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Faculty Book: Ronnie Ancona

Ronnie Ancona, David J. Murphy

Horace: A Legamus Transitional Reader
(Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2008)

This reader, designed for students moving from elementary or intermediate Latin into reading the authentic Latin of Horace, contains 203 lines of Latin selections from his Satire and Odes. Introductory materials include an overview of the life and work of Horace, bibliography, and description of Horatian meters. The Latin selections are accompanied by pre-reading materials that help students understand underlying cultural and literary concepts; grammatical exercises; vocabulary notes; notes to assist reading comprehension; post-reading materials that encourage an appreciation of Horace’s style and reflection on what has been read; appendices on grammar and figures of speech; and a pull-out vocabulary of words appearing frequently in Horace. Ronnie Ancona is a professor of classics at Hunter College and the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: JUL 20, 2008

Category: Classics, Faculty Books