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Latina Mythica II Troia Capta

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By author: Bonnie A. Catto
Product Code: 8253
ISBN: 978-0-86516-825-1
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Take a trip into the myths and battles of the Trojan War. Dress in drag or pretend madness to avoid the fight; join the aristeia of Diomedes; follow Odysseus as he steals the Palladium; and more. This book offers students the opportunity to enjoy not only the story of the Iliad but the myths before and after in the Trojan Cycle— all in Latin epic style. Latina Mythica II: Troia Capta has twenty chapters. The first two chapters cover mythical material that occurs well before the action of the Iliad. Then, after including much of the action of the Iliad itself, the book concludes with two chapters telling the stories beyond the epic to give a more complete sense of the myth of Troy. It is designed for students who have completed the study of Latin grammar, usually one year of college or two to three years of high school. Facing-page grammatical/vocabulary notes boost reading speed and reader confidence.


An introduction in English and citation for the ancient sources of the myths accompany each story. All stories are patterned after ancient authors, making this reader a perfect way to review and reinforce grammar and basic vocabulary, explore classical mythology, and ease into advanced author reading.


Special Features

  • Grammar and comprehension questions
  • Discussion questions
  • Cultural influences of the myth in art, music, ballet, and literature
  • 28 black and white illustrations
  • An English epilogue
  • End vocabulary

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