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  • 'Bradley's Arnold' Latin Prose Composition

    By James Mountford

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499843804
    • Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co.
    • Published: October 1938
  • 'Know Thyself' in Greek and Latin Literature (Ancient Philosophy: Editions, Commentaries, Critical Works)

    By Eliza Gregory Wilkins

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780824095727
    • Publisher: Garland Publishing, Inc.
    • Published: May 1979
  • 'On the Republic' and 'On the Laws' (Agora Editions)

    By Marcus Tullius Cicero

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801478918
    • Publisher: Cornell University Press
    • Published: December 2013
    Cicero's On the Republic and On the Laws are his major works of political philosophy. They offer his fullest treatment of fundamental political questions: Why should educated people have any concern for politics? Is the best form of government simple, or is it a combination of elements from such simple forms as monarchy, aristocracy, and democracy? Can politics be free of injustice? The two works also help us to think about natural law, which many people have considered since ancient times to provide a foundation of unchanging, universal principles of justice.On the Republic features a defense of politics against those who advocated abstinence from public affairs. It defends a mixed constitution, the actual arrangement of offices in the Roman Republic, against simple forms of government. The Republic also supplies material for students of Roman history—as does On the Laws. The Laws, moreover, presents the results of Cicero's reflections as to how the republic needed to change in order not only to survive but also to promote justiceDavid Fott’s vigorous yet elegant English translation is faithful to the originals. It is the first to appear since publication of the latest critical edition of the Latin texts. This book contains an introduction that both places Cicero in his historical context and explicates the timeless philosophical issues that he treats. The volume also provides a chronology of Cicero’s life, outlines of the two works, and indexes of personal names and important terms.
  • 501 Latin Verbs (Second Edition)

    By Richard E. Prior

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780764137426
    • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
    • Published: November 2007
    Popular phrases, words, and expressions accompany the complete conjugation of common Latin verbs
  • 7 Greeks: Archilochos, Sappho, Alkman, Anakreon, Herakleitos, Diogenes, Herondas

    By Guy Davenport

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811212885
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: June 1995
    "Overall, this volume will afford great pleasure to scholars, teachers, and also those who simply love to watch delightful souls disport themselves in language."—Anne Carson
  • A. Persi Flacci et D. Iuni Iuuenalis Saturae (Oxford Classical Texts)

    By Persius & Juvenal

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780198147985
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: March 1992
  • Ab Vrbe Condita, Book VI

    By Edited By Christina Shuttleworth Kraus Livy

    Our Price: $39.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521422383
    • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UP
    • Published: January 1995
  • Achilles and Hector: The Homeric Hero

    By Seth Benardete

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781587310010
    • Publisher: St. Augustine's Press
    • Published: July 2005
  • Acts of Compassion in Greek Tragic Drama (Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture)

    By James Franklin Johnson

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780806151663
    • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
    • Published: May 2016
  • Acts of Mar Mari the Apostle

    By Amir Harrak

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781589830936
    • Published: July 2005
  • Ad C. Herennium: De Ratione Dicendi (Rhetorica Ad Herennium)

    By Cicero

    Our Price: $26.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674994447
    • Publisher: Heinemann
    • Published: January 1954
    (Loeb Classical Library)
  • Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin

    By Nicholas Ostler

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780802715159
    • Publisher: Walker and Company
    • Published: November 2007
    In this defintive biography, Nicholas Ostler charts the emergence of Latin as it first dominated the Italian peninsula in the third century BC and then established itself in the Western world. Fueled by the Roman army's conquests (Lating was the army's official language), Latin was spread quickly throughout the captured territories and allowed the empire to thrive by unifying its spoken word. As Rome fell and Europe fractured, Latin birthed Romance languages and survived through the spiritual empire of Christianity. A brilliant work of history, 'Ad Infinitum' also explores the possibility of Latin's comeback in the future, using the re-unification of Europe and the internet as stepping stones.
  • Adelphoe (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)

    By Terence

    Our Price: $39.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521290012
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: May 1976
    The Adelphoe (The Brothers) of Terence is a Latin adaptation of a comedy of the same name by the Greek comic playwright Menander. The theme of the play is the perennially interesting question of the relationship between the generations and the proper way to bring up a son. In the introduction Mr Martin considers Terence in the context of Roman comedy generally and discusses the background of the Adelphoe. There is also a section on metre and scansion and a short analysis of the textual tradition. The full and detailed commentary, besides elucidating the text, seeks at all times to help the reader to understand the work as a play to be enjoyed. The edition is intended for use by students at school and university and for anyone wishing to read and appreciate the play in the original.
  • Aelian's On the Nature of Animals

    By Gregory McNamee

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781595340757
    • Publisher: Trinity University Press
    • Published: June 2011
    The legends and innovations of the Roman Empire have been instilled in us since childhood. We know the great stories of legal and political governance, all-knowing gods and goddesses, military power and conquest, and developments in science and engineering. But we have known little, until now, about their knowledge of the animal kingdom – which was, by far, the most advanced in world history, thanks to the encyclopedic observations of Claudius Aelianus. Sometimes insightful, accurate, and scientific, and at other times fanciful, humorous, and bizarre, this collection of second-century insights offers the ultimate historically based entertainment for animal and nature lovers alike. Notes. 180p.
  • Aeneas to Augustus: A Beginning Latin Reader for College Students (Second Edition)

    By Mason Hammond

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674006003
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: June 1967
    Roman history in Latin readings sustained by English prefaces and generous annotation, Aeneas to Augustus is paper-bound and lithographed from typescript while practice tests its effectiveness. Prose (Part I) and poetry (Part II)--each Part a term's work with a full historic span--may be alternated during a year's course without losing continuity. Latin readings approximate a class hour's needs; each Part forms a sequence of graduated complexity; a vocabulary is included; and literary and linguistic annotations will interest both beginning and advanced students.