Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic aren’t the only ancient languages of theological importance. Many of the church’s richest texts were written in Latin—Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, and far more. That wealth of early-Christian content makes learning Latin a valuable investment in your studies.
And for a little while longer, you can get Pre-Pub savings on two educational collections from Focus Publishing / R. Pullins, plus even deeper Community Pricing discounts on Latin primary sources and the famous Lewis and Short’s Latin Dictionary!
27% off the Introduction to Latin Collection
This three-volume collection, an up-to-date first-year college grammar, gives you everything you need to learn and teach the language. The companion workbook adds challenging exercises, extensive vocab lists, and comprehensive English–Latin and Latin–English glossaries. You’ll also get By Roman Hands, a look at Latin inscriptions and graffiti as they appeared on Roman monuments, walls, and tombs. The result is an innovative union of language and culture—one that prepares you to grasp and discuss Latin nuance. Pre-order now and get 27% off!
30% off the New Steps in Latin Collection
These three volumes, designed for beginning students, set aside abstract grammatical principles in favor of need-to-know grammar, morphology, and syntax. Each volume consists of 30 lessons intended for a year-long course in Latin; the collection deals with numerous Latin documents, helping you learn in context. The vocabulary is based on Cicero, Virgil, Ovid, and Pliny the Younger, so once you’ve worked through the New Steps, you’ll be ready to explore the classics. Pre-order now and get 30% off!
70% (or more!) off Latin primary sources
You’ve learned Latin. Now it’s time to polish your skills with some of the West’s greatest authors. You can pick up these primary sources for 70% off or more—and with more bids, prices could go even lower.
- Lucretius’ On the Nature of Things | currently 72% off
Lucretius’ only surviving work aligns with the Epicurean philosophy against divine intervention. This book, the primary source of modern knowledge on Epicurean thought, played an important role in the development of Atomism.
- Works of Prudentius (4 vols.) | currently 73% off
Prudentius, the famous fourth-century hymnist and poet, influenced such famous works as the Divine Comedy, Everyman, and The Pilgrim’s Progress. In his collected works, you’ll find his thoughts on Christ’s divinity, Marcion’s gnostic dualism, and the Bible’s iconic scenes.
- Latin Language and Culture Collection (18 vols.) | currently 74% off
Study On the Latin Language (one of the earliest ventures into linguistics), Remains of Old Latin (a freezeframe of Latin in the making), and Attic Nights (a look at the intersection of Latin language and Roman culture).
- Pliny’s Natural History (20 vols.) | currently 80% off
Across 37 volumes, Pliny the Elder covers botany, zoology, astronomy, geology, geography, mineralogy, and more. This is a crucial source of information on the Roman era’s characteristics and technological advances.
- Works of Ovid and Horace (16 vols.) | currently 83% off
Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a mythological history of the world, is regarded as one the most influential poems in history; Horace’s witty, serious poems, wildly successful in their time, have remained popular through the ages.
82% off Lewis and Short’s Latin Dictionary
You have the Latin skills. You have the primary sources. Now you’re ready to take advantage of the best Latin dictionary. Lewis and Short’s Latin Dictionary, better known as “Lewis and Short,” covers the classical through late-medieval periods. You’ll get 2,000-plus pages of lexical data, contextual examples, and Logos’ smart tagging—when you come across unfamiliar Latin words in tagged texts, you can jump to definitions quickly and easily.
This classic resource won’t be on Community Pricing for long. Bid now at 82% off!
Study theology and church history in the original Latin: invest in these resources before the prices go up.
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