Our range of Latin and Greek e-books
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!
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!
- Ovid's Metamorphoses: Line by Line Latin + Vocabulary
- Virgil's Aeneid: Line by Line Latin + Vocabulary
- Livy's History of Rome Books 1-21: Line by Line
- Livy's History of Rome Books 22-31: Line by Line
- Livy's History of Rome Books 32-45: Line by Line
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.
- Buy Latin Vulgate Bible: Genesis to Deuteronomy
- Buy Latin Vulgate Bible: Joshua to 2 Maccabees
- Buy Latin Vulgate Bible: Job to Syrach
- Buy Latin Vulgate Bible: Isaiah to Malachi on Amazon
- Buy Latin Vulgate Bible: Matthew to Revelation
Latin Classical works
- Augustus: Res Gestae Divi Augusti – A first-person account of Augustus's achievements as emperor.
- Caesar: Commentarii de Bello Civili – Julius Caesar's commentary on his war with Pompey.
- Caesar: Commentarii de Bello Gallico – Julius Caesar's commentary on his Gallic war.
- Catullus: Carmina – Poems about the lives and loves of Catullus and his close friends.
- Cicero: In Verrem – Cicero's career-making speech against the crimes of Gaius Verres.
- Horace: Carmina – Beautiful lyric poetry, emulated but unmatched by many subsequent great poets.
- Horace: Sermones – Satirical poems that try to answer the question: what makes us happy?
- Martial: Epigrammaton – Martial's collection of aggressive, witty and often hilarious epigrams.
- Ovid: Amores – Ovid's poetry describes the many aspects of love through his own mistress, Corinna.
- Ovid: Metamorphoses – Ovid's collection of myths cataloguing transformations of gods and men.
- Sallust: Bellum Catilinae – Sallust tells the story of the decline and fall of Catiline.
- Sallust: Bellum Iugurthinum – Sallust introduces us the political lives of Marius and Sulla.
- St Augustine: Confessiones – Augustine's autobiography of his sinful youth and conversion to Christianity.
- St Bede: Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum – Documenting early Christianity in England.
- Suetonius: De Vita Caesarum – Twelve Caesars, twelve very different lives documented.
- Tacitus: Annales – Tacitus's finest work charts the Roman empire from the reigns of Tiberius to Nero.
- Virgil: Aeneid – An unfinished epic that tells of fate, conflict and divine intervention.
- Virgil: Eclogues – Virgil's most popular work during his lifetime connects myth and prophecy.
- Virgil: Georgics – A philosophical take on farming describes man's struggle against nature.
- Vitruvius: De Architectura – On why buildings must have firmitas, utilitas and venustas.
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.