James M. May, PhD

James M. May, PhD James M. May is professor of classics and Provost and Dean of the College at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, where he has taught since 1977, after finishing his doctoral studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. May received his BS Ed in Latin and English from Kent State University and his PhD in classics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been the recipient of four NEH awards, the American Philological Association's Award for Excellence in the Teaching of the Classics, and The Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award. He has served as Vice-President for Education for the American Philological Association and as Director of its Campus Advisory Service and is currently its Vice-President for Professional Matters. He has been the President of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South and currently serves as the Association's official orator. He has published extensively in the fields of ancient rhetoric, pedagogy, and in particular Ciceronian oratory. He is coauthor (with Anne Groton) of Thirty-Eight Latin Stories (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, fifth edition, 1995), the author of Trials of Character: The Eloquence of Ciceronian Ethos (University of North Carolina Press, 1988), co-author (with Jakob Wisse) of Cicero: On the Ideal Orator (Oxford University Press, 2001), and editor of Brill's Companion to Cicero: Rhetoric and Oratory (Brill, 2002).

James M. May, PhD's Books

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  • Thirty-eight Latin Stories: 5th edition Designed to Accompany Wheelock's Latin (7th Edition)

    Authors: Anne H. Groton, James M. May
    Product Code: 2891
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-289-1

    Description & More Details

    This fifth revised edition accommodates the changes incorporated in the seventh edition of Wheelock.

    Though designed specifically for use with Wheelock's introductory Latin course, 38 Latin Stories will complement other introductory Latin courses. 38 Latin Stories contains beginning-level prose readings that gradually increase in complexity. Eighteen of the selections are original compositions recounting tales from classical mythology and are often inspired by Ovid. Twenty are adaptations of passages from Caesar, Catullus, Cicero, Horace, Livy, Petronius, Pliny, Quintilian, Sallust, Terence, and Vergil with a heavy emphasis on Cicero.