Commentaries on Latin Letters

UVM Student Commentaries

These commentaries provide rather complete comments on grammar and full vocabulary lists (unless otherwise noted). Translation is eschewed in favor of describing the grammar of difficult passages (more).

Most of these commentaries started out as assignments in Latin classes at the University of Vermont. Prof. Jacques Bailly revised the students' versions. He takes full responsibility for (and would like to hear about) the mistakes that remain (contact him at If you want to submit your own commentaries on letters, please contact Dr. Bailly about the process.

UVM Commentaries

The following letter was submitted to J. Bailly, anonymously reviewed, and revised prior to posting. Further submissions should be e-mailed to