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An Independent Study Guide to Reading Latin / Edition 2

An Independent Study Guide to Reading Latin / Edition 2

by Peter V. Jones, Keith C. SidwellPeter V. Jones
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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 by combining the understanding of continuous texts with rigorous teaching of grammar; it provides exercises designed to develop the skills of accurate translation; 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 Independent Study Guide is intended to help students who are learning Latin on their own or with only limited access to a teacher. It contains notes on the texts that appear in the Text and Vocabulary volume, translations of all the texts, and answers to the exercises in the Grammar and Exercises volume. The book will also be useful to students in schools, universities and summer schools who have to learn Latin rapidly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107615601
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/10/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 663,897
Product dimensions: 6.77(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Peter V. 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 (Cambridge, 2015).

Keith C. Sidwell is Emeritus Professor of Latin and Greek at University College Cork, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies 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), Aristophanes the Democrat (Cambridge, 2009) and The Tipperary Hero: Dermot O'Meara's Ormonius (1615) with David Edwards (2011). As well as co-authoring the Reading Latin series with Peter Jones, he is the author of Reading Medieval Latin (Cambridge, 1995).

Table of Contents

General introduction; 1. Plautus' Aulularia; 2. Plautus' Amphitruo; 3. Early Roman history: from Aeneas to Hannibal; 4. Provincial corruption: the Verres scandal 73-71; 5. The conspiracy of Catiline in Rome 64-62; 6. Poetry and politics: Caesar to Augustus; Additional reading for sections 1B to 5G.

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