Originally published in 1930, this book contains the Latin text of extracts from Sallust, Julius Caesar, Livy, Ovid, and other Latin prose and verse authors of the late Imperatorial and early Augustan period. J. G. Worth provides a large vocabulary at the end of the text, as well as a précis of each of the passages, which were chosen 'for their intrinsic interest and value', as well as their status as exemplary pieces of Latin from this time. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Augustan Latin or the history of Classical education.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.47(d)|
Table of Contents
Preface; Livy: The three brothers; Horatius keeps the bridge; Mucius the left-handed; Disaster at the Caudine forks; Hannibal crosses the Alps; Battle at Lake Trasimere; Ovid: Phaethon drives the chariot of the sun; Daedalus invents wings; Ceres and Prosperine; Cacus and Hercules; Arion and the dolphin; Tarquinus superbus; Caesar: The invasion of Britain; The battle of Pharsalus; Sallust: Jugurtha; Vergil: 'A child is born'; Orpheus and Eurydice; The fall of Troy; Nisus and Euryalus; Cicero: Catiline; Verres; Letters; Horace: 'What slender youth?'; Winter's wisdom; The armour of purity; The fleeting years; Sturdy youth; Regulus; Bandusia; An invitation to Maecenas; The return of spring; A journey to Brundisium; An encounter with a bore; Vocabulary.