Minimus Pupil’s Book


Author(s):Barbara Bell

A lively introduction to Latin for children aged 7 and over.

SKU: 9780521659604 Category: Tags: ,

Join in the fun with Minimus - a mix of myths, stories, grammar support and historical background! This pupil's book is a lively, colourful introduction to the Latin language and the culture of Roman Britain. A fun way to teach English grammar, it is ideal for cross-curricular activities.


  • Develops language awareness and helps pupils with the basics of English by identifying common Latin roots.
  • With a mix of myths, stories and historical background, Minimus supports cross-curricular activities including geography, history, RE and art.
  • Roman Britain is bought to life as myths, stories and illustrations give children a meaningful insight into a different culture and time.
  • The teacher's resource book contains English translations of the Latin passages, photocopiable worksheets and full teaching notes to support the non-specialist teacher.
  • The cassette and CD feature readings and extracts to help with pronunciation and contain lively readings of the Latin text to help motivate pupils.
  • Many schools have introduced Latin to their pupils through lunch of after-school clubs. For advice on setting up a Latin club email Minimus author, Barbara Bell:


1. Meet the family
2. Food, glorious food
3. Work, work, work
4. The best days of your life
5. Romans and Britons
6. Off to town
7. The military machine
8. Time for a bath
9. The soldier's life
10. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
11. Some sad news
12. Gods! Hear our prayers.

Additional information

Weight 0.23 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 26.5 × 0.5 cm