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Aesop's Fables in Latin: Ancient Wit and Wisdom from the Animal Kingdom

This intermediate Latin reader allows students to review grammar and syntax and increase their knowledge of Latin prose style while they read eighty Aesop's fables in Latin prose, taken from the seventeenth-century edition illustrated by Francis Barlow. These Latin prose fables are ideal for Latin language students: simple, short, witty, and to-the-point, with a memorable moral lesson that provides a jumping-off point for discussion. Forty original black-and-white Barlow illustrations and 129 pertinent Latin proverbs are featured, spurs for classroom discussion. Selected fables include many that have become proverbial, such as "The Tortoise and The Hare"? and "The Dog in the Manger,"? along with lesser known fables.


Alexander the Great

An ideal text for those who have completed two years of high school Latin, this volume makes extensive use of parallels, contrasts, and comparison in its depiction of Alexander the Great's life.


Amat victoria curam: Victory likes careful preparation

This quote about victory is fitting before an image of Rome's Colosseum.


An Apuleius Reader: Selections from the Metamorphoses

Read less than it deserves at the undergraduate level, Apuleius' Metamorphoses tells the story of Lucius the ass-man and his encounters with sex, magic, robbers, storytellers, slaves, and finally the Goddess. From the cruel mockery of the Festival of Laughter to the sweet tale of Cupid and Psyche, from adventures that question human-animal boundaries to the profoundly spiritual conclusion, Apuleius constantly mingles the serious and comic, the bizarre and surreal with the quotidian details of ancient life.


An Introduction to Wall Inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum

This edition is a representative selection of the various types of inscriptions, from political manifestos to gladiatorial announcements, found in the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. These inscriptions, painted and incised on the walls of public and private buildings, document aspects of daily life in the first century CE. Inscriptions, particularly graffiti, were often written by less educated members of society, and as such provide a rare glimpse of common Latin.


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