ISBN13:978-0198721215 ISBN10: 0198721218 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0198147466 ISBN10: 0198147465
Summary: Filling a major gap in the literature, this useful collection of Latin prose offers ninety-six short passages ranging from the second century B.C. to the sixth century A.D. The book allows students to sample a wide variety of Latin prose texts and illustrates both development and generic differences. Each text is accompanied by a short introduction and brief notes that explain difficult words and draw attention to linguistic and stylistic points. The selections inclu
de works by Cato the Censor, C. Gracchus, the annalists, Cicero, Sallust, Livy, Tacitus, Seneca, Vitruvius, and Pliny; some early Patristic texts; and extracts from the Vulgate. Chosen for their diversity and interesting content, the passages are completely accessible to both teachers and students of Latin language and literature, making this anthology invaluable in the teaching and study of Latin prose composition.
Summary: Filling a major gap in the literature, this useful collection of Latin prose offers ninety-six short passages ranging from the second century B.C. to the sixth century A.D. The book allows students to sample a wide variety of Latin prose texts and illustrates both development and generic differences. Each text is accompanied by a short introduction and brief notes that explain difficult words and draw attention to linguistic and stylistic points. The selections include works by Cato the Censor, C. Gracchus, the annalists, Cicero, Sallust, Livy, Tacitus, Seneca, Vitruvius, and Pliny; some early Patristic texts; and extracts from the Vulgate. Chosen for their diversity and interesting content, the passages are completely accessible to both teachers and students of Latin language and literature, making this anthology invaluable in the teaching and study of Latin prose composition. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:90 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Oxford University Press Published: 11/28/1990 International: No
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Russell, D. A. : St John's College, Oxford University
"A very useful and informative anthology....Graduate students could be left to their own devices with the collection, and the anthology might serve as an excellent introductory survey."
--New England Classical Newsletter
"First-rate useful introduction to Latin prose in a variety of styles. Also makes an excellent second-year reader."
--Dirk Obbink, Barnard College
"An excellent collection of texts, sensibly presented, which provides a sound introduction to the range of styles found in Latin prose. The selections are not only important to the understanding of Roman history and culture, but intrinsically interesting."
--Christina H. Roseman, Seattle Pacific University
"Well chosen and interesting texts. Excellent background notes to introduce each Latin excerpt. Ideal for our purposes."
--Robert Lager, University of Southern Alabama
"A good all-purpose anthology for intermediate level Latin courses. Makes for a convenient survey of important authors."
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