By author: Marianthe Colakis
Product Code: 8822
ISBN: 978-0-86516-882-4
Availability: In stock
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This reader contains the prescribed companion texts for the IB Latin syllabus with examinations in 2024, 2025, 2026, and 2027. Same- and facing-page notes provide historical background, cultural context, and grammatical assistance. Introductions to each selection orient students to significant themes and events. The reader includes introductions to each author, appendices on meter and on literary terms, and a historical timeline. Changes to the format and content of the IB Latin syllabus are reflected in this volume of Lectiones Memorabiles.

Note that two works on the list of companion texts have not been included in this volume due to widespread availability in existing student commentaries. Relevant selections from Sallust’s Bellum Iugurthinum can be found in A Sallust Reader: Selections from Bellum Catilinae and Bellum Iugurthinum, and Historiae. Selections from Catullus 64 (except lines 48–49) are available in Writing Passion: A Catullus Reader, Second Edition.

Special Features

  • Unadapted Latin passages with same- and facing-page notes for companion texts:
    • Seneca, De Clementia 1.8–9
    • Pliny the Younger, Letters 7.20, 9.3, 9.23, 9.36
    • Aulus Gellius, Noctes Atticae 5.14
    • Eutropius, Breviarium Historiae Romanae, 7.14–20
    • Horace, Odes 2.3, 2.10, 2.15, 2.18, 2.20
    • Ovid, Heroides 7.1–124
    • Lucretius, De rerum natura 5.564–704
    • Tibullus, Elegies 2.1, 2.2

  • Introductions for each author and for each selection
  • Metrical appendix
  • Appendix of rhetorical devices and figures of speech
  • Historical timeline
  • Latin-to-English glossary


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