New PDF release: A Concise Guide to Teaching Latin Literature (Oklahoma

By Ronnie Ancona

ISBN-10: 0806137975

ISBN-13: 9780806137971

ISBN-10: 0806182482

ISBN-13: 9780806182483

This can be the 1st ebook aimed in particular at protecting academics modern on fresh advancements in Latin scholarship. Edited by means of Ronnie Ancona, a classics pupil with services in pedagogy, it gains contributions via validated gurus on all the 5 Latin authors. every one essay combines theoretical fabric with Latin passages in order that teachers can see how essentially to use those easy methods to particular texts.

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In c. 10 Varus needs to show off his girl to his friend Catullus, and in c. 11 Catullus insults (or jokes with) Furius and Aurelius, who are cast as go-betweens for his message to Lesbia. Putting the Lesbia affair, with its familiar romantic scenario, at the center of the collection, and of Catullus’ subjectivity, means relegating the other men addressed in these poems to the periphery—where they look on, interfering or intervening as rivals. 11 Men formed alliances and mutually enhanced one another’s status at the same time that they competed fiercely for office and cultural prestige.

2) and others who may take a critical interest in his love, he is not necessarily imagining the kind of private idyll that is familiar to our own romantic ideals, in which value is located in privacy and feeling. In the Roman context, it is more likely that Catullus is making a move within the public world of men competing and allying with other men. On a broader level, the kind of experiment in multiple contexts that I have pursued shows how different agendas fit together, or at least overlay each other.

A good example of this is c. 50, and we will see that c. 51, like c. 11, also looks different if we consider it in its immediate context in the collection, as David Wray has done (2001, 88–109), although he was not the first to do so. Poem 50 is a playful letter to the poet C. Licinius Calvus, and like the Sappho translation, it describes the physical symptoms of love, only here they are occasioned by a day of shared poetic activity between two men. Hesterno, Licini, die otiosi multum lusimus in meis tabellis, ut convenerat esse delicatos: scribens versiculos uterque nostrum ludebat numero modo hoc modo illoc, reddens mutua per iocum atque vinum.

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