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Legenda Aurea for Latin Students

This site will contain annotated texts from the Legenda Aurea along with other resources for studying the Latin lives of the saints. The site is currently under construction. To find out about new materials being added to the site, visit the BestLatin Blog.

The following blog entries have been posted with materials from the Legenda Aurea:

  1. Felicianus et Primus
  2. Georgius
  3. Iacobus apostolus minor
  4. Margarita
  5. Martha
  6. Matheus
  7. Mathias
  8. Michael
  9. Nereus, Achilleus et Domitilla
  10. Petrus Martyr
  11. Philippus
  12. Silvester
  13. Symon et Iudas
  14. Vitus

Also, while Saint Erasmus is not included in the older editions of the Legenda Aurea, you can read the blog post on his saint's day which contains a Latin version of his story: June 2 - Saint Erasmus.

In addition, the story of Daniel and the Dragon is available at the blog in conjunction with the stories of saints and their dragons: Daniel and the Dragon.

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