Latin grammar

A summary of all the principal grammatical forms, with tables of nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc, with some explanations, and a glossary of English grammar.

Hear more Latin readings (with Latin text and English translations)

Online learning supports


Latin authors

Latin texts at The Latin Library

Latin (and Greek) texts and translations at LacusCurtius

Tests translations and commentaries at Perseus



Online dictionary – Lewis and Short


Getting started on classical Latin 

The Open University offers UK adults a chance to take a degree in classical Latin over an extended period of time. They offer free starter materials with their Getting started on classical Latin and also an introduction to the language and pronunciation. 


Teachers’ forum     

 The Classics Library


General interest

The Classical Association

The Virgil Society

Online support for published courses

Get Started in Latin (2014)

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GDA Sharpley
Hodder & Stoughton [UK]
McGraw Hill [USA]


Book only 978-1444174786
Book plus audio pack 978-1444174779
Audio only 978-1444174762

 Sharpley’s shorter course for beginners is the most obvious way forward for beginners to continue after his day ‘Latin for Beginners’.

Online supports are here, including the translation of the story.

This title is a new edition (2014) of Get Started in Latin (2010) and Teach Yourself Beginner’s Latin (1997/2003).

The Complete Latin Course

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GDA Sharpley
ISBN 978-0415596459

The longer of the two Sharpley courses. Selections from actual authors present a historical survey of ancient Rome, including chapters on life and society. This course provides a detailed and comprehensive approach to the language, with plenty of practice exercises. The 2019 reprint is recommended.

Online supports are here.