Pugio Bruti – A Crime Story in Easy Latin is a page-turning book as well as a great study companion to Latin learners. The unique word count is less than 350 words, giving you easy Latin without compromising the exciting story.
It is written as true to classical Latin as possible with stylistic features, phraseology and dialogue patterns from Plautus, Terentius and Petronius, while still being an accessible book to learners of Latin. It is set in a historically authentic context and contains full Latin-English vocabulary.
“When Terentia’s father dies, he leaves her with a dagger and the words ”It will lead you to…”. Alone in Rome, Terentia goes out to find the secret behind her father’s dagger. But she is not the only one, and soon she is fighting for the dagger, its secret and her own future.”
You can also get the book in audio format to listen to and practice pronunciation and understanding in real-time.
Comprehensive video course
Master and internalize the vocabulary and syntax used in Pūgiō Brūtī with our online course. The course includes:
· 29 video classroom lessons where Daniel Pettersson teaches each chapter in Latin,
· Dialogues in easy Latin to enrich the story and your vocabulary,
· Reading and listening comprehension exercises,
· Grammar and vocabulary practise,
· History lessons to deepen the understanding of the Roman world,
· Passages from Roman authors,
· Supplementary materials for teachers.
Daniel Pettersson, M.A., is a teacher, author, speaker, and co-founder of Latinitium, which to facilitates and promotes the study of Latin. He is currently researching 16th-century language pedagogy and has taught Latin at Stockholm University, Sweden. In his teaching and educational materials for learning Latin he combines modern language teaching principles with traditional methods and philology.
Amelie Rosengren, M.A., is a historian, author, illustrator, museum educator, and co-founder of Latinitium. Her research has focused on everyday life from antiquity to the early modern era.