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.