Our range of Latin and Greek e-books


Latin and English e-books for Amazon Kindle, includes vocabulary.

 

Latin and Greek e-books for Amazon Kindle, including vocabulary.

SPQR Study Guides are the perfect way for students of all levels to delve into Latin and Greek texts, combining the original Latin text with an English translation so you can follow along regardless of your skill level. Plus, all the Latin books come with a full running vocabulary of each passage, with each word listed in the order it appears.

Like our SPQR app, our study guides split each classical work into chapters, so that you can flick between languages as often as you need to gain full understanding. Plus we've added a multi-level table of contents so that you can jump to any passage in any book with just two taps!

 

Dictionaries

If you're learning Latin vocabulary and want to focus on the key word, our new Latin Frequency Dictionary is the perfect book for you – it contains 5000 of the most common words in Latin literature, ordered by frequency then broken down into categories based on how often they appear.

 

Line By Line

Each of these e-books takes a huge classical work then splits it up into individual lines. Each line is then presented in its original Latin, and followed by a running vocabulary of every word used and its English meaning – it's the easiest way for students to dive into Virgil, Ovid and Livy!

 

Graded reading

For readers who aren't quite ready for original Latin, we have three graded books that provide simplified Latin, word-for-word English, then natural English translations.

If you'd like to see how these books look inside, we've put online the first 10 sections of each book for you to read: click here to take a look!

  • Perseus Made Easy: suitable for students with less than a year of Latin, primarily using the present and imperfect indicative active to begin with, but ends with increasingly frequent usages of the perfect tense.
  • Hercules Made Easy: suitable for students with a year or two of Latin, making extensive use of the subjunctive mood and more advanced usages of the ablative by the end of the book.
  • Caesar Made Easy: suitable for experienced students with at least two years of Latin. Although we have simplified Caesar's word order so that it more closely matches the order seen in English, this is still a challenging text that exercises all forms of Latin.

 

Latin Vulgate Bible

(NB: Due to a 50MB size limit on Kindle devices, we had to split the Bible up into five books.)

Our Vulgate study guides are indispensable for students of Ecclesiastical Latin because they split the entire Bible up into individual books, then into individual chapters, then into individual verses, giving you every verse first in Latin, then in English. But after every verse you also get a complete list of all the Latin vocabulary used in that verse, along with its English translation.

 

Latin Classical works

 

Greek Classical works

  • Aristotle: Rhetoric – An ancient discussion on persuasion that remains as valuable as ever.
  • Euclid: The Elements – The most-read textbook ever written, focusing on mathematics and geometry.
  • Herodotus: The Histories – An invaluable account of Mediterranean history, including the Greco-Persian wars.
  • Homer: The Iliad – Possibly the most read poem ever written, telling the story of the Greek war against Troy.
  • Homer: The Odyssey – Beautiful poetry covering Odysseus's difficult journey home after the Trojan War.
  • Plato: Laws – Plato's Cretan dialogues reflect on what it means to be an ethical government.
  • Plato: Republic – Plato's ground-breaking dialogue on justice, order and city-states.
  • Strabo: Geography – A fascinating insight into home the Roman Empire viewed the world around it.
  • Xenophon: Anabasis – An exciting (and ultimately unsuccessful) military romp, prized for its easy Greek.
  • Xenophon: Cyropaedia – An account of the education of Cyrus the Great, seen as a guide for the ideal ruler.
  • Xenophon: Hellenica – A history picking up from Thucydides, describing the end of the Peloponnesian War.
  • Xenophon: Memorabilia – A formal defence of Socrates, describing his piety and self-control.

 

Latin and English e-books for Amazon Kindle, includes vocabulary.