Ars Amatoria

Author: Ovid,Christopher M. Brunelle

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199987337

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 144

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In all of ancient literature there is nothing quite like the Ars Amatoria, Ovid's guide to seduction. He devotes Book 3 to teaching the women of Augustan Rome how to find, catch, and keep a male lover. Along with generous portions of wit and absurdity, his text contains a wealth of cultural references, highlighting Rome's architecture, theatres, gladiatorial spectacles, temples, baths, men's and women's clothing, hairstyles, cosmetics, music, poetry-reading, letter-writing, games, slavery, parties, sexuality, and sex. This last and longest book of Ovid's most notorious work helps us see ancient Rome in a new light. Ars Amatoria Book 3 is the first volume in the Oxford Greek and Latin College Commentaries series. ABOUT THE SERIES Series Editors: Barbara Weiden Boyd, Bowdoin College, Stephen Esposito, Boston University, and Mary Lefkowitz, Wellesley College The Oxford Greek and Latin College Commentaries are designed for students in intermediate or advanced Greek orLatin. Each volume includes a comprehensive introduction, and, on facing pages, the ancient text, a running vocabulary, and succinct notes focusing on grammar and syntax, distinctive features of style, and essential context. FORTHCOMING VOLUMES Selected Letters from Pliny the Younger's Epistulae Jacqueline Carlon, Boston University Suetonius's Life of Augustus Darryl Phillips, Connecticut College Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus Stephen Esposito, Boston University

Aristophanes' Wasps

Author: Kenneth Rothwell

Publisher: Oxford Greek and Latin College

ISBN: 0190907401

Category: Drama

Page: 264

View: 681


Aristophanes' Wasps (422 B.C.) is an entertaining comedy that plunges us into the life of a family in classical Athens, while treating themes that readers of any time and place can appreciate. A father and son argue about politics, household servants try to please their master, a disruptive gang of the father's friends decide to intervene, a dog becomes a lightning-rod for his antics in the kitchen, attempts are made at reform and reconciliation, and it all ends with a drinking party that goes disastrously wrong. The father, Philocleon, and his friends, the chorus of wasp-like old men for whom the play is named, are some of the great creations of comic drama. The characters of the Wasps make constant references to the everyday world they are living in: its political demagogues, court system, religious rituals, social niceties, class distinctions, diseases, clothes, food, toilets, paychecks, geography, weather, household items, literary and mythological allusions, military experiences, and much more. These references give the play its immediacy, but their unfamiliarity to modern students can pose a challenge. This edition provides a full introduction devoted to the political, social, and literary background of the play, as well as notes to the text explaining historical details.

Greek Grammar

Author: Herbert Weir Smyth,Gordon M. Messing

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674362505

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 784

View: 6415


Sponsored by the Department of Classics of Harvard University, a revised edition of the late Professor Smythâe(tm)s A Greek Grammar for Colleges is now available. All necessary corrections have been made, and the book retains the form which has long made it the most complete and valuable work of its kind. In this descriptive grammar the author offers a treatment of Greek syntax which is exceptionally rich as well subtle and varied.

Latin laughs

a production of Plautus' Poenulus

Author: John H. Starks,Matthew Panciera

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 9780865163232

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 129

View: 7055


-- Introduction-- Facing vocabulary-- Edited text with notes-- Oral exercises-- Glossary

The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary

Author: James Morwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198642275

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 357

View: 708


The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary is a thoroughly revised edition of the classic Routledge Latin Dictionary The work has been extensively updated by James Morwood, Head of Classics at Harrow School, and one of the authors of the extremely successful Oxford Latin Course. More up-to-date and comprehensive than any of its rivals, it offers: * Over 50,000 entries and over 120,000 definitions * Botanical terms and Church Latin * A useful grammar section * Full grammatical information about each Latin word * Details of conjugation for Latin verbs * Indication of differences in meaning, style, and context in cases of ambiguity * The latest research into the Latin language * Comprehensive marking of vowel length as a guide to classical pronunciation * Full appendices of historical personalities, mythological characters, and geographical names

Oxford Latin Course

Author: M. G. Balme,James Morwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195212037

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 157

View: 3859


Designed for North American students, this special version of the Oxford Latin Course combines the best features of both modern and traditional methods of Latin teaching, providing an exciting, stimulating introduction and approach to Latin based on the reading of original texts. In thisfour-volume North American edition, the order of declensions corresponds to customary U.S. usage and the spelling is Americanized. In addition, it offers full-color illustrations and photographs throughout Parts I and II and an expanded Teacher's Book with translations for each part. Part IV is areader consisting of extracts from Caesar, Cicero, Catullus, Virgil, Livy, and Ovid.The Oxford Latin Course, 2/e has been carefully designed to maximize student interest, understanding, and competence. It features a clearer presentation of grammar, revised narrative passages, new background sections, more emphasis on daily life and on the role of women, a greater number and varietyof exercises, and review chapters and tests. Each chapter opens with a set of cartoons with Latin captions that illustrate new grammar points. A Latin reading follows, with new vocabulary highlighted in the margins and follow-up exercises that focus on reading comprehension and grammatical analysis.A background essay in English concludes each chapter. Covering a variety of topics--from history to food, fromslavery to travel, these engaging essays present a well-rounded picture of Augustan Rome.The Oxford Latin Course, Second Edition offers today's students and teachers an exceptionally engaging and attractive introduction to the language, literature, and culture of Rome--one that builds skills effectively and is exciting to use.

The Works of Lucy Hutchinson

The translation of Lucretius. Vol. I

Author: Lucy Hutchinson,Reid Barbour,David Norbrook

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199693832

Category: Didactic poetry, Latin

Page: 796

View: 3776


This is the first of a four-volume edition of the writings of Lucy Hutchinson. Hutchinson's translation of Lucretius's classical epic 'De Rerum Natura' is provided alongside the Latin text she used. The detailed commentary and full introduction illuminate the translation and its contexts.

Readings and vocabulary

Author: Maurice Balme,M. G. Balme,James Morwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199862979

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 185

View: 2014


Adapted to better meet the needs of American college students, The Oxford Latin Course, College Edition, retains its trademark reading-based approach, but does so now in two companion volumes--Readings and Vocabulary and Grammar, Exercises, Context--that cover all of the topics essential to a first-year Latin course. OTHER NEW FEATURES: * Streamlined organization that focuses more closely on the life of the Roman poet Horace * Additional and more robust grammar explanations * Revised cartoons--completely redrawn for a college audience--that illustrate grammar points and provide students with "visual vignettes" * A revised narrative that corresponds to customary U.S. usage and Americanized spelling * A Companion Website at containing grammar and syntax drills, flashcards for vocabulary review, phonetic pronunciations, and instructional materials

Ars Amatoria, Or the Art of Love

Latin Text and English Prose

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523657971


Page: 168

View: 3357


Contains BOTH the original Latin text of Ovid's Ars Amatoria AND a literal English prose translation with copious footnotes.

A New Latin Primer Workbook

Author: Associate Professor of Classics and General Humanities Mary C English,Georgia L. Irby,Associate Professor of Classical Studies Georgia L Irby

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190266981


Page: 432

View: 9783


Designed to accompany A New Latin Primer by Mary C. English and Georgia L. Irby, this Workbook features a variety of drills, additional practice sentences, directed English-to-Latin translation practice, and word games to reinforce grammar, vocabulary, and culture. A New Latin Primer Workbook includes one lesson for each corresponding lesson in the text (including the Introduction), and six Review Lessons (one for every six lessons in the text). Each Review Lesson provides a summary of the concepts covered in the previous six lessons--with simple examples in English and Latin to illustrate those concepts--a consolidated list of required vocabulary, additional grammar drills and passages of authentic Latin for translation practice, and a crossword puzzle whose clues are drawn from the passages, examples, and cultural essays of the six lessons. Students will find the additional drills and practice sentences helpful in mastering challenging concepts. Many of the translation sentences are light-hearted, and the authors encourage students to devise their own contexts for these sentences and to compose their own practice sentences or more formal compositions. Featuring a flexible format that can be easily adapted to specific needs or learning environments, this workbook is an indispensable resource for instructors and students. Save your students 20% by packaging it with A New Latin Primer for use in your course.

Searching for Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet

Author: Philip Freeman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393242242

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

View: 9948


An exploration of the fascinating poetry, life, and world of Sappho, including a complete translation of all her poems. For more than twenty-five centuries, all that the world knew of the poems of Sappho—the first woman writer in literary history—were a few brief quotations preserved by ancient male authors. Yet those meager remains showed such power and genius that they captured the imagination of readers through the ages. But within the last century, dozens of new pieces of her poetry have been found written on crumbling papyrus or carved on broken pottery buried in the sands of Egypt. As recently as 2014, yet another discovery of a missing poem created a media stir around the world. The poems of Sappho reveal a remarkable woman who lived on the Greek island of Lesbos during the vibrant age of the birth of western science, art, and philosophy. Sappho was the daughter of an aristocratic family, a wife, a devoted mother, a lover of women, and one of the greatest writers of her own or any age. Nonetheless, although most people have heard of Sappho, the story of her lost poems and the lives of the ancient women they celebrate has never been told for a general audience. Searching for Sappho is the exciting tale of the rediscovery of Sappho’s poetry and of the woman and world they reveal.

Bradley's Arnold Latin Prose Composition

Author: Thomas Kerchever Arnold

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 0865165955

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 450

View: 5941


A newly revised and typeset edition of one of the most popular textbooks used for review of grammar and for writing Latin composition. The main justification for composing Latin prose is that it is an invaluable means of acquiring a real mastery of the language. Progress is made as the language is used as a medium of expression. This book is appropriate for those who already have a basic command of the Latin language.

The Church Year in Limericks

Author: Christopher M. Brunelle

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0944529747

Category: Poetry

Page: 85

View: 9669


The Church Year in Limericks is the result of my desire to start choir rehearsals in a new way. Some choir directors simply launch in, others start with an announcement or a short prayer; I wanted to find something that would engage the choir’s attention, provide a comment on the day’s music or the week’s activities, and set a creative challenge for myself. Like an Advent calendar or a box of chocolates, The Church Year in Limericks is not meant to be enjoyed all at once. Each stanza exists on its own, and reading the entire collection straight through diminishes the individuality of its separate parts. Think of this book instead as a sort of hymnal, in which all the hymns happen to be written in the same meter but each one serves a different purpose in worship: contemplation, inspiration, insight, comfort, joy. Yes, there is perhaps a higher quotient of lively word play here than in a regular hymnal, but that’s all the more reason to appreciate each limerick for itself. - Christopher M. Brunelle

The Erotic Poems

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141913940

Category: Poetry

Page: 464

View: 5386


This collection of Ovid's poems deals with the whole spectrum of sexual desire, ranging from deeply emotional declarations of eternal devotion to flippant arguments for promiscuity. In the Amores, Ovid addresses himself in a series of elegies to Corinna, his beautiful, elusive mistress. The intimate and vulnerable nature of the poet revealed in these early poems vanishes in the notorious Art of Love, in which he provides a knowing and witty guide to sexual conquest - a work whose alleged obscenity led to Ovid's banishment from Rome in AD 8. This volume also includes the Cures for Love, with instructions on how to terminate a love affair, and On Facial Treatment for Ladies, an incomplete poem on the art of cosmetics.

A Little Latin Reader

Author: Mary C. English,Georgia Lynette Irby-Massie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199846221

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 187

View: 3356


This book is designed primarily for use in beginning and intermediate Latin classes at the undergraduate level (semesters 1-4 of college Latin). This Latin reader will present passages of 3-10 lines taken from Classical authors (including Caesar, Catullus, Cicero, Martial, Ovid, Vergil, etc. and inscriptions. The selections will consist of lively unadapted passages suitable for elementary and intermediate level Latin students. These passages will be annotated in such a way that instructors can use them in a wide variety of classroom settings. The selections will be arranged to emphasize certain points of grammar and syntax (case use: Nominative, Genitive, Dative, Accusative, and Ablative; Pronouns; Ablative Absolutes; Relative Clauses; Indirect Statement; Subordinate Clauses; Subjunctive Verbs; and Conditionals). The arrangement of topics and the length of the passages is intended to provide the highest degree of flexibility in the classroom: a single selection could provide additional practice in syntax and translation during the first or last few minutes of a class session; a series of selections could provide the foundation of a class meeting; selections could be used for practice and/or testing in translating at sight; or the entire reader could be used as the foundation of a comprehensive review and transition into intermediate and advanced Latin. In essence, this reader will expose students of Latin to extended passages of unadapted Latin from a wide variety of important authors at the earliest stage in language instruction. This early exposure to Classical authors will enable students to transition more easily from beginning and intermediate Latin textbooks to authentic Latin prose and poetry.

Delia and Nemesis

The Elegies of Albius Tibullus

Author: Tibullus,George W. Shea

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761812265

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 149

View: 9124


Delia and Nemesis - The Elegies of Albius Tibullus provides an introduction to the first-century Latin Poet, Albius Tibullus, whose charming poetry ranks among the most delicate and sophisticated verse produced in the Augustan age. The author presents the material so that readers unfamiliar with the Latin language and history can access it easily. The book introduces Tibullus and discusses his poetic sensibility and technique. Each of his sixteen elegies is treated in a separate chapter consisting of an introduction to provide the reader with the needed historical and mythological information, and a new verse translation. Literary commentaries discussing the structure of the elegies, the poet's literary strategies and suggested readings of the text follow each translation enabling the reader to obtain a full understanding and appreciation for his work.

Pliny's Women

Constructing Virtue and Creating Identity in the Roman World

Author: Jacqueline M. Carlon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521761328

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 5210


Pliny's Women offers a comprehensive consideration of the many women who appear in the letters of Pliny the Younger. Combining detailed prosopography with close literary analysis, Jacqueline Carlon examines the identities of the women whom Pliny includes and how they and the men with whom they are associated contribute both to this presentation of exemplary Romans and particularly to his own self-promotion. Virtually all of the named women in Pliny's nine-book corpus are considered. They form six distinct groups: those associated with opposition to the principate; the family of Pliny's mentor, Corellius Rufus; his own family members; women involved in testamentary disputes; ideal wives; and women of unseemly character. Detailed analysis of each letter mentioning women includes the identity of its recipient and everyone named within, its disposition within the collection, Pliny's language and style, and its significance to our perception of the changing social fabric of the early principate.

Plutarch Against Colotes

A Lesson in History of Philosophy

Author: Eleni Kechagia

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199597235

Category: History

Page: 359

View: 8366


Kechagia rehabilitates Plutarch as a thinker and historian of philosophy by offering a critical analysis of Against Colotes, an anti-Epicurean treatise in which Plutarch discusses some of the most important philosophical theories. The book argues that Plutarch produces insightful philosophical interpretations of past theories.

Ovid's Amores, Book One

A Commentary

Author: Caroline A. Perkins,Maureen B. Ryan

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 080618633X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 264

View: 7969


Students of Latin have long enjoyed the poetry of Ovid, but his love poems, aptly titled Amores, have proved more difficult to introduce into the classroom. Curricular changes and increased appreciation of sophisticated love poetry are finally making room for the Amores. This edition of the first book of the Amores—the only one available for both intermediate- and advanced-level classes—addresses the needs of students of varying abilities and experience, helping them comprehend, and more fully enjoy, the rich complexities of Ovid's poetry. In their introduction to the volume, Maureen B. Ryan and Caroline A. Perkins recount Ovid's career as a poet, describe the elegiac genre, and explain elegiac meter and style. For the Latin text, they briefly introduce each poem, acquainting students with relevant subject matter and themes. Their commentary provides helpful notes clarifying grammatical constructions, word order, ellipsis, and other complexities of the Latin language that can challenge even the most experienced student. On the assumption that students will gain skills as they work through each poem, Ryan and Perkins give extensive and repeated assistance at the beginning of the text, tapering off as the student's facility increases. Throughout their commentary, they highlight thematic points of interest; explain mythological, cultural, and literary allusions; and stress the importance of Ovid's literary innovations. In addition to the critical apparatus accompanying each poem, this volume features a glossary of literary terms, a comprehensive Latin-to-English vocabulary, and an up-do-date bibliography.