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Welcome to the Cambridge Latin Anthology

Welcome to the area of the site we are developing to support the Cambridge Latin Anthology (CLA).

Aims of the CLA
The CLA provides a wide range of poetry and prose from the Roman world for all those who are keen to develop an understanding of the authors in the original. 

Eight thematic sections of verse include works by Catullus, Virgil, Ovid, Martial, Horace, Petronius, Seneca and Lucretius.

Eight sections of adapted prose include selection from Cicero, Pliny, Caesar, Tacitus, Sallust, Apuleius and the Acts of the Apostles in the Vulgate. 

Electronic materials
Most Anthology texts now have online activities and weblinks to support their study. Use the menu on the left to choose either verse selections or prose selections.

Distance learning support for the CLA
If you would like a tutor to support you in the reading of selections from the Cambridge Latin Anthology, please visit our Independent Learning area. We run distance learning courses which you may start whenever you wish, and you may progress at a your own pace within a given time-frame. 

If you would like to study original Latin literature with a tutor, please contact the Distance Learning Manager at

Print materials
The CLA is accompanied by a Handbook for teachers, which may also be appropriate for those who wish to know a little more about the texts. Both the Anthology and the Teacher's Handbook are available from Cambridge University Press at: