I couldn’t resist quoting from today’s Dante canto in the title of this article:
“ed elli avea del cul fatto trombetta”
Which Longfellow translates as:
“And he had made a trumpet of his rump”
Farting devils are your reward for having reached Canto XXI of Dante’s Inferno!
(If you’ve been putting off starting, head over to our Literature page for medieval thrills and gore!)
As promised on Friday, today we have a new Italian easy reader ebook in our online shop.
It’s L’imperatore e i giochi, intermediate level, and rather fun!
Here’s the blurb from the shop:
‘The philosopher’, Marco Aurelio (121 – 180 CE), was the last of the ‘Five Good Emperors’ who ruled during the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace and stability.
Join him and his son as they head off to the Colosseum for an afternoon of ‘entertainment’ – watching gladiators fight to the death.
The boy can’t wait! But his father is less than enthusiastic…
The parents amongst you will no doubt recognise this – another dull Saturday afternoon watching slaves murder each other so as to keep the kids quiet and away from the PlayStation for an hour or two.
Sigh! What tedium, when we could be sitting somewhere quite with a nice goblet of wine and a scroll of Greek philosophy…
Così. We did say we wanted kids. No idea what we could have been thinking…
Anyway, download the free sample chapter (.pdf) at least, so as to get an idea of the level and format of the material.
Then, if you like it, head over to our online shop and get the full version of L’imperatore e i giochi.
This week it’s on offer at just £5.99 – from next week, it’ll sell for the standard easy reader price of £7.99.
- .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
- .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
- 8 chapters to read and listen to
- Comprehension questions to check your understanding
- Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
- Suitable for students at any level
- Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)
Your e-book will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your purchase.
Too hard? Too easy?
You’ll find plenty of more suitable options on the Catalog page, all with links to free sample chapters – just click!
A mercoledì, allora.
You won’t forget to read/listen to Saturday’s free bulletin of ‘Easy’ Italian news, will you?