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Minimus is a unique Latin course for younger children.


It's based on a real family who lived at Vindolanda in 100AD: Flavius, the fort commander, his wife Lepidina, their three children, assorted household slaves, their cat Vibrissa - and Minimus the mouse.


It is designed to be taught by non-specialists.

Minimus was designed for children aged 7-10. Since publication in 1999, it has been used by students aged 4-97! It is used in so many different situations, from a timetabled subject compulsory for all, to lunchtime and after-school clubs. It is used in some secondary schools, particularly for those struggling with language learning; as enrichment material for some students and, during the 2020 pandemic, we have been contacted by a large number of homeschooling parents who want to give their children the opportunity to learn some Latin.


Resources can be found on this website and at

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