Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table: Why I Studied Latin With My Teenager and How I Discovered the Daughterland

Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table: Why I Studied Latin With My Teenager and How I Discovered the Daughterland

by Peter O'Brien

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781927443668
Publisher: Quattro Books
Publication date: 04/15/2014
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Peter O’Brien has edited or written four books, including Build a Better Book Club (Macmillan Canada) and Introduction to Literature: British, American, Canadian (Harper & Row). His teenaged daughter, three brothers, six sisters, eight stepbrothers and four stepsisters have provided voluminous and conflicting material, as well as various survival techniques.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 My Daughter, Me and the Magisterium 13

Chapter 2 Latin, Latin Everywhere 29

Chapter 3 From Livy (140+ Books) to Twitter (140- Characters) 43

Chapter 4 Defective and Irregular: Some Tense Studying 61

Chapter 5 A Delightful and Naïve Sense of the Good 77

Chapter 6 The Inevitable (and Predictable) Bad 91

Chapter 7 The Eternal Ugly 107

Chapter 8 Technology Will Set You Free! 123

Chapter 9 Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table 137

Chapter 10 Facetime, Faceoff, Facebook 153

Chapter 11 Time Is On My Side 163

Chapter 12 Family Values, Family Virtues, Family Voids 175

Chapter 13 High School Confidential 189

Chapter 14 Latin Is Dead, Long Live Latin 201

Chapter 15 Et Cetera 213

Acknowledgements 225

Bibliographic Sources 229

Image Credits 241

Index 245

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