Syra et animālia

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The new companion text to Syra sōla features the most super clear cognates in a Pisoverse novella to date, with 60! In this book, Syra encounters various animals around Rome on her quest for a pet. Familiar Pisoverse characters make appearances throughout, such as the arrogant Terrex, who we learn has a pet ape he doesn’t like and never named, and a pet peacock he adores, named Pāvopapī!

Although this companion text is based on the novella Syra sola, learners don’t need to have read the original! This book can exist independently as a FVR reading option.


Information for teachers

Syra et animālia contains only 29 unique new words, which may appear in different forms throughout the book. There are also 60 cognates used - words that look and sound similar in Latin and English, and also have the same meaning. Because of the low number of new words and the high number of cognates, the book is very easy to understand for beginning Latin learners.

In Syra et animālia we visit many well known places in Rome. Character descriptions are given for both humans and animals, and we learn what the different animals were used for in ancient Rome. And we learn the Latin names of several wild animals, like the camelēopardalis.


Class set

Would you like to order a class set? We give you a 10% discount for 20 or more copies of the same title. Please, order the novels via e-mail. Due to our relatively small stock numbers, we advise you to order timely. Delivery time may take up to 2-3 weeks.

Author: Lance Piantaggini
Year of publication: 2019
Number of pages: 76 (including word list)
ISBN: 9781075411243
Illustrated: Yes
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