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Good but there are problems
I like this update, but it needs some fixes. The Lewis and Short has some problems now. For example, look up aequus. In mine, the entry says (null). The way that Jerome's vulgate was entered is atrocious -- verse by verse! Why? Who wants to tap next constantly? If you read very slowly and have to look up lots of words, I guess that the format is not a problem, but for the more advanced reader, this is useless. Even Olive Tree's unpunctuated version is preferable to this. Why no Terence? A staple of the ancient curriculum, preferred to Plautus for the training of youngsters from Cicero's day to Erasmus (who memorized him) -- why is he still missing? This is still the best thing going in apps for Latin, but I hope we don't have to wait several years for the next update again, especially regarding the above problems.
Nostalgikos aner on Aug 28, 2012 for SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader
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The new update made my jaw drop. The only thing that could make this app better now is if the author continues to update pictures and texts. I'd personally like to see some later texts added fro. The medieval period and beyond. History of the King's of Britain and Utopia are two that specifically come to mind... A full screen feature for the texts would also be appreciated. Thank you for keeping Latin alive and relevant!
Med1689 on Aug 19, 2012 for SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader
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Best Latin app
The latest update is more than I could have asked for!! Now SPQR is not only an incredible Latin reference for the advanced student (most notably the searchable L&S dictionary and excellent Latin authors), but now it is a perfect tool for the high school classroom! There is a flash card feature, which can be shared with students, as well as a new grammar quiz option. Not only can students practice translating and identifying verb forms, but now teachers can create quizzes and informal assessments. This app is fantastic!!
Happy with the dictionary on Aug 18, 2012 for SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader
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this is the most amazing thing in the universe
If you are worried about paying for this app because of the negative reviews, don't. its AMAZING!!! i am in AP Latin and this app is so helpful. We are translating Caesar and Virgil this year and I love that i don't have to take my books home because the original latin texts are right there. i absolutely love the dictionary. don't listen to people that say its confusing. If you take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the dictionary, it makes complete sense. I absolutely adore the learning section. It is great for reference and the Comical grammar section makes me smile :) there is also a great grammar game section that I use to brush up on the subjunctive and other verb forms. The quotes and pictures are great. I love the amount of history included in this app. There are complete books in latin and english included, such as the Aeneid. Also, all six volumes of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire are included in the history section. AMAZING! Thank you SO much for making this! there is so much information in here! I was debating buying latin textbooks so that i could simply have the original latin of Ovid and Catullus- not anymore! The information included in this app is easily worth hundreds or maybe even thousands of dollars. This is totally worth every penny. As soon as i found this, i sent a message to my old Latin teacher telling her how amazing it is and she will be buying it as well. I will also be buying all of the other Latin apps from this creator. Thank you for making this. I have been nerding out over it and squealing like a little girl since I bought it. The only thing i could recommend is a less formal english translation of Latin text. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for making this! Buy it! its totally worth it! even if you only slightly like Latin you will LOVE this app!
idc about a nickname on Aug 12, 2012 for SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader
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Pretty much the best app of hundreds that I've bought. I use this as a supplement to working through Wheelock's Latin on my own. The grammar test tool would have been worth the price alone.
Unknown Ohio on Jul 30, 2012 for SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader
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Very Good App — a couple of features would make it awesome
This app offers a very nice package of Latin resources, which work as advertised. It's got a better collection of resources than any other Latin app I've seen on the App Store. There are just a few more features, however, which would put it over the top: (1) A word-analysis tool – something like the Latin morphological analysis on Perseus, or just the Whitaker's Words program available on the web; put in a form and the tool tells you what it could possibly be — for nouns, which number and case; for verbs, which tense, person, number, mood, voice, etc. (2) If you have the word-analysis tool, you could also search for inflected forms in the dictionary — so you wouldn't have to figure out the root in order to find the vocabulary (3) Last, this would also let you highlight a word in one of the included texts and do an immediate dictionary lookup for it, which would be very helpful to students, instead of flipping back and forth between text and dictionary.
ssawyer on Jun 26, 2012 for SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader
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