Reading Latin: Text and Vocabulary

Reading Latin: Text and Vocabulary

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Peter Jones
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 10/20/2016
EAN 9781107618701, ISBN10: 1107618703

Paperback, 366 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 2.1 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

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.

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.