This student's manual, in English, for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina Pars I), includes a guide to pronunciation, instructions, and information on key points to be ted in each chapter. This book is especially valuable for students working on their own or in homeschooling, though also useful for school or university students. Hans orberg's Lingua Latina per se illustrata is the world's premiere series for learning Latin via the Natural Method. Students learn grammar and vocabulary intuitively through extended contextual reading and an invative system of marginal tes, giving students the opportunity to learn Latin without resorting to translation. Familia Romana is the backbone of the orberg series. Further information on Familia Romana and all titles in this widely adopted series can be be found at www.hackettpublishing.com.
Hans Henning orberg (1920--2010) received his MA in English, French, and Latin from the University of Copenhagen in 1946. He taught at various Danish high schools until 1963 and at the Grenaa Gymnasium until 1988. From 1953 to 1961 he served on the staff of the Nature Method Institute, Copenhagen. He is the author of the Latin course Lingua Latina secundum naturae rationem explicata (1955--56); the course was revised in 1990--91, with a number of supplements, under the title Lingua Latina per se illustrata. His books were published by Domus Latina, a publishing house he founded in Denmark, and are distributed in the English speaking world by Focus Publishing.