Catullus: Expanded Edition
By Phyllis Young Forsyth, Henry V. Bender
Edited by LeaAnn A. Osburn
This new volume, Catullus: Expanded Edition, merges the Latin poems from both earlier versions into one volume. Containing all the poems on the 2005-06 AP* Catullus Examination syllabus.
Excellent and convenient resources, the Catullus Expanded Edition Teacher’s Guide is designed to help teachers prepare students for the Catullus component of the AP* Latin Literature Exam. It includes the Latin text of the AP* Catullus selections, a working translation, a bibliography, and tests on reproducible pages.
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- Latin text of all the poems on the 2005–06 Catullus Advanced Placement Examination
- Introductory headnote, commentary, and vocabulary aides for each poem
- A separate Latin text only section
- An introduction to the life of Catullus
- Vocabulary glossary at the back of the book
- Three appendices
- additional poems of Catullus with commentary and vocabulary
- figures of speech
Catullus Expanded Edition Teacher's Guide
Student study aid for Catullus Expanded Edition, A Catullus Workbook. The Latin text of Catullus' poems that is required reading for the AP Latin Literature Exam is contained in this workbook. The exercises in the workbook give students practice with all aspects of the AP* Catullus syllabus: content, translation, meter, grammar, syntax, 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* Catullus Examination.
Henry V. Bender is the coauthor (with David J. Califf) of Poet and Artist: Imaging the Aeneid (Bolchazy-Carducci 2004), coauthor (with Phyllis Young Forsyth) of Catullus Expanded Edition (Bolchazy-Carducci 2005), author of A Horace Reader for Advanced Placement (Focus 1998), coauthor (with Phyllis Young Forsyth) of Catullus: AP Edition (Bolchazy-Carducci 1996), and author of The Civilization of Ancient Rome: an Archaeological Perspective (University Press of America, 1986). He is a column editor of the Classical World, the current president of CAAS, and a past president of the Philadelphia Classical Society. Dr. Bender has taught at both the secondary and college levels at The Hill School, St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Villanova University, and St. Joseph’s University.
Phyllis Young Forsyth has authored The Poems of Catullus and Thera in the Bronze Age as well as numerous chapters in books, articles, and reviews. She is a past editor of Labyrinth and has served on the executive committees of the Classical Association of Canada and the Ontario Classical Association. Phyllis Forsyth is a Distinguished Professor of Classical Studies Emerita from the University of Waterloo.
The addition of a text-only section and an appendix of supplementary poems of Catullus make this textbook unique.
Comments and Reviews
N. B. All reviews refer to Catullus: AP Edition (ISBN 0-86516-275-1, 1996)
This well organized student text and accompanying teacher's manual make available the classroom material developed be an experienced and successful highschool teacher of Advanced Placement Catullus. Bender credits his co-author Phyllis Forsyth for many suggestions and corrections as well as complete revision of the intoduction and bibliography.
— New England Classical Journal
...the main introduction to the student volume contains a concise but balanced picture of current scholarly thought about Catullus. It gives a wide range of views on his life and work and sets the man clearly in his historical context. A real effort has been made to avoid trotting out the usual textbook platitudes. The metrical explanations are also particularly helpful in dealing with the varied style of Catullan poetry.
— Lisa Bligh
University of Edinburgh
...Dr. Henry Bender has vast experience in such preparation, since he has been teaching the AP* syllabus for 12 years... Dr. Phyllis Forsyth has extensive publications on Catullus, including a student edition. Students and teachers alike are thus in capable hands.
Both new and experienced AP* instructors will find the texts extremely valuable in preparing their students for the Latin Literature Exam.
— Helena Dettmer
University of Iowa
The Classical Outlook
This well-organized student text and accompanying teacher's manual make available the classroom materials developed by an experienced and successful high-school teacher of Advanced Placement* Catullus...
This text is an excellent choice for high-school AP* classes and... is an acceptable choice for college courses as well.
— Reginald L. Hannaford
Saint Joseph's College (Maine)
New England Classical Journal