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Minimus Secundus: Moving on in Latin: Pupil’s Book


Author(s):Barbara Bell
Available from:March 2004

Join in the fun with Minimus Secundus – a mix of myths, stories, grammar support and historical background! This pupil’s book is a lively, colourful introduction to the Latin language and the culture of Roman Britain. A fun way to teach English grammar, it is ideal for cross-curricular activities.


  • Progress from Minimus with new verb forms, imperfect tense, impersonal verbs and participles.
  • Review material included for those wanting to start Latin with Minimus Secundus.
  • Latin vocabulary and grammar work interspersed with projects on Roman and Greek culture.
  • Roman Britain is bought to life as myths, stories and illustrations give children a meaningful insight into a different culture and time.
  • The teacher’s resource book contains English translations of the Latin passages, photocopiable worksheets and full teaching notes to support the non-specialist teacher.
  • The cassette and CD feature readings and extracts to help with pronunciation and contain lively readings of the Latin text to help motivate pupils.
  • Many schools have introduced Latin to their pupils through lunch of after-school clubs. For advice on setting up a Latin club email Minimus author, Barbara Bell:


  1. Introduction
  2. Iulius: Last days at Vindolanda
  3. Augustus: Iulius joins the army
  4. September: On the move
  5. October: A new way of life in Eboracum
  6. November: News from near and far
  7. December: Time for celebration
  8. Ianuarius: New beginnings
  9. Februarius: Time for some Greek
  10. Martius: Wonderful days
  11. Aprilis: Comings and goings
  12. Maius: Timber into stone
  13. Iunius: All change for Pandora.

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