Martial

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Bloomsbury Academic, Feb 26, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 128 pages
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A completely new guide to writing Latin from scratch, this user-friendly book includes key features such as: broad coverage - all the major grammatical constructions of the Latin language are covered, reinforcing what students have learnt from reading Latin; thorough accessible explanations - no previous experience of writing in Latin assumed; hundreds of examples - clear accurate illustrations of the constructions described, all with full translations; over six hundred practice sentences - graduated exercises leading students through three levels of difficulty from elementary to advanced level; introduction to Latin word order - a brief guide to some of the most important principles; and, longer passages for practising continuous prose composition - more challenging passages to stretch the most able students.It also includes features such as: commentaries on examples of Latin prose style - passages from great Latin prose writers focus attention on imitating real Latin usage; and, complete list of vocabulary - all the words needed for the exercises and a valuable reference for English-Latin work in general.

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Contents

Preface
7
What is an Epigram?
35
Martial and the Epigram
49
Martial and Domitian
63
Martial and Patronage
93
Further Reading
119
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About the author (2009)

Richard Ashdowne read Classics at New College, Oxford and is now engaged in research in linguistics at Oxford. James Morwood is an Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford. He is the author of many books, including The Plays of Euripides published by Duckworth.

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