Apuleius: Metamorphoses

An Intermediate Latin Reader

Author: Apuleius,Paul Murgatroyd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521690553

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 162

View: 8508

Apuleius' famous novel, The Metamorphoses, tells the story of a man who was magically changed into an ass, and who had various (humorous, sad, exciting, disturbing, erotic, horrific) adventures before he regained his human form. As well as being genuinely interesting and great fun to read, The Metamorphoses is of great value for the study of narrative technique, literary style, religious practices, contemporary culture in a Roman province and much more. This book contains selections from the novel and 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 passages of appreciation to make the selections come alive as literature and to enhance students' perception and enjoyment of the stories.

Reading Virgil

AeneidI and II

Author: Virgil,Peter Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521768667

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 2367

Provides all the help that an intermediate Latin learner will need to read the first two books of the Aeneid.

Reading Ovid

Stories from the Metamorphoses

Author: Peter Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521849012

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

View: 4048

Presents a selection from Metamorphoses, designed for those who have completed an introductory Latin course.

An Apuleius Reader

Selections from the Metamorphoses

Author: Ellen D. Finkelpearl

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 0865167141

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

View: 1064

From Augustus to Nero

An Intermediate Latin Reader

Author: Garrett G. Fagan,Paul Murgatroyd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521821207

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

View: 8439

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.


Author: Ovid

Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1787240185

Category: Philosophy

Page: 624

View: 9208

The Metamorphoses consists of fifteen books and over 250 myths. The poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework.

Classical Mythology & More

A Reader Workbook

Author: Marianthe Colakis,Mary Joan Masello

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 0865165734

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 459

View: 2177

Designed as an introduction to classical mythology for middle and high-school students, presents retellings of favorite myths, sidebar summaries, and review exercises with the answers at the back of the book.


Rhetorical Works

Author: Apuleius,S. J. Harrison,John L. Hilton,Vincent Hunink

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198152927

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

View: 2102

These rhetorical texts by Apuleius, second-century Latin writer and author of the famous novel Metamorphoses or Golden Ass, have not been translated into English since 1909. They are some of the very few Latin speeches surviving from their century, and constitute important evidence for Latin and Roman North African social and intellectual culture in the second century AD, a period where there is increasing interest amongst classicists and ancient historians. They are the work of a talented writer who is being increasingly viewed as the major literary artist of his time in Latin.

Excelability in Advanced Latin

A Workbook for Students

Author: Marianthe Colakis,Gaylan DuBose

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 0865165122

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 243

View: 8884

A review of Latin grammar designed for advanced students preparing to take the SAT II, the NLE, and the A.P. Latin tests.

The Isis-book

(Metamorphoses, Book XI)

Author: Apuleius

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9789004042704

Category: Isis (Egyptian deity)

Page: 440

View: 4511

Latin Fiction

The Latin Novel in Context

Author: Heinz Hofmann

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415147224

Category: History

Page: 277

View: 6546

Latin Fiction provides a chronological study of the Roman novel from the Classical period to the Middle Ages, exploring the development of the novel and the continuity of Latin culture. Essays by eminent and international contributors discuss texts including: * Petronius, Satyrica and Cena Trimalchionis * Apuleius, Metamorphose(The Golden Ass) and The Tale of Cupid and Psyche * The History of Apollonius of Tyre * The Trojan tales of Dares Phrygius and Dictys Cretensis * The Latin Alexander * Hagiographic fiction * Medieval interpretations of Cupid and Pysche, Apollonius of Tyre and the Alexander Romance. For any student or scholar of Latin fiction, or literary history, this will definitely be a book to add to your reading list.


Author: Titus Maccius Plautus,Friedrich Ast

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781348084785


Page: 110

View: 7399

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Ovid, Amores (Book 1)

Author: William Turpin

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1783741651

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 266

View: 4955

From Catullus to Horace, the tradition of Latin erotic poetry produced works of literature which are still read throughout the world. Ovid’s Amores, written in the first century BC, is arguably the best-known and most popular collection in this tradition. Born in 43 BC, Ovid was educated in Rome in preparation for a career in public services before finding his calling as a poet. He may have begun writing his Amores as early as 25 BC. Although influenced by poets such as Catullus, Ovid demonstrates a much greater awareness of the funny side of love than any of his predecessors. The Amores is a collection of romantic poems centered on the poet’s own complicated love life: he is involved with a woman, Corinna, who is sometimes unobtainable, sometimes compliant, and often difficult and domineering. Whether as a literary trope, or perhaps merely as a human response to the problems of love in the real world, the principal focus of these poems is the poet himself, and his failures, foolishness, and delusions. By the time he was in his forties, Ovid was Rome’s most important living poet; his Metamorphoses, a kaleidoscopic epic poem about love and hatred among the gods and mortals, is one of the most admired and influential books of all time. In AD 8, Ovid was exiled by Augustus to Romania, for reasons that remain obscure. He died there in AD 17. The Amores were originally published in five books, but reissued around 1 AD in their current three-book form. This edition of the first book of the collection contains the complete Latin text of Book 1, along with commentary, notes and full vocabulary. Both entertaining and thought-provoking, this book will provide an invaluable aid to students of Latin and general readers alike. This book contain embedded audio files of the original text read aloud by Aleksandra Szypowska.

Greek Fiction

Callirhoe, Daphnis and Chloe, Letters of Chion

Author: Chariton,Longus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014196913X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7529

In this collection of Greek fiction written between the first and fourth centuries AD, 'Callirhoe' is the stirring tale of star-crossed lovers Chaereas and Callirhoe, torn apart when she is kidnapped and sold as a slave, while 'Daphnis and Chloe' tells of a boy and girl abandoned at birth, who grow up to fall in love and battle pirates. Greek Fiction - also containing 'Letters of Chion', an early thriller about tyranny and a political assassination - is a fascinating glimpse into an alternative view of Ancient Greece's literary culture.

Latin Language and Latin Culture

From Ancient to Modern Times

Author: Joseph Farrell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521776639

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 148

View: 9911

A examination of stereotypical ideas about Latin and their effect on how Latin literature is read.

Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733

Latin Text with Introduction, Commentary, Glossary of Terms, Vocabulary Aid and Study Questions

Author: Ingo Gildenhard,Andrew Zissos

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 178374085X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

View: 2616

This extract from Ovid's 'Theban History' recounts the confrontation of Pentheus, king of Thebes, with his divine cousin, Bacchus, the god of wine. Notwithstanding the warnings of the seer Tiresias and the cautionary tale of a character Acoetes (perhaps Bacchus in disguise), who tells of how the god once transformed a group of blasphemous sailors into dolphins, Pentheus refuses to acknowledge the divinity of Bacchus or allow his worship at Thebes. Enraged, yet curious to witness the orgiastic rites of the nascent cult, Pentheus conceals himself in a grove on Mt. Cithaeron near the locus of the ceremonies. But in the course of the rites he is spotted by the female participants who rush upon him in a delusional frenzy, his mother and sisters in the vanguard, and tear him limb from limb. The episode abounds in themes of abiding interest, not least the clash between the authoritarian personality of Pentheus, who embodies 'law and order', masculine prowess, and the martial ethos of his city, and Bacchus, a somewhat effeminate god of orgiastic excess, who revels in the delusional and the deceptive, the transgression of boundaries, and the blurring of gender distinctions. This course book offers a wide-ranging introduction, the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and an extensive commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Gildenhard and Zissos's incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at AS and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Ovid's poetry and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.

Scribes and Scholars

A Guide to the Transmission of Greek and Latin Literature

Author: L. D. Reynolds,N. G. Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199686335

Category: History

Page: 325

View: 3811

It explores how the texts from classical Greece and Rome have survived and gives an account of the reasons why it was thought worthwhile to preserve them for future generations. In this 4th edition adjustments have been made to the text and the notes have been revised in order to take account of advances in scholarship over the last twenty years.

Ancient Religions

Author: N.A

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674039181

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 5574

Religious beliefs and practices, which permeated all aspects of life in antiquity, traveled well-worn routes throughout the Mediterranean: itinerant charismatic practitioners peddled their skills as healers, purifiers, cursers, and initiators; and vessels decorated with illustrations of myths traveled with them. This collection of essays, drawn from the groundbreaking reference work Religion in the Ancient World, offers an expansive, comparative perspective on this complex spiritual world.

Ovid's Lovers

Desire, Difference and the Poetic Imagination

Author: Victoria Rimell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521862191

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 3198

Compelling investigation of the question of the male/female relationship, which is central to Ovid's works.