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Offline Kaesekopf

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WTB: Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata (Orberg)
« on: November 07, 2017, 01:59:39 AM »
Hey all,
So, I'm in the market for the whole Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata series/set by Orberg.  I'm trying to teach myself Latin, and am looking to avoid shelling out $100s+ for the whole shebang. 

Maybe you have a spare copy sitting around?  Maybe you have a homeschool friend who wants cash for their books?  Maybe you love your favorite forum owner?  Who knows.

If you have any leads/suggestions/ideas, lemme know.

(Also if anyone knows which books of that series/set I need or are best to have, lemme know.  I'm typically inclined to just buy the whole group, but maybe that's not most effective?)

(I'm looking at learning Latin for ecclesiastical - theological and liturgical - and it seems this is the best way to go as a beginner, per my asking and reading...)
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Re: WTB: Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata (Orberg)
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 04:47:45 AM »
Can't help you with the actual books but this item on Amazon has an excellent first review with all sorts of details on other study aids...

https://www.amazon.com/Lingua-Latina-Illustrata-Pars-Familia/dp/1585104205
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Re: WTB: Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata (Orberg)
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 10:17:40 AM »
You can often find them used on Amazon for pretty cheep. I would recommend getting both Partes I & II as well as the College Companion, which, sadly seems only available for Pars I. You are correct, they are a great way to learn Latin. Once you finish Pars I, I would strongly recommend getting your hands on any parallel texts you can find: Bibles, Missals etc, and trying to consume as much Latin as you can, while still progressing through Pars II, which can be a lot more difficult. I would also advise taking a slow pace through them. Better to read and understand a little than read and poorly understand a lot.   
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Re: WTB: Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata (Orberg)
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 03:59:56 PM »
Part One is available as a PDF: http://chaharrah.tv/chaharrah-depot/arthouse/latin-attachments/latin-book.pdf
or free download: https://archive.org/details/lingualatinaperseillustratafamiliaromana_201406

In your situation, I would get Part One: Familia Romana, the Companion to Familia Romana, and the exercise book.  Find out if this method works for you before committing to buying everything.  It is not successful for everyone.

It also helps if you have some friends to answer your Latin questions. 
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Re: WTB: Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata (Orberg)
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2017, 05:30:49 PM »
Ok!

If anyone has good advice on learning latin by mostly self study, let me know...  unless I've already asked that, in which case I'll find my old thread. 

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