Piso Ille Poetulus published in Latin by Lance Piantaggini
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Piso is a Roman boy who wants to be a great poet like Virgil. His family, however, wants him to be a soldier like his father. Can Piso convince his family that poetry is a worthwhile profession?
Piso Ille Poetulus contains just 108 unique words (excluding names, different forms of words, and meaning established within the text), and features 22 original lines of dactylic hexameter.
Whether used as an introduction to Latin poetry, a survey of ancient Rome’s famous buildings, or a glimpse into the day of a Roman boy, Piso Ille Poetulus is a must-have in every Latin classroom.
Be sure to check out the audio album of Piso’s 22 lines of dactylic hexameter, available for download (on iTunes, and Amazon). 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 is available on: