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Waaay too expensive
First off, you can only search for lexical entries without it giving the root of the word. Yes, the app uses a basic version of Whitaker's words, but it is so much less useful then the website. This was my main purpose of buying this app. Second, the translations of historical works don't give line numbers. So you have to fumble through hundreds of lines to find what you're looking for. $6 for this app?!? No way! What a waste of money... Do not be me.
Evil Eel on Mar 5, 2012 for SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader
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Awesome Dictionary
This Ap is the best buy out there. The dictionary is the digitized version of the huge Lewis & Short Latin dictionary that "grown up" classical scholars use. Now I can take it with me wherever I go. For beginners there is Whitaker's words as well as a basic Latin grammar. If that weren't enough, there is a nice selection of major Latin works, some even have translations (e.g. Vergil & Caesar). As a Latin teacher, I would especially recommend this Ap to those who will be taking AP Latin. Please don't listen to the haters who whine that the dictionary is confusing. It is one of the best there is. Another advantage is that the poems in the authors section have line numbers -- which are lacking in other Latin Poet aps. Perhaps the only addition to this ap I would suggest is that a search engine be added so that you could look up word usage within an author's works or through different authors. Other than that, I think this ap is perfect.
Spawn of Pazuzu on Jan 25, 2012 for SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader
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Great app
This is a great app overall, with only one slightly annoying flaw. There is no ability to bookmark. When I'm reading through vergil and want to check my translation a lot of scrolling is needed. Please add a bookmarking feature!!
Cephas833327372r357;(,3<|rffhvs on Nov 29, 2011 for SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader
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Terrific App!
By far the best Latin language app for the iPhone. Dictionary, texts, grammar---all you need in one place.
Jim from LIC on Nov 9, 2011 for SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader
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Poorly implemented
I have a complete review published online, but here are a few major issues (at the time of writing) everyone should be aware of: the dictionaries are not integrated with the reader part of the app; no bookmarks, you must physically scroll down to get to where they were; the translations are not line by line, if one clicks on the "Translate" button the program displays the very beginning of the section; the Latin texts used for the app are substandard. Not worth the money, in my opinion, if you want a reader app with major Latin texts preloaded. If you need a dictionary, there are cheaper apps.
InRebus on Nov 7, 2011 for SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader
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Great and informative app!
This app is perfect for me to keep up on my Latin. I often read and having it on my ipod is better than carrying a dictionary around all the time. Just one small thing I would like to point out, for those who have no previous knowledge of the language: the majority of words that begin with U (for example, in the quotes "ueritas uos liberabit" and "ueni uidi uici") they are actually supposed to be V's (therefore, "veritas vos liberabit" etc etc.) Just wanted to clear that up in case anyone was thinking of getting a tattoo ;) other than that, it's great! Very accurate. However, I agree that bookmarks and providing more forms of the words would make this 5 stars.
SoncaH on Sep 9, 2011 for SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader
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