This site is intended to help teachers find pieces of classical or medieval Latin that illustrate particular grammatical constructions. Texts are drawn from objects (e.g. coins, inscriptions), as well as literary sources.


Please use the Categories and Tags to help find relevant texts.

  • Categories and sub-categories refer to grammar (morphology and syntax).
  • Tags to other organizational principles, such as textbook chapter, cultural theme, or medium.
  • Related posts below each entry allow for less structured browsing.

List of results present an excerpt from each entry; click the entry title to read it in full.


The site is a work in progress, initiated in 2016 by Ivy Livingston with the support of the Foreign Language Advisory Group, Harvard University. If you have comments or suggestions, please get in touch.

Every attempt has been made to attribute photographs properly, but if you have concerns or objections, please use the contact form above to get in touch. This site is intended for educational purposes only and makes no profit from advertisements or any other source.