Oxford Latin Course, College Edition: Readings and Vocabulary

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Adapted to better meet the needs of American college students, The Oxford Latin Course, College Edition, retains its trademark reading-based approach, but does so now in two companion volumes--Readings and Vocabulary and Grammar, Exercises, Context--that cover all of the topics essential to a first-year Latin course.


* Streamlined organization that focuses more closely on the life of the Roman poet Horace

* Additional and more robust grammar explanations

* Revised cartoons--completely redrawn for a college audience--that illustrate grammar points and provide students with "visual vignettes"

* A revised narrative that corresponds to customary U.S. usage and Americanized spelling

* A Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/morwood containing grammar and syntax drills, flashcards for vocabulary review, phonetic pronunciations, and instructional materials

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Congratulations on hitting just the right approach to making a very enjoyable set of Latin texts more functional for college teaching."--Robert Luginbill, University of Louisville

"This new and improved version of the Oxford Latin Course is better suited for today's college students. It is a reading-approach text that also has an excellent grammar component."--Victor Leuci, Westminster College

"Across the board, students ask for more history and culture in Latin class, and this book gives them exactly that. The running story, cultural essays, and actual Latin readings will hold their interest much more effectively than random sentences and vocabulary."--Zoe Kontes, Kenyon College

"I am favorably impressed by the new cartoons. They are drawn in a style that most college students will find compelling."--David Christenson, University of Arizona

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199862979
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/10/2012
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 185
  • Sales rank: 616,511
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Maurice Balme is the former Head of Classics at Harrow. He is the coauthor of Athenaze, the #1 book in the US for first-year courses in Greek, and the author of many other books.

James Morwood has been a Lecturer of Classics at Wadham College, Oxford, since 1996. Before that, he taught Classics for 30 years at Harrow.

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Table of Contents

1. Scintilla in casa laborat
2. Quintus Flaccum iuuat
3. Nundinae
Nundinae and Farming
4. Ludus Flaui
5. Flauius fabulam narrat
The Iliad
6. Graeci Troiam capiunt
Virgil's Aeneid
7. Polyphemus
Homer and Virgil
8. Aeneas in Africa
9. Infelix Dido
10. Comitia
11. Quintus Romam aduenit
12. Ludus Orbili
Greece and Rome
13. Marcus Quintum domum suam inuitat
14. Caesaris triumphi
The Roman Triumph
15. Idus Martiae
The End of the Republic
16. Caesaris funus
17. Athenis
Stoic and Epicurean
18. Brutus Athenas aduenit
19. Horatius Delphos uisit
20. Horatius militat
The Roman Army
21. Philippi
Ablative absolute
Brutus and Cassius
22. Horatius ad Italiam redit
The Confiscations
23. Horatius Romam redit
Latin Poetry
24. Horatius carmina scribit
25. Horatius Maecenati commendatur
26. Horatius iter Brundisium facit
27. Maecenas poetas fouet
Vixi puellis
28. Horatius rusticus fit
Patrons and Clients
29. Augustus
Chapter 30. Horatius amicus fit principis
Some Glimpses of Augustus
Chapter 31. Indomita mors

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