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Daniel Pettersson

Teacher and author Daniel Pettersson, M.A., is co-founder of Latinitium and is currently teaching Latin at Stockholm University, where he is also working on his Ph.D. dissertation on Humanist Colloquia. Daniel believes in the importance of Latin literature in the modern world and that you can teach yourself Latin with the right motivation, method, and material.
Rare and Ancient Latin words

Rare and Ancient Latin words

Latin is an old language, a very old language. Today we might think of it as one language, frozen in time. However, even the Romans had "old words", words no longer in popular use. Some authors took pleasure in using these, while others frowned upon this. Julius...

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Is there a translation of Familia Romana?

Is there a translation of Familia Romana?

I have been teaching Latin using a combination of spoken Latin and traditional methods for over twelve years, both in private lessons and at university. The textbook I use and always recommend is Familia Romana by Hans Ørberg. The book is written entirely in Latin,...

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First day of learning Latin: what to do

First day of learning Latin: what to do

You've decided to learn Latin? Fantastic! That is one of the best decisions you'll ever make, believe me! Reading and understanding the writings of people from ancient Rome, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern period is almost time-traveling. I've been teaching...

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