Veni Vidi Didici: Have Fun Learning Latin with Songs, Games, Puzzles and Jokes by Jason Talley
An engaging Latin guide filled with all sorts of fun and laughs that make learning the language a blast
Who says Latin class needs to be boring? Veni Vidi Didici turns the boring classroom approach of Victorian times on its head. From historical bathroom graffiti to translations of contemporary sayings, this Latin guide bring life to your learning of the dead language.
The book starts with a refresher of pronunciation and grammar basics, then takes off with an enjoyable, approachable guide to historical and modern uses of Latin. In following chapters, you will learn how to recite famous sayings like 'cogito ergo sum' by heart, tell ancient jokes still hilarious today, translate modern songs, and provide your own unique twist to the tongue.
Combining history and entertainment, this book's interactive activities and silly stories mesh together as a family-friendly guide sure to surprise and impress anyone learning or teaching Latin.
Veni Vidi Didici: Have Fun Learning Latin with Songs, Games, Puzzles and Jokes - About the Author
Jason Talley is a musician and Latin teacher who uses engaging, interactive and immersive techniques to share his love of Latin with his students. After graduating from the University of Texas with a BA in Latin, he has spent the last six years as a tutor and public school Latin teacher. Though he originally chose Latin because of its status as an unspoken, "dead" language, he now enjoys instructing new learners to speak the language. Jason even uses his free time for Latin pursuits such as translating pop songs and writing Latin originals. He resides outside of Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country with his wife and two children. You can follow his Latin Twitter account @magistertalley.