Fabulae Ab Urbe Condita

1. Fabulae Ab Urbe Condita Commentary (.pdf, 13.8 mb, 2nd ed. 24 Mar 2017)

The link above is the  2nd edition of the commentary that covers Latin readings from Aeneas to Cicero. This volume will appear in paperback for 6.95 or 7.95 USD in the next two months.

The Fabulae Ab Urbe Condita, “Stories from the Founding of the City,” is designed to complement the readings in Fabulae Faciles with a graded reader of intermediate level Latin stories heavily adapted from Livy.

This book will work best as an intermediate textbook that will help Latin readers review grammar and make a successful transition to authentic Latin authors. High school teachers often use these readings at the end of Latin II and in Latin III, while college instructors use the readings in third-semester Latin.

Many Latin readers will recognize these Latin stories from the excellent work in Fabulae Romanae, a popular reader by Gilbert Lawall and David Perry published in 1992. These two authors, however, did not write these stories but pulled them verbatim from a 1919 textbook called A Junior Latin Reader by Frederick Sanford and Harry Scott, the true authors of the adapted stories.

2. Fabulae Ab Urbe Condita Translate Sheets (.pdf, 63 pp. 8 x 11.5 inch) — beta edition

This .pdf includes the Latin text (same format as in the commentary) and lined spaces for readers to write out their translations and take annotations as they translate. These sheets will be reformatted, but I wanted to make them available now for any early adopters of the book.



One thought on “Fabulae Ab Urbe Condita

  1. Don Hamilton says:

    Sanford and Scott created an invaluable resource, and thanks to you for this commentary. However, I must point out that right-clicking to save the docs (under item 3). Instead I had to click on through to an intermediate page. Perhaps it’s just me?

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