June & July have seen several additions to the Pisoverse. With the low unique word counts and numerous cognates included throughout, the novellas now provide over 28,700 total words for the beginning Latin learner to read! That’s with a vocabulary of just 360 unique words across all texts! Here are the latest publications:
1. Agrippīna: māter fortis Teacher’s Materials & Choose-Your-Own-Level
Each chapter includes a section for Grammar/Culture Topics (organized according to NLE syllabi), a Vocabulary section with Phrases/Structures, New Words & New Forms, Possible Discussion Questions, Choose-Your-Own-Level Readings from the parallel novella Līvia: māter ēloquens (see below), an Activities section including 10 Sentences for Dictatio (standard, Running, or Egg) and 3 Word Clouds, as well as a Glossary in the back of this book for each reading level, and then all words.
2. Līvia: māter ēloquens (44-85 words)
Features 3 versions under one cover, based on Agrippīna: māter fortis. It could be read after Agrippīna as a way to receive more input in a new context, but with familiar language, either at the same level by reading the B (Beta) version, or above by reading the Γ- Δ (Gamma-Delta) version. Alternatively, Līvia could be read before Agrippīna, as a way to establish prior knowledge by reading the A (Alpha) version. Lastly, Līvia could also be read independently, without any prior knowledge of the other novella, whatsoever, perhaps as a Free Voluntary Reading (FVR) option leaving it up to the student which level to read. The unique words (not including names, different forms, and meaning established in the text) between the levels spans 44 to 86, and total word counts 1850 to 3250.
2) Free Preview (3 versions of first few chapters, no illustrations)
3) Classroom Set Specials (over $135 off with Agrippīna Bundle, $50 off with set of 25)
3. Drūsilla in Subūrā (38 words)
Apartment buildings, puls (the inexpensive porridge), wild boars, peacocks, an opulent and arrogant “thrice-king” inhabitant of the Esquiline, a Jewish inhabitant of the Subura, and some life lessons in this novella of 2000 total words in length.
2) Free Preview (first 5 of 10 chapters, no illustrations)
3) Classroom Set Specials ($50 off with set of 25)
4. Rūfus et gladiātōrēs (49-104 words)
The FVR Reader with 28 stories based on Rūfus et arma ātra now has a) an updated cover, b) improved glossary, c) lower price
ALL Classroom Set Specials (up to $180 off!)
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