Pīsō Ille Poētulus, my Latin poetry novella, is available now!
Before you go further, I highly encourage you to consider using the crucial, novel accompaniment for this latest of Latin novellas written for the novice with sheltered (i.e. limited) vocabulary. No, it’s not the rather comprehensive glossary, but an audio album of Piso’s 22 lines of original, new dactylic hexameter, available for download (on iTunes, and Amazon). Sure, there are generic poetry audio files here, but the audio album features all of Piso’s poetry accompanied by percussion instruments to emphasize the particular rhythm of each specific line of poetry. This resource is not only designed to listen to with your students, but also for you to hone your own metrical skills! Each track on the audio album includes…
a) Piso singing his line of poetry
b) an English translation to [re]establish meaning
c) the line of poetry repeated to check comprehension
d) a slow version of just the rhythm to become more comfortable singing to a beat
e) the normal speed of just the rhythm to practice singing at Piso’s speed
f) the line of poetry repeated one last time
The audio album includes two tracks of the entire Dē Versibus appendix; one with Piso singing, and one slowed down with just rhythms. Here’s a sample of the audio album. Without further ado, Pīsō Ille Poētulus…
1) My eStore (please purchase from my page on this Amazon-owned self-publishing company, CreateSpace, if you wouldn’t mind signing up for one more thing—I know—but especially if you feel like sending about 70% more in royalties my way…$3.41 vs. $2.02 from Amazon)
2) Amazon (purchase here if you really really really want your Prime free shipping, or just want to shop on Amazon, etc.)
3) Free Preview through Chapter VI (two audio samples from the album, no illustrations)
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The next steps are to create a teacher’s guide, and release a second audio album with the entire book narrated. First, though, I’m going to enjoy a little bit more free time.