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Latin of Science
 

This unique text provides a firsthand experience of what was for centuries the universal language of science—Latin. A historical survey sets the context for Latin selections from seventeen authors who wrote in Latin and three whose works were translated into Latin. The anthology of twenty-two science readings in Latin covers eight subject areas from general knowledge selections from scholars like Pliny the Elder and Isidore of Seville to writings on optics from Alhazen and Newton. A brief essay introduces each author while vocabulary, syntax, and contextual notes facilitate reading the Latin passages. Images present the Latin selections as their original readers would have experienced them.


  • Authors: Agricola, Alberti, Alhazen, Bacon, Copernicus, de Soto, Euclid, Faventinus, Galvani, Harvey, Isidore of Seville, Kepler, Leibniz, Libavius, Maimonides, Newton, Oresme, Pliny the Elder, Seneca, Vitruvius
  • Subject Areas: Architecture and Engineering, Astronomy and Rational Mechanics, Chemistry, Economics, General Knowledge, Mathematics, Medicine, and Optics

 
 

Medieval Mosaic: A Book of Medieval Latin Readings, 2nd Ed
 

These informative and entertaining selections build a brilliant mosaic that depicts the thought, theology, history, and spiritual lives of an array of people living in the fourth through fifteenth centuries C.E., from early Christianity to the Renaissance.

 
 

Millennium: A Latin Reader: A.D. 374-1374
 
Intended for anyone interested in exploring the range of Latin literature beyond the confines of the "classical" period, Millennium explores writing ranging from the Bible to the Carmina Burana, and authors ranging from St. Anselm to William of Malmesbury. Each of the book's seven sections includes an insightful introduction, and the book also features notes and bibliography.
 
 

The Confessions of St. Augustine: Books I - IX (Selections)
 

St. Augustine's work is a masterpiece. It is a spiritual, intellectual, and psychological autobiography that provides a vital link between classical and Christian traditions. This illustrated edition, perfect for college-level students, features passages that show the grandeur and significance of the work.

 
 

The Other Middle Ages
 

The Other Middle Ages introduces selections that cover all aspects and all walks of life, from bawdy songs to somber religious rituals and impudent parodies of the same, from short anecdotes and fables to excerpts from the bestiary tradition. Intermediate Latin students can expect to finish one or more of these enjoyable readings in one sitting, developing their reading skills and giving them a sense of accomplishment.

 
 

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