Friday, April 30, 2010

Prid. Kal. Mai.

The April eLitterae is now available to read!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

a.d. IV Kal. Mai.

Rock band Athens v. Sparta's performance at the Texas State Junior Classical League is documented in a 10-minute film. Learn more and watch here: You can listen to samples and buy the MP3 album from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers by clicking here.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

a.d. V Kal. Mai.

A Roman Verse Satire Reader

Selections from Lucilius, Horace, Persius, and Juvenal

By Catherine Keane


The trademark exuberance of Lucilius, gentleness of Horace, abrasiveness of Persius, and vehemence of Juvenal are the diverse satiric styles on display in this Reader. Witnesses to the spectacular growth of Rome’s political and military power, the expansion and diversification of its society, and the evolution of a wide spectrum of its literary genres, satirists provide an unparalleled window into Roman culture: from trials of the urban poor to the smarmy practices of legacy hunters, from musings on satire and the satirist to gruesome scenes from a gladiatorial contest, from a definition of virtue to the scandalous sexual display of wayward women. Provocative and entertaining, challenging and yet accessible, Roman verse satire is a motley dish stuffed to its readers’ delights.

Special Features
  • Introduction on the Roman satiric genre and its authors
  • 556 lines of unadapted Latin text selections: Lucilius, Satires, fragments 172–75, 176–81, 185; 524–29; 1145–51; 1196–1208 • Horace, Satires 1.1.41–79; 1.4.103–43; 2.5.23–50; 2.7.21–71, 111–18 • Persius, Satires 1.1–12, 107–34; 2.1–16, 31–51; 5.21–51 • Juvenal, Satires 1.63–93, 135–46; 3.190–231; 6.60–102; 8.183–99, 215–30; 13.38–70; 14.1–55
  • Grammatical and stylistic commentary printed at the back of the book
  • 1 map and 4 black-and-white photos
  • Complete vocabulary

Monday, April 26, 2010

a.d. VI Kal. Mai.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

a.d. X Kal. Mai.


This graded reader helps students make the transition from beginning instruction in Greek to reading unaltered texts of Plato. It features six Greek passages: four extracts from the Republic, the summary of the Republic in the Timaeus, and the beginning of the Euthyphro, which sets the scene for the Apology. Each passage is presented in multiple versions, beginning with a very basic outline and culminating in the passage as Plato wrote it. Passages are accompanied by facing vocabulary and notes. Each unit includes a review of grammar crucial for the passage. Appendices provide two vocabulary lists that help students identify which words to memorize first.

Students completing this reader will be prepared to read full Platonic dialogues in unadapted Greek.

Special Features
  • Introduction to Plato with starter bibliography
  • Greek texts with each passage presented in graded stages
  • Facing notes and vocabulary
  • Grammar review
  • Three appendices:
    - Guide to dialogues of Plato
    - Fifty most common words in Plato
    - Five hundred most common words in Plato
  • Map of Athens

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

a.d. XI Kal. Mai.

Felicem diem natalem!

Today is Rome's 2,763rd birthday!

Friday, April 16, 2010

a.d. XVI Kal. Mai.

Ostendit sermo mores animumque latentem.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Non. Apr.

Jejunus venter non audit verba libenter.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Kal. Apr.

Piscis captivus vinum vult, flumina vivus.