SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader
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…
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!
- 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.
- 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.
- Dozens of quotes from ancient Roman sources, along with their English translations.
- Many original photos of Roman remains, including Rome itself, Pompeii and more.
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:
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.