Includes 60 minutes of 10 very advanced audio dialogues and PDF of all recorded text including correct macrons (vowel long marks)!
Jacobus Pontanus was a 16th century Latin school teacher, and wrote some of the most enjoyable and advanced conversational dialogues for spoken proficiency ever composed. With vital idiomatic expressions derived from Plautus, Terence, Cicero, Caesar, as well as other Classical Latin authors, these dialogues demonstrate very high quality of Latin that will challenge as well as entertain, preparing the listener/reader to engage easily with some of the most difficult Latin literature in history.
Do you feel your ability to read authentic Classical literature or fluency in conversation has reached a plateau? These dialogues are for you! The best Latin literature was written for consumption by highly educated native speakers. So how on earth can we achieve sufficiently comparable fluency, and simply open a book of Seneca, Cicero, or Sallust to enjoy the text, without feeling overwhelmed?
These dialogues contain Latin that is oftentimes more difficult than Classical Latin authors — yet they are about wonderfully vivid everyday situations: the first day at school, getting along with classmates, dealing with overbearing teachers. Since the subject matter is easy to relate to, the intricately ornate language permeates our subconscious, and prepares us for the great authors and authentic texts.