living with a dead language my romance with latin

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Living With A Dead Language

Author : Ann Patty
ISBN : 9781101980248
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“A delightful mix of grammar and growth, words and wonder.” – The Washington Post 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 as a book editor in New York City, Ann Patty stopped working and moved to the country. Bored, aimless, and lost in the woods, she hoped to challenge her restless, word-loving brain by beginning a serious study of Latin at local colleges. As she begins to make sense of Latin grammar and syntax, her studies open unexpected windows into her own life. The louche poetry of Catullus calls up her early days in 1970s New York, Lucretius elucidates her intractable drivenness and her attraction to Buddhism, while Ovid’s verse conjures a delightful dimension to the flora and fauna that surround her. Women in Roman history, and an ancient tomb inscription give her new understanding and empathy for her tragic, long deceased mother. Finally, Virgil reconciles her to her new life—no longer an urban exile, but a rustic scholar, writer and teacher. Along the way, she meets an impassioned cast of characters: professors, students and classicists outside of academia who keep Latin very much alive. Written with humor, heart, and an infectious enthusiasm for words, Patty’s book is an object lesson in how learning and literature can transform the past and lead to an unexpected future. From the Hardcover edition.

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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 : Françoise Waquet
ISBN : 1859844022
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 79. 75 MB
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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.

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