Vergil's Aeneid: Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6 (English and Latin Edition)

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9780865167643: Vergil's Aeneid: Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6 (English and Latin Edition)

This text an updated and revised version of selected passages from Pharr's Vergil's Aeneid, Books I-VI is designed for college and high school Advanced Placement* courses. It includes all the required Latin selections from Vergil's Aeneid for the 2012 2013 AP* Latin Curriculum. Features:
General introduction on Vergil's life, works, and influence Timeline and bibliography Aeneid unadapted Latin passages (923 lines): Book 1.1 209, 418 440, 494 578; Book 2.40 56, 201 249, 268 297, 559 620; Book 4.160 218, 259 361, 659 705; Book 6.295 332, 384 425, 450 476, 847 899 with same-page vocabulary and notes Introductory notes for each section
Four black-and-white illustrations by Thom Kapheim
Select ancient illustrations
Online grammatical appendix and grammatical index, including newly revised sections: "Vergil's Meter" and "Rhetorical Terms, Figures of Speech, and Metrical Devices"
Latin-English vocabulary Pull-out
General Word List

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Barbara Weiden Boyd is the Henry Winkley Professor of Latin and Greek at Bowdoin College, where she teaches courses in Greek and Latin languages and literatures, classical mythology, the city of Rome, and the Roman family. Boyd earned her BA in Classics at Manhattanville College, and holds an MA and PhD in Classical Studies from the University of Michigan. She has also taught at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome as a visiting professor for Duke and Stanford Universities, and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Bogliasco Foundation near Genoa, Italy, and at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Since 2002, Boyd has directed (with Dr. Margaret Brucia) an AP Latin workshop in Rome for high school teachers. She has served on the AP Latin Test Development Committee for eight years, three of them as its chair, and has served as a faculty consultant for the grading of the AP Latin exam. Boyd specializes in Latin literature, especially the poetry of Vergil and Ovid. Her books include Ovid's Literary Loves: Influence and Innovation in the Amores (1997); Brill's Companion to Ovid (2002), an edited collection of scholarly essays on the Ovidian corpus; and a textbook for intermediate Latin students, Vergil's Aeneid: Selections from Books 1, 2, 4, 6, 10, & 12 (2001) and its revised edition Vergil's Aeneid: Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6 (2012) along with a number of other Vergil textbooks.

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Vergil was is influential literary figure from Roman antiquity down to the present day. Generations of students have studied his works as a means of gaining fluency in the Latin language. In Vergil's Aeneid: Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6, academician Barbara Weiden Boyd draws upon her many years of experience and expertise as the Henry Winkley Professor of Latin and Greek at Bowdoin College to produce an annotated 298-page compendium specifically designed to be a curriculum text for high school and college 'Advanced Placement' courses. Beginning with an informed and informative introduction on the life and work of Vergil, Vergil's Aeneid: Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6 includes same-page vocabulary notes, a General Word List, a selected bibliography, and more. Highly recommended for academic library 'Latin Language Studies' reference collections, Vergil's Aeneid: Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6 is ideal for a self-study Latin Studies personal reading list. --James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review

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