SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader

SQPR: the ultimate app for learning Latin on your iPhone or iPad!

SPQR is the ultimate app for Latin lovers, Latin teachers and Latin students who want to immerse themselves in the language, presenting dozens of texts in Latin and English, a comprehensive and searchable Latin dictionary, a grammar tester, numeral converter, quotes and phrases of ancient wisdom, language learning tools and much more.

Best of all, SPQR is a universal app, which means you buy it once and can use it on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad! Click here to read what's new in the latest version of SPQR…

Available on the App Store Available on the Mac App Store Available on Google Play


See SPQR in action!

We have a whole host of videos and screenshots for you, and we're sure you'll be impressed. SPQR really is the biggest Latin app ever made, and it just keeps getting bigger!


Dictionaries and parsing

  • Full, fast searchable copy of the Lewis & Short Latin lexicon - it searches as you type, showing either short definitions or full definitions along with citations.
  • Built-in Latin word parser based on Whitaker's Words - type any conjugated Latin word, and SPQR will tell you its exact form and root meaning.
  • The built-in Latin typist gives you quick access to macrons while typing, but also can instantly parse all your Latin text so you can be sure your text is correct.


Texts in Latin and English

  • Full copies of classic texts in their original Latin, grouped either by author or genre, including:
    • The Bello Civili (Civil War) and Bello Gallico (Gallic War) by Julius Caesar (bonus English copies included!)
    • Res Gestae by Augustus (bonus English copy included!)
    • The Poems of Catullus (bonus English copy included!)
    • The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius (bonus English copy included!)
    • Metamorphoses by Apuleius
    • Four landmark speeches by Cicero
    • Plus Martial, Horace, Juvenal, Cato, Vitruvius and more!
  • Full copies of the works of Virgil: the Aeneid, the Georgicon and the Eclogues, all in both Latin and English. Yes, that's right: this app includes the complete Aeneid in Latin and English alongside everything else!


Powerful tools

  • SPQR's grammar test checks your skill at conjugation all groups of Latin verbs in multiple ways. For teachers, the grammar test system has the option to generate instant grammar exams that you can either share with students who have SPQR or email to students who don't.
  • Built-in access controls for schools: disable any features you don't want students to have access to.
  • Use flashcards to check your vocabulary. You can add cards by hand, by selecting individual words while you're reading, or by using one of our 2500 built-in cards. Or, to help you gain mastery of new texts quickly, SPQR can auto-generate flashcards by scanning the 100 most-used words in a text and translating them for you.
  • Use our Roman numeral converter to convert both from Arabic to Roman and Roman to Arabic.


Learning material

  • Full copies of Allen & Greenough's New Latin Grammar, The Comic Latin Grammar and Fabulae Faciles - three time-tested books to help you master Latin.
  • A full copy of Edward Gibbon's immense history, The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire.
  • A selection of historical articles explaining key concepts of the Roman empire - architecture, citizenship, religion and more.


Much more…

  • Dozens of quotes from ancient Roman sources, along with their English translations.
  • Many original photos of Roman remains, including Rome itself, Pompeii and more.


Instant translation

Many of the key works were broken up by their authors into small sections, and we've used that to present to you for the first time ever section-by-section Latin to English translations. That means you can be reading Caesar's original Latin description of his battles in Gaul, then tap a button and jump to an English translation exactly where you left off.

All those texts above marked as having an English translation make use of this instant translation feature - it's really cool to use, and you can flip back and forwards as often as you want!

Finally you can dive into original Latin texts without fear, and without splashing out on expensive Loeb Classics books.


What users say

I've had so many 5-star iTunes reviews and wonderful emails from users, and I'm really grateful to everyone who takes the time to get in touch. Here are just a few:

  • "I teach both high school and college Latin classes. This is a great tool. To the creator: gratias multas! Everything he/she writes on the app advertisement page is accurate." - Magister McNair

  • "A step ahead of every other Latin app I've tried. The extra inclusions are amazing too. Literary repositories? Fantastic idea!" - Elevas

  • "Wow... This has to be the best app I've ever spent money on. You could spend months just reading all the content it has, and the dictionary is just as useful as any official one." - Toop777

  • "Thank you for this app! It has a lot of material all in one, from reading material to learning, which was what I was looking for. I've been checking the app store regularly to see if someone had created something like this, and am very happy to find this." - LynndeST

  • "This is an outstanding app... The amount of cool information is exceptional, well organized, the flip from latin to English on the fly is instant, I cannot wait to share with my colleagues and students ... This app is more than Latin instruction ... It's more like a library of great books... Caesar, Livy, Vitruvius, Cato, Cicero... and more." - TBerry451

  • "Excellent app for Latin students! It covers everything I need for AP Latin VI. Well worth the price paid." - Animosa

  • "The sheer volume of material is nearly overwhelming. Definitely worth the price." - Kevbo SF

  • "I have to say that this is an astonishingly clever app, which manages to deal with an academic study of Latin in an entertaining and informative style. The bonus of having real history articles and books adds a remarkable finishing touch. Brilliant app, silly price, deserves to do really well." - Maryhaba

  • "Amazing amount of classic Latin content, perfect for those interested in not just the language but the historic texts. Will keep me interested and busy for a long time. Also the developer is very responsive, great app and great developer." - Kludger

  • "I bought this app a couple of days ago, and am still coming to terms with how fabulous it is... If you love (or even like) Latin, I can't imagine you could be disappointed with this app. It does all that the creator promises, and it does it oh so well." - TuTubusLatinus

  • "This app is a Swiss Army Knife of Latin resources. As it is it's good enough for anyone who is comfortable reading Latin and wants to keep his classic texts all in one convenient app." - Jerrykim

  • "A one-stop shop for all things Latin. So many texts and other great stuff. Obviously a labour of love. This is all I need to kick off learning Latin in earnest. Thanks." - JantjeD

  • "Note to Maker: Here is some good advice to you. You can take a break, and edit the app as casually as you want, because this app is already spectacular. But before you relax, RAISE THE PRICE!! You have no idea how great of an app this is. You could pass this thing off for AT LEAST $10.99." - Vincent Mutolo

  • "What a colossal source of useful and integrated information! This will become my most used app for sure." - iClaudiusAD

  • "Still exploring this app, but it is immediately clear that it is extremely well conceived and impressively executed. It is both dictionary, Latin tutor, and text collection of classic Roman writers and historians. Outstanding!" - Sgt. Markoff
  • "Phenomenal amount of content, all beautifully organised. An absolute bargain and a joy to use. Thoroughly recommend it." - Pikestaff

  • "I've been looking at and comparing all sorts of language apps, and Latin is one of my main interests. There are some large dictionaries, a few good texts, and some grammar references. But nothing comes anywhere near this! - Internauticus

    Why SPQR is best

    Some apps give you just the Lewis and Short dictionary; some give you just the Aeneid, or just the Rise and Fall; some are just Roman numeral converters or just grammar testers. SPQR takes all of them, adds a huge amount more - over 10,000,000 words in total - and puts it together into one app at a great price. Seriously, once you've experienced reading Caesar or Catullus in their original language, there's no going back.

    SPQR has been a labour of love for me, and I really want to make sure it remains the best app for Latinists, so please get in touch - thank you! And remember: Learn Latin, live longer!

    Please note: although we strive to do as much as possible, the iOS, Android and Mac versions of SPQR have varying features, so please read the descriptions on the stores before you buy.