Rūfus lutulentus

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Rufus is a Roman boy who likes to be muddy. Covered in mud Rufus wanders through the city, visiting the Forum Romanum, the Pantheon and of course, the Circus Maximus, where gladiators fight their battles. The one place he avoids at all costs is the baths, because cleaning himself... that's not his cup of tea.


  • 20 unique words (excluding names, different forms of words, and meaning established within the text)
  • total word count: 1200
  • 54 pages of text (large font)

For Teachers

Rūfus et arma ātra was written with the “true novice” in mind. Rūfus lutulentus takes that ones step beyond, and makes it a reality. It’s likely to be read within the first months of school, not just the first year! Read it before Rūfus et arma ātra, use it as a quick read after ANY other novella out there, or keep it on the Free Voluntary Reading (FVR) shelf for upper level students to breeze through!

For "Rufus Lutulentus" quizes, games and vocabulary practice can be found on quizlet (in Latin and in English): https://quizlet.com/STORYLABSlanguage/folders/rufus-lutulentus-level-1-read-to-learn-latin/sets 

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.

Author: Lance Piantaggini
Year of publication: 2017
Number of pages: 62 (including 7 page glossary)
ISBN: 978-1548709587
Illustrated: Yes
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