living with a dead language my romance with latin

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Living With A Dead Language

Author : Ann Patty
ISBN : 1101980222
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An entertaining exploration of the richness and relevance of the Latin language and literature, and an inspiring account of finding renewed purpose through learning something new and challenging After thirty-five years of living in New York City, Ann Patty stopped working and moved to the country upstate. She was soon bored, aimless, and lost in the woods. Hoping to challenge her restless, word-loving brain, and to find a new engagement with life, she began a serious study of Latin as an auditor at local colleges. In Living with a Dead Language, Patty weaves elements of her personal life into the confounding grammar and syntax of Latin as she chronicles not only the daily slog but also the deep pleasures of trying to master an inflected language. Courses in Roman history and epigraphy give her new insight into her tragic, long-deceased mother; Horace into the loss of a brilliant friend;, Lucretius into her tenacious drivenness and attraction to Buddhism. Catullus calls up her early days in 1970s New York while Ovid adds a delightful dimension to the flora and fauna that surround her. Finally, Virgil reconciles her to her new life--no longer an urban exile but a scholar, writer, and teacher. Along the way, she meets an intriguing, impassioned cast of characters: professors, students, and classicists outside of academia who become her new colleagues and who keep Latin very much alive. Written with humor, candor, and an infectious enthusiasm for words and grammar, Patty's book is a celebration of how learning and literature can transform the past and lead to a new, unexpected future.

Gildersleeve S Latin Grammar

Author : B. L. Gildersleeve
ISBN : 9780486123295
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Since 1867, students and teachers have turned to this famous guide to grammar and usage. The work of a legendary teacher, it is celebrated for its lucid and comprehensive treatment.

Latin Or The Empire Of A Sign

Author : Fran├žoise Waquet
ISBN : 1859844022
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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A highly original and accessible history of Latin between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries that explores how Latin came to dominate the civic and sacred worlds of Europe and, arguably, the entire western world.

Beyond Greek

Author : Denis Feeney
ISBN : 9780674496040
Genre : History
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Ancient Roman authors are firmly established in the Western canon, and yet the birth of Latin literature was far from inevitable. The cultural flourishing that eventually produced the Latin classics was one of the strangest events in history, as Denis Feeney demonstrates in this bold revision.

Learning Latin The Ancient Way

Author : Eleanor Dickey
ISBN : 1107093600
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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During the Roman empire Greek speakers learned Latin using textbooks that still offer special advantages: authentic and enjoyable vignettes about the ancient world, easy Latin composed by Romans, insight into ancient learning practices. This book makes the ancient Latin-learning materials available to modern students for the first time.

Starting To Teach Latin

Author : Steven Hunt
ISBN : 9781472537911
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Starting to Teach Latin in Schools provides key advice for the new and beginning teacher of Latin, exploring course choices, assessment types and pedagogical approaches.

Dead Beautiful

Author : Yvonne Woon
ISBN : 9781409537540
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 66. 59 MB
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Coming from sunny California, the mist-shrouded Academy was a shock, with its strange customs, ancient curriculum and study of Latin - the language of the dead. Then I discovered that the school has more than one dark secret... I also discovered Dante. Intelligent, elusive and devastatingly gorgeous, most people can't decide whether they love, hate or fear him. All I know is that when we're together, I've never felt more alive - or more afraid. "I really enjoyed this book, it was fast moving, gutsy and engaging. Once I picked it up I found it very hard to put it down. The plot was just fantastic, and original... What I loved most was the use of classic literature to help tell the story... It grabs you, and when it finishes you don't really know what to do with yourself. Superb." - The Book Bag

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