David J. Murphy, PhD

David J. Murphy, PhD David J. Murphy taught Latin and Greek for over twenty-five years at the secondary school and college level, including courses that prepared students for both the Vergil and the Latin Literature AP® exams. He also served as Upper School Head at The Nightingale-Bamford School as President of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States. Murphy received his PhD in classics from Columbia University. CAAS awarded him an Ovatio for his contributions to the profession in 2010. Murphy received Nightingale-Bamford's Woodbridge Teacher of the Year Award in 1996. He has served as an AP reader for eight years, the last as a table leader, and was trained to give AP workshops for teachers. Murphy has given papers at meetings of the American Philological Association, the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, and other conferences and has published on paleography, textual criticism, and ancient philosophy. Publications include "Critical Notes on Plato's Charmides" in Mnemosyne 60, 2007, and "Doctors of Zalmoxis and Immortality in the Charmides" in Proceedings of the V Symposium Platonicum (2000). Murphy coauthored A Horace Workbook (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2005) and A Horace Workbook Teacher's Manual (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2006) and is the author of Horace: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader, Teacher's Guide (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2010).

David J. Murphy, PhD's Books

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  • Horace: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader

    Authors: David J. Murphy, Ronnie Ancona
    Product Code: 6765
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-676-9

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    This reader contains 203 lines of Latin selections from Horace (Satire 1.4, 103–126; 1.6, 70–92; Odes 1.5; 1.23; 1.11; 3.9; 2.10; 1.37; 1.9; 3.30). It is designed for students moving from elementary or intermediate Latin into reading the authentic Latin of Horace. Introductory materials include an overview of the life and work of Horace, bibliography, and description of Horatian meters.