This is a year-long digital subscription for one teacher and up to 180 students in the Storylabs platform. Each story can also be purchased separately for $50 each. It includes the three stories from Tres Fabulae Horrificae (Intermediate), as well as Leo Molossus and Ovidius Mus (beginner).
Leo Molossus: History:Here are a few larger questions to consider. The Roman fort at Atuataca, where Decius and Leo are stationed has a long and bloody history. Formerly a Gallic fortress, Caesar, during his conquest of Gaul, used the site for winter quarters for his troops. He writes in De Bello Gallico that in 54 BC the camp was attacked and the Romans were massacred. Caesar enacted swift and bloody revenge and exterminated the Eburones, the tribe that attacked the camp. Decius and Leo lived in Atuataca during the reign of Augustus. At this time, the fort became an established Roman military camp. Not much is known about this period since there has been little excavation of the fort itself. The town of Tongres, which sprung up around the military camp continued to grow and served as an important center of trade for the region Eventually the fort grew into a walled city which has overtaken the original fort. However, part of the Roman wall is still visible today. Roman authors such as Caesar have described to us the larger battles, invasions and greater military dramas that took place at Atuataca and the surrounding region. Lost to history is the many smaller disputes that must have also erupted between the Romans and various Gallic tribes in the time following Caesar's conquest of Gaul. While these accounts have not survived, they must have been equally important to those living at the time. It is one of these smaller encounters that I hoped to recapture in Leo Molossus.
Ovidius Mus: Ovidius Mus, celebrated Roman mouse poet, tells three stories about his favorite topic - love. In the first story, two “star-crossed lovers” are doomed by an unfortunate series of coincidences. In the second, an elderly couple is visited by two mysterious strangers who unbeknownst to them, put their devotion to the test. In the third, a lonely sculptor finally finds love, but only a miracle will unite him with the object of his affection. All three stories, based on the myths of the ancient Roman poet Ovid, are delightfully illustrated by a cast of felted mice conducting their lives in villas, cottages or on the busy street of ancient Rome. Told using only 175 common Latin words and rich in cultural details, this book is designed for a Latin reader at the end of their first year of study. A complete glossary is included. More information and previews can be found on the author's website, www.latinahilara.com
Tres Fabulae Horrificae: Three stories in Latin of ghosts, ghouls and grisly deeds for the intermediate reader. Here's a short promo of each story with panel from the graphic novella.
Necare Mortem- Set against the backdrop of the black plague, three adventurers pit their wits against the greatest villain of all – Death and find instead that they must first defeat a more treacherous enemy closer to home. (215 unique words) Illustrated by Robert Rath
Manus Simii - In this retelling of W.W. Jacob's famous tale, a family receives an exotic talisman with the power to grant three wishes. What harm could there be in wishing? Ianua non aperienda est. (225 unique words)
Tunica Rubra - A stranger with a mysterious past arrives at a farm in ancient Rome and sets in motion a series of ghostly events which reveal past crimes and unrequited love (325 unique words) Illustrated by AtelierEdge
- Graphic format designed to provide contextual clues to the action
- Majority of text vocabulary reflects Dickinson College's 1000 Latin Core Vocabulary
- List of all grammatical forms at the beginning of each story
- Gloss at the bottom of each page of difficult forms or unusual words
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