"Ego sum Polyphemus"
Polyphemus the Cyclops' life is pretty simple: he looks after his sheep, hangs out in his cave, writes (horrible) poetry, eats his homemade cheese . . . until one day a ship arrives on his peaceful island, bringing with it invaders and turning his world upside down. This novella, based on the works of Vergil and Ovid, is suitable for all beginning readers of Latin.
This novella uses only 140 unique Latin words--over 90 of which are easy Latin cognates--making this an idea way for a beginning Latin learner with little vocabulary knowledge to read an entire novella with ease.
Included in the novella are: 4 lines of hendecasyllabic poetry from the Roman poet Catullus; 3 lines of original dactylic hexameter poetry (modelled after Ovid); footnotes providing the meaning of difficult or unusual words or phrases when they first appear; a full Latin to English glossary
About the Author
Andrew Olimpi lives in Dacula, Georgia with his beautiful and talented wife, Rebekah, an artist, writer, and English teacher. When he is not writing and illustrating books, Andrew teaches Latin at Hebron Christian Academy in Dacula, Georgia. He holds a master's degree in Latin from the University of Georgia, and currently is working towards a PhD in Latin and Roman Studies at the University of Florida. He is the creator of the Comprehensible Classics series of Latin novellas aimed at beginner and intermediate readers of Latin.