Distant Lands (Telling Tales in Latin, Bk. 2)
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Distant Lands is a companion volume to Lorna Robinson's Telling Tales in Latin. Also narrated by the poet Ovid, who tells the tale of his own exile, along with more well-loved tales from his Metamorphoses.
Introducing readers to the history of Ovid's life and exile, as well as an introduction to the geography of the Roman Empire, Distant Lands will engage pupils in stories such as Lycaon, the wild man who became a wolf, and Pyramus and Thisbe, the love-struck pair who whisper through a crack in their adjoining wall. These stories are woven into Ovid's account of his last night in Rome, his dramatic journey across the seas, and the strangeness of the new world that he discovers.
Soham De s illustrations bring Ovid's stories alive and make learning Latin an imaginative journey of discovery while Lorna Robinson outlines how Latin is the basis for English grammar, unlocking the complexities of learning English (and other languages) along the way. Each story is accompanied with creative activities that update the stories around contemporary issues from history, geography, philosophy and literature.