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Horace: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader

Authors: David J. Murphy, Ronnie Ancona
Product Code: 6765
ISBN: 978-0-86516-676-9
Pages: 212
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This reader contains 203 lines of Latin selections from Horace (Satire 1.4, 103–126; 1.6, 70–92; Odes 1.5; 1.23; 1.11; 3.9; 2.10; 1.37; 1.9; 3.30). It is designed for students moving from elementary or intermediate Latin into reading the authentic Latin of Horace. Introductory materials include an overview of the life and work of Horace, bibliography, and description of Horatian meters.

Latin selections are accompanied by pre-reading materials, grammatical exercises, vocabulary notes, notes to assist reading comprehension, and other reading aids. Appendices on grammar and figures of speech and a pull-out vocabulary of words appearing frequently in Horace round out the book's innovative features.

Special Features

  • pre-reading materials help students understand underlying cultural and literary concepts
  • short explanations of grammatical and syntactical usage, with exercises
  • first version of the Latin text with transitional aids: implied words in parentheses, difficult noun-adjective pairings in different fonts, words re-ordered to facilitate comprehension
  • complete vocabulary and grammatical notes on facing pages
  • post-reading materials encourage appreciation of Horace’s style and reflection on what has been read
  • pull-out vocabulary of Latin words not annotated
  • second version of Latin text without transitional aids, but with notes

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