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This is the home of Ripman's Classified Vocabulary, Meissner's Latin Phrase Book, and of the Exercises contained in George J. Adler's Practical Grammar, all valuable books for learning Latin that have been transcribed by me and are offered for free (with no strings attached). Also of use may be my Latin word study-tutorial using regular expressions.

You will also find useful informations for beginners who are not yet aware of just how much Latin material is freely (and legally) available on the Internet. Believe me, there are tons of text books and reading material available. Plus learning groups, grammar forums, Latin-only sites, etc. There is even an audio Latin course. So there is no excuse for not diving into Latin if you are so inclined.

Last changes

  • 28 December 2016: Added a fortune-version (the UNIX-command) of Adler's Exercises (Latin only) to the Download-section.
  • 26 December 2016: My transcription of the Glossarium Eroticum Linguae Latinae is now online at Project Gutenberg.
  • 25 December 2016: Updated all Adler Exercises-versions (including ANKI) to remove an error in Exercise 14.
  • 19 October 2016: My transcription of Latin versions of Hesiod's works are now online at Project Gutenberg: Hesiodi Carmina.
  • 28 September 2016: Added links to scans of the Cambridge Ancient History-series to the Various Links-section.
  • 5 August 2016: Removed Didot-list, because a better one can be found at Vivarium Novum.
  • 3 August 2016: Added list of PDFs containing Didot's Greek Classics with facing Latin translation to the Download-section, sub-section Various.
  • 1 August 2016: My transcription of Latin versions of Homer's works are now online at Project Gutenberg: Ilias, Odyssea, Hymni et Epigrammata.
  • 21 May 2016: Added ANKI-deck of Adler's Exercises (see Download section).
  • 15 February 2016: My transcription of Plato's Crito (Latin translation by M. Ficinus) is now online at Project Gutenberg.
  • 6 February 2016: My transcription of Plato's Apology of Socrates (Latin translation by F.A. Wolf) is now online at Project Gutenberg.
  • 5 February 2016: Added pdf-verison of Paul B. Diederich's 1939-paper on Latin word frequency (see Download section)
  • 4 February 2016: Added pdf-version of Latin Word Order: A Glimpse into the Vaults (v1.1) (see Download section).
  • 23 January 2016: Uploaded Latin Word Order: A Glimpse into the Vaults (v1.1), a transcription of some primary sources about Latin word order (see Download-section).
  • 10 January 2016: Uploaded my transcription of G. G. Bradley's Key to Arnold's Latin Prose Composition (or rather his revised version, titled "A Practical Introduction to Latin Prose Composition", which textbook can be found at to the Download-section.
  • 24 December 2015: Uploaded corrected version (v1.1) of Adler's Exercises (cp. this Textkit posting).
  • 19 November 2015: Meissner Unleashed (HTML-version) updated to v1.1 (significant update!)
  • 14 November 2015: Added my transcription of the Exercises contained in Adler's Practical Grammar of the Latin Language to the Download-section.
  • 29 October 2015: PDF-version of Meissner's Latin Phrase-Book updated to latest version (only minor changes).
  • 23 October 2015: My transcription of Meissner's Latin Phrase-Book is now online at Project Gutenberg. Plain text input file of the transcription has been updated to latest version (19 October 2015).
  • 22 September 2015: Meissner Unleashed (HTML-version) added to the download section. It improves on the Bite-sized-edition and is a must-have.
  • 23 August 2015: My transcription of the Lysistrata by Aristophanes (Latin prose version by Richard François Philippe Brunck) is now online at Project Gutenberg.
  • 14 August 2015: My transcription of De hominibus post mortem sanguisugis (Pohl/Hertel) is online at Project Gutenberg.
  • 8 May 2015: added tutorial about Latin Word Study with Notepad++ using regular expressions.
  • 11 April 2015: My transcription of Pericla Navarchi Magonis (Latin version by Arcadius Avellanus) is online at Project Gutenberg.
  • 10 April 2015: Meissner Bite-sized (HTML-version) updated to reflect the "2 January 2015"-version of the input-file.
  • 10 February 2015: For my views on transcribing Latin texts see this posting on Textkit.
  • 2 January 2015: Corrected versions of Meissner's Latin Phrase Book (both PDF-file and the text file). The HTML-version still reflects the 2012-version.
  • 5 September 2014: My transcription of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (Latin version by H. Denison) is online on Project Gutenberg.
  • 31 July 2014: My transcription of Mysterium Arcae BoulĂ© (Latin version by Arcadius Avellanus) is online on Project Gutenberg.
  • 25 July 2013: added Bite-sized versions of Ripman's Classified Vocabulary and Meissner's Latin Phrase Book.
  • 28 April 2013: added 2 reference works to the Latin Springboard
  • 25 April 2013: added the Latin Springboard, a solution to your daily small appetite for a random piece of info about Roman/Greek antiquities.
  • 15 December 2012: redesign of web-site. Added Meissner's "Latin Phrase-Book" and plain text input files for the Ripman and Meissner-books.
  • 3 August 2012: added additional Latin readers for (absolute) beginners.
  • 16 July 2012: added hint for how to remove the line breaks from Gutenberg text files.
  • 19 December 2011: uploaded corrected versions of Diederich's "Basic Vocabulary" (both his version and the Lodge edition).
  • 31 August 2011: uploaded the (P)LATINUM edition of Ripman's "Classified Vocabulary" (specially designed for the LATINUM course by Evan Millner) which includes warning marks concerning mistakes made by him.
  • 31 August 2011: uploaded v 2.0 of Ripman's "Classified Vocabulary" with many errors removed from my transcription.
  • 22 April 2011: added topical vocabulary "Classified Vocabulary" by Walter Ripman (recommended!)
  • 18 April 2011: added file with word frequency according to Paul B. Diederich's "The frequency of Latin words and their endings"
  • 4 April 2011: added 2 professional and freely downloadable Neo-Latin dictionaries

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