This book is the second and final part of L’Homond’s famous Latin reader De Viris Illustribus a Romulo ad Augustum, excerpting Roman history from Lucius Scipio Asiaticus to the end of the life of Augustus Caesar. The value of this particular edition is that it arranges these simplified Latin stories about significant Roman figures in such a way as to help students learn to read in phrases. The Acceleration Reader format breaks down sentences into parts that invite individual “acts of understanding.” It is important that Latin students attain the ability to register the meanings of individual words, but it is just as important that they practice learning how to see and take larger and larger units of meaning together. Typographically isolating certain phrases helps students not just to comprehend the content but also to become more aware of the structures that are typical of Latin. The translation offered here helps students learn “what means what” in a format (“pari passu”) that allows for convenient and ready reference: no time is wasted looking elsewhere for help or vocabulary assistance. This arrangement aims at encouraging students with a repeated experience of success in small victories. This style of presentation supports the extremely important task of learning to comprehend the Latin sequentially, and it is also enormously helpful for diagnostics, that is, for pinning down the sources of difficulties. It becomes quite clear exactly where students have trouble registering some meaning. Learners need not know much of the theory and morphology before they plunge into such texts. Grammatical terms, vocabulary, and various kinds of usage are absorbed on the way and strengthened with each re-reading (re-comprehending) of the text. A continuous Latin text is provided at the end to help students practice the smooth integration of their work. Of course, these swift and memorable narratives will also help to create a valuable framework for understanding Roman history.