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Ronnie Ancona
Series Editor, BC Latin Readers

Ronnie Ancona is Professor of Classics at Hunter College and The Graduate Center (CUNY).

Her publications include Time and the Erotic in Horace’s Odes (Duke University Press), Horace: Selected Odes and Satire 1.9, Writing Passion Plus: A Catullus Reader, and Writing Passion: A Catullus Reader (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers). With David J. Murphy, she cowrote Horace: A Transitional Latin Reader and A Horace Workbook, also from BCP. She is coeditor of Gendered Dynamics in Latin Love Poetry (Johns Hopkins University Press) and coeditor of New Directions in the Study of Women in the Greco-Roman World (Oxford University Press). She served as series editor for the BC Latin Readers series from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, coedits with Sarah Pomeroy the “Women in Antiquity” series from Oxford University Press, and is editor of The Classical Outlook. Her current research project focuses on Martha Graham’s Greek myth–based dances and her collaboration with Isamu Noguchi.

From the Series Editor:
The BC Latin Readers series grew out of a year-long exploration of what teachers of advanced college-level Latin students wanted and needed in the area of textbooks. The answer was short books written by experts, incorporating the best of scholarship and pedagogy, with well annotated selections and vocabulary. The short format allows teachers to use the books as they see fit, using several in a single course for rapid reading or fewer for students with less experience, or using one or two in conjunction with other longer textbooks. While aimed at the advanced college level, we expect the series to be attractive for intermediate-level college students, secondary school students doing advanced Latin work, post-baccalaureate students, and even graduate students.

The books can be mixed and matched to provide a variety of Latin reading opportunities. For example, a course on Vergil might add the Lucan volume to read selections from a later epic. A course on Roman Comedy might require an entire play of Plautus or Terence and then selections from our Plautus and/or Terence volumes. A course on the Roman Historians might use the volumes on Sallust, Tacitus, Caesar, Livy, and Suetonius, or the Roman Army. Teachers will have more freedom to design, revise, or add to their Latin courses using these volumes.

A particular pleasure for me in editing the series has been discovering outstanding Latin scholars who are also committed to pedagogy. The series authors will provide Latin students and teachers with exciting, user-friendly, and reliable guides to their topics.

Ronnie Ancona, Hunter College and the Graduate Center (CUNY)