From Augustus to Nero: An Intermediate Latin Reader

From Augustus to Nero: An Intermediate Latin Reader


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The reigns of the Julio-Claudian emperors were characterized by murder and debauchery. This book presents a narrative of these reigns, ranging from Augustus to Nero, with passages in original Latin from Tacitus, Suetonius and Seneca. The text accordingly exposes Augustus' adulterous affairs; the depraved Tiberius; the extravagance and madness of Caligula; the ineffective Claudius; and Nero's artistic pretensions. Featuring a comprehensive introduction, detailed notes and an appreciation of each writer, the volume is essential reading for students who have completed an introductory Latin course.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521821209
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/31/2006
Series: Cambridge Intermediate Latin Readers Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Garrett G. Fagan is Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and History, The Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of Bathing in the Roman World (1999) and has also written a wide range of articles on the Roman world and pseudoarchaeology.

Paul Murgatroyd is Professor of Classics at McMaster University. His publications include The Amatory Elegies of Johannes Secundus (2000) and Mythical and Legendary Narrative In Ovid's Fasti (forthcoming), as well as commentaries on Tibullus and a selection from Ovid� Ars Amatoria suitable for undergraduates. He is also a published Latin poet with numerous translations into and free compositions in Latin verse.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Augustus; 2. Tiberius; 3. Caligula (Gaius); 4. Claudius; 5. Nero; Vocabulary.

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