I’ve been doing my best to spend money over Black Friday weekend: obviously I need the latest smartphone, giant tv or music-playing gadget, because everyone else has them. Yet somehow I can’t quite bring myself to do it. Being a contrarian by nature, I’ve gone the other way, and decided to compile a list of my favourite free resources for classicists from Amazon.
I know a lot of readers of this website have Kindles or other e-book readers. But the resources on this list can also be downloaded to a computer or tablet, if you first download the free Amazon Kindle app – which is good, because going out to purchase a Kindle would rather defeat the object of this list!
So this Black Friday weekend, be an anti-shopper and buy free things – it’s much more fun! If you find any other great free books, let me know and I’ll add them to the list.
This is a nice little booklet about the relationship between English and Latin. It’s particularly good on basic grammar (mostly in English!): parts of speech, cases and so on. I’d recommend it to anyone wrestling with grammar, as a handy refresher.
This is a substantial Latin grammar book, great for those who like detail! Watch out for the declension of nouns: the order is not what we’re used to in the UK today. Full of useful information, and a great resource for free!
Cora Beth Knowles