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- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Format: Paperback | 256 pages
- Language: English / Latin
- Dimensions: 196mm x 258mm x 14mm | 602g
- Publication date: 3 July 1997
- Publication City/Country: Oxford
- ISBN 10: 0195212096
- ISBN 13: 9780195212099
- Edition: 2
- Edition statement: 2nd Revised ed.
- Illustrations note: halftone illustrations
- Sales rank: 42,629
This second edition of the Oxford Latin Course combines the best features of both modern and traditional methods of Latin teaching from first stages to GCSE. Completely revised and restructured in the light of a nationwide survey of Classics teachers, it provides an exciting, stimulating approach to Latin based on the reading of original texts. Parts I-III are built around a narrative detailing the life of Horace, based closely on historical sources, which helps students to develop an understanding of the times of Cicero and Augustus.
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The Oxford Latin Reader contains extracts from Caesar, Cicero, Catullus, Virgil, Livy and Ovid, with commentaries. Full teaching notes and translations of these texts are provided in the accompanying Teacher's Book.
Table of contents
CICERO ; 1. The young Cicero ; 2. Consulship, exile and return ; 3. Governor of Cilicia ; 4. Civil war and death ; CAESAR ; 1. The first invasion of Britain ; 2. The second invasion of Britain ; 3. Revolt in Gaul 1: The ambush of Sabinus and Cotta ; 4. Revolt in Gaul: 2: The siege of Cicero's camp ; CATULLUS ; 1. Catullus and his friends ; 2. Catullus in love ; 3. The sequel ; VIRGIL ; 1. Aeneas arrives at Carthage ; 2. The love of Dido and Aeneas ; 3. The death of Dido ; LIVY ; 1. Hannibal prepares to invade Italy ; 2. Hannibal reaches the Alps ; 3. Hannibal crosses the Alps ; OVID ; 1. Ovid tells the story of his life ; 2. Ovid the lover ; 3. Ovid in exile ; Appendix 1: Select vocabulary ; Appendix 2: The metres of the poems of Catullus, Virgil and Ovid ; General vocabulary