Latin of New Spain

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Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Jan 1, 2016 - 300 pages

A set of representative selections from the Neo-Latin works of New Spain for the Latin classroom. This pioneering text presents four prose writers—Acosta, Columbus, Cortés, and Salazar—and two epic poets—Landívar and Cabrera—whose works present the Europeans' first views of the land that would become New Spain and trace the development of the preconquest Tenochtitlán into Mexico City. These authentic selections from the New World offer students who have completed their initial Latin grammar studies a special view of the full legacy of Latin literature.

Special Features

• Unadapted Latin texts from six authors and four genres: epic poetry, natural history, letters, and pedagogical dialogue

• 345 lines of poetry; 707 lines of prose

• Biographies and cultural context for each author

• Synopsis before and comprehension questions after each selection

• Vocabulary aids and grammar and word use questions that facilitate comprehension

• One map and 36 black and white illustrations

• Appendices: Background Notes on Significant Persons, Places, and Terms; Historical Timeline; Common Figures of Speech; Rhythm and Meter in Poetry; Master List of Neologisms

• Latin to English Glossary


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About the author (2016)

 Rose Williams taught at both Abilene High School and McMurry College in Abiline, Texas. Williams received her BA from Baylor University and an MA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She also did postgraduate work in Latin and the humanities at the University of Dallas and the University of Texas at Arlington. On a Rockefeller Grant, Williams pursued research at the Bodleian Library of Oxford University and at the University of Pisa, Italy. Williams is the author of A Beginning Christian Latin Reader: De Bonis Cogitationibus (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2010); other recent titles include the four enrichment texts for Latin for the New Millennium: From Romulus to Romulus Augustulus (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2008), The Original Dysfunctional Family (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2008), The Clay-footed SuperHeroes (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2009), and From Rome to Reformation (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2009). Williams is also the coauthor with Hans-Friedrich Mueller of Caesar: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2013) and with Debra Nousek of A Caesar Workbook (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2012).

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