Faculty Book: Ronnie Ancona
A Concise Guide to Teaching Latin Literature
Volume 32 in the Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture Series
(University of Oklahoma Press, 2007)
Catullus, Horace, Ovid, Cicero, and Virgil are the official Advanced Placement Program Latin authors as well as standard reading for college and advanced secondary students of Latin. This volume provides accessible information about recent scholarship on these authors to show how an awareness of current academic debates can enhance the teaching of their work. Contributions by established authorities on each author combine theoretical material with Latin passages so that instructors can see how practically to apply these methods to specific texts. Instructors will also appreciate how many and varied are the ways of approaching the reading and study of Latin texts while conveying the excitement of recent scholarship. This is a practical sourcebook for busy teachers who wish to keep abreast of recent developments in Latin scholarship so that they can broaden students’ appreciation of timeless classics. Ronnie Ancona is a professor of classics at Hunter College and the Graduate Center.
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Submitted on: FEB 15, 2007