Thursday, November 30, 2006

pridie Kal. Dec.

Saepe, premente deo, fert deus alter opem.
–P. Ovidius Naso

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

a.d. III Kal. Dec.

Crescit in adversis virtus.
–M. Annaeus Lucanus

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

a.d. IV Kal. Dec.

Deo ducente.

Monday, November 27, 2006

a.d. V Kal. Dec.

Saepe tacens vocem verbaque vultus habet.
–P. Ovidius Naso

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

a.d. XI Kal. Dec.

Ubi opes, ibi amici.

Monday, November 20, 2006

a.d. XII Kal. Dec.

Duobus litigantibus, tertius gaudet.

Friday, November 17, 2006

a.d. XV Kal. Dec.

Venter praecepta non audit.
–L. Annaeus Seneca

Thursday, November 16, 2006

a.d. XVI Kal. Dec.

Crudelis est in re adversa obiurgatio.
–Publilius Syrus.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

a.d. XVII Kal. Dec.

Studiis et rebus honestis.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

a.d. XVIII Kal. Dec.

Fidus in adversis cognoscitur omnis amicus.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Using Writing Passion in your class?

Writing Passion
A Catullus Reader

Using Writing Passion in your AP Catullus class?
Teachers and students alike may enjoy consulting the material below.

Click here to view the chart listing the places where Thomson's text, found in Ronnie Ancona's Writing Passion: A Catullus Reader, differs from Mynors' Oxford Classical Text, which appears on the Advanced Placement Latin Literature Examination.

Friday, November 10, 2006

A Little Book of Latin Love Poetry

A Little Book of Latin Love Poetry: A Transitional Reader for Catullus, Horace, and Ovid
by John Breuker and Mardah Weinfeld

Selected poems of Catullus, Horace, and Ovid are presented first in slightly modified form with notes. The aim is to provide guideposts to the ultimate goal of reading the authentic Latin verse, now as review. This edition alternates learning to read the poems with grammar and syntax review to help students negotiate the sometimes challenging path between beginning and intermediate Latin.

Features of this edition:
• Selections from 6 poems of Catullus (51, 43, 86, 5, 70, 8), 3 poems of Horace (Odes I.23, III.9, III.26), and 2 poems of Ovid (Amores 1.5 and 1.9), first modified, then in authentic Latin
• Opposite-page Vocabulary and Reading Helps
• Questions on Analysis and Comprehension of the Latin Text, and on Literary Analysis and Discussion
• 13 Rapid Reviews with exercises on key points of grammar and syntax
• 2 Major Reviews with drills on infinitives and participles
• Final Unit Review encourages re-reading of all poems in unmodified form, with notes on Textual Matters and Points to Ponder
• 4 Appendices on
▪ Timelines for the 3 poets
▪ Poetic Devices/Literary Terms
▪ Metrics
▪ Latin Grammar and Syntax
• Bibliography
• Glossary of Proper Names
• Full Latin-English Vocabulary

John Breuker recently retired after teaching for forty-five years at the secondary and college/university levels. He spent the bulk of his career at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio. He is the author of Study Notes for Vergil’s Aeneid (Oxford, OH, 2000) and “The Public and Private Aeneas: Observations on Complex Responsibility,” in W. Anderson and L. Quartarone, eds., Approaches to Teaching Vergil’s Aeneid (New York, 2002). A recipient of several awards and honors, Breuker has presented numerous papers on pedagogical and Vergilian topics at state, regional, and national professional meetings. In retirement he is teaching part-time, and remains passionate about making the classics live for young people.

Mardah B. C. Weinfield
has taught Latin at the secondary level for ten years. A 1999 recipient of the Illinois State Board of Education “Those Who Excel” Award, she has also presented papers on pedagogical and Roman topics at a variety of state professional conferences. Although her current focus is primarily on raising her young boys, Weinfield continues to mentor area teachers and to tutor students. Most recently, she has translated four children’s books into Latin (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2002–2003).

x + 124 pp. (2006) Paperback, ISBN 0-86516-601-3

Click here to see A Little Book of Latin Love Poetry: A Transitional Reader for Catullus, Horace, and Ovid at our website.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

a.d. V Id. Nov.

Facta, non verba.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

a.d. VI Id. Nov.

Verba movent, exempla trahunt.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

a.d. VII Id. Nov.

This day in history:
63 BCE – Cicero delivers his first oration against Cataline.

Monday, November 06, 2006

a.d. VIII Id. Nov.

Omnes una manet nox.
–Q. Horatius Flaccus

Friday, November 03, 2006

a.d.III Non. Nov.

Silent…leges inter arma.
–M. Tullius Cicero

Thursday, November 02, 2006

a.d. IV Non. Nov.

Carmina non dant panem.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Bradley's Arnold available in hardbound edition

Bradley's Arnold Latin Prose Composition
Thomas K. Arnold, revised by G.G. Bradley & J.F. Mountford
Donald Sprague, editor

HARDBOUND Edition NOW available (October 31, 2006)

A newly revised and typeset edition of one of the most popular textbooks used for review of grammar and for writing Latin composition. The gold standard in Latin composition, used by thousands, for good reasons: Bradley’s Arnold covers the elements of Latin grammar and syntax methodically, from the basic to the complex, and teaches students how to put them together to write accurately in Latin. Plenty of examples and exercises, passages for translation, English-to-Latin vocabulary, indices. Now updated with grammatical terminology more in use today. Completely retypeset, with clear, easy-on-the-eyes fonts and format.