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Reading Latin
Text and Vocabulary

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: October 2016
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107618701

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  • Reading Latin, first published in 1986, is a bestselling Latin course designed to help mature beginners read classical Latin fluently and intelligently. It does this in three ways: it encourages the reading of continuous texts from the start; it offers generous help with translation at every stage; and it integrates the learning of classical Latin with an appreciation of the influence of the Latin language upon English and European culture from antiquity to the present. The Text and Vocabulary, richly illustrated, consists at the start of carefully graded adaptations from original classical Latin texts. The adaptations are gradually phased out until unadulterated prose and verse can be read. The accompanying Grammar and Exercises volume completes the course, although the present volume could be used as a self-standing beginner's reader if desired. This second edition has been fully revised and updated, with a new chapter containing stories from early Roman history.

    • A bestselling course helping students to learn classical Latin at the same time as beginning to explore Latin literature
    • The second edition has been extensively revised to make the course better suited to today's students and course structures
    • Uses a fresh, modern, spacious design, making it easier to navigate, with extensive use of illustration
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107618701
    • length: 362 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • contains: 78 b/w illus. 5 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. Plautus and the Roman Comic Tradition: Section 1. Plautus' Aululāria
    Section 2. Plautus' Amphitruō
    Part II. Early Roman History: From Aeneas to Hannibal: Section 3A. Aeneas and the Trojan War
    Section 3B. Romulus and Remus
    Section 3C. The rape of Lucretia
    Section D. Hannibal
    Part III. The Demise of the Roman Republic: Section 4. Provincial corruption: the Verres scandal
    Section 5. The conspiracy of Catiline in Rome, 64–62
    Section 6. Poetry and politics: Caesar to Augustus
    Additional reading
    Total Latin-English learning vocabulary.

  • Authors

    Peter Jones, Friends of Classics
    Peter Jones was Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne until his retirement. He has written many books for the student of Latin and Greek, most recently Reading Ovid (Cambridge, 2007), Reading Virgil (Cambridge, 2011) and (with Keith Sidwell) the Reading Latin textbook series.

    Keith Sidwell, University of Calgary
    Keith Sidwell is Emeritus Professor of Latin and Greek, University College Cork and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Classics and Religion at the University of Calgary. He has written on Greek drama, later Greek literature and Neo-Latin writing; his books include Lucian: Chattering Courtesans and Other Sardonic Sketches (2004) and Aristophanes the Democrat (Cambridge, 2009). As well as co-authoring the Reading Latin series with Peter Jones, he is the author of Reading Medieval Latin (Cambridge, 1995).

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