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Whitaker’s Words: A dictionary of approximately 39,000 entries, which can also generate many hundreds of thousands of ‘words’ that one can construct over all the declensions and conjugations. The point of this tool is to help in simple translations for a beginning Latin student or amateur.

Thesaurus linguae Latinae: The Thesaurus linguae Latinae is the most authoritative dictionary of ancient Latin. It is the only lexicon to cover all surviving Latin texts from the earliest times down to AD 600. Therefore it not only takes account of classical Latin but also treats in detail the special features of the language of late antiquity and Christian texts. As well as literary works, it examines medical and legal manuals, inscriptions, graffiti and many other types of text. This handout describes how to use the resource.

Allen & Greenough’s Latin Grammar: An outstanding reference in the public domain. Use the headings on the left to navigate the grammatical topics, or jump straight to what you need via the search boxes.

Bible: Dwane Thomas—the hilarious autodidact behind Visual Latin and WordUp!—has written a helpful guide to various Latin Bible versions on his site.

Alpheios: Free software for studying the world’s classical languages and literatures, currently including Latin, Greek, Arabic and Persian. Watch a 2-minute overview here.

Perseus Classica