A bronze head of Caecilius

Stage 1: Caecilius

This first Stage introduces us to the members of the Pompeian household that we'll be following throughout Book I. At its head is Caecilius, a banker; Metella is his wife; Quintus and Lucia are their children. Meet other members of the family in the story "Cerberus".

Story explorers


Story Explorers display the stories of the CLC in an interactive format, allowing you to check vocabulary, grammar parsing and derivations.

Language activities


Sorting Words asks you to drag and drop words to sort them by meaning, case, etc.

Words Endings gives you a sentence in English together with the same sentence in Latin, but with one or more endings to be chosen from a drop down list.

Vocab Testers are against the clock, multiple choice or type in, and can be set to all words in this stage, up to this stage, etc.

Reviewing the Language exercises are digital versions of exercises towards the back of the CLC textbooks.