Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Introduce your students to a variety of unadapted Latin authors!

Latin for the New Millennium
Latin 3 Select Latin Enrichment Readings
Edited by LeaAnn Osburn and Helena Dettmer

xxvi + 160 pp. (2013) Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-797-1

This short reader offers exposure to Caesar, Catullus, Cicero, Horace, Ovid, and Vergil as well as the baroque-era poets Lieven De Meyere and Mathias Casimir Sarbiewski. Ample notes and vocabulary aids assist students reading these unadapted Latin passages. Incorporate this reader near the end of your grammar lessons to accustom students to reading a variety of unadapted Latin authors and genres, use it to fill those last 3 to 4 weeks of the semester after finishing Latin 2, or use it as an enrichment text for Latin 3.

  • Unadapted Latin text from Caesar, Catullus, Cicero, Horace, Ovid, Vergil, and the baroque-era poets Lieven De Meyere and Mathias Casimir Sarbiewski
  • Same-page notes and vocabulary
  • Appendices on Meter and Rhetorical Terms
  • Latin to English Glossary

Helena Dettmer is a Professor of Classics and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs at the University of Iowa. She earned her BA in Classics at Indiana University and a PhD from the University of Michigan. Dettmer received the University of Iowa’s 2012 Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy. A former Mellow Fellow at Duke University, a recipient of the Iowa May Brodbeck Humanities Fellowship, an Iowa Faculty Scholar, and an Iowa collegiate fellow, and past president of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Helena Dettmer has authored two monographs on the intersection of meaning and structure in Latin poetry, Horace: A Study in Structure (Hildesheim 1983), and Love by the Numbers: Form and Meaning in the Poetry of Catullus (New York, 1997). She is coauthor of A Workbook to Ayers’ English Words from Latin and Greek Elements, in its second printing and used widely in vocabulary-building courses around the country, as well as A Catullus Workbook, which she coauthored with LeaAnn Osburn. Her current project is a book-length study examining the poetic structure of Ovid’s Amores.

LeaAnn A. Osburn received her BA from Monmouth College, Illinois and an MA in classics from Loyola University Chicago. She taught Latin including AP* for many years at Barrington High School in Illinois. Osburn received an American Classical League Emerita Award in 2012. She served as both vice-president and president of the Illinois Classical Conference and received their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Osburn received the Illinois Latin Teacher of the Year Award (1989), the Illinois Lt. Governor’s Award (1990), and the CAMWS Good Teacher Award (1996). She coauthored A Catullus Workbook (2006) and Teacher’s Manual (2006) with Helena Dettmer, Vergil: A Legamus Transitional Reader (2004) with Thomas J. Sienkewicz and the Vergil: A Legamus Transitional Reader Teacher’s Guide (2010) with Karen Lee Singh. Osburn served as the series editor for Latin for the New Millennium, Levels 1 and 2.

For complete information about Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers Latin for the New Millennium textbook series visit the LNM website.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Latin Synonyms for Language Lovers

Latin Synonyms for Language Lovers
A Select Thesaurus
by Christine E. Meyer

Latin Synonyms for Language Lovers is an invaluable resource for those wanting to encourage students to engage with Latin as a living language by speaking, listening, and composing in Latin. Containing listings of synonyms grouped by English definitions and parts of speech (verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and conjunctions), each entry offers multiple Latin vocabulary options with their own specific definitions to allow students to select the best word and to differentiate between similar words.

Use this book to help with composition, speaking, clustered vocabulary and grammatical form study, English vocabulary building, and more!

Special Features
  • Twenty-two images
  • An appendix of Latin expressions
  • Two indices

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

BC Latin Reader Series - A Roman Army Reader

Series Editor: Ronnie Ancona,
Hunter College and City University of New York Graduate Center

These Readers, written by experts in the field, provide well-annotated Latin selections to be used as authoritative introductions to Latin authors, genres, or topics. Designed for intermediate/advanced college Latin students, BC Latin Readers each contain  approximately 600 lines of Latin, making them ideal to use in combination or as a “shake-it-up” addition to a time-tested syllabus.

Newest Release

A Roman Army Reader

Twenty-One Selections from Literary, Epigraphic, and Other Documents

Dexter Hoyos

xlviii + 214 pp., 7 illustrations and 2 maps (2013) 5” x 7¾” Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-715-5

This edition offers a compact portrait, in peace and in war, of the ancient Roman army, one of history’s most famous and successful military organizations. Twelve literary passages combine with nine epigraphic and other documents to show soldiers who don’t merely fight: Between battles, they march, drill, camp, construct public works, eat, drink, and—sometimes illegally—marry and have children. At times, and invariably with bloodstained results, troops also involved themselves in Roman politics. With selections from a variety of sources and a time span ranging from the First Punic War to the reign of M. Aurelius, this compact reader is like no other currently available.

Features: Introduction to the Roman army • 858 lines of unadapted Latin text in 21 selections: 12 from literary works (Cato Origines, Cicero Ad Atticum, Caesar Bellum Civile, Livy Ab Urbe Condita, Juvenal Satires, Tacitus Annals and Histories, Vegetius De Re Militari, Suetonius Gaius and Claudius) and 9 from documentary sources • Notes at the back and complete vocabulary • Suggested reading; appendices of original texts and chronologies • Two maps and seven illustrations

Dexter Hoyos is Honorary Associate Professor and research affiliate at Sydney University, Australia, where he taught from 1972 until 2007. Author of numerous articles on Roman government, diplomacy, warfare, and historiography, and on Latin epigraphy and pedagogy, his books include Hannibal: Rome’s Greatest Enemy (Exeter/Bristol Phoenix 2008); Truceless War: Carthage’s Fight for Survival, 241–237 b.c. (Brill 2007); Livy: Hannibal’s War, Books 21 to 30 (with translator J. C. Yardley, Oxford 2006); Hannibal’s Dynasty: Power and Politics in the Mediterranean World, 247–183 b.c. (Routledge 2003); Unplanned Wars: The Origins of the First and Second Punic Wars (de Gruyter 1998), and Latin: How to Read it Fluently—A Practical Manual (CANE Educational 1997).

Other Titles Available in the BC Reader Series
An Apuleius Reader
Selections from the Metamorphoses
Ellen D. Finkelpearl
A Lucan Reader
Selections from Civil War
Susanna Braund
A Seneca Reader
Selections from Prose and Tragedy
James Ker
A Caesar Reader
Selections from Bellum Gallicum and Bellum Civile, and from Caesar’s Letters, Speeches, and Poetry
W. Jeffrey Tatum
A Martial Reader
Selections from the Epigrams
Craig Williams
A Suetonius Reader
Selections from De Vita Caesarum and the Life of Horace
Josiah Osgood
A Cicero Reader
Selections from Five Essays and Four Speeches, with Five Letters
James M. May
A Plautus Reader
Selections from Eleven Plays
John Henderson
A Terence Reader
Selections from Six Plays
William S. Anderson
A Latin Epic Reader
Selections from Ten Epics
Alison Keith
A Roman Verse Satire Reader
Selections from Lucilius, Horace, Persius, and Juvenal
Catherine C. Keane
A Tibullus Reader
Seven Selected Elegies
Paul Allen Miller
A Livy Reader
Selections from Ab Urbe Condita
Mary Jaeger
A Sallust Reader
Selections from Bellum
Catilinae, Bellum
Iugurthinum, and Historiae
Victoria E. Pagán

Visit the series website for additional information, reviews, and updates on available volumes: