The Lingua Latina per se Illustrata method by Hans Henning Ørberg is a Latin course that facilitates, through a natural and inductive progression, the learning of the language from its rudiments to the reading of the great classics.

Its first version was edited in 1955 by the Naturmetodens Sproginstitut of Copenhagen, directed by Otto Jespersen. Corrected and expanded by its author with numerous exercises of active grammar and complementary readings, it is currently one of the most well-known and widely disseminated Latin methods worldwide.

The first part, entitled Familia Romana, offers, through the story of the daily life of a Roman family from the 2nd century A.D., the possibility of intuitively and contextually assimilating the fundamentals of Latin grammar and a vocabulary of about fifteen hundred words.

The second part, titled Roma Aeterna, is formed by an anthology of texts prepared for learning that offer us a history of Rome from its legendary origins to the end of the Republic. Gradually, less adapted fragments are presented until ending with the reading, in the last chapters, of completely original texts by some of the most important authors of the classical period.

The student who successfully completes the second volume acquires a vocabulary of about five thousand words and is able to access the reading of the great authors of Latin literature.

In addition to these two volumes and their corresponding exercise books, in our Latin courses we use editions of classical authors extensively annotated in Latin by the teacher Ørberg himself and the manual Fabulae Syrae by Professor Luigi Miraglia, which serves as a complement to the last chapters of the first volume.