A Little Latin Reader

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byMary C. English, Georgia L. Irby

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Covering an extensive variety of grammatical constructions, A Little Latin Reader, Second Edition, is an ideal supplement for undergraduate courses in beginning and intermediate Latin. It presents vivid, unadapted passages, each two to ten lines in length, drawn from the poetry and prose ofvarious Classical authors and from inscriptions. The selections are arranged according to the specific points of grammar and syntax that they demonstrate. By introducing unadapted Latin at the earliest stage of language instruction, A Little Latin Reader helps students transition more easily frombeginning and intermediate Latin textbooks to authentic Latin prose and poetry. The second edition includes eighty-one new passages and two new appendices - A Basic Guide to Paleography and The Roman Calendar.

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Covering an extensive variety of grammatical constructions, A Little Latin Reader, Second Edition, is an ideal supplement for undergraduate courses in beginning and intermediate Latin. It presents vivid, unadapted passages, each two to ten lines in length, drawn from the poetry and prose ofvarious Classical authors and from inscription...

Mary C. English is Professor of Classics and General Humanities at Montclair State University, where she has taught Latin at all levels. Georgia L. Irby-Massie is Associate Professor of Classical Studies at the College of William and Mary, where she has taught Latin and Greek at all levels.

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Preface: 1. NOMINATIVE AND ACCUSATIVE CASES1.1. CIL IV 3117: Pompeii1.2. CIL IV 3794: Pompeii1.3. CIL IV 7086: Pompeii1.4. CIL IV 275 [ILS 6419e]: Pompeii1.5. CIL IV 2889 [ILS 8985]: Pompeii1.6. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.505-5061.7. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.5501.8. Ovid, Metamorphoses 2.82. INFINITIVES2.1. CIL VIII 17938 [ILS 8626f]: Timgad (Africa)2.2. Horace, Carmina Horace, Epistulae 1.1.41-422.4. Ovid, Ars Amatoria 1.372.5. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.7732.6. Martial 1.18.5-63. SUM3.1. CIL IV 5279: Pompeii3.2. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.512-5143.3. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.517-5183.4. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.557-5593.5. Vergil, Aeneid 1.549-5503.6. Ovid, Amores Catullus 63.694. VOCATIVE CASE4.1. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.481-4824.2. Catullus 3.1-34.3. Catullus 101.1-24.4. Martial Vergil, Aeneid 2.776-7774.6. Cicero, ad Familiares 14.45. IMPERATIVES5.1. CIL IV 6702: Pompeii5.2. CIL X 874: Pompeii5.3. CIL X 876: Pompeii5.4. CIL X 877: Pompeii5.5. CIL IV 1864: Pompeii5.6. CIL XV 7190.1-4 [ILS 8730.1-4]: Rome5.7. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.510-5115.8. CIL X 7697.6-7: Cagliari (Caralis, Sardinia)5.9. CIL IV 4498: Pompeii6. GENITIVE CASE6.1. CIL VII 748, addit. 310 [ILS 2551; RIB 1778]: Carvoran, a Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall (Britannia)6.2. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.452-4536.3. Catullus 5.1-36.4. Horace, Carmina 3.15.11-126.5. Caesar, de Bello Gallico Vindolanda Tablet 2146.7. Ovid, Amores 2.15.17. DATIVE CASE7.1. CIL VII 5 [ILS 4786; RIB 88]: Winchester (Britannia)7.2. CIL VII 33 [RIB 16]: London (Londinium, Britannia)7.3. CIL VII 74 [RIB 132]: Custom Scrubs (Britannia)7.4. CIL VII 509 [RIB 1333]: Benwell (Condercum), a Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall (Britannia)7.5. RIB 1316: Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Pons Aelius, Britannia)7.6. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.555-5567.7. Pliny the Younger, Epistulae Catullus 12.14-168. IMPERFECT TENSE8.1. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.10-118.2. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.91-938.3. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.7288.4. Vergil, Aeneid 8.655-6588.5. Vergil, Aeneid 2.928.6. Suetonius, Vita Augusti 75.18.7. Ovid, Tristia 4.10.25-269. COMPLEMENTARY INFINITIVES9.1. Martial 1.329.2. Caesar, de Bello Gallico Cicero, Philippica 2.79.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico Ovid, Metamorphoses 9.431-4329.6. Horace, Carmina 4.7.5-610. VOLO, NOLO, MALO10.1. Martial 1.910.2. Martial 11.1310.3. Cicero, pro Milone 910.4. CIL IV 1824: Pompeii10.5. Cicero, ad Atticum Augustus, Res Gestae 3.111. FUTURE TENSE11.1. Cicero, Philippica 2.11111.2. Livy, ab Urbe Condita 1.13.311.3. Martial 5.8111.4. Ovid, Metamorphoses 11.704-70711.5. Vergil, Aeneid 1.291-29411.6. Cicero, Philippica 3.3612. SUBSTANTIVES12.1. CIL IV 813: Pompeii12.2. Caesar, de Bello Gallico Martial 1.1612.4. Martial 6.34.7-812.5. Vergil, Aeneid 1.34-3512.6. Vergil, Aeneid 11.823-82513. ABLATIVE CASE13.1. Catullus 4313.2. Caesar, de Bello Gallico Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.28.1-213.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico Cicero, in Catilinam 1.613.6. Horace, Carmina 1.22.1-414. DATIVE WITH SPECIAL VERBS AND ADJECTIVES14.1. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.13.8-914.2. Caesar, de Bello Gallico Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.22.1-214.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.27.1-214.5. Ovid, Ars Amatoria 1.525-52614.6. Horace, Carmina 2.16.33-3515. PERFECT TENSE15.1. CIL VI 15346 [ILS 8403]: Rome15.2. Catullus 51.13-1615.3. Martial 5.915.4. Ovid, Metamorphoses 11.684-69015.5. Livy, ab Urbe Condita Vindolanda Tablet 311.5-716. PLUPERFECT TENSE16.1. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.21.3-416.2. Caesar, de Bello Civili Livy, ab Urbe Condita Martial 1.4716.5. Martial 1.1916.6. Vindolanda Tablet 343.1-816.7. Vindolanda Tablet 343.29-3017. FUTURE PERFECT TENSE17.1. CIL XV 7194 [ILS 8731]: Rome17.2. Cicero, pro Milone 9317.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.25.317.4. Cicero, ad Quintum Fratrem 2.10.317.5. CIL VI 31051: Rome18. NUMBERS AND INDEFINITE PRONOUNS18.1. CIL IV 3884 [ILS 5145]: Pompeii18.2. CIL VII 58 [RIB 164]: Bath (Aquae Sulis, Britannia)18.3. Martial 6.818.4. CIL IV 1645.1: Pompeii18.5. AE 1946: 58: Tebessa (Africa proconsularis)18.6. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 5.48.319. DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS19.1. CIL VII 344 [ILS 502; RIB 897]: Old Carlisle (Britannia)19.2. Martial 5.4319.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.13.3-419.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.17.1-219.5. Cicero, in Catilinam 1.220. REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS20.1. CIL VII 93a, addit. 306 [ILS 4558; RIB 213]: Martlesham, Suffolk (Britannia)20.2. Catullus 5820.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.27.3-520.4. Vergil, Aeneid 1.20720.5. Vergil, Aeneid 2.389-39021. PASSIVE VERBS21.1. Catullus 8.12-1921.2. Martial 3.1221.3. Martial 5.13.1-421.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.14.1-221.5. Livy, ab Urbe Condita 1.43.722. IMPERSONAL VERBS22.1. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.26.1-322.2. Catullus 7022.3. Cicero, ad Atticum 4.2.422.4. Cicero, Philippica 2.6822.5. Vergil, Aeneid 4.450-45122.6. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.137-14022.7. Tacitus, Annales 13.21.123. COMPARATIVES23.1. Caesar, de Bello Gallico Caesar, de Bello Gallico 5.14.323.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico Vergil, Aeneid 1.142-14323.5. Martial 1.1024. ABLATIVE OF COMPARISON24.1. Catullus 8224.2. Vergil, Aeneid 1.544-54524.3. Martial 1.109.1-524.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.26.1-224.5. Tacitus, Agricola 33.624.6. Cicero, in Catilinam 1.625. SUPERLATIVES25.1. Catullus 4925.2. Cicero, in Catilinam 1.925.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico Augustus, Res Gestae 28.225.5. Vergil, Aeneid 2.793-79426. RELATIVE CLAUSES26.1. Caesar, de Bello Gallico Caesar, de Bello Gallico 1.2.326.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.21.726.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.13.1-226.5. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.21.227. CORRELATIVES27.1. Catullus 8727.2. Martial 1.7.4-527.3. Ovid, Metamorphoses 3.381-38427.4. Ovid, Metamorphoses 3.451-45227.5. Livy, ab Urbe Condita 1.42.1-228. DEPONENT VERBS28.1. CIL XIII 2031 [ILS 6037]: Lyon (Lugdunum, Gallia Lugdunensis)28.2. Martial 3.4328.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.16.1-328.4. Cicero, in Catilinam 1.128.5. Vergil, Aeneid 1.198-20628.6. Vergil, Aeneid 1.335-33728.7. Vergil, Aeneid 1.144-14729. MORE INFINITIVES29.1. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.21.3-529.2. Cicero, Philippica 2.3029.3. Vergil, Aeneid 1.94-10129.4. CIL IV 1649a: Pompeii30. INDIRECT STATEMENT30.1. CIL IV 1904: Pompeii30.2. Martial 3.6130.3. Martial 5.4730.4. Cicero, in Catilinam 1.230.5. Caesar, de Bello Gallico Catullus 7230.7. Vergil, Aeneid 1.124-12931. PARTICIPLES31.1. Martial 3.1431.2. Martial 5.6631.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico Cicero, in Catilinam 1.531.5. Vergil, Aeneid 1.52-5431.6. Vergil, Aeneid 1.102-10531.7. Vergil, Aeneid 1.340-34232. ABLATIVES ABSOLUTE32.1. CIL VII 451, addit. 309 [ILS 3562; RIB 1041]: Bollihope Common, Stanhope, County Durham (Britannia)32.2. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.21.532.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 5.9.632.4. Cicero, Philippica 3.3632.5. Vergil, Aeneid 1.165-17033. INDEPENDENT USES OF THE SUBJUNCTIVE33.1. CIL VII 140, addit. 306 [ILS 4730; RIB 306]: Lydney Park, Gloucestershire (Britannia)33.2. Martial 3.9933.3. Cicero, Philippica 2.4033.4. Vergil, Aeneid 4.659-66233.5. Ovid, Tristia 3.3.73-7634. CUM CLAUSES34.1. Martial 1.3834.2. Martial 3.1534.3. Martial 4.8134.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico CIL X 846: Pompeii34.6. CIL VIII 152: Thelepte (Africa)35. PURPOSE CLAUSES35.1. Martial 2.8035.2. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.25.4-635.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.22.3-435.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 5.48.4-535.5. Vergil, Aeneid 1.657-66036. RESULT CLAUSES36.1. Catullus 7536.2. Martial 1.8936.3. Livy, ab Urbe Condita 1.4.636.4. Cicero, Philippica 13.3036.5. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 7.17.337. NOUN RESULT CLAUSES37.1. Caesar, de Bello Gallico Cicero, in Catilinam 1.437.3. Catullus 10937.4. Catullus 30.11-1237.5. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.17.538. INDIRECT COMMANDS38.1. ILS 8753: Hadrumetum (North Africa)38.2. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.21.638.3. Catullus 13.11-1438.4. Vindolanda Tablet 25538.5. Caesar, de Bello Civili 1.7.7-839. INDIRECT QUESTIONS39.1. Vergil, Aeneid 1.305-30939.2. Catullus 8539.3. Catullus 9339.4. Martial 2.739.5. Martial 2.3839.6. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.20.4-540. FEAR CLAUSES40.1. Caesar, de Bello Gallico Cicero, in Catilinam 4.1440.3. Livy, ab Urbe Condita 1.17.440.4. Livy, ab Urbe Condita 2.12.440.5. Ovid, Metamorphoses 7.714-71640.6. Cicero, in Verrem 2.5.17141. PROVISO CLAUSES41.1. Livy, ab Urbe Condita 1.34.541.2. Martial 2.8841.3. Ovid, Metamorphoses 9.19-2241.4. Ovid, Metamorphoses 9.29-3041.5. Ovid, Metamorphoses 14.585-59142. RELATIVE CLAUSES WITH SUBJUNCTIVES42.1. Cicero, in Catilinam 1.842.2. Catullus 22.18-2142.3. Catullus 742.4. Martial 5.242.5. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 7.71.643. CONDITIONALS43.1. CIL XIII 1983 [ILS 8158]: Lyon (Lugdunum, Gallia Lugdunensis)43.2. Caesar, de Bello Gallico Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.13.5-643.4. Martial 5.2943.5. Martial 6.1743.6. Catullus 4843.7. Catullus 8343.8. Vergil, Aeneid 6.29-3344. GERUNDS AND GERUNDIVES44.1. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 1.3.1-244.2. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 4.21.1-244.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico Caesar, de Bello Gallico Caesar, de Bello Gallico 5.12.1-444.6. Caesar, de Bello Gallico Caesar, de Bello Gallico 6.13.1144.8. Cicero, in Catilinam 1.445. FUTURE PASSIVE PERIPHRASTICS45.1. Horace, Carmina 1.37.1-445.2. Cicero, in Catilinam 1.1145.3. Livy, ab Urbe Condita CIL I 2.2138: Cremona (Italy)45.5. Cicero, pro Sulla 5945.6. Tacitus, Annales 1.8.446. SUPINES46.1. Caesar, de Bello Gallico Vergil, Aeneid 2.785-78746.3. Caesar, de Bello Gallico 1.3.646.4. Caesar, de Bello Gallico Livy, ab Urbe Condita Ovid, Metamorphoses 14.406-41147. EXTENDED LATIN PROSE PASSAGES47.1. Livy, ab Urbe Condita 22.57.2-647.2. Petronius, Satyricon 39.4-1547.3. Pliny the Younger, Epistulae 6.16.15-2047.4. Suetonius, de Vita Neronis 22.1-247.5. Tacitus, Annales 1.5.1-347.6. Sallust, Bellum Catilinae 60.1-748. EXTENDED LATIN POETRY PASSAGES48.1. Vergil, Georgics 4.485-50348.2. Horace, Carmina 3.3048.3. Sulpicia 2 and 348.4. Ovid, Metamorphoses 8.796-81348.5. Germanicus, Aratea 328-34248.6. Statius, Silvae 2.5.1-19AppendicesA. Biographical SketchesB. Basic Guide to Latin Meter and ScansionC. Basic Guide to Latin EpigraphyD. Basic Guide to PaleographyE. Basic Guide to Roman Names with an Onomastic IndexF. The Roman CalendarG. Index of Latin Grammar and SyntaxH. Index of Roman CultureI. Guide to Places and Peoples Associated with the ReadingsSuggestions for Further Reading: Glossary:

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