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Pīsō perturbātus

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Latin novella for beginners. Piso lives in ancient Rome. He doesn't want to work and fight like his father. He wants to be a poet!

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Piso minds his Ps and Qs..(and Cs…and Ns and Os) in this alliterative tongue-twisting tale touching upon the Roman concepts of ōtium and negōtium. Before Piso becomes a little poet, early signs of an old curmudgeon can be seen.

This book is silly, whimsical even, and completely inspired by the letters P and Q (and C)! Before he can actually compose poetry, and before even Rufus is around, Piso is seen as a very young boy with the crankiness of an old man. Oh, and there’s literally A LOT of alliteration!


  • 36 unique words (excluding names, different forms of words, and meaning established within the text)
  • total word count: 1450
  • 44 pages of text (large font)

Information for teachers

Pīsō perturbātus can be read by the novice student known to curiously continue comprehending even the campiest content in the classroom. It has a unique word count of 36, nearly all of which can be found in the novella’s final sentence of Ciceronian length!

Would you like to order a set of 20 of more copies* for your class? We will give you a 10% discount (for 20 or more copies of the same title). Please, order the novels via e-mail. Due to relatively small stock numbers, please allow 2-3 weeks for your order.

*All books and novels are copyright protected, which means that copying this book for use in your classroom is not permitted.

ancient cultures / anders zijn / being different / hoofdpersoon is een jongen / hoofdpersoon is een kind / Lance Piantaggini / Magister P / main character is a boy / main character is a child / oude culturen / poetry / poëzie / Rome
Author Lance Piantaggini
Year of publication 2018
Number of pages 56 (including glossary)
ISBN 978-1985173842
Illustrated Yes
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