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Oxford Latin Course, College Edition

Readings and Vocabulary

Maurice Balme and James Morwood

Publication Date - 10 February 2012

ISBN: 9780199862979

208 pages
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

The acclaimed Oxford Latin Course, now in a streamlined, two-volume edition ideal for American college students


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

About the Author(s)

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.


"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

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