Carol A. Murphy

Carol A. Murphy

Carol A. Murphy has been teaching Latin in the International Baccalaureate Program since 1991 at Smoky Hill High School in Aurora, Colorado. As a member of the Curriculum Review Committee for the International Baccalaureate Organization in 2000, she was responsible for selecting the Latin love poetry readings for the optional topics portion of the syllabus. In addition, she is a trainer for the IB program and a member of the International On-line Curriculum faculty. Currently the Coordinator of the Department of World Languages, Murphy has taught at Smoky Hill since 1987, presenting the Advanced Placement as well as the International Baccalaureate curriculum to students. Murphy is coauthor with Daniel G. Thiem and Ryan T. Moore of Embers of the Ancient Flame: Latin Love Poetry Selections from Catullus, Horace, and Ovid, 2nd Edition (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2005).

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  • Embers of the Ancient Flame: Latin Love Poetry Selections from Catullus, Horace, and Ovid: 2nd Edition

    Authors: Carol A. Murphy, Daniel G. Thiem, Ryan T. Moore
    Product Code: 6099
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-609-7

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    Embers of the Ancient Flame is a user-friendly introduction to the Latin love poetry of Catullus, Horace, and Ovid. Each poet has his distinctive voice. Catullus reels wildly between tender passion and jealous obsession, between adoring—even slavish—love and venomous hate. Horace seems less immediate, more voyeuristic: he distances himself by adopting a philosophically minded persona, or by coolly observing the passions of others. Ovid, coy and striking though precious, dazzles with references learned and mythological, calling his earnestness into doubt. In short, this selection runs the gamut of views on love. Catullus, Horace, and Ovid lived during two of Rome's most dynamic eras, the late Republic and the early Empire. Their poetry provides a glimpse into the most personal parts of Roman life during historically and literarily singular times.