Latin Via Ovid: A First Course

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Wayne State University Press, 1982 - Foreign Language Study - 494 pages
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Using an introduction to mythology by the master storyteller Ovid himself, the authors have prepared a unique teaching tool designed to achieve proficiency at Latin in one year at the college level, two years at the high school or intermediate level. The volume provides students with imaginative, connected reading, beginning with introductory prose versions of Ovid's simple myth tales and progressing to the rich poetry of Ovidian Latin (with appropriate teaching aids) within forty lessons. The grammatical approach is traditional, but the central emphasis is on reading. In each chapter the reading appears first, followed by the vocabulary, the grammar, exercises, and etymology relating to the vocabulary. The exercises begin with a group of questions in Latin (based on the reading), to be answered in Latin. Each tale is preceded by a brief discussion in English of the story and its mythological significance. The myths retold by Ovid and the attractive format are conceived to impel the student into acquiring the skill to read the author in the original language.

For additional complimentary materials on this topic, please see Latin Via Ovid Audio materials (available via downloadable flash drive and cassette tapes) by Norma Goldman and Jacob E. Nyenhuis and the accompanying text Practice, Practice: A Latin Via Ovid Workbook by Norma Goldman and Michael Rossi.

 

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The set up of this book makes it rather easy to learn every topic. Chapters do not jump from one tense/declension/case to another. Also learning Greek I much prefer the organization of this book and how the topics are taught.

Contents

CHARTA GEOGRAPHICA
1
EUROPA ET TAURUS
11
MINERVA ET ARACHNE Part 1
21
MINERVA ET ARACHNE Part 2
31
MINERVA ET ARACHNE Part 3
43
PAN ET SYRINGA
61
CALLISTO Part 1
69
CALLISTO Part 2
79
IASON ET ARGONAUTAE
211
AMOR IASONIS
221
LABORES IASONIS
231
FACTA MAGICA MEDEAE
241
FACTA MALA MEDEAE
251
THESEUS TROEZENE
257
THESEUS ATHENIS
267
THESEUS CRETAE
277

PHILEMON ET BAUCIS pars pnma
87
PHILEMON ET BAUCIS pars secunda
97
ECHO ET NARCISSUS
105
PHOEBUS ET DAPHNE
115
PYRAMUS ET THISBE pars pnma
123
PYRAMUS ET THISBE pars secunda
131
ATALANTA ET HIPPOMENES pars pnma
139
ATALANTA ET HIPPOMENES pars secunda
149
MIDAS ET VlS AUREA
159
MIDAS ET PAN
167
DAEDALUS ET ICARUS
177
MORS ORPHEI
191
PHAETHON
203
THESEUS REX
287
PLUTO ET PROSERPINA
297
SACRIFICIUMIPHIGENIAE
307
MORS CYGNI
315
AIAX ET ULIXES
327
TROIA CAPTA
343
FILMING THE ODYSSEY
355
AENEAS
363
ACHAEMENIDES
375
CIRCE
385
CEYX ET ALCYONE
395
AENEAS IN ITALIA
409
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About the author (1982)

Norma Goldman was an associate professor, instructor, and lecturer at Wayne State’s Greek and Latin department for 48 years. She also authored a collection co-written with her husband Bernard M. Goldman called My Dura- Europos: The Letters of Susan M. Hopkins, 1927-1935 (Wayne State University Press, 2011).

Jacob E. Nyenhuis was professor emeritus of Classics and Provost emeritus at Hope College. A former professor and chair at Wayne State University, he is author of Myth and the Creative Process: Michael Ayrton and the Myth of Daedalus (Wayne State University Press, 2003).

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