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  1. A Horace Reader

    Henry V. Bender

    A Horace Reader

    Intended for the Latin student with three years of Latin experience who is preparing for the Advanced Placement examination in Latin literature, this text offers a complete and thorough preparation, including an introduction to Horace's life and work, Latin text of 28 poems with facing notes, glossaries on meter and figures of speech, and a complete vocabulary. Each poem is introduced by a brief summary in English.

  2. Aeneid: Book 1

    Vergil
    Edited by Randall T. Ganiban

    Aeneid: Book 1

    "The new Vergil commentaries from Focus are an exciting resource for almost anyone reading the Aeneid in Latin. . . . The editors recognize that developing core reading skills and involving students in the interpretive questions raised by the poem are not separate objectives. This recognition has resulted in commentaries that enticingly present basic information in a wider setting of observation and enquiry. . . . All in all, the Focus series balances simplicity and subtlety, reminding students at all levels that increasing technical precision and stretching one's interpretive curiosity are—fundamentally—one endeavor."
         —Antonia Syson, Purdue University, in Teaching Classical Languages (CAMWS)

  3. Aeneid: Book 2

    Vergil
    Edited by Randall T. Ganiban

    Aeneid: Book 2

    "His introductory commentary on book II of the Aeneid, designed for students starting from an intermediate knowledge of Latin, offers the essential tools for a full understanding, correct translation, and appropriate interpretation of Vergil’s text."
         —Beatrice Larosa, Università della Calabria, in Bryn Mawr Classical Review

  4. Aeneid: Book 3

    Vergil
    Edited by Christine Perkell

    Aeneid: Book 3

    "This commentary combines grammatical assistance with analysis of the text in ways which make reading easier and encourage interpretation. It also introduces current debates in Virgilian scholarship clearly and helpfully, and promotes and provides guidance for further reading. Perkell has provided valuable support for those wishing to teach Aeneid 3 at an intermediate level, and I look forward to the other volumes in this series."
         —Anne Rogerson, University of Sydney, in Bryn Mawr Classical Review

  5. Aeneid: Book 4

    Vergil
    Edited by James J. O'Hara

    Aeneid: Book 4

    "The commentary itself is a gem, and students and teachers of Aeneid 4 alike will be very grateful to James O’Hara for the excellent job he has done to balance comments that help with translation and comprehension alongside those that allow students to engage with current scholarly debates about the interpretation of the Aeneid, as well as with Virgil's literary, philosophical and cultural contexts. . . . In conclusion, this is an engaging, learned and extremely useful commentary. It is well-directed to its intended audience of intermediate students but is also a useful resource for more advanced readers, particularly those wanting insight into the current state of scholarship on the Aeneid and significant recent debates about Book 4. It is lucid and well edited, and I highly recommend it."
         —Anne Rogerson, University of Sydney, in Bryn Mawr Classical Review

  6. Aeneid: Book 5

    Vergil
    Edited by Joseph Farrell

    Aeneid: Book 5

    Aeneid: Book 5, part of the the Focus Vergil Aeneid commentaries series, includes an introduction, Latin-language text, commentary, and other student materials. It is designed for the intermediate Latin-language student in upper division courses teaching the Aeneid in departments of Classics or Latin Language.

  7. Aeneid: Books 1–6

    Vergil
    General Editor: Randall Ganiban; Contributing Editors: Christine Perkell, James J. O'Hara, Joseph Farrell, and Patricia A. Johnston

    Aeneid: Books 1–6

    Vergil, Aeneid Books 1–6 is the first of a two-volume commentary on Vergil's epic designed specifically for today’s Latin students. These editions navigate the complexities of Vergil’s text and elucidate the stylistic and interpretive issues that enhance and sustain appreciation of the Aeneid. Editions of individual books of the Aeneid with expanded comments and vocabulary are also available from Hackett.

  8. Allen & Greenough's New Latin Grammar

    Anne Mahoney

    Allen & Greenough's New Latin Grammar

    Based on the 1903 edition, this attractive, newly typeset reprint of the classic work in Latin Grammar has some updating of the material on meter. The key system widely used to reference grammar in numerous Latin texts has been retained. Available in hardcover or paperback.

  9. An Ovid Reader

    Edited by Ed DeHoratius

    An Ovid Reader

    Geared toward the advanced high school or intermediate college Latin student, An Ovid Reader covers a selection of works by the great Roman poet Ovid. Passages from Amores and Metamorphoses are arranged in ways that connect for the reader, and innovative discussion questions prompt thoughtful insights into the tales.

  10. Archaic Latin Verse

    Mario Erasmo

    Archaic Latin Verse

    Archaic Latin Verse offers text and commentary of the earliest surviving Latin work including selections from oral verse, Livius, Naevius, Ennius, and others (Caecilius, Accius, Pacuvius, and Lucilius). For 3rd or 4th year college Latin literature survey courses that incorporate source material in Latin.

  11. Auricula Meretricula

    Ruby Blondell and Ann Cumming

    Auricula Meretricula

    This play is a unique text for students in their first semester of Latin. Each scene uses new forms and vocabulary, thus reinforcing the students' grasp of grammar by placing it in a living context. At the same time it provides an enticing introduction to Roman comedy and elegy. First published in 1981, Auricula was greeted with enthusiasm by students and teachers, and is currently used in many classics departments in the US and elsewhere. This substantially revised edition includes new scenes and characters while reducing the overall quantity of unfamiliar vocabulary.

  12. By Roman Hands (Second Edition)

    Matthew Hartnett

    By Roman Hands (Second Edition)

    By Roman Hands, Second Edition takes Latin out of the textbook and allows students to see and translate Latin as it actually appeared on Roman monuments, walls, and tombs. The first collection of entirely authentic and un-adapted inscriptions and graffiti accessible to beginning and intermediate students of Latin, By Roman Hands unites the study of language and culture in a novel and compelling way and at a level that the Latin can be grasped and discussed by early Latin learners. Ranging from a love letter hastily scratched on a Pompeian wall to the proclamation of an emperor's achievements formally inscribed on a monumental arch, these carefully selected texts afford fascinating glimpses into the lives and minds of the Romans, even as they illustrate and reinforce the basic elements of the Latin language.

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    JC McKeown

    Classical Latin: An Introductory Course

    "To all my Latin colleagues: switch to this book! I have taught from half a dozen different Latin texts over the years, and have always wished there was something else I could be using. Finally that something else has arrived! I was pleasantly surprised at its accessibility, liveliness, and clarity. I have used it for two years now at the University of Delaware with great results. It fits extremely well into a two-semester elementary program. Each chapter features clear explanations of a manageable amount of material, with a variety of exercises ranging from simple to difficult, so the instructor can select what to give the students. The most capable students can do more difficult exercises, the average student is challenged but not overwhelmed, and the students with weaker language abilities are able to make it through the language requirement successfully. I have told all my friends in the field to try this book!"
         —Lynn Sawlivich, University of Delaware

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    JC McKeown

    Classical Latin: An Introductory Course Workbook

    Designed to reinforce JC McKeown's Classical Latin: An Introductory Course, this innovative workbook offers a wide range of exercises, accommodating a wide range of learning styles, to help students master Latin morphology and vocabulary. Included are exercises involving parsing, correcting mistakes, completing sentences by providing the correct inflected word ending, distinguishing words within an unbroken series of letters, recognizing word forms, unscrambling anagrams, and more. A superb supplement to a brilliant Introductory Latin textbook.

  15. Classical Latin: An Introductory Course, Text and Workbook Set

    JC McKeown

    Classical Latin: An Introductory Course, Text and Workbook Set

     "The publication of McKeown's Classical Latin is very exciting. It is going to be fun to teach from! It is thorough yet not pedantic; it covers all the important material in a logical fashion, and it does not have the silliness that is found in some elementary Latin texts. I am planning to adopt it for Elementary Latin (a year course, in which I think McKeown will fit very nicely) the next time I teach the class. It will be a great improvement over the text I have used for years and years."
         —Jane Crawford, Professor of Classics, University of Virginia

  16. Elementary Latin Exercises

    A. E. Hillard and C. G. Botting

    Elementary Latin Exercises

    Designed as an introduction to North and Hillard's Latin Prose Composition. Presents the beginner with the simplest vocabulary and the most elementary forms of sentence construction. Includes both English-Latin and Latin-English exercises.

  17. Finis Rei Publicae (Second Edition)

    Robert Knapp and Pamela Vaughn

    Finis Rei Publicae (Second Edition)

    Finis Rei Publicae combines a close reading of selections of late Republican prose with a thorough grammar review. Caesar's Civil War forms the core of the reading material; excerpts from letters of Cicero, Hirtius' treatment of the period just before the outbreak of war, and some other readings supplement Caesar's narrative. Course Instructors: An electronic answer key (PDF) is available for qualified adopters, click here to request a copy of the answer key.

  18. Finis Rei Publicae Workbook (Second Edition)

    Robert Knapp and Pamela Vaughn

    Finis Rei Publicae Workbook (Second Edition)

    Contains the companion exercises to the Finis Rei Publicae textbook.

  19. Introduction to Latin (Second Edition)

    Susan C. Shelmerdine

    Introduction to Latin (Second Edition)

    Introduction to Latin, Second Edition is a complete introductory Latin text specifically designed for college level courses taught for three hours credit over a two semester period. The text is designed as a streamlined and uncluttered approach to Latin and grammar, providing a complete course, but without the nuance of more advanced explanations that hinder the first year student's mastery of the material. It covers all aspects of Latin grammar in a familiar pedagogical flow, with English grammar explained as needed, providing students with an in text reference point for new Latin material. Course Instructors: An electronic answer key for the textbook (PDF only) is available for qualified adoptors. If you have adopted the text, click here to request the answer key.

  20. Latin Letters

    Cecelia Eaton Luschnig

    Latin Letters

    A compilation of over thirty Latin letters with introduction, commentary and grammar review. The letters are focused on Cicero and Pliny, but include numerous other authors and a wide range of fascinating topics. Authors represented are Cicero, Seneca, Pliny, Augustus, Cornelia, Claudia Severa, Vergil, Sidonius, and Ausonius. Designed for use in the first or second-year Latin college level course.

  21. Latin Prose Composition

    M.A. North & A.E. Hillard

    Latin Prose Composition

    This classic text has been reset and reprinted based on the classic North and Hillard text. It includes all common words and constructions, special vocabularies, rules for the orders of words, list of synonyms and prepositional phrases, and more. Course Instructors: An electronic (PDF) answer key available to qualified course instructors who have adopted this text for their course, (not available for sale to students). If you have adopted this text, click here to request a copy of the answer key.

     

  22. Lingua Latina: A Companion to Familia Romana (Second Edition)

    Jeanne Marie Neumann

    Lingua Latina: A Companion to Familia Romana (Second Edition)

    This volume is the completely reset Second Edition of Jeanne Marie Neumann's A College Companion (Focus, 2008). It offers a running exposition, in English, of the Latin grammar covered in Hans H. Ørberg's Familia Romana, and includes the complete text of the Ørberg ancillaries Grammatica Latina and Latin–English Vocabulary. It also serves as a substitute for Ørberg's Latine Disco, on which it is based. As it includes no exercises, however, it is not a substitute for the Ørberg ancillary Exercitia Latina I. Though designed especially for those approaching Familia Romana at an accelerated pace, this volume will be useful to anyone seeking an explicit layout of Familia Romana's inductively-presented grammar. In addition to many revisions of the text, the Second Edition also includes new units on cultural context, tied to the narrative content of the chapter.

  23. Lingua Latina: A Companion to Roma Aeterna

    Jeanne Marie Neumann

    Lingua Latina: A Companion to Roma Aeterna

    A sequel to her widely used A Companion to Familia Romana (now in its second edition), Jeanne Marie Neumann's A Companion to Roma Aeterna offers a running commentary, in English, of the Latin grammar covered in Hans H. Ørberg's Roma Aeterna, and includes the complete text of the Ørberg ancillaries Grammatica Latina and Latin–English Vocabulary II. It also serves as a substitute for Ørberg’s Instructions, on which it is based.

    "Jeanne Marie Neumann’s A Companion to Roma Aeterna provides students, instructors, and homeschoolers with a treasure trove of learning that will enable them to fully benefit from Ørberg’s absurdly underused Roma Aeterna."  —James Dobreff, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, UMass Boston

  24. Lingua Latina: Pars I: Familia Romana (full-color edition)

    Hans H. Ørberg

    Lingua Latina: Pars I: Familia Romana (full-color edition)

    Familia Romana (the main book of Pars I of the Lingua Latina per se illustrata series) contains thirty-five chapters and describes the life of a Roman family in the 2nd century A.D. It culminates in readings from classical poets and Donatus's Ars Grammatica, the standard Latin school text for a millennium. Each chapter is divided into two or three lessons (lectiones) of a few pages each followed by a grammar section (Grammatica Latina) and three exercises (Pensa). Hans Ørberg's impeccable Latin, humorous stories, and the Peer Lauritzen illustrations, reproduced in full color, make this work a classic. The book also includes a table of declensions, a Roman calendar, and a word index (index vocabulorum).

  25. Lingua Latina: Pars II: Roma Aeterna

    Hans H. Ørberg

    Lingua Latina: Pars II: Roma Aeterna

    Roma Aeterna (the main book of Pars II of the Lingua Latina per se illustrata series) introduces some of the most celebrated authors of Roman antiquity through the lens of Roman literature and mythology. A vivid description of the city's monuments precedes a prose retelling of the first four books of Virgil's Aeneid, with many of the most famous passages in their original verse form. The selection from Virgil is followed by Book One of Livy's engaging mythical history of Rome's foundation. The prose selections are judiciously chosen and, in the first few chapters, gently adapted to provide students with attest that is authentically Latin and yet not difficult. The unadapted selections which make up the majority of the text are taken from Aulus Gellius, Ovid, Nepos, Sallust, and Horace. These annotated selections make Roma Aeterna useful both as the next step after Familia Romana and as a survey of Latin literature in its own right.

  26. Mater Anserina: Poems in Latin for Children, with audio CD

    Milena Minkova and Terence Tunberg

    Mater Anserina: Poems in Latin for Children, with audio CD

    Mater Anserina is a delightful book of twenty-eight poems, many of them favorites from Mother Goose, rendered in Latin, with the English translation on facing pages. Designated specifically for early learners of Latin, the nursery rhymes are designed for reciting or singing, with the particular aim of giving young students an introduction to Latin pronunciation. The book comes with an audio CD of all rhymes in the book.

  27. New First Steps in Latin, Revised and Corrected

    Lee Pearcy, Mary Allen, Thomas Kent, Michael Klaassen, Mary Van Dyke Konopka, and Alexander Pearson

    New First Steps in Latin, Revised and Corrected

    New First Steps in Latin is the first book in a three-book series designed specifically for middle or high school students. The texts employ a minimum of explanation of grammatical principles, concentrate on essential grammar and morphology and on the syntax of simple, compound, and complex sentences. The focus on learning is through numerous examples. The series offers students a complete graded introduction to Latin and grammar. It can be used alone, as a main text supplemented by readings and cultural material, or as a supplementary grammatical work text for a reading-oriented course.

  28. New Second Steps in Latin, Revised and Corrected

    Lee Pearcy, Mary Allen, Thomas Kent, Michael Klaassen, Mary Van Dyke Konopka, and Alexander Pearson

    New Second Steps in Latin, Revised and Corrected

    New Second Steps in Latin is the second book in a three-book series designed specifically for middle or high school students. The texts employ a minimum of explanation of grammatical principles, concentrate on essential grammar and morphology and on the syntax of simple, compound, and complex sentences. The focus on learning is through numerous examples. The series offers students a complete graded introduction to Latin and grammar. It can be used alone, as a main text supplemented by readings and cultural material, or as a supplementary grammatical work text for a reading-oriented course.

  29. New Third Steps in Latin, Revised and Corrected

    Lee Pearcy, Mary Allen, Thomas Kent, Michael Klaassen, Mary Van Dyke Konopka, and Alexander Pearson

    New Third Steps in Latin, Revised and Corrected

    New Third Steps in Latin is the third book in a three-book series designed specifically for middle or high school students. The texts employ a minimum of explanation of grammatical principles, concentrate on essential grammar and morphology and on the syntax of simple, compound, and complex sentences. The focus on learning is through numerous examples. The series offers students a complete graded introduction to Latin and grammar. It can be used alone, as a main text supplemented by readings and cultural material, or as a supplementary grammatical work text for a reading-oriented course.

  30. Nunc Loquamur: Guided Conversations for Latin (Second Edition)

    Thomas McCarthy

    Nunc Loquamur: Guided Conversations for Latin (Second Edition)

    Nunc Loquamur is an illustrated text for students new to Latin who want to incorporate speaking Latin into their study. Through rich drawings by the author, students are provided situations common to the classroom and their lives in which to speak to one another, along with clues and vocabulary necessary for basic conversations. Additional Resources: Free audio and interactive software for Nunc Loquamur is available online at: http://www.discamus.com/nunc/

  31. Pro Caelio

    Cicero
    Introduction and Notes by Elizabeth Keitel and Jane Crawford

    Pro Caelio

    Keitel and Crawford have produced a college level commentary of Cicero's great speech which provides insights into Roman life and culture, the nature and tools of Roman rhetoric, and, through the inclusion of correspondence and other texts, the life and friendships of Cicero himself. This volume includes the Latin text with vocabulary, exercises, notes, and an extensive introduction.

  32. Readings and Exercises in Latin Prose Composition

    Milena Minkova and Terence Tunberg

    Readings and Exercises in Latin Prose Composition

    Readings and Exercises in Latin Prose Composition provides a refreshing approach for the standard Latin composition course offered at the college level. This text encourages the student to think in Latin through the process of reading unedited Latin selections and then composing in Latin, as opposed to the process of translating back and forth into English. The book offers a number of highly structured composition exercises that introduce students to a deeper understanding of Latin grammar and prose as well as to greater facility in reading and understanding it. Course Instructors: An electronic answer key (PDF only) is available for qualified instructors who have adopted this text for their course. If you have adopted this text for your course click here to request a copy of the answer key.

  33. Roman Lives, Corrected Edition

    Brian K. Harvey

    Roman Lives, Corrected Edition

    "It is humbling to encounter 'real' Latin, in letters inscribed on a building or tombstone, and to be utterly at a loss beyond the obvious. Yet, as Roman Lives demonstrates. . . much of this material can be relatively easy to decode. Furthermore, this book shows how epigraphy can open a window onto ancient lives and their humanity. This book should thus prove a rich resource for teachers of Latin and Roman civilization."
          —The Classical Outlook

  34. Selections from Ovid

    Charles W. Dunmore

    Selections from Ovid

    This Focus Classical Reprint of Selections from Ovid offers a classic reader on Ovid from Charles W. Dunmore, professor emeritus at New York University. The text contains extensive selections from Ovid's primary works, all in Latin, with commentary and a glossary. Selections from Ovid: Metamorphoses, the Fasti, Heroides, Tristia, Epistulae ex Ponto, Amores, and Ars Amatoria.

  35. The Worlds of Roman Women

    Ann Raia, Cecelia Luschnig and Judith Lynn

    The Worlds of Roman Women

    The Worlds of Roman Women is a Latin reader on the theme of women in the ancient world for Intermediate Latin students. It contains introductions of each selection, notes, a glossary and an index. A companion website has been designed by the authors to be used in conjunction with the text. Instructor materials are also available online.

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