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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  • Vergil's Aeneid 8 & 11: Italy and Rome

    Author: Barbara Weiden Boyd
    Product Code: 5807
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-580-9

    Description & More Details

    Latin text of 395 lines of the Aeneid (608–731: shield of Aeneas; 11.498–596—introduction to Camilla; 11.664–835—Camilla's heroicism and defeat), with same-page vocabulary and notes. These passages introduce episodes that can only enrich and deepen appreciation for and understanding of Vergil's poetic project. Vergil's description of the scenes on shield presented to the uncomprehending Aeneas, and of the heroism and defeat, through trickery and misplaced desire, of Camilla (deemed "Italy's ormanment," by Turnus), when considered side by side, invite readers to scrutinize the relationship, both strained and intimate, between Italy and Rome, and to shed light on Vergil's complex undrestanding of that relationship. This edition also includes a glossary of rhetorical terms and figures of speech mentioned in the passages, a selected bibliography, and a full vocabulary.