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This is a very well thought out app and an excellent tool. The issue I have is that the translations I've looked at look like they're a century old or older. I've taken three years of college Latin, and our goal was to translate into grammatically correct, modern English. We created modern English translations that made sense to modern English readers. The time should have been taken to find a modern translation if not create one. That being said, it is a wonderful tool for any Latin student. I would personally work through the original texts instead of using the translations provided.
Kealion on Jan 6, 2013 for SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader
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Not impressed with the dictionary
I clicked "look up" on the first four words of Horace's first ode (Maecenas atavis edite regibus). Every definition was completely wrong. Not quite as bad with Caesar, but there were still some howlers.
Rusty Latinist on Jan 5, 2013 for SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader
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Very resourceful!
I've used this a lot in my Latin studies, thank you so much for developing it. However, in the Comic Latin Grammar of the Learning section, there is a racial slur which was honestly really horrifying to find. I suggest editing it, please, for your own good.
Izzabehr on Dec 14, 2012 for SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader
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Love it but
You should make some exercises to praxtice the declensions and stuff like that also all of the words definitios are kind of messy I struggle to find the actual meaning of the word because there is this bunch of letters make it clear and easy to use, but I love it but pleaase do it
Shadowydavid on Oct 6, 2012 for SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader
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The best Latin app available
This is hands down the best Latin app available! The work put into this app is amazing, and much appreciated. While certainly not perfect, this app is so much more extensive than you could imagine--I know I was surprised to see so much packed into this. Dictionary, readings, quizzes, flashcards, grammar... And I think the recent update is excellent. I personally study Medieval Latin so it's great to have some here, especially my man Bede! Can't wait for the next update--this app just keeps getting better. It's a little pricey compared to the standard app price of .99-1.99, but every cent is absolutely worth it. I mean come on, how many pounds of literature, reference texts, and dictionaries does this app squeeze into the convenience of your phone/iPad? A no-brainier for any student of Latin, at any age.
Sevenonseven on Sep 23, 2012 for SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader
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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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