Selections from Books 1, 2, 4, 6, 10, and 12 (2nd Edition)
By Barbara Weiden Boyd
Paperback edition is out of print, note: hardbound student text for the price of the paperback.
Student: This edition is designed for high school Advanced Placement* and college level courses: a newly updated and revised version of selected passages from Vergil's Aeneid, Books IVI, by Clyde Pharr (whose user-friendly format revolutionized Latin textbooks), plus additional passages from Books 10 and 12, not found in Pharr. Passages included are: 1.1519; 2.156; 199297, 469566, 735804; 4.1448, 642705; 6.1211, 450476, 847901; 10.420509; 12.791842, 887952.
Teacher's: Designed for high school and college classes, this text is a complete revision of passages from Pharr's Vergil's Aeneid, Books I-VI plus selections from Books X and XII.
- Literal translation
- Questions for discussion and analysis
- Large-print Latin text (1.1519; 2.156; 199297, 469566, 735804; 4.1448, 642705; 6.1211, 450476, 847901; 10.420509; 12.791842, 887952), without macrons or italics, for in-class translation and mock-tests
- All new general introduction and introduction to each section
- Latin text with selected vocabulary and notes on the same page
- Six new full-color illustrations by Thom Kapheim
- Ancient illustrations
- Grammatical appendix, including newly revised sections: "Vergil's Meter" and "Rhetorical Terms, Figures of Speech, and Metrical Devices"
- Index to Grammatical Appendix
- New, updated, selected bibliography
- New, full vocabulary at the back of the book
- Pull-out General Word List
Student study aid for Vergil's Aeneid Selections from Books 1, 2, 4, 6, 10, and 12 (2nd ed.) A Vergil Workbook. The Latin text of Vergil's Aeneid covered in Vergil's Aeneid: Selections from Books 1, 2, 4, 6, 10, and 12 is contained in this workbook. The exercises in the workbook give students practice with all aspects of the AP* Vergil syllabus: content, translation, meter, grammar, syntax, vocabulary, figures of speech, and literary analysis. In addition, the format of the exercises accustoms the students to all the kinds of questions found on the AP* Vergil Examination.
Barbara Weiden Boyd, Professor of Classics at Bowdoin College, received her PhD in Classical Studies from the University of Michigan. She is a former chairman and current consultant for the AP Latin Test Development Committee of the Educational Testing Service, a member of the Board of Directors of the Vergilian Society, and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers. Her Ovids Literary Loves: Influence and Innovation in the Amores was published by the University of Michigan Press in 1997. Her Vergils Aeneid 10 & 12: Pallas & Turnus (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1998) has received excellent reviews (see below). She is currently working on A Companion to the Study of Ovid, a collaborative volume for E. J. Brill Publishers.
Comments and Reviews
Boyd expertly guides the reader in translating difficult passages, often suggesting two ways to take a given construction. Her interpretive comments are quite helpful in understanding the intricacies of the poem and in providing inspiration for discussion and research projects...Boyd's textbook will likely attract a loyal following...
Daniel N. Erickson
The Classical Outlook
Advanced Placement teachers will cheer the arrival of Barbara Weiden Boyd's commentary on the new selections on the AP Vergil syllabus (Aeneid 10.420-509, 12.791-842, 887-952). An expert on Roman poetry, veteran grader of AP Latin exams, and former member and chair of the AP Latin Test Development Committee, Boyd was an ideal candidate to undertake this project.
No teacher of Vergil should be without this book.
T. Keith Dix
University of Georgia
The notes are more than scholarly: they are practical. More than once Boyd tells the reader in what word order to 'take' a clause or phrase. This kind of information is often a salvation for students and for teachers, too. The author has explained so very many things to the reader, and the notes are a virtual source of knowledge in and of themselves.
Anybody can pull lines out of a work, but not everyone can bring the lines alive and make the text work the way Boyd has with the notes. [...] This book was a joy to review.
Fulmore Middle School and Guardian Angel Academy