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The Poems of Catullus (Oxford World's Classics)
The Poems of Catullus (Oxford World's Classics)
by Catullus
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In this edition of Catullus's poetry, Lee provides a new, reliable text for the scholar and a facing page translation--as faithful to the Latin as possible--for students and the general reader. In addition to a wide selection of Catallus's lyrics... (read more)

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The Offense of Love: Ars Amatoria, Remedia Amoris, and Tristia 2 (Wisconsin Studies in Classics)
The Offense of Love: Ars Amatoria, Remedia Amoris, and Tristia 2 (Wisconsin Studies in Classics)
by Ovid
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Latin plays were written for audiences whose gender perspectives and expectations were shaped by life in Rome, and the crowds watching the plays included both female citizens and female slaves. Relationships between men and women, ideas of masculinity... (read more)

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Aeneas to Augustus: A Beginning Latin Reader for College Students, Second Edition
Aeneas to Augustus: A Beginning Latin Reader for College Students, Second Edition
by Mason Hammond
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Roman history in Latin readings sustained by English prefaces and generous annotation, Aeneas to Augustus is paper-bound and lithographed from typescript while practice tests its effectiveness. Prose (Part I) and poetry (Part II)--each Part a term's work... (read more)

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The Georgics of Virgil
The Georgics of Virgil
by Virgil
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John Dryden called Virgil's Georgics, written between 37 and 30 B.C.E., "the best poem by the best poet." The poem, newly translated by the poet and translator David Ferry, is one of the great songs, maybe the greatest we have, of human accomplishment in... (read more)

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Cicero: Letters to Atticus: Vol 1
Cicero: Letters to Atticus: Vol 1
by Cicero
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A renowned edition, containing text, apparatus, translation and full commentary.... (read more)

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Plautus: Amphitruo (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)
Plautus: Amphitruo (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)
by Plautus
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Plautus' comedy Menaechmi was the main inspiration for Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. In this edition Dr. Gratwick provides a newly constituted text, a commentary for students giving help with language and context, and an introduction that sheds new... (read more)

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Harrius Potter Et Philosophi Lapis - Latin Editon: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harrius Potter Et Philosophi Lapis - Latin Editon: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
by J K Rowling
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Practice Latin and Welsh with Harry Potter in two adventures for young linguists. In 2004, Harry will add Greek and Irish to his growing linguistic skills, and young readers can collect them all.... (read more)

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Virgil: Aeneid IV
Virgil: Aeneid IV
by Virgil
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Edited with introduction, notes and vocabulary by H. E. Gould & J. L... (read more)

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Plutarch: Lives of Pompey, Caesar, Cicero: A Companion to the Penguin Translation
Plutarch: Lives of Pompey, Caesar, Cicero: A Companion to the Penguin Translation
by Plutarch
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In the English-speaking world most readers come to Plutarch through the Penguin translations, and this companion aims to give help to readers of this subtle and complex writer. The introduction gives brief details of Plutarch's life and works, his... (read more)

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Regulus (Latin)
Regulus (Latin)
by Antoine De Saint Exupery
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In 2000 Harcourt proudly reissued Antoine de Saint-Exupandeacute;ry's masterpiece, The Little Prince, in a sparkling new format. Newly translated by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Howard, this timeless classic was embraced by critics and readers... (read more)

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Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library #26: Ysengrimus
Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library #26: Ysengrimus
by Jill Mann
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The twelfth-century Latin beast epic Ysengrimus is one of the great comic masterpieces of the Middle Ages. It recounts the persecution of the wolf Ysengrimus--who represents a hybrid abbot-bishop--by his archenemy Reynard the fox. The narrative's details... (read more)

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The Complete Elegies of Sextus Propertius (Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation)
The Complete Elegies of Sextus Propertius (Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation)
by Sextus Propertius
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"It is good to have these supple, lucid renderings of Propertius which well capture the complexity of his brilliant elegies through another artist's virtuosity. Katz's translation should do much to preserve the reputation of one of Rome's most important... (read more)

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Odes of Horace
Odes of Horace
by Horace
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The Latin poet Horace is, along with his friend Virgil, the most celebrated of the poets of the reign of the Emperor Augustus, and, with Virgil, the most influential. These marvelously constructed poems with their unswerving clarity of vision and their... (read more)

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Catullus: Selections (Student Guide)
Catullus: Selections (Student Guide)
by Gaius Valerius Catullus
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-- Introduction on Catullus and his literary/historical/social context -- Line-by-line vocabulary grammatical, and background notes, same page and facing -- Description of all the meters -- Metrical terms tropes, and rhetorical figures defined, with... (read more)

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Harrius Potter Et Camera Secretorum: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harrius Potter Et Camera Secretorum: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
by J. K. Rowling
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Following the success of Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis comes a Latin edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second novel in the phenomenally successful saga of wizard-in-training Harry Potter. After a miserable summer with his... (read more)

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Ovid - Metamorphoses, Bk. 1
Ovid - Metamorphoses, Bk. 1
by Ovid
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This intermediate reader offers text, vocabulary, and notes that are both informative and entertaining. The notes focus on fine points of grammar and rhetoric, shades of meaning, and allusions to both classical and modern literature.... (read more)

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The Epistles of Horace: Bilingual Edition
The Epistles of Horace: Bilingual Edition
by David Ferry
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My aim is to take familiar things and make Poetry of them, and do it in such a way That it looks as if it was as easy as could be For anybody to do it . . . the power of making A perfectly wonderful thing out of nothing much. --from "The Art of Poetry... (read more)

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Cicero: Pro P. Sulla Oratio
Cicero: Pro P. Sulla Oratio
by Marcus Tullius Cicero
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This is a full-scale scholarly edition of Cicero's speech in defense of P. Cornelius Sulla, delivered in 62 BC. It contains an introduction, a newly established Latin text, a commentary and appendices. The introduction includes a reassessment of Sulla's... (read more)

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Latin Proverbs
Latin Proverbs
by Waldo E. (edt) Sweet
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- 1,188 quotations in Latin, translated into English - Approximately 100 authors, ancient to contemporary - Quotations from ancient authors and the Bible; state and institutional mottoes; legal phrases - Interactive companion CD-Rom also available, for... (read more)

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Georgics
Georgics
by Virgil
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Virgil's affectionate poem of the land brings us the disappointments as well as the rewards of the countryman's year-round devotion to his crops, his vines and olives, livestock great and small, and the complex society of his bees. Part agricultural... (read more)

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