler Audio Latin Course, other audio materials, and additional free materials on YouTube.
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Re: Mundus Alter et Idem

Postby whsiv » Sun May 14, 2017 2:26 pm

What a great find - thanks for sharing.

Do you know of any other books in a similar vein? That is, relatively obscure but enjoyable Renaissance/Early Modern texts?
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