Rose R. Williams

Rose R. Williams

Rose Williams taught at both Abilene High School and McMurry College in Abiline, Texas. Williams received her BA from Baylor University and an MA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She also did postgraduate work in Latin and the humanities at the University of Dallas and the University of Texas at Arlington. On a Rockefeller Grant, Williams pursued research at the Bodleian Library of Oxford University and at the University of Pisa, Italy. Williams is the author of The Latin of New Spain (2015) and A Beginning Christian Latin Reader: De Bonis Cogitationibus (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2010); other titles include the four enrichment texts for Latin for the New Millennium: From Romulus to Romulus Augustulus (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2008), The Original Dysfunctional Family (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2008), The Clay-footed SuperHeroes (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2009), and From Rome to Reformation (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2009). Williams is also the coauthor with Hans-Friedrich Mueller of Caesar: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2013) and with Debra Nousek of A Caesar Workbook (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2012).

Books by Rose R. Williams


A Beginning Latin Christian Reader : De Bonis Cogitationibus A Teacher's Guide

Teacher's Guide for A Beginning Latin Christian Reader.

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A Beginning Latin Christian Reader: De Bonis Cogitationibus

Master Latin teacher Rose Williams has authored a beginning Latin reader that draws from the Bible and other Christian sources as well as from some ancient Roman sources. The choices all illuminate the book's central theme, drawn from Philippians —"Things which are true, things which are honest, things which are just, things which are pure, things which are lovely, things which are of good report; reflect on these things". In the fashion of a graded reader, De Bonis Cogitationibus stories are initially short but gradually grow longer and more involved as the student's skills as a Latin reader grow.

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A Caesar Workbook

A Caesar Workbook is the latest title in the Latin Literature Workbook Series. It provides all the activities and exercises needed to reinforce the careful reading of classical authors in the original Latin. Sets of exercises geared to the AP* exam engage students directly with the Latin text and lead them to a heightened understanding of Caesar’s De Bello Gallico.

Special Features

  • Unadapted Latin passages from Caesar’s De Bello Gallico: Book 1.1–7; Book 4.24–35 and the first sentence of Chapter 36; Book 5.24–48; Book 6.13–20
  • Sets of exercises include:
        - preparatory questions on grammar and syntax

        - multiple-choice questions on comprehension, identification, translation, etc.

        - translation

        - short analysis questions

        - essays
  • Latin-English glossary

Student Edition Errata, this errata sheet refers to the 2012 printing of A Caesar Workbook student edition, click here to download.

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Caesar: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader

Caesar: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader serves as a comprehensive introduction to Julius Caesar and his writings and an ideal component for a Pre-AP* Vertical Teams curriculum. Students using this text in third year Latin will be well prepared for an AP* course—comfortable with Caesar’s style and vocabulary having read Latin from both of his Commentarii and familiar with the range of Caesar’s accomplishments. Only the first selection from De Bello Gallico overlaps with the AP* syllabus required selections.

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Caesar: A Legamus Transtional Reader Teacher's Guide

Caesar: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader Teacher’s Guide assists teachers as they introduce their students to Caesar’s prose style through Latin selections from De Bello Gallico and De Bello Civili. The Teacher’s Guide is a must have resource that makes teaching Caesar more manageable for teachers.

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Caesar's Blood: Greek Tragedy in Roman Life

This history based on events recorded by ancient historians Sallust, Tacitus, Cassius Dio, Suetonius, and others, reads like a novel. It explores the reigns of the Roman emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero. The demands of heredity loomed large in their lives. Those who sprang from greatness must be great themselves, whether or not they had either the ability or the desire to be so. This book presents the challenges and dilemmas of the Caesars and their contemporaries in narrative form with interpolations of dialogue as the ancient writers did, taking the known facts and interpreting the characters through them, giving real people the motivations they may have had. This book provides readers a new thought-provoking look at one of the most fascinating families in history and one whose profound effect upon the world still touches us today.

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Cicero the Patriot

Light-hearted in tone but faithful to the facts, this readable volume interweaves the story of Cicero's private life and feelings with the development of his public life and his literary output. Details and commentary on Cicero's speeches, letters, and philosophical writings highlight the events in his world which served as background for some of the most poignant, as well as the most dramatic, writing ever done in Latin. Williams shows the human side of the renowned orator and thereby allows the reader to savor Cicero's dreams, disappointments, and pursuits.

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Cicero the Patriot: Teacher's Manual

The teacher's manual to Cicero the Patriot is an indispensable, time-saving tool for busy teachers. A veteran teacher herself, Williams includes what teachers need. The teacher's manual is reproducible.

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Duces Romanorum: Roman Profiles in Courage

This graded reader, designed for the intermediate level student, tells in chronological order stories of the people who forged the Roman world from the city's founding through the emperors. Stories of Aeneas, Scaevola, Germanicus, and more are included, all with an introduction to their historical context, vocabulary, content questions, and a pertinent motto. The subjunctive mood and other advanced grammar as well as direct quotes from Roman authors help the student prepare for reading authentic texts. A complete vocabulary appears at the end.

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Duces Romanorum: Teacher's Manual

The teacher's manual to Duces Romanorum

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From Rome to Reformation: Early European History for the New Millennium

Rose Williams skillfully leads the reader through the maze of power plays and the gradual rise of sovereign states that followed the collapse of the Roman Empire. Readers will appreciate Williams' engaging style and her ability to synthesize succinctly this busy period of history. Recognizing the symbiotic relationship between literature and the era in which it was produced, From Rome to Reformation: Early European History for the New Millennium provides a comprehensive overview of the interconnecting historical events, literary figures, and intellectual developments in European history and its Latin literature. This is a perfect companion text for courses in the humanities, western civilization, and Latin.

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From Romulus to Romulus Augustulus: Roman History for the New Millennium

Readers will delight in the fascinating stories of Rome—the quirky, the gory, and the momentous. This book will serve as the perfect companion for the student beginning to study Latin or as an accessible introduction to Roman history for the general reader. Recognizing the symbiotic relationship between literature and the period in which it was produced, From Romulus to Romulus Augustulus: Roman History for the New Millennium provides a comprehensive overview of Roman history and Latin literature.

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Gods and Other Odd Creatures

A tongue-in-cheek but scholarly-grounded survey of Greek and Roman mythology, Gods and Other Odd Creatures offers some unique features. It begins with a careful comparison of the twelve great Olympians of the Greeks and the twelve Di Consentes of the Romans. They are generally considered equivalent but there are differences—in fact, they are not even exactly the same twelve. Ceres, for example, is a member of the Di Consentes, while Demeter is not an Olympian. The book discusses how the Romans group the gods differently than do the Greeks. For example, the Roman gods tend to fall into triads that have triple temples. Some of these triads are patrician, some plebeian, and their duties and the like are not quite the same as those of their Greek counterparts. Some important Roman gods have no Greek counterparts. The last part of the book is a detailed study of the two cultures' temples and festivals, which tell so much about a society and its worship. Throughout the book, Williams stresses the ancient attitude toward divinity, which was very differnt from the modern one. Excerpts from Cicero and other ancient writers commenting on the gods document the ancient attitude.

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I am Reading Latin Stories: Set of Four Books

Set of four new Latin books for children aged 4-8 by author and emerita Latin teacher Rose Williams:

  • Ursus et Porcus — Bear meets pig in this forest fable of how to get along.
  • Taurus Rex — The barnyard bully learns a valuable lesson on the value of friendship.
  • Rena Rhinocerus — A baby rhinoceros knows there's a bump on his nose: a story about growing up.
  • Octavus Octopus — Young Octavus discovers what's right about where he lives.

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Julius Caesar: Master of Surprise

This engaging read presents a student-friendly overview of the life and accomplishments of Julius Caesar with special emphasis on his family background and early life. The biography is based not only on the traditional sources-Suetonius and Plutarch-but also on the private correspondence and observation of Caesar's contemporaries-both his friends and his enemies. Based on these sources, the book demonstrates that Caesar was a very determined individual who developed and largely managed to execute a series of original responses to the unique situations of his times. Julius Caesar: Master of Surprise is a must-have title for all high school Latin programs.

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Lectiones de Historia Romana

These short chronological readings on events that shaped the Roman world (birth and growth of Rome, wars, age of emperors, decline of empire) are designed for all students of Latin, from entry level on. Grammar and vocabulary gradually increase in the lessons, which contain vocabulary notes, a pertinent motto, and easy questions in Latin. The last third of the book contains no new grammar, to build student confidence. A complete vocabulary appears at the end.

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Octavus Octopus: Octavus the Octopus

Octavus Octopus is the second of the four-book "I Am Reading Latin Stories" Series. Each book is independent, but Octavus has a few more words than does the first book Ursus et Porcus and makes use of a little more grammar.

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Once Upon the Tiber: An Offbeat History of Rome

The trouble with reading history is that some earnest scholar has organized it into all the pertinent (and usually dreary) facts. Facts, like good bread, need a little yeast and perhaps a mite of salt to be palatable. History is a diary of humans, and even in the most somber human life funny things happen. The Romans made quite a splash in human history; and of course any bunch that hung around for twelve hundred years had its ironies, foibles, and grins.

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Rena Rhinoceros: Rena the Rhinoceros

Rena Rhinoceros is the fourth of the four-book "I Am Reading Latin Stories" Series. Each book is independent, but Rena has a few more verb forms than the first three books and explanations for them.

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Taurus Rex: King Bull

Taurus Rex is the third of the four-book "I Am Reading Latin Stories" Series. Each book is independent, but Taurus has a few more words than do the other two as well as a little more grammar.

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Teacher's Notes for Lectiones de Historia Romana

Teacher's Notes for Lectiones de Historia Romana features: translations, comments, and extra notes.

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The Clay-footed SuperHeroes: Mythology Tales for the New Millennium

Designed for students unfamiliar with the classical world, The Clay-footed SuperHeroes provides a very accessible introduction to the SuperHeroes of classical mythology including such luminaries as Jason, Theseus, Heracles, Odysseus, and Aeneas. Student and general reader alike will enjoy Williams' wry sense of humor and her appreciation for the improbable. This book is an excellent text of manageable size and complexity for students beginning their study of literature, the humanities, or Latin and Greek. General readers will be pleased to acquire the foundation necessary to understand these stories which have so influenced art and literature through the ages.

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The Labors of Aeneas: What a Pain It Was to Found the Roman Race

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This paperback book retells the story of The Aeneid in a light-hearted and understandable manner with humorous insights and asides. This volume makes Books I-XII of Vergil's Aeneid enjoyable and easy to follow and may be used in conjunction with the Latin text of Vergil's Aeneid in high school classrooms.

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The Lighter Side of the Dark Ages

The Early Middle Ages of Western Europe, from AD 400 to 1000, was a boiling cauldron which bubbled over and impacted every corner of the world. Organized both by chronology and by geography, this lively book, with its tongue firmly planted in its cheek, dives fearlessly into that confused and confusing period, tracing the history of each century, beginning in North Africa and then proceeding around the Mediterranean Sea to Spain, Britain, France,Germany and the Low Countries, ending in Italy.

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The Original Dysfunctional Family: Basic Classical Mythology for the New Millennium

A very accessible introduction to classical mythology, The Original Dysfunctional Family: Basic Classical Mythology for the New Millennium presents the key stories of the twelve Olympians as well as those of the two gods associated with the fruits of the harvest, Demeter and Dionysus. The Greek version of each Olympian is presented first followed by the Roman adaptation. Chock-full of information, this book provides a sound foundation for the beginning student's further studies in culture, literature, and history. The general reader will find Williams' style engaging.

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The Young Romans

Roman historians and authors recount the tales of many Roman youth who had influence—for better or for worse—upon their society and therefore upon subsequent history. Ascanius, Camilla, Cloelia, Alexander the boy Emperor, and many more are highlighted in 24 entertaining chapters.

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The Young Romans Teacher's Edition

Teacher's Edition for Young Romans

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Ursus et Porcus: The Bear and the Pig

Ursus et Porcus is the first of the four-book "I Am Reading Latin Stories" Series. By illustrations and a simple Latin story using only 35 words it tells of animals in the forest finding friendship and co-operation.

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Vergil for Beginners : A Dual Approach to Early Vergil Study - Teacher's Guide

The Teacher’s Guide for Vergil for Beginners: A Dual Approach to Early Vergil Study provides answers, translations, and supplementary explanation for the material in the student text.

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Vergil for Beginners: A Dual Approach to Early Vergil Study

This ancillary text for first-year high school Latin students or for students beginning their second semester of college Latin presents six short selections from Vergil's Aeneid, each accompanied by grammar exercises and vocabulary aids.

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