Bonnie A. Catto, PhD

Bonnie A. Catto, PhD

Bonnie A. Catto is Professor of Classics at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is the author of Lucretius: Selections from De Rerum Natura (1998), Latina Mythica (2006), and numerous scholarly and pedagogical articles in professional journals and newsletters. Her primary academic interests are Lucretius, Vergil, and Greek tragedy. Her other interests include many performances on the cello as well as piano-playing for her own amusement. She is a believer in Juvenal’s phrase mens sana in corpore sano and enjoys swimming and extensive participation in golf tournaments.


Bonnie A. Catto, PhD's Books

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  • Latina Mythica II Troia Capta

    By author: Bonnie A. Catto
    Product Code: 8253
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-825-1

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    Take a trip into the myths and battles of the Trojan War. Dress in drag or pretend madness to avoid the fight; join the aristeia of Diomedes; follow Odysseus as he steals the Palladium; and more. This book offers students the opportunity to enjoy not only the story of the Iliad but the myths before and after in the Trojan Cycle— all in Latin epic style. Latina Mythica II: Troia Capta has twenty chapters. The first two chapters cover mythical material that occurs well before the action of the Iliad. Then, after including much of the action of the Iliad itself, the book concludes with two chapters telling the stories beyond the epic to give a more complete sense of the myth of Troy. It is designed for students who have completed the study of Latin grammar, usually one year of college or two to three years of high school. Facing-page grammatical/vocabulary notes boost reading speed and reader confidence.