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HANS H ØRBERG

Hans Henning Ørberg (1920–2010) is the author of Lingua Latina per se Illustrata, a widely used method for learning Latin using the natural approach.

From 1953 to 1961 he worked in the Naturmetodens Sproginstitut, an institute where the languages are taught according to the "natural method" of learning. While there he created a new course in Latin: Lingua Latina Secundum Naturae Rationem Explicata published in 1955. The method has been revised a few times, including in 1983 and 1991, the title now changed to Lingua Latina per se illustrata. In his retirement, he directed the Domus Latina publishing house and gave lectures in Europe and the United States on the natural method.

Professor Ørberg with Carlos Martínez Aguirre (Almuñecar 2005)
This Ørberg's method, based on understanding from the context, has proved efficient both for self-tuition and class teaching. An important factor is the satisfaction experienced by students when they discover that they can actually read a…

BELLVM IVGVRTHINVM

Masinissa, Rēx Numidārum, multa et magna facta mīlitāria in Bellō Pūnicō alterō ad Populum Rōmānum adiuvandum gesserat, itaque post clādem Carthāginiēnsium ā P. Scīpiōne Āfricānō in amīcitiam Senātūs Rōmānī receptus est. Eī trēs fīliī erant, Micipsa et Gulussa et Mastanabal, quōrum sōlus Micipsa rēgnum accēpit cum frātrēs suī morbō succubuerint.

Micipsa duōs fīliōs, Adherbalem Hiempsalemque genuit. Mastanabal paelice ūnum, Iugurtham, quem Micipsa, frātre mortuō, eōdem cultū quō līberōs suōs domī ēducāvit. Iste, adulēscēns validus et actīvus fuit, quī venarīque certāreque neque gloriārī solēbat tametsī ceterōs iuvenēs semper anteībat, itaque Micipsa timēbat nē Iugurtha in bellum Numidās praeceps dūceret. Praetereā adulēscentem interficere metuēbat cum perīculum sēditiōnis ex nimiō Numidārum in Iugurtham favōre exstāret. Quamobrem Micipsa Iūgurtham in Hispāniam ad bellum Numantīnum mīsit eō cōnsiliō, ut malam fortūnam in nepōtem temptāret.

Iugurtha in Hispaniā bellātōrem fortem ac pugn…