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Plautus' Menaechmi

Easily the best known of Plautus' plays, Menaechmi's popularity has rested on its broad farcical humor and exuberant dialogue. This edition aims to make a first reading the enjoyable experience it was meant to be.


Pliny the Younger: Selected Letters

The letters of Pliny the Younger contained in this volume provide intermediate and advanced Latin students insight into the political and social life of the early imperial period of Rome. Pliny portrays himself as a generous benefactor to his hometown, a supporter of education, and a patron who promotes the political and literary careers of younger men. His correspondence with Trajan, including the emperor’s responses, documents Pliny’s governorship of the province of Bithynia-Pontus. The letters also reveal more personal aspects of his life, including his relationship with his wife, his views on slavery, and his experiences during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that killed his uncle, Pliny the Elder.


Res Gestae Divi Augusti

This unadapted Latin text of the emperor Augustus' autobiography is designed to allow the intermediate/advanced student at the high school or college level to read Latin rapidly, without having constantly to consult a dictionary or grammar. The facing vocabulary and comprehensive grammar notes facilitate a rapid read. The Res Gestae reveals as much about Augustus and his accomplishments through what it omits as what it contains. This primary document allows students rare access to non-literary historical Latin, to the most impressive of all Latin inscriptions: the Res Gestae of Rome's first emperor, his accomplishments as he sought to have them presented.


Roman Verse Satire: Lucilius to Juvenal: A Selection with an Introduction, Text, Translations, and Notes

Satura quidem tota nostra est Satire is altogether ours was the claim of the Roman Quintilian, the first century C.E. commentator on rhetorical and literary matters, for the literary world had not previously seen the likes of satire. Not for the faint of heart, satire is characterized by its wide-ranging themes, its tone that is sometimes humorous and distinctively biting, and its undeniable perspicacity. As an antidote to life's frustrations and human foibles, satire is the undisputed queen of genres.


Seneca's Moral Epistles

Seneca's Moral Epistles offers an intriguing selection in unadapted Latin of 40 letters of Seneca on philosophical and practical topics ranging from the lofty ("On Integrating Knowledge" and "God Within You") to the nitty-gritty: debauchery at resort baths ("Baiae and Vice") and the woes of over-training ("Against Strenuous Physical Exercise").


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