Latin Scansion helps anyone learn how to accurately scan Latin poetry. Its simple and intuitive interface means it is easy to pick up but impossible to put down. Built with the Latin Advanced Placement® curriculum in mind, Latin Scansion has the Advanced Placement selection of lines from Vergil's Aeneid loaded right into the App with more free content planned for future updates.


- Simple touch interface to mark long and short syllables
- Receive immediate color-coded feedback
- Two modes: marathon and timed
- Start at any line in marathon mode (great for educators or students looking to practice a specific set of lines)
- Options of 2, 5, or 10 minutes in timed mode
- Advanced Placement selections from the Aeneid reading built into the App
- Earn score multipliers for getting streaks of correct marks in a row
- Unlock achievements and beat your high scores

What's New

Version 1.12

-iOS 9 Compatibility
-Fixed redundant streak awards
-Minor style updates
-Rome wasn't built in a day

Ratings and Reviews

Great app for scanning practice

Classics enthusiast

This is a great app for practicing reading and scanning Latin verse. The app only has Vergil's Aeneid, so it's great for anyone who wants to practice dactylic hexameter. The only ways this app could be improved is the addition of vocabulary and grammar notes or some other Latin works. Besides that, I'm very happy with this app and would like to see more available in the future.

Simple and Easy


Simple app to help review Aeneid Latin Scansion.

I use it to check my work after doing scansion out on paper.

A good beginning for basic scansion


The user is presented with a line of Latin text from the beginning of the Aeneid. Touch a button to mark a syllable as long; touch another to mark it as short. Points are accumulated, achievements are unlocked, and there are two different game plays.

While looking at a line of text, scanning proceeds from left to right. The syllable being worked on is highlighted, which eliminates the need for the user to identify the syllable in the first place. There is no need for the user to identify elisions, to mark feet, identify caesurae, etc. Finally, the last syllable of a line is not marked and is not counted toward points. In this regard the app is a basic scansion quiz tool, since it asks the user to identify a discreet syllable as long or short -- nothing else.

There is no opportunity to input additional lines or additional meters. Thus the user is only able to work with Vergil's Aeneid. The user also must work from left to right.

As a Latin teacher, I'd like to see this app developed so that: the user can input other texts and other meters; the user can identify elisions; the user can mark feet; the user can mark caesurae; the user can identify all syllables of a line; the user can work on a line in any order (left-right, right-left, jumping around). Ideally these (plus other features) could be turned on/off in a preferences panel, so the user could start with super-easy settings and work up to super-hard settings.


The Pericles Group, LLC
17.2 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014


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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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