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Latin at the CEG



Why Latin?

Certainly you have to look carefully in Latin and learn a lot, as with any other foreign language. On the other hand, vocabulary is limited precisely because the language is no longer developing, and pronunciation is not a problem because you speak the same way you write. The skills that you need to learn Latin are also practiced while learning: attentive, slow reading, tinkering, goal-oriented thinking when looking for suitable solutions, accuracy, perseverance - qualities that you can also use elsewhere and that are in demand later in professional life. Incidentally, Latin is the ideal complement to English. Because in English lessons you learn, for example, how to acquire a modern foreign language with active command of the language rather from listening comprehension, while in Latin lessons you learn how to work a language systematically, more in terms of grammar. Both languages ​​together are useful basics to be able to learn other languages ​​more quickly later, not just the Romansh already mentioned.

And whether! Because the ability to see through the grammar of a language, to read texts very precisely and to interpret them linguistically and in terms of content can be easily transferred to German and any other language. You will be surprised how your feeling for language and especially German develops. You will notice it when you write your essay!

And Latin also brings me something for the other subjects. Latin is a kind of “mind trimming path”, which makes me fit for other tasks beyond my own value of the language. Latin is, to express it “new German” (= Latin), “multi-functional”. In its versatility, Latin cannot be easily replaced by any other subject!

It is of course correct that Latin is no longer used as a mother tongue anywhere, but to call it a “dead language” for that very reason is very superficial. On the one hand, she lives on in the Romance languages ​​- Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Romanian - and on the other hand, language is more than just a means of conversation. It is the basis for the thinking and culture of everyone who speaks or has spoken it. Getting to know them in all their diversity is the main focus in Latin lessons, because you don't need as much time to practice active speaking skills as you do with modern foreign languages.

The content of the texts we deal with deal with everyday life, myths, history, the political and religious life of the Romans - seemingly alien to our time and - you will be amazed! - but also so familiar, because our present-day European culture arose to a large extent from that of Greco-Roman. So Latin helps to get to know one's own roots.

You can learn Latin from the 6th to the 10th grade and thus have the (major) Latinum that you need for some subjects. But of course you can also take Latin in the qualification phase (11 and 12) and even do your Abitur in it - in writing or orally. In addition, after the 9th grade you have the opportunity to take either English or Latin in favor of Italian in the 10th to 12th grade and thereby experience directly how valuable Latin is as a basis for Italian.

The days of just “open your book, we'll translate!” Are over today, thank God! Of course, the focus is on texts that have to be carefully translated, but translation takes place in many forms, from individual to group work as well as free work and is accompanied by games, puzzles, discussions as well as films, pictures and stories from life in of antiquity. In order to get to know this better, we make ourselves a Roman breakfast every now and then according to the motto “learning by doing” and also undertake excursions “in the footsteps of the Romans” in the near and far surroundings. B. to the thermal baths in Weißenburg, to Trier and even to Rome. You will see that Latin is really fun!


Projects and excursions

Traditionally, project days take place at the CEG on the last three school days before the spring break. Since Latin is added as a new subject in the 6th grade, these days for the 6th grade are under the topic of “Roman life in the provinces”. In addition to various theory courses (e.g. Roman music, Roman writing) and practical workshops (e.g. making wax tablets, laying mosaics), a half-day excursion is also carried out. The goals are Weißenburg with the Limes Information Center, the Historical Museum in Regensburg, the Germanic National Museum and the Roman Park Ruffenhofen with the Limeseum.


Basic knowledge and curriculum Latin

You can download the Latin basic knowledge catalogs here:

Here you can go directly to the curricula for Latin:


Our Latin textbook

In grades 6, 7 and 8, i.e. in the three years of the language acquisition phase, the textbook "Campus C - new" is used at the CEG.

Clement Utz, Andrea Kammerer (Eds.)
Campus new 1 - edition C
ISBN: 978-3-661-41011-1
Clement Utz, Andrea Kammerer (Eds.)
Campus new 2 - edition C
ISBN: 978-3-661-41012-8
Clement Utz, Andrea Kammerer (Eds.)
Campus new 3 - edition C
ISBN: 978-3-661-41013-5



The publisher offers a range of resources for the textbook. They can be helpful in individual cases, but are not a prerequisite for a successful Latin career:

  • Training C - new: with learning software (= workbook)
  • Campus C - new: vocabulary training
  • Campus C - new: click & study (= digital textbook)

You can find these and other materials at www.ccbuchner.de.


Correction of homework and general information on homework

In the interests of the transparency of the corrections to school assignments, we in the Latin student council have agreed on uniform correction symbols so that students and parents can not only understand the assessment better, but also recognize individual opportunities for improvement based on the type of error. The correction symbols with corresponding tips for improvement can be found under Service downloads as a PDF file downloaded.

Further information on the design of school assignments:

  1. All school assignments have an assignment part.
  2. The translation counts three times in the grammar phase (6th, 7th, 8th JGS), twice in the reading phase, and each part of the task is single. At x.5 there is an upgrade.
  3. In the grammar phase, the translation text is closely based on the lesson and exercise texts that were dealt with in class.
  4. The task part is based on a known Latin text - or on a still unknown text with translation - for which tasks from the areas of culture and language (vocabulary and grammar) are set.


Approved Latin dictionaries

From the 10th grade (G8) you can take written exams one use the following approved dictionaries:

  • Pons dictionary for schools and studies, Latin-German, 1st edition 2016.
  • Stowasser, Latin-German School Dictionary, 1st edition 2016.
  • Der kleine Stowasser, Latin-German school dictionary (last Munich 1994).
  • Langenscheidt Large School Dictionary, Latin-German, 1st edition 2017.
  • Langenscheidt Abitur dictionary, Latin-German, 1st edition 2017.
  • Langenscheidt Abitur dictionary, Latin-German, 1st edition 2014.
  • Langenscheidt Large School Dictionary, Latin-German, exam edition, 1st edition 2009.
  • Langenscheidt's large school dictionary Latin-German, edited by E. Pertsch based on the Quantity Güthling, extended new edition (most recently Berlin / Munich / Vienna / Zurich 1983); also revision 2001.
  • Pons dictionary for schools and studies, Latin-German, 2nd revised edition 1986 / reprint 1999 / 3rd revised edition 2003 (reprints 2004-2006).
  • Pons dictionary for schools and studies, Latin-German, 1st edition 2007 / 1st edition 2012.
  • Pons Global Dictionary Latin-German, 2nd, revised edition 1986; corrected reprint 1987 [out of print].

The exam tasks are designed so that each of the dictionaries is equally helpful, i. H. there is no disadvantage or advantage in using a particular dictionary. Still, working in the classroom is easier when students work with the same dictionary; your Latin teachers therefore recommend a certain title to purchase. Just ask older classmates or high school graduates whether someone wants to sell their dictionary.


Learning tips for Latin

Dear students, dear parents,

Success in Latin depends heavily on having a good command of the building blocks of the language. Therefore, one must carefully study and review the Latin vocabulary right from the start. Here are some learning tips for this:

  • Vocabulary cards are a good method: On one side is the Latin term at the top and the vocabulary number at the bottom right, and the German equivalent on the back.
  • You can also use a Vocabulary card index sort the cards according to words that you are sure of, down to words that are not yet in place; but also parts of speech can be sorted: z. B. all nouns (sorted by declension) on a stack, all verbs (sorted by conjugation), all "small" words, etc. So you can repeat specific problem areas in a targeted manner.
  • Writes every Latin word Completely with all information (also in brackets) from the vocabulary. Always make a note of the German meanings - not just the basic meaning in bold!
  • It helps the new Words not just silent too read, but also over and over again to say out loud. Some students can memorize the vocabulary better if they move around (walking up and down can help).
  • If you can with the vocabulary discussion and the query in class pay close attention, home study will take less time.
  • Learn the words both German-Latin and Latin-German! Only when a word sits in both language directionsyou really learned it.
  • In every vocabulary there are words that are easy to remember and those that are harder for you. Build yourself to these "difficult" words "Donkey bridges“:
    • The first donkey bridge is your mother tongue: Many words in German and Latin sound similar and are related to each other, e.g. B. horrify = be happy - the fun.
    • The second donkey bridge: You can often use words from the same family of words that you have already learned, e.g. B. equus = the horse - eques = the rider. But be careful: of course you shouldn't confuse them!
    • You have to think of the third donkey bridge yourself, e.g. B. to procul = far away - “I don't like broccoli, it should be far away!” Make up a little story about the word. The funnier the story, the easier it will be for you to memorize the word.
  • Also computer can be used to learn words. There are apps and software on the Internet that can be used to train vocabulary (e.g. phase 6, www.schlaukopf.de or www.vokker.net).
  • You should better use vocabulary regularly and therefor short (ideal: 10 minutes a day) as e.g. For example, study only on the weekend and then for a long time (e.g. 60 minutes on Sunday). Always double check what you've kept in the evening.
  • After learning, you shouldn't play on the PC straight away, watch a TV program or read an exciting book - the words take time to reach your brain. Time is therefore ideal before falling asleep.
  • Don't let your parents, siblings, or friends help you Interrogate; in this way you gain security and do not let yourself be disturbed at school.
  • While learning, don't just memorize the basic form as it is given in the book, but also recite all case forms or people. If you are unsure, the form tables at the back of the grammar will help you.
  • So that you can access the vocabulary safely, you have to use it as often as possible to repeat. If you do this regularly, preparing for school assignments is no longer a problem.

Tips for checking vocabulary

  1. Do not query immediately after learning and repeat the query at intervals!
  2. It is better to ask briefly more often than seldom long!
  3. Let your child recite the vocabulary as much as they can!
  4. Ask Latin-German and German-Latin!
  5. Let us tell you all the details! (Genitive, gender, stem forms, special cases, all meanings)
  6. Never ask in order!
  7. Let your child write the vocabulary!
  8. Encourage children to think of donkey bridges!
  9. Make sure that your child always writes the new vocabulary on index cards!

Your Latin teachers at the CEG wish good luck with their work!


Students help students in Latin

Latin is no “more difficult” than any other subject, but it requires continuous and precise work. The 6th and 7th grades are particularly importantto build a solid foundation for a successful Latin career. Above all, you have to look around intensively memorizing the vocabulary To take care of. Failures in schoolwork are very common, especially in the early years of teaching Latin Vocabulary gaps and lack of accuracy in determining the shapetraced back. If the deficits cannot be remedied independently, parents and students hope for support through professional tutoring.

However, especially in those cases that are not due to illness-related gaps, it is not necessary to spend a lot of money on tutoring institutes. At the CEG there are - initiated by the parents' council - the program "Students help students", d. H. older students give younger ones to school for a comparatively low wage Private tutoring.

It is worth asking your Latin teacher and getting one Provide contact allow. We also ask students who are willing to To give tutoring in Latinto contact us.


Book tips Latin


  • Winterfeld, Henry: Caius, the rascal from ancient Rome
    This and all other Caius volumes are very popular because they take the reader into the world of a Roman schoolboy in a funny and exciting way (from 10)
  • Stöver, Hans Dieter: Quintus goes to Rome; Quintus in danger; Quintus prevails
    The author is a history expert and knows how to bring antiquity to life in numerous novels.
    also: "The last voyage of the Triton" (in the year 71 BC, at the time of the slave revolts and the pirate plague, readers set out on a dangerous journey with 17-year-old Marcus); “Daniel and Esther. The Secret of the Vestal Virgin " (an exciting kidnapping story in which only Cornelia, the chief vestal virgin, can help the twins in their search for their mother); (from 12)
  • Sutcliff, Rosemary: The Eagle of the Ninth Legion
    A story from the time of the Roman occupation of Britain (from 13)
    also: "The Return of Odysseus", "Black Ships Before Troy" (masterful retelling of Greek myths; exciting and accurate; opulent illustrations)
  • Baumann, Hans: I moved in with Hannibal (from 13)
    also: Wings for Icarus (the Daedalus legend is retold in an exciting way)
  • Lechner, Auguste: Hercules; Iliad; Aeneas
    (extremely successful, since very lively retelling of Greek and Roman legends)


  • In line "Darn cases from Rome" (or "... Pompeii") introduces each chapter into the context of an independent crime story: in "Pompeii" two children help their uncle solve criminal cases. The reader learns interesting facts about thermal baths, theaters, laundries, everyday life, etc. (In the appendix are the resolution, time tables, city maps)
  • The series "Crime scene story" involves actual historical events and authentic people. In the book "Wrong game in the arena" the children of the racing driver Scorpus want to find out who poisoned the racehorses and is thus responsible for their father's accident; also: "The secret society of scorpions"
  • The series "Detectives in Ancient Rome" combines information and tension: the non-fiction books are accompanied by the crime novels as separate issues; In order to decipher the case, the reader detective has to apply the newly acquired knowledge from the non-fiction book.
  • The British author Lindsey Davis created the Roman private detective Marcus Didius Falco, who investigated Rome in the 1st century AD, often on behalf of the emperor, and from whom there are now twenty novels (e.g. Silberschweine 1991, Bronzeschatten 1992, Kupfervenus 1993 etc.).


  • Katherine Allfrey: "They Came to Delos", "Pigeon among falcons", "The Trojan", "Aktis, the Trojan's son" (based on Greek mythology)
  • Dillon, Eilis: "In the shadow of Vesuvius" (a Greek slave boy and his Roman master experience the eruption of Vesuvius; very exciting and with a lot of information about life in the ancient city)
  • Kaiser, Maria: "Lukios", "Three Adventures in the Roman Empire". (from 12)


Internet in Latin class

On the Internet you can find very interesting and useful links about Latin lessons. Surfing is worth it! But be careful! You should be careful when researching presentations and translations: On the one hand, there are many providers who charge for their services. You can quickly get rid of several euros by clicking on “o.k.”. On the other hand, some people post information - even on ancient topics - that is only half correct or not correct at all. That is why it is said: Be critical of private information pages that do not contain any sources. Such pages, especially private student pages with presentations, should never be used unchecked and should not be used as the (only) source for your own work.

Speaking of sources: All websites that you use for presentations, specialist theses or the like. used must be given as sources (Internet address and day on which you accessed them).

You can find some serious internet addresses here:

General and further links

Latin texts



Roman everyday life

Romans in Germany / tips for trips

Lively Latin



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