A Cicero Workbook
By Judy Hayes, Jane Crawford
The Latin text of Cicero 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* Cicero 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* Cicero Examination.
- Complete Latin text of all required selections on the Cicero Advanced Placement syllabus
- A Cicero vocabulary compiled by Steven Cerutti, Sheila Dickinson, and Patsy Ricks
- Preparatory Questions following each Latin passage which help the student unravel Ciceronian grammar and syntax
- Multiple choice questions on figures of speech, comprehension, grammar, syntax, etc.
- Short analysis questions requiring interpretation of Latin passages
- Practice essay questions
- AP* type questions on translation
Jane Crawford is Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia. She has published two books on Cicero, M. Tullius Cicero: The Lost and Unpublished Speeches (1984) and M. Tullius Cicero: The Fragmentary Speeches (1994), and is currently working on the Pro Caelio and the Letters. A past member of the AP* Latin Test Development Committee and AP Exam Reader, she is currently serving on the SAT II Test Development Committee. Crawford received her Ph.D. from UCLA (1981), and has been a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome (1982) and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (1988–89).
Judith Hayes earned her B.A. in Latin from Mount Holyoke College and her M.A.T. from Northwestern University. For many years she has taught Latin at the secondary level, preparing students for both the AP* Vergil and the Latin Literature exams. Hayes was named Illinois Latin Teacher of the Year in 1997. Currently she teaches at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. She also spent a year on the faculty of the School Year Abroad program in Viterbo, Italy. Her interest in both Cicero, the individual, and Cicero, the stylistic genius, has continued throughout her career. Her first presentation on Cicero was given at a meeting of the American Philological Association, and subsequently she served as co-editor with Gilbert Lawall for the Teacher's Guide to Cicero (1995).
Comments and Reviews
A Cicero Workbook will encourage more teachers to present the Cicero AP* syllabus to their students and will make the study of it much more enjoyable and successful for both instructor and pupil.
— Karen Lee Singh
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is the premier publisher of books and curriculum materials for Latin language and literature studies. A Cicero Workbook is the collaborative effort of Jane W. Crawford (Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia) and Judith A. Hayes (who was
named Illinois Latin Teacher of the year in 1997), that is specifically and successfully designed to facilitate a student's reading skills and comprehension levels with regard to Latin passages from Cicero's Pro Archia and De Amicita. Among its features is the complete Latin text of all the selections on the Cicero Advanced Placement syllabus; preparatory questions following each Latin passage that help the student unravel Ciceronian grammar and syntax; multiple choice questions on comprehension, grammar, syntax, figures of speech, etc.; short analysis questions that require interpretation of Latin passages and probe a student's understanding of Cicero's logic and persuasive skills; practice essay questions, AP type questions on translation; and a comprehensive Latin to English vocabulary specifically designed for these Cicero texts.
Also very highly recommended for high school and college Latin curriculums from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers are Cicero: De Amicitia Selections (9780865166394, $17.00); Cicero: Pro Archia Poeta Oratio: 2nd Edition (9780865166424, $20.00); Vergil For Beginners: A Dual Approach To Early Vergil Studies (9780865166288, $21.00) and Vergil's Aeneid 8 & 11: Italy And Rome (9780865165809, $17.00). Five outstanding new titles from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers in the area of Latin instruction are superbly presented, 'user friendly', and highly recommended additions to any personal studies, academic library, or school curriculum reference collection. Separate Teacher Guides for these five student instructional texts and manuals are also available and recommended for classroom instructors.
— WISCONSIN BOOKWATCH: June 2007