Seneca's On the Shortness of Life

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Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and spark your imagination with this famous Latin guide to living!

A classic and captivating look at what it means to live well, for Latin learners of all ages.

Decoding Latin: Seneca’s On the Shortness of Life is designed to give students at an intermediate level a sense of achievement, and, more importantly - enjoyment! With careful translation and the unique Decoding Method layout, this famous Stoic guide to living will entertain you while giving you a feeling of progress in Latin.

What does this book give you?

  • A classic self=help guide to spending our time well, making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary
  • Running text translation, meaning you can read the Latin and the English in one go, understanding it just like English – so you’re never stuck, and never have to pause!
  • Authentic sentences and vocabulary, so you can become accustomed to the vocabulary and structures of real Latin.
  • Pleasure! It's much easier to learn a new language when you're having fun, and research shows that if you're enjoying reading in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!'
  • Translation by phrases, so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way

As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. Decoding Latin: Seneca’s On the Shortness of Life gives you an education in real Latin that you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll be better prepared for using Latin in the real world to read texts naturally and easily and with more confidence, and take a giant leap towards fluency in Latin! From start to finish, Decoding Latin: Seneca’s On the Shortness of Life will make learning Latin easy and enjoyable.

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