BC Latin Readers
Ronnie Ancona
Series Editor, BC Latin Readers

Ronnie Ancona is the author of Time and the Erotic in Horace's Odes (1994), Horace: Selected Odes and Satire 1.9 (1999, 2nd ed. 2005), and Writing Passion: A Catullus Reader (2004), coeditor of Gendered Dynamics in Latin Love Poetry (2005), editor of A Concise Guide to Teaching Latin Literature (2007), coauthor of A Horace Workbook (2005) and Horace: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader (2008). Her research interests include Latin lyric poetry, women in Greece and Rome, and Latin pedagogy. She is currently Professor of Classics at Hunter College and The Graduate Center (CUNY). She is coeditor of a series on women in antiquity, Oxford University Press, formerly from Routledge. A winner of the 2009 APA Award for excellence in teaching at the college level, she will serve as APA Vice President for Education, 2010-14.

From the Series Editor:
The BC Latin Readers series grew out of a year-long exploration of what teachers of advanced college-level Latin students wanted and needed in the area of textbooks. The answer was short books written by experts, incorporating the best of scholarship and pedagogy, with well annotated selections and vocabulary. The short format allows teachers to use the books as they see fit, using several in a single course for rapid reading or fewer for students with less experience, or using one or two in conjunction with other longer textbooks. While aimed at the advanced college level, we expect the series to be attractive for intermediate-level college students, secondary school students doing advanced Latin work, post-baccalaureate students, and even graduate students.

The books can be mixed and matched to provide a variety of Latin reading opportunities. For example, a course on Vergil might add the Lucan volume to read selections from a later epic. A course on Roman Comedy might require an entire play of Plautus or Terence and then selections from our Plautus and/or Terence volumes. A course on the Roman Historians might use the volumes on Sallust, Tacitus, Caesar, Livy, and Suetonius, or the Roman Army. Teachers will have more freedom to design, revise, or add to their Latin courses using these volumes.

A particular pleasure for me in editing the series has been discovering outstanding Latin scholars who are also committed to pedagogy. The series authors will provide Latin students and teachers with exciting, user-friendly, and reliable guides to their topics.

Ronnie Ancona, Hunter College and the Graduate Center (CUNY)