A Little Book of Latin Love Poetry: A Transitional Reader for Catullus, Horace, and Ovid
Love Poetry Readings for Comprehension and Review This reader introduces intermediate Latin students to Catullus, Horace, and Ovid. It offers a transition to reading these authors by presenting slightly modified versions of poems before the students read the authentic Latin verse as review. Vocabulary, reading helps, grammar reviews with exercises, and discussion questions are included, as well as sections on metrics, poetic devices and a complete glossary.
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ablative absolute accusative adjective Alcaic Stanza amāns ANALYSIS AND COMPREHENSION auditi Caesar Catullus Caveat lector chiasmus Chloē clause confiteor conj Conjugation dative declension declension nouns deponent verbs Dīcit Elegiac Couplet enclitic Example formōsa Future Perfect genitive GERUND Gildersleeve ibus illa ille imperative indirect statement infinitive intr LATIN TEXT lātus Lesbia locūtus main verb means Meter metonymy mihi Modified READING Modified READING VOCABULARY morī mulier multīs nōn omnēs Ovid parātus parcent participle Perf phrase Pluperfect Plur plural poem poem’s poet poet’s poetic poetry POINTS TO PONDER prepared Pres pron pronoun puella puerō quae quam quī quod Rapid Review READING HELPS Line Rome Sapphic Stanza SELECTION sentence Sing singular Stanza subjunctive superlative syllable tense TEXTUAL MATTERS tibi Translate Unmodified Venus vocative word