Thursday, August 31, 2006

pridie Kal. Sept.

Lex universa est quae iubet nasci et mori.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Cicero: De Amicitia Selections

Cicero: De Amicitia Selections
Patsy Rodden Ricks & Sheila K. Dickison

In de Amicitia Cicero gives insights on the relationship between two historical persons, Laelius sapiens and Scipio Aemilianus, as well as on the meaning of true friendship. He bases his positions on readings in Greek philosophy as well as on his own personal relationships. His writing is thought-provoking and his reasoning at times seems startlingly modern.

The two passages in this edition were chosen for the Advanced Placement Cicero syllabus and are also appropriate as a high school or college-level introduction to Cicero’s essays.

Features of this edition include:
• Introduction to Cicero and the historical setting of de Amicitia
• Latin text of selected passages: V.17–VII.23 and XXVII.100b–104
• English summary of all other passages in de Amicitia
• Grammatical, literary, historical, and vocabulary notes on facing pages
• Glossary of Figures of Speech
• Bibliography
• Full Vocabulary

Patsy Rodden Ricks has spent a lifetime teaching Latin at both the secondary and college level. She has studied and traveled extensively in Italy, and she frequently leads academic tours. She also teaches courses on Italy and wines.

Sheila K. Dickison is an associate provost and director of the University Honors Program at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and a member of the Classics Department. In the past she has had extensive experience with the Advanced Placement Latin program, including serving as Chief Reader of the Latin exams. She is author of Cicero’s Verrine Oration II.4 (1992) in the Wayne State University Press Pedagogy series.

Student Edition: x + 73 pp. (2006) Paperback, ISBN 0-86516-630-9
Teacher's Manual: vi + 32 (2006) Paperback, ISBN 0-86516-641-2

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*AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Monday, August 28, 2006

A Horace Workbook, Teacher's Manual

A Horace Workbook, Teacher's Manual
David J. Murphy & Ronnie Ancona

To teach Horace’s intricate, multifaceted poetry is a challenging but rewarding task. A Horace Workbook Teacher’s Manual, the complement to A Horace Workbook, has been designed and written by teachers to aid teachers in this endeavor. No mere answer key, this all-in-one Teacher’s Manual includes the complete student workbook and provides answers directly following each question. The Manual is an excellent resource for every teacher of Horace from novice to master.

• Lessons focus on the Advanced Placement selections from Horace’s Odes and Satire I.9
• Essay grading rubrics based on the Advanced Placement model
• Comprehensive, customized grading guidelines for each essay
• Two appendices with sample student essays and scoring guidelines
• Rubrics for scoring translation exercises
• Complete answers to exercises that provide a supply of the types of questions commonly found on the Advanced Placement Examinations such as:

▪ Multiple choice questions ▪ Essays ▪ Short analysis questions on matters of literary interpretation, historical allusions,
and figurative language ▪ Translation ▪ Scansion

• Three review tests modeled on the exercises provided for each poem

David Murphy earned his PhD in Classics from Columbia University. Since 1982 he has been teaching Latin and Greek at the secondary school level, including courses that prepare students for both the Vergil and the Latin Literature AP* exams. He served as an AP* reader for eight years, the last as a table leader, and was trained to give AP* workshops for teachers. He has taught Classics since 1993 at The Nightingale-Bamford School where he is now Head of the Upper School. He has given papers at meetings of the American Philological Association, the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, and other conferences and has published on paleography, textual criticism, and ancient philosophy. Publications include “The Basis of The Text of Plato’s Charmides” in Mnemosyne 55, 2002, and “Doctors of Zalmoxis and Immortality in the Charmides” in Proceedings of the V Symposium Platonicum (2000), and A Horace Workbook (2005, co-authored).

Ronnie Ancona is the author of Time and the Erotic in Horace’s Odes (1994), Writing Passion: A Catullus Reader (2004), Horace: Selected Odes and Satire 1.9 (1999, 2nd edition, 2005), co-editor of Gendered Dynamics in Latin Love Poetry (2005), co-author of A Horace Workbook (2005), and editor of Latin Scholarship/Latin Pedagogy (forthcoming). Her research interests include Latin lyric poetry, women in Greece and Rome, and Latin pedagogy. She is currently Professor of Classics at Hunter College and The Graduate Center (CUNY), and Director of Hunter’s MA in the Teaching of Latin. She has been an AP* Latin Exam Reader and has conducted College Board AP* Latin workshops for teachers.

Teacher's Manual: xvi + 272 pp. (2006) Paperback, ISBN 0-86516-649-8

Click here to see A Horace Workbook, Teacher's Manual at our website.

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

a.d. V Kal. Sept.

Nil prodest oculus a quo res nulla videtur.

Friday, August 25, 2006

a.d. VIII Kal. Sept.

Quisquis habet nummos secura navigat aura.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

a.d. IX Kal. Sept.

Magna est… vis humanitatis.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

a.d. X Kal. Sept.

Multi committunt eadem diverso crimina fato; ille crucem sceleris pretium tulit, hic diadema.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

a.d. XI Kal. Sept.

Temeritas sub titulo fortitudinis latet.

Monday, August 21, 2006

a.d. XII Kal. Sept.

Mali principii malus finis.

Friday, August 18, 2006

a.d. XV Kal. Sept.

"Litore quot conchae, tot sunt in amore dolores."

Thursday, August 17, 2006

New books in stock!

Cicero: Pro Archia Poeta Oratio, 2nd ed.
Steven M. Cerutti

Cicero’s Pro Archia Poeta Oratio
is one of the best defenses of literature and the humanities. Cerutti’s edition provides a comprehensive treatment of grammatical issues with a keen analysis of the rhetorical devices Cicero wove into the fabric of the oration.
This edition combines the Latin text, running vocabulary and commentary, a brief bibliography, glossary of proper names and places, glossary of terms, and general vocabulary to make it anexcellent edition for the AP* and college Latin classroom.


This edition provides a comprehensive treatment of grammatical issues with a keen analysis of the rhetorical devices Cicero wove into the fabric of the oration. Its features include:

  • Full Latin text of the speech
  • Grammatical, literary, and historical notes beneath the text
  • Running vocabulary on pages facing the text
  • Glossary of Proper Names and Places
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Full Vocabulary
The new Cicero's Pro Archia Poeta Oratio Teacher’s Guide by Linda A. Fabrizio is designed to meet the needs of the busy AP* teacher. It includes the oration in large print suitable for photocopying, a literal translation of the oration, a select bibliography, and a set of assessments with sample answers.

Student Edition: xxviii + 132 pp. (2006) Paperback, ISBN 0-86516-642-0
Teacher's Manual: (2006) Paperback, ISBN 0-86516-616-1

Click here to see Cicero: Pro Archia Poeta Oratio, 2nd ed. at our website.

A Catullus Workbook
Helena Dettmer and LeaAnn A. Osburn, with a glossary by Ronnie Ancona

The intricacy and elegance of Catullus’ poetry and its subject matter, especially the love poems, have long fascinated both high school and college Latin students.

A Catullus Workbook has been carefully constructed by experienced teachers to help students improve their Latin comprehension skills and maximize their understanding of Catullus’ poetry.

The format of the exercises in the workbook will help students become comfortable with the types of questions frequently found on the AP* Latin Literature Examinations.

• The complete Latin text of all the selections on the AP* Catullus syllabus
• Short answer questions that address the underlying grammatical and syntactical structures of each poem
• Multiple choice questions on grammar, syntax, figures of speech, content, etc.
• Passages for scansion and translation
• Short and long essay questions
• Four review chapters including essays that require comparative analysis of the poems
• A comprehensive Latin to English glossary by Ronnie Ancona

Helena Dettmer is Professor of Classics and Associate Dean at the University of Iowa. She is author of Love by the Numbers: Form and Meaning in the Poetry of Catullus (1997) and Horace: A Study in Structure (1983) and coauthor of A Workbook for Ayers’ ENGLISH WORDS FROM LATIN AND GREEK ELEMENTS (1986, 2nd edition, 1990, 2nd edition revised, 2005). Currently, she is working on a book entitled Love and Its Complexities: Design and Meaning in Ovid’s Amores. She has served as coeditor of Syllecta Classica and has written numerous articles and papers on Catullus and the Latin elegiac poets. She has served as president of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. She holds a BA in Classics from Indiana University and a PhD in Classics from the University of Michigan.

LeaAnn A. Osburn is recently retired from Barrington High School where she taught Latin including the AP* Catullus/Horace and AP* Vergil syllabi for many years. Recognized for outstanding teaching by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South and as Latin Teacher of the Year by the Illinois Classical Conference, she is a regular presenter on Latin pedagogy at conferences across the country. She has also served as an instructor at Loyola University Chicago and Northern Illinois University. As an editor for Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, she is a key member of the editorial team and oversees the development of high school materials especially. She is coauthor of Vergil: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader (2004). She earned a BA in Classics from Monmouth College and an MA in Classics from Loyola University Chicago where she undertook doctoral studies.

Student Edition: xxii + 243 pp. (2006) Paperback, ISBN 0-86516-623-4
Teacher's Manual: (2006) Paperback, ISBN 0-86516-624-2

Click here to see A Catullus Workbook at our website.

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.