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From Augustus to Nero: An Intermediate Latin Reader (Cambridge Intermediate Latin Readers)

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This reader contains selections from Tacitus, Suetonius and Seneca on the first five Roman emperors. They present a dark world of murder, mayhem, debauchery and palace intrigue: Augustus with his firm moral policies and secret adulterous affairs; the sour and depraved Tiberius; the extravagance and madness of Caligula; the slobbering and ineffective Claudius; and Nero with his absurd artistic pretensions. Exciting, horrific and moving, the selections are also valuable for studying style and rhetoric, human nature and the roles of women, imperialism and corruption. The book is aimed at students moving on to genuine, unsimplified Latin prose after completing an introductory Latin course. It contains a useful introduction, detailed notes providing a lot of help with grammar, expression and translation, a full vocabulary, and an appreciation offering historical comment for context and analysis and literary criticism to make the passages come alive as literature and enhance students' perception and enjoyment.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780521528047
ISBN-10: 0521528046
Pagini: 226
Ilustrații: 32 b/w illus. 1 map
Dimensiuni: 174 x 245 x 14 mm
Greutate: 0.45 kg
Editura: Cambridge University Press
Colecția Cambridge University Press
Seria Cambridge Intermediate Latin Readers

Locul publicării: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cuprins

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

Recenzii

'… students and instructors who choose this book as a post-beginners text will find much to engage with. It is not easy to learn Latin as an adult and there is no way to make it easy, but the more interesting and helpful we can make it the better, and this volume certainly does that.' Classics Ireland