A Catullus Workbook
By Helena Dettmer, LeaAnn A. Osburn
Glossary by Ronnie Ancona
Latin Literature Workbook Series: These workbooks contain the Latin text that is on the AP* syllabus accompanied by exercises (grammar, translation, short answer analysis, scansion if appropriate, figures of speech, and essay questions) that will help students to read and understand the literature as well as prepare for the AP* examination. In addition, teacher's manuals will feature the entire student text along with the answers.
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. The Teacher's Manual will provide answers and grading guidelines.
- The complete Latin text of Catullus poems 1–5, 7, 8, 11–14, 22, 30, 31, 35, 36, 40, 43–46, 49–51, 60, 64. 50–253, 65, 68–70, 72, 76, 77, 84–87, 96, 101, 109, and 116 (a total of 771 lines).
- Short-answer questions that address the underlying grammatical and syntactical structures of each poem
- Multiple choice questions on grammar, syntax, figures of speech, content, etc.
- Passages for scansion and translation
- Short and long essay questions
- Four review chapters including essays that require comparative analysis of the poems
- Comprehensive Latin-to-English glossary by Ronnie Ancona
- Questions modeled on the AP* Latin Literature exam
- All-in-one teacher’s manual includes the complete student workbook and provides answers immediately following each question
- Complete answers to exercises
- Salient points necessary for complete answers to the short analysis questions with Latin line references
- Scansion passages show scansion marks according to the meter
- Rubrics for scoring translation exercises using the chunking method
- Comprehensive, customized grading guidelines using the six-to-one grading rubric
Helena Dettmer is Professor of Classics and Associate Dean at the University of Iowa. She is author of Love by the Numbers: Form and Meaning in the Poetry of Catullus (1997) and Horace: A Study in Structure (1983) and coauthor of A Workbook for Ayers’ ENGLISH WORDS FROM LATIN AND GREEK ELEMENTS (1986, 2nd edition, 1990, 2nd edition revised, 2005). Currently, she is working on a book entitled Love and Its Complexities: Design and Meaning in Ovid’s Amores. She has served as coeditor of Syllecta Classica and has written numerous articles and papers on Catullus and the Latin elegiac poets. She has served as president of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. She holds a BA in Classics from Indiana University and a PhD in Classics from the University of Michigan.
LeaAnn A. Osburn is retired from Barrington High School where she taught Latin including the AP* Catullus/Horace and AP* Vergil syllabi for many years. Recognized for outstanding teaching by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South and as Latin Teacher of the Year by the Illinois Classical Conference, she is a regular presenter on Latin pedagogy at conferences across the country. She has also served as an instructor at Loyola University Chicago and Northern Illinois University. As an editor for Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, she is a key member of the editorial team and oversees the development of high school materials especially. She is coauthor of Vergil: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader (2004). She earned a BA in Classics from Monmouth College and an MA in Classics from Loyola University Chicago where she undertook doctoral studies.
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Co-authored by academicians Helena Dettmer (Professor of classics and Associate Dean at the University of Iowa) and LeaAnn A. Osburn (who until her recent retirement taught Latin at the Barrington High School, a regular presenter on Latin pedagogy at conferences around the country, and who serves as an editor for Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers for the Latin language instruction titles), A Cattullus Workbook is enhanced for the Latin language student with a Latin-to-English glossary developed by Ronnie Ancona. This superbly organized and presented workbook features the complete Latin text for all the selections on the AP Catullus syllabus; short answer questions addressing underlying grammatical and syntactical structures of each Catullus poem; multiple choice questions on grammar, syntax, figures of speech, and content; passages for scansion and translation; short and long essay questions; four review chapters (including essays requiring comparative analysis of the poems). Thoroughly 'student friendly', A Catullus Workbook will prove to be an essential and invaluable supplement to any highschool or college level Latin language instructional curriculum.