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A Sallust Reader: Selections from Bellum Catilinae and Bellum Iugurthinum, and Historiae

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A Sallust Reader: Selections from Bellum Catilinae and Bellum Iugurthinum, and Historiae
Author: Victoria E. Pagan
Product Code: 6875
ISBN: 978-0-86516-687-5
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Pages: 204
Product Format: Paperback
Price:  $19.00

This reader aims to introduce advanced Latin students to the works of Sallust, unique among Roman historians for several reasons. Because he uses standard vocabulary and uncomplicated syntax, Sallust is an accessible author at this level. Unlike other Roman historians whose subject matter was a distant past, Sallust writes about events that occurred in his lifetime. His roller-coaster career afforded him a unique opportunity to critique the inner mechanisms of contemporary Roman politics from the vantage of an outsider.

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A Seneca Reader: Selections from Prose and Tragedy

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A Seneca Reader: Selections from Prose and Tragedy
Author: James Ker
Product Code: 7583
ISBN: 978-0-86516-758-2
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Pages: 224
Product Format: Paperback
Price:  $19.00

Innovator in the literature of philosophical advising and reshaper of myth in tragedy, at turns inspiring and disturbing: This is Seneca the Younger. A mosaic of readings from four main genres with select follow-up passages showcases Seneca as therapeutic consoler, mirror to the prince, tragedian of the passions, and moral epistolographer—a thinker whose literary voice sounds against the volatility of his times. Seneca spins the republican Cicero's stylistic legacy and Augustan literature's gold into the distinctive silver of the first century CE: concise in encapsulating ideas, inventive in borrowing the vocabulary of everyday life, and with a propensity for using vivid images to depict emotional experience. This is a style the historian Tacitus deemed "œfitted to the ears of his age."

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A Tacitus Reader: Selections from Annales, Historiae, Germania, Agricola, and Dialogus

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A Tacitus Reader: Selections from Annales, Historiae, Germania, Agricola, and Dialogus
Author: Steven H. Rutledge
Product Code: 6978
ISBN: 978-0-86516-697-4
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Pages: 248
Product Format: Paperback
Price:  $19.00

This edition’s selected passages from Tacitus’ historical and minor works give a sample of a Latin author acknowledged as one of the most difficult—and also the most rewarding. Rutledge presents a Tacitus he unapologetically terms “the greatest of the Roman historians” in reading selections that highlight major subjects and themes: the corruption of power, confrontation with barbarians, and narratives of historically significant episodes, many marked by the era’s signature violence, promiscuity, and murderous death. Tacitus’ stylistic brilliance likewise finds its due here: his powerful language, vivid character portrayal, use of speeches, and the authority he claims for himself as historian. The commentary addresses problems Tacitean syntax and grammar may pose for readers new to the author, and helps to situate Tacitus among other Roman historians.

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A Terence Reader: Selections from Six Plays

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A Terence Reader: Selections from Six Plays
Author: William S. Anderson
Product Code: 6781
ISBN: 978-0-86516-678-3
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Pages: 127
Product Format: Paperback
Price:  $19.00

This volume, intended for third- and fourth-year college and advanced high-school use, presents a selection of annotated passages in Latin from six plays by Terence: Andria, Heauton, Phormio, Hecyra, Eunuchus, and Adelphoe. The introduction discusses Terence's enrichment of the comic genre he inherited from the Greeks and the hallmarks of his second-century BC Latin and its grammar.

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A Tibullus Reader: Seven Selected Elegies

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A Tibullus Reader: Seven Selected Elegies
Author: Paul Allen Miller
Product Code: 7249
ISBN: 978-0-86516-724-7
Pages: 132
Product Format: Paperback
Price:  $19.00

Albius Tibullus, considered along with Ovid and Propertius one of the canonical elegists of the Augustan period, was in antiquity deemed the most accomplished of the three. Quintilian sums it up nicely: “In my opinion Tibullus is a very elegant and concise author. There are those who prefer Propertius.” Modern critics, however, have not always been as favorable. The dreamlike quality of Tibullus’s text is sometimes cited as evidence that his poems are smooth or soft, and lacking formal integrity. Paul Allen Miller argues instead for seeing them as a complex tissue of related, interwoven, and sometimes contradictory themes. Miller’s commentary, informed by modern scholarship, accepts the challenge of elucidating the often complex logic of the selected poems.

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