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Latin Literature An Anthology : Translations from Latin Prose and Poetry (Paperback)

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A classic introduction to Latin literature, with translations of the best passages from Virgil, Livy, Ovid, Seneca and many others.This classic anthology traces the development of Latin literature from the early Republican works of Cicero and Catullus, to the writers of the Empire such as Lucan and Petronius, to the later writings of St Augustine. The selections cover comedy and epic, history and philosophy, in prose and in verse, and each passage is prefaced by an introduction to the author and his influence. The translators range across history from Alexander Pope and Lord Byron to contemporaries. The result is a broad and brilliant overview of the civilization of Rome and its Empire -­ an ideal introduction to Latin literature.
An indispensable introduction to classical Latin literature, featuring the greatest passages from Virgil, Livy, Ovid, Seneca, and many others

This essential introduction to the best of Latin literature gives a brilliant and broad overview of Roman civilization, from Caesar?s description of invading Britain and Pliny?s eye-witness account of the eruption of Vesuvius to Cicero?s speeches and the poetry of Virgil and Ovid. Tracing the Roman genius across six centuries, from the Republic to the fall of the Empire, the selections cover comedy and epic, history and philosophy, in prose and in verse. With introductions to the authors of each work as well as translations that have become famous in their own right?by such writers as Milton, Pope, Swift, Byron, and Robert Graves?this anthology is an ideal entry point into classical Latin literature.
Number of Pages: 463
Genre: Literary Collections, Philosophy, Poetry
Series Title: Penguin Classics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Language: English
Street Date: December 29, 2015
TCIN: 26394281
UPC: 9780141398112
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-0067
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