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Vulgate of Mark with the Synoptic Parallels, The

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Vulgate of Mark with the Synoptic Parallels, The
By author: Dale A. Grote
Product Code: 8350
ISBN: 978-0-86516-835-0
Product Format: Paperback / softback
Price:  $29.00

The Vulgate of Mark with the Synoptic Parallels empowers intermediate Latin students to read an engaging narrative in accessible prose. Parallel passages from Matthew and Luke, along with historical and grammatical notes, introduce students to a historical-textual approach to reading and interpreting these texts.

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A Cicero Reader: Selections from Five Essays and Four Speeches, with Five Letters

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A Cicero Reader: Selections from Five Essays and Four Speeches, with Five Letters
Author: James M. May
Product Code: 7133
ISBN: 978-0-86516-713-1
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.
Pages: 174
Product Format: Paperback
Price:  $19.00

This Latin reader offers 14 selections from the works of Marcus Tullius Cicero, orator, statesman, philosopher, and man of letters, who lived (106-43 BCE) during the final generations of the Roman Republic. Passages have been selected from Cicero's orations, his rhetorical and philosophical writings, and his letters. Each of the passages (which vary in length from 25 to 60 lines) has a detailed commentary, explicating grammatical, syntactical, and historical points of interest.

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A Livy Reader: Selections from Ab Urbe Condita

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A Livy Reader: Selections from Ab Urbe Condita
Author: Mary Jaeger
Product Code: 6803
ISBN: 978-0-86516-680-6
Pages: 140
Product Format: Paperback
Price:  $19.00

The appeal of Livy, the great historian of the Augustan age, lies both in his riveting storytelling and in the sophistication, clarity, and accessibility of his prose. Aiming to preserve the memory of Rome's achievements and morally rejuvenate his contemporaries, Livy takes readers on a tour of Rome's past as he thinks deeply about historiography, its uses, and its challenges.

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A Lucan Reader: Selections from Civil War

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A Lucan Reader: Selections from Civil War
Author: Susanna Braund
Product Code: 6617
ISBN: 978-0-86516-661-5
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci
Pages: 168
Product Format: Paperback
Price:  $19.00

Lucan's epic poem, Civil War, portrays the stark, dark horror of the years 49 through 48 BCE, the grim reality of Romans fighting Romans, of Julius Caesar vs. Pompey the Great. The introduction to this volume situates Lucan as a poet closely connected with the Stoics at Rome, working during the reign of the emperor Nero, in the genre inherited from Virgil.

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A Martial Reader: Selections from the Epigrams

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A Martial Reader: Selections from the Epigrams
Author: Craig Williams
Product Code: 7044
ISBN: 978-0-86516-704-9
Pages: 225
Product Format: Paperback
Price:  $19.00

Martial's more than 1,500 epigrams, published in fifteen books over several decades, have long been valued for the richly varied glimpses they give into the urban landscape in which the comfortable upper classes of Roman society lived at the end of the first century ce. From public bathhouses, latrines, and brothels to private dinner parties with lavish foods and wines, from the amphitheater's violent entertainment and the use and abuse of slaves to coddled lapdogs and parrots who spontaneously exclaim "Hail Caesar!"—all are subjected to Martial's observant eye and witty, sometimes biting commentary. The poems in this volume range from gossip and crude jokes to lofty celebrations of brotherly love and reflections on what makes life livable, illustrating the kaleidoscopic array that is the hallmark of Martial's work.

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