Barbara Weiden Boyd, PhD

Barbara Weiden Boyd, PhD Barbara Weiden Boyd is the Henry Winkley Professor of Latin and Greek at Bowdoin College, where she teaches courses in Greek and Latin languages and literatures, classical mythology, the city of Rome, and the Roman family. Boyd earned her BA in Classics at Manhattanville College, and holds an MA and PhD in classical studies from the University of Michigan. She has also taught at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome as a visiting professor for Duke and Stanford Universities, and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Bogliasco Foundation near Genoa, Italy, and at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. She is a former chair of the AP Latin Test Development Committee of the Educational Testing Service and is an AP Latin consultant for the College Board. Boyd specializes in Latin literature, especially the poetry of Vergil and Ovid. Boyd is the author of Ovid's Literary Loves: Influence and Innovation in the Amores (University of Michigan Press, 1997); Brill's Companion to Ovid (Brill Academic Publisher, 2002), an edited collection of scholarly essays on the Ovidian corpus; and a textbook for intermediate Latin students, Vergil's Aeneid: Selections from Books 1, 2, 4, 6, 10, & 12 (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2001) and its revised edition Vergil's Aeneid: Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6 (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2012). Boyd's other publications include Vergil's Aeneid: Expanded Collection, Vergil's Aeneid: 8 & 11: Italy and Rome, Vergil's Aeneid: 10 & 12: Pallas & Turnus. She is the coauthor with Katherine Bradley of A Vergil Workbook, Second Edition (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2012).

Barbara Weiden Boyd, PhD's Books

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  • A Vergil Workbook, Second Edition

    Authors: Barbara Weiden Boyd, Katherine Bradley
    Product Code: 7745
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-774-2

    Description & More Details

    This Aeneid workbook has been carefully constructed by experienced teachers for students of Vergil at both the college and high school level. The workbook contains all the required reading for the 2012–2013 AP* Latin Exam, which focuses on key passages in the epic. The passages, divided into lessons, are accompanied by a set of 5–6 exercises that enable students to improve their Latin comprehension skills, and maximize their understanding of Vergil's multilayered epic masterpiece. A set of exercises teaches how to approach a Latin sight passage.