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A Little Latin Reader

Second Edition

Mary C. English and Georgia L. Irby

Publication Date - March 2017

ISBN: 9780190645533

240 pages
Paperback
5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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Retail Price to Students: $24.99

A flexible and concise supplement to basic Latin instruction with lively, unadapted texts, both literary and documentary

Description

Covering an extensive variety of grammatical constructions, A Little Latin Reader, Second Edition, is an ideal supplement for undergraduate courses in beginning and intermediate Latin. It presents vivid, unadapted passages, each two to ten lines in length, drawn from the poetry and prose of various Classical authors and from inscriptions. The selections are arranged according to the specific points of grammar and syntax that they demonstrate. By introducing unadapted Latin at the earliest stage of language instruction, A Little Latin Reader helps students transition more easily from beginning and intermediate Latin textbooks to authentic Latin prose and poetry. The second edition includes eighty-one new passages and two new appendices--A Basic Guide to Paleography and The Roman Calendar.

FEATURES

* Selections are annotated and arranged for maximum classroom flexibility

* Brief introductions to each reading provide students with narrative context

* Extensive vocabulary notes below each selection enable students to read entire passages without consulting a dictionary

* Twelve extended prose and poetry passages serve as a challenge for advanced students and a preview of further Latin study

* Appendices contain short biographies of the authors included in the text; guides to Latin meter and epigraphy; an index organized by theme; maps of locations associated with the readings; a basic guide to paleography; and The Roman Calendar

* Latin texts include macrons that aid students in correct pronunciation and in the recognition of difficult forms

New to this Edition

  • 81 new passages (284 total)
  • A Basic Guide to Paleography appendix featuring a discussion of the Vindolanda Tablets and twelve new calligraphic images
  • A Roman Calendar appendix

About the Author(s)

Mary C. English is Professor of Classics and General Humanities at Montclair State University, where she has taught Latin at all levels.

Georgia L. Irby is Associate Professor of Classical Studies at the College of William and Mary, where she has taught Latin and Greek at all levels.

Previous Publication Date(s)

October 2011

Reviews

"A Little Latin Reader introduces 'real' Latin from the earliest stages and thereby forces students to leave their comfort zones and realize that they have more of a command of Latin than they think they do."--Jennifer Sheridan Moss, Wayne State University

"This is a really versatile teaching tool, readily able to complement almost any introductory or intermediate textbook and teaching style."--Jackie Elliot, University of Colorado Boulder

"This book can boost students' confidence, since they know that they can do 'real Latin' beyond the basic sentences in the beginning chapters of their textbook."--Amanda J. Woods, Columbus State University

Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. NOMINATIVE AND ACCUSATIVE CASES
    1.1. CIL IV 3117: Pompeii
    1.2. CIL IV 3794: Pompeii
    1.3. CIL IV 7086: Pompeii
    1.4. CIL IV 275 [ILS 6419e]: Pompeii
    1.5. CIL IV 2889 [ILS 8985]: Pompeii
    1.6. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.505-506
    1.7. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.550
    1.8. Ovid, Metamorphoses 2.8
    2. INFINITIVES
    2.1. CIL VIII 17938 [ILS 8626f]: Timgad (Africa)
    2.2. Horace, Carmina 3.2.13
    2.3. Horace, Epistulae 1.1.41-42
    2.4. Ovid, Ars Amatoria 1.37
    2.5. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.773
    2.6. Martial 1.18.5-6
    3. SUM
    3.1. CIL IV 5279: Pompeii
    3.2. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.512-514
    3.3. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.517-518
    3.4. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.557-559
    3.5. Vergil, Aeneid 1.549-550
    3.6. Ovid, Amores 1.3.15
    3.7. Catullus 63.69
    4. VOCATIVE CASE
    4.1. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.481-482
    4.2. Catullus 3.1-3
    4.3. Catullus 101.1-2
    4.4. Martial 2.41.1
    4.5. Vergil, Aeneid 2.776-777
    4.6. Cicero, ad Familiares 14.4
    5. IMPERATIVES
    5.1. CIL IV 6702: Pompeii
    5.2. CIL X 874: Pompeii
    5.3. CIL X 876: Pompeii
    5.4. CIL X 877: Pompeii
    5.5. CIL IV 1864: Pompeii
    5.6. CIL XV 7190.1-4 [ILS 8730.1-4]: Rome
    5.7. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.510-511
    5.8. CIL X 7697.6-7: Cagliari (Caralis, Sardinia)
    5.9. CIL IV 4498: Pompeii
    6. GENITIVE CASE
    6.1. CIL VII 748, addit. 310 [ILS 2551; RIB 1778]: Carvoran, a Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall (Britannia)
    6.2. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.452-453
    6.3. Catullus 5.1-3
    6.4. Horace, Carmina 3.15.11-12
    6.5. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 1.13.4
    6.6. Vindolanda Tablet 214
    6.7. Ovid, Amores 2.15.1
    7. DATIVE CASE
    7.1. CIL VII 5 [ILS 4786; RIB 88]: Winchester (Britannia)
    7.2. CIL VII 33 [RIB 16]: London (Londinium, Britannia)
    7.3. CIL VII 74 [RIB 132]: Custom Scrubs (Britannia)
    7.4. CIL VII 509 [RIB 1333]: Benwell (Condercum), a Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall (Britannia)
    7.5. RIB 1316: Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Pons Aelius, Britannia)
    7.6. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.555-556
    7.7. Pliny the Younger, Epistulae 1.12.3
    7.8. Catullus 12.14-16
    8. IMPERFECT TENSE
    8.1. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.10-11
    8.2. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.91-93
    8.3. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.728
    8.4. Vergil, Aeneid 8.655-658
    8.5. Vergil, Aeneid 2.92
    8.6. Suetonius, Vita Augusti 75.1
    8.7. Ovid, Tristia 4.10.25-26
    9. COMPLEMENTARY INFINITIVES
    9.1. Martial 1.32
    9.2. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 1.4.1
    9.3. Cicero, Philippica 2.7
    9.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 1.20.1
    9.5. Ovid, Metamorphoses 9.431-432
    9.6. Horace, Carmina 4.7.5-6
    10. VOLO, NOLO, MALO
    10.1. Martial 1.9
    10.2. Martial 11.13
    10.3. Cicero, pro Milone 9
    10.4. CIL IV 1824: Pompeii
    10.5. Cicero, ad Atticum 7.1.1
    10.6. Augustus, Res Gestae 3.1
    11. FUTURE TENSE
    11.1. Cicero, Philippica 2.111
    11.2. Livy, ab Urbe Condita 1.13.3
    11.3. Martial 5.81
    11.4. Ovid, Metamorphoses 11.704-707
    11.5. Vergil, Aeneid 1.291-294
    11.6. Cicero, Philippica 3.36
    12. SUBSTANTIVES
    12.1. CIL IV 813: Pompeii
    12.2. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 1.15.2
    12.3. Martial 1.16
    12.4. Martial 6.34.7-8
    12.5. Vergil, Aeneid 1.34-35
    12.6. Vergil, Aeneid 11.823-825
    13. ABLATIVE CASE
    13.1. Catullus 43
    13.2. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.33.1
    13.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.28.1-2
    13.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 5.17.1
    13.5. Cicero, in Catilinam 1.6
    13.6. Horace, Carmina 1.22.1-4
    14. DATIVE WITH SPECIAL VERBS AND ADJECTIVES
    14.1. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.13.8-9
    14.2. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.21.1
    14.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.22.1-2
    14.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.27.1-2
    14.5. Ovid, Ars Amatoria 1.525-526
    14.6. Horace, Carmina 2.16.33-35
    15. PERFECT TENSE
    15.1. CIL VI 15346 [ILS 8403]: Rome
    15.2. Catullus 51.13-16
    15.3. Martial 5.9
    15.4. Ovid, Metamorphoses 11.684-690
    15.5. Livy, ab Urbe Condita 1.3.1
    15.6. Vindolanda Tablet 311.5-7
    16. PLUPERFECT TENSE
    16.1. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.21.3-4
    16.2. Caesar, de Bello Civili 1.26.1
    16.3. Livy, ab Urbe Condita 1.2.1
    16.4. Martial 1.47
    16.5. Martial 1.19
    16.6. Vindolanda Tablet 343.1-8
    16.7. Vindolanda Tablet 343.29-30
    17. FUTURE PERFECT TENSE
    17.1. CIL XV 7194 [ILS 8731]: Rome
    17.2. Cicero, pro Milone 93
    17.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.25.3
    17.4. Cicero, ad Quintum Fratrem 2.10.3
    17.5. CIL VI 31051: Rome
    18. NUMBERS AND INDEFINITE PRONOUNS
    18.1. CIL IV 3884 [ILS 5145]: Pompeii
    18.2. CIL VII 58 [RIB 164]: Bath (Aquae Sulis, Britannia)
    18.3. Martial 6.8
    18.4. CIL IV 1645.1: Pompeii
    18.5. AE 1946: 58: Tebessa (Africa proconsularis)
    18.6. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 5.48.3
    19. DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS
    19.1. CIL VII 344 [ILS 502; RIB 897]: Old Carlisle (Britannia)
    19.2. Martial 5.43
    19.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.13.3-4
    19.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.17.1-2
    19.5. Cicero, in Catilinam 1.2
    20. REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS
    20.1. CIL VII 93a, addit. 306 [ILS 4558; RIB 213]: Martlesham, Suffolk (Britannia)
    20.2. Catullus 58
    20.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.27.3-5
    20.4. Vergil, Aeneid 1.207
    20.5. Vergil, Aeneid 2.389-390
    21. PASSIVE VERBS
    21.1. Catullus 8.12-19
    21.2. Martial 3.12
    21.3. Martial 5.13.1-4
    21.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.14.1-2
    21.5. Livy, ab Urbe Condita 1.43.7
    22. IMPERSONAL VERBS
    22.1. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.26.1-3
    22.2. Catullus 70
    22.3. Cicero, ad Atticum 4.2.4
    22.4. Cicero, Philippica 2.68
    22.5. Vergil, Aeneid 4.450-451
    22.6. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.137-140
    22.7. Tacitus, Annales 13.21.1
    23. COMPARATIVES
    23.1. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.25.1
    23.2. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 5.14.3
    23.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 5.17.1
    23.4. Vergil, Aeneid 1.142-143
    23.5. Martial 1.10
    24. ABLATIVE OF COMPARISON
    24.1. Catullus 82
    24.2. Vergil, Aeneid 1.544-545
    24.3. Martial 1.109.1-5
    24.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.26.1-2
    24.5. Tacitus, Agricola 33.6
    24.6. Cicero, in Catilinam 1.6
    25. SUPERLATIVES
    25.1. Catullus 49
    25.2. Cicero, in Catilinam 1.9
    25.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 1.2.1
    25.4. Augustus, Res Gestae 28.2
    25.5. Vergil, Aeneid 2.793-794
    26. RELATIVE CLAUSES
    26.1. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 1.1.1
    26.2. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 1.2.3
    26.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.21.7
    26.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.13.1-2
    26.5. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.21.2
    27. CORRELATIVES
    27.1. Catullus 87
    27.2. Martial 1.7.4-5
    27.3. Ovid, Metamorphoses 3.381-384
    27.4. Ovid, Metamorphoses 3.451-452
    27.5. Livy, ab Urbe Condita 1.42.1-2
    28. DEPONENT VERBS
    28.1. CIL XIII 2031 [ILS 6037]: Lyon (Lugdunum, Gallia Lugdunensis)
    28.2. Martial 3.43
    28.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.16.1-3
    28.4. Cicero, in Catilinam 1.1
    28.5. Vergil, Aeneid 1.198-206
    28.6. Vergil, Aeneid 1.335-337
    28.7. Vergil, Aeneid 1.144-147
    29. MORE INFINITIVES
    29.1. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.21.3-5
    29.2. Cicero, Philippica 2.30
    29.3. Vergil, Aeneid 1.94-101
    29.4. CIL IV 1649a: Pompeii
    30. INDIRECT STATEMENT
    30.1. CIL IV 1904: Pompeii
    30.2. Martial 3.61
    30.3. Martial 5.47
    30.4. Cicero, in Catilinam 1.2
    30.5. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.17.2
    30.6. Catullus 72
    30.7. Vergil, Aeneid 1.124-129
    31. PARTICIPLES
    31.1. Martial 3.14
    31.2. Martial 5.66
    31.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 5.8.2
    31.4. Cicero, in Catilinam 1.5
    31.5. Vergil, Aeneid 1.52-54
    31.6. Vergil, Aeneid 1.102-105
    31.7. Vergil, Aeneid 1.340-342
    32. ABLATIVES ABSOLUTE
    32.1. CIL VII 451, addit. 309 [ILS 3562; RIB 1041]: Bollihope Common, Stanhope, County Durham (Britannia)
    32.2. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.21.5
    32.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 5.9.6
    32.4. Cicero, Philippica 3.36
    32.5. Vergil, Aeneid 1.165-170
    33. INDEPENDENT USES OF THE SUBJUNCTIVE
    33.1. CIL VII 140, addit. 306 [ILS 4730; RIB 306]: Lydney Park, Gloucestershire (Britannia)
    33.2. Martial 3.99
    33.3. Cicero, Philippica 2.40
    33.4. Vergil, Aeneid 4.659-662
    33.5. Ovid, Tristia 3.3.73-76
    34. CUM CLAUSES
    34.1. Martial 1.38
    34.2. Martial 3.15
    34.3. Martial 4.81
    34.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 7.20.1
    34.5. CIL X 846: Pompeii
    34.6. CIL VIII 152: Thelepte (Africa)
    35. PURPOSE CLAUSES
    35.1. Martial 2.80
    35.2. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.25.4-6
    35.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.22.3-4
    35.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 5.48.4-5
    35.5. Vergil, Aeneid 1.657-660
    36. RESULT CLAUSES
    36.1. Catullus 75
    36.2. Martial 1.89
    36.3. Livy, ab Urbe Condita 1.4.6
    36.4. Cicero, Philippica 13.30
    36.5. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 7.17.3
    37. NOUN RESULT CLAUSES
    37.1. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.29.1
    37.2. Cicero, in Catilinam 1.4
    37.3. Catullus 109
    37.4. Catullus 30.11-12
    37.5. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.17.5
    38. INDIRECT COMMANDS
    38.1. ILS 8753: Hadrumetum (North Africa)
    38.2. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.21.6
    38.3. Catullus 13.11-14
    38.4. Vindolanda Tablet 255
    38.5. Caesar, de Bello Civili 1.7.7-8
    39. INDIRECT QUESTIONS
    39.1. Vergil, Aeneid 1.305-309
    39.2. Catullus 85
    39.3. Catullus 93
    39.4. Martial 2.7
    39.5. Martial 2.38
    39.6. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.20.4-5
    40. FEAR CLAUSES
    40.1. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 1.19.2
    40.2. Cicero, in Catilinam 4.14
    40.3. Livy, ab Urbe Condita 1.17.4
    40.4. Livy, ab Urbe Condita 2.12.4
    40.5. Ovid, Metamorphoses 7.714-716
    40.6. Cicero, in Verrem 2.5.171
    41. PROVISO CLAUSES
    41.1. Livy, ab Urbe Condita 1.34.5
    41.2. Martial 2.88
    41.3. Ovid, Metamorphoses 9.19-22
    41.4. Ovid, Metamorphoses 9.29-30
    41.5. Ovid, Metamorphoses 14.585-591
    42. RELATIVE CLAUSES WITH SUBJUNCTIVES
    42.1. Cicero, in Catilinam 1.8
    42.2. Catullus 22.18-21
    42.3. Catullus 7
    42.4. Martial 5.2
    42.5. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 7.71.6
    43. CONDITIONALS
    43.1. CIL XIII 1983 [ILS 8158]: Lyon (Lugdunum, Gallia Lugdunensis)
    43.2. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.33.2
    43.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.13.5-6
    43.4. Martial 5.29
    43.5. Martial 6.17
    43.6. Catullus 48
    43.7. Catullus 83
    43.8. Vergil, Aeneid 6.29-33
    44. GERUNDS AND GERUNDIVES
    44.1. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 1.3.1-2
    44.2. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.21.1-2
    44.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.29.2
    44.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.34.2
    44.5. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 5.12.1-4
    44.6. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 5.17.2
    44.7. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.13.11
    44.8. Cicero, in Catilinam 1.4
    45. FUTURE PASSIVE PERIPHRASTICS
    45.1. Horace, Carmina 1.37.1-4
    45.2. Cicero, in Catilinam 1.11
    45.3. Livy, ab Urbe Condita 1.34.1
    45.4. CIL I 2.2138: Cremona (Italy)
    45.5. Cicero, pro Sulla 59
    45.6. Tacitus, Annales 1.8.4
    46. SUPINES
    46.1. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 1.30.1
    46.2. Vergil, Aeneid 2.785-787
    46.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 1.3.6
    46.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 5.36.1
    46.5. Livy, ab Urbe Condita 4.43.1
    46.6. Ovid, Metamorphoses 14.406-411
    47. EXTENDED LATIN PROSE PASSAGES
    47.1. Livy, ab Urbe Condita 22.57.2-6
    47.2. Petronius, Satyricon 39.4-15
    47.3. Pliny the Younger, Epistulae 6.16.15-20
    47.4. Suetonius, de Vita Neronis 22.1-2
    47.5. Tacitus, Annales 1.5.1-3
    47.6. Sallust, Bellum Catilinae 60.1-7
    48. EXTENDED LATIN POETRY PASSAGES
    48.1. Vergil, Georgics 4.485-503
    48.2. Horace, Carmina 3.30
    48.3. Sulpicia 2 and 3
    48.4. Ovid, Metamorphoses 8.796-813
    48.5. Germanicus, Aratea 328-342
    48.6. Statius, Silvae 2.5.1-19
    Appendices
    A. Biographical Sketches
    B. Basic Guide to Latin Meter and Scansion
    C. Basic Guide to Latin Epigraphy
    D. Basic Guide to Paleography
    E. Basic Guide to Roman Names with an Onomastic Index
    F. The Roman Calendar
    G. Index of Latin Grammar and Syntax
    H. Index of Roman Culture
    I. Guide to Places and Peoples Associated with the Readings
    Suggestions for Further Reading
    Glossary