A SELECTION OF COMMENTED LATIN TEXTS
Plautus: From the Rudens Three Social Scenes:
Sicilian Fisherman's Complaint. The Slave's Dreams of Grandeur. Roof Swallows for Luck.
- Cato: De Agricultura Very early prose on running a farm, ground level Latin uncolored by poetry or rhetoric!
- Vitruvius: De Architectura Selections to give an idea of the scope and especially the 'normal' Latin usage of a working architectural-craftsman.
- Lucretius: Prolog Book I A brilliant sample of Lucretius on science in poetry.
- Caesar Book V on the ethnology of the Gauls and Germans, far more interesting reading nowadays than the War Commentaries.
- Catullus: Fifty Two Poems ...with comment, in a new arrangement:
Love Poems #1+, Love-Hate Poems #85+, Poems about People #10+, Literary Criticism #16+, and Art-Poems #4+, including 61 and 63 entire.
- Catullus 85 ...odi et amo, a short poem with long comment.
- VERGIL: The Master Poet....an index to a cluster of Vergilian studies and texts.
- A HORACE Reader ....with many commented texts, including the three items below.
- Horace ODES 1.5 Quis multa gracilis.... Love in the grotto, with a twist at the end.
- Horace ODES 1.9 Vides ut alta stet... A winter tale dreaming of youth and springtime.
- Horace ODES 3.12 Miserarum est neque amore... The girl's sad role: DOMI SEDIT LANAM FECIT
- Propertius I,21 and 22 Two remarkable little War Poems.
- Propertius 4.11: Cornelia's Funeral Elegy This long poem is a brilliantly written document on the Roman Woman and her sense of character.
- Tacitus: Germania The whole of this invaluable and unique treatise on the customs of the Germans of the 2 dn c. A.D.
- The Pervigilium Veneris Our unique and lovely example of later "accentual" verse, in a magical setting.