An Anthology of Latin Prose

Paperback | February 1, 1971

EditorD. A. Russell

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This anthology fills a gap which has been widely felt. It gives students - at sixth-form, undergraduate or junior graduate level - the opportunity of sampling a very wide variety of Latin prose texts, chosen to illustrate both development and generic differences. Each of the 96 passages isaccompanied by a short introduction, and there are brief notes explaining difficult words and drawing attention to linguistic and stylistic points occurring in the extracts. The extracts range from the second century BC to the fifth century AD: Cato the Censor, C. Gracchus, and the annalists; Cicero(oratory, letters, philosophical treatises); the historians (Sallust, Livy, and Tacitus); non-historical prose (Seneca, Vitruvius, Pliny, Apuleius, Tertullian); and finally some early Patristic texts and extracts from the Vulgate.

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This anthology fills a gap which has been widely felt. It gives students - at sixth-form, undergraduate or junior graduate level - the opportunity of sampling a very wide variety of Latin prose texts, chosen to illustrate both development and generic differences. Each of the 96 passages isaccompanied by a short introduction, and there ...

D. A. Russell is at St John's College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:February 1, 1971Publisher:Oxford University Press

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`a representative and varied picture of the development of the literary prose of the Romans ...this anthology can certainly be qualified as a very useful and richly variegated one ... Texts that show a wide range of tones and levels - serious and moralising or humorous and amusing, verytechnical and complicated next to fairly general and simple - have been brought together in a well-balanced way ... the numerous references to the list of secondary reading given in the Bibliography make the book very accessible and undoubtedly add to its usefulness.'J.H. Brouwers, Katholieke Universiteit, Nijmegen, Mnemosyne, Vol. XLVII, Fasc. 3 (1994)