By Roman Hands

Inscriptions and Graffiti for Students of Latin

Author: Matthew Hartnett

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585105120

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 148

View: 9823

By Roman Hands takes Latin out of the textbook and allows students to see and translate Latin as it actually appeared on Roman monuments, walls and tombs. The first collection of entirely authentic and un-adapted inscriptions and graffiti accessible to beginning and intermediate students of Latin, By Roman Hands unites the study of language and culture in a novel and compelling way and at a level that the Latin can be grasped and discussed by early Latin learners. Ranging from a love letter hastily scratched on a Pompeian wall to the proclamation of an emperor’s achievements formally inscribed on a monumental arch, these carefully selected texts afford fascinating glimpses into the lives and minds of the Romans, even as they illustrate and reinforce the basic elements of the Latin language. This edition, revised to work in parallel with the second edition of Susan Shelmerdine' s Introduction to Latin or any standard beginning Latin text, includes more texts and illustrations, and an additional section of inscriptions for practice and review.

Classical Latin

An Introductory Course

Author: JC McKeown

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603842993

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 442

View: 560

Extensively field-tested and fine-tuned over many years, and designed specifically for a one-year course, JC McKeown's Classical Latin: An Introductory Course offers a thorough, fascinating, and playful grounding in Latin that combines the traditional grammatical method with the reading approach. In addition to grammar, paradigms, and readings, each chapter includes a variety of extraordinarily well-crafted exercises that reinforce the grammar and morphology while encouraging the joy of linguistic and cultural discovery.

A Cicero Reader

Selections from Five Essays and Four Speeches, with Five Letters

Author: James M. May

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 0865167133

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 136

View: 6559

Latin Inscriptions

Author: Dirk Booms

Publisher: British museum Press

ISBN: 9780714122885

Category: Inscriptions, Latin

Page: 112

View: 3642

Latin inscriptions can appear daunting - a jumble of letters without any structure or meaning. However, once you know how, most are easy to read as they follow strict rules of grammar and abbreviation. This book will teach readers how to 'decipher' them and will highlight how even the smallest piece of information that an inscription may provide can help classicists and archaeologists to reconstruct the daily life of ordinary Romans. While surviving literature often only relates to the lives of the elite (who could afford books), inscriptions were texts used by all and meant to be seen by all. Thus, they shed light on the lives of those classes of people less visible in the archaeological record - the poor, slaves and women. Illustrated with the best examples of inscriptions from the British Museum's Roman collection, this book will explore the meaning of putting up public inscriptions and the standardised system of abbreviation that was used to ensure Romans from all areas of the Empire could read them. Written in the simple everyday-life Latin, they also reflect linguistic changes within society, allowing the modern day scholar to uncover the introduction of slang words and new spellings of Latin words. We may also stumble across spelling mistakes, for not everyone knew how to write Latin fluently, and often we find that words had been written phonetically. If the text of the inscriptions can give us one part of the information, often the style of decoration around the inscription, the accompanying images, or the original location can tell us even more. Every aspect of an inscribed monument was carefully chosen by the person commissioning the inscription, and thus carried specific meaning, and so combined with the texts of the inscriptions, it is possible to reconstruct pieces of the lives of everyday Romans that were thought most valuable to be remembered.

Understanding Roman Inscriptions

Author: Lawrence Keppie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134746164

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 3072

Lawrence Keppie's book offers the non-specialist a comprehensive and enjoyable guide to undestanding the texts of Roman inscriptions, as well as explaining the numerous different contexts in which they were produced. Every area of Roman life is covered, including: * the emperor * temples and altars to the gods * imperial administration * gravestones and tomb monuments * local government and society * the army and the frontiers * Christianity * trade, commerce and the economy * the later Roman Empire. For each inscription cited, the book provides the original Latin, an English translation and a commentary on the piece's significance. Illustrated with more than 80 photos and drawings, this is the ideal introduction to the most important source for the history and organisation of the Roman Empire.

Introduction to Latin

Author: Susan C. Shelmerdine

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585106275

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 396

View: 8299

Introduction to Latin, Second Edition is an introductory Latin textbook designed with a streamlined flow that allows it to be completed in one year. Its concise and uncluttered approach gives students what they need to master the material. Grammar is integrated within the context of reading fluency. Innovative exercises provide translation practice as well as build “instinctive skills” that prepare students for reading authentic Latin works. Features: Concise, streamlined presentation focuses on what students need to know, allowing the material to be covered in a year, even for courses which meet only three days a week Innovative exercises that go beyond the usual translation practice, engaging students with the mechanisms of the language and developing “more instinctive” skills Succinct grammatical explanations that don’t overwhelm the students with superfluous detail while also providing help for students with little or no understanding of English grammar Latin readings from ancient sources in the form of both sentences and short passages allow for students to connect with authentic Latin Practical instructions often overlooked by other textbooks, including reading a dictionary entry, reading strategies, sentence patterns, gapping, and expectations New to the Second Edition Revised order of presentation that spreads material out more evenly between the first and second halves of the book Derivatives exercises added at the end of each chapter providing practice connecting English words with their Latin roots Bridge to next level: final three chapters provide review and include longer narrative readings with minimal editing to bridge students to the next level of Latin Revised selection of readings for more appropriate level of difficulty

College Latin

An Intermediate Course

Author: Peter L. Corrigan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300190921

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 464

View: 7463

By providing a much-needed grammar review, along with a variety of readings that will suit the tastes of many different teaching preferences, this textbook will help students make the transition from beginning Latin to the intermediate level. The book is filled with exercises and a balance of prose and verse readings organized around five topics. After using College Latin, students will be reacquainted with all the major Latin grammar and able to hold their own in the ?authors courses” that make up most intermediate Latin curriculums.

Learn Latin from the Romans

A Complete Introductory Course Using Textbooks from the Roman Empire

Author: Eleanor Dickey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107140846

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 570

View: 1842

The only introductory Latin textbook to use texts written by ancient Romans for Latin learners, presented in one volume.

Oxford Latin Course

Author: Maurice Balme,James Morwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199122288

Category: Latin language

Page: 224

View: 9554

Provides teachers and students alike with a modern, inviting and structured way to sustain interest and excellence in Latin. Based on the reading of original texts, the course is structured around a narrative detailing the life of the poet Horace, which helps students to develop an understanding of the times of Cicero and Augustus.

An Environmental History of Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Lukas Thommen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107002168

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

View: 7735

Based on Umweltgeschichte der Antike, somewhat expanded and with chapter 22, The environment in Roman Britain, added.

Roman Lives

Ancient Roman Life As Illustrated by Latin Inscriptions

Author: Brian K. Harvey

Publisher: Focus

ISBN: 9781585107698

Category: Epitaphs

Page: 188

View: 8256

"A source book of Roman inscriptions which reveal, not only the daily lives of the average Roman, but the way scholars infer the facts of Roman civilization from non-literary records. Four courses in Roman civilization at all levels. This edition, published by Hackett Publishing Co. under the Focus imprint corrects many errors in the original"--

A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome

Author: L. Richardson, jr

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801843006

Category: Architecture

Page: 458

View: 7501

The first such dictionary since that of Platner and Ashby in 1929, this work defines and describes the known buildings and monuments, as well as the geographical and topographical features, of Ancient Rome. It provides a concise history of each, with measurements, dates, and citations of significant ancient and modern sources. Alphabetically arranged, the entries range from a few words to nearly 2000 lines for a building as important as the Coliseum.

Roman Homosexuality

Second Edition

Author: Craig A. Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195388747

Category: History

Page: 471

View: 9992

"Ten years after its original publication, Roman Homosexuality remains the definitive statement on this fundamental but often misunderstood aspect of Roman culture. This second edition features a new foreword by Martha Nussbaum, a revised introduction and entirely new afterword that take account of recent developments in the field, a new appendix on the ancient graffiti from Pompeii, fresh new translations, and updated notes and bibliography." --Book Jacket.

Ostia Speaks

Inscriptions, Buildings and Spaces in Rome's Main Port

Author: L. Bouke van der Meer

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

ISBN: 9789042927001

Category: History

Page: 129

View: 1906

With its long history as the principal port of Rome, Ostia forms one of the most significant and well known Roman sites. This book, designed for the interested general reader and visitor, as well as for a scholarly audience, forms a gazetteer and guide to the wide range of inscriptions which remain in situ. The inscriptions are introduced according to their location, and presented along with English translations, an explanation of their meaning and significance, and in the case of the more important or visually arresting inscriptions, accompanied by a photograph. Overall a picture is built up of daily life in the port over the whole sweep of the Roman era.

The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media

Author: Tom Thatcher,Chris Keith,Raymond F. Person, Jr.,Elsie R. Stern

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567678377

Category: Religion

Page: 504

View: 2436

The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media is a convenient and authoritative reference tool, introducing specific terms and concepts helpful to the study of the Bible and related literature in ancient communications culture. Since the early 1980s, biblical scholars have begun to explore the potentials of interdisciplinary theories of oral tradition, oral performance, personal and collective memory, ancient literacy and scribality, visual culture and ritual. Over time these theories have been combined with considerations of critical and exegetical problems in the study of the Bible, the history of Israel, Christian origins, and rabbinics. The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media responds to the rapid growth of the field by providing a source of reference that offers clear definitions, and in-depth discussions of relevant terms and concepts, and the relationships between them. The volume begins with an overview of 'ancient media studies' and a brief history of research to orient the reader to the field and the broader research context of the book, with individual entries on terms and topics commonly encountered in studies of the Bible in ancient media culture. Each entry defines the term/ concept under consideration, then offers more sustained discussion of the topic, paying particular attention to its relevance for the study of the Bible and related literature

The Winter of Frankie Machine

Author: Don Winslow

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 9780307266071

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4265

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE CARTEL. Frankie Machianno, a hard-working entrepreneur, passionate lover, part-time surf bum, and full-time dad, is a pillar of his waterfront community—and a retired hit man. Once better known as Frankie Machine, he was a brutally efficient killer. Now someone from his past wants him dead, and after a botched attempt on his life, Frankie sets out to find his potential killers. However, the list of suspects is longer than the California coastline. With the mob on his heels and the cops on his tail, Frankie hatches a plan to protect his family, save his life, and escape the mob forever. Then things get really complicated. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Reading Roman Inscriptions

Author: John Rogan

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780752439525

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 3168

Providing basic rules and formulae to aid the translation of Roman inscriptions.

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy

Author: Christer Bruun,Jonathan Edmondson

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 0195336461

Category: Art

Page: 888

View: 5157

"Inscriptions are for anyone interested in the Roman world and Roman culture, whether they regard themselves as literary scholars, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, religious scholars or work in a field that touches on the Roman world from c. 500 BCE to 500 CE and beyond. The goal of The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy is to show why inscriptions matter and to demonstrate to classicists and ancient historians, their graduate students, and advanced undergraduates, how to work with epigraphic sources"--

Sinners and Saints

The Real Story of Early Christianity

Author: Derek Cooper

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 0825444071

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 8369

Where most books dance around the distasteful details of the church's past, this one puts a spotlight on the negative and positive alike. With one ear attuned to the early church and another to contemporary culture, this book addresses the growing concerns both Christians and non-Christians have about how transparent the church has been about its roots. This book offers a forthright depiction of early Christianity, beginning with the apostles and ending after the time of Augustine. Sinners and Saints is the first of a four-volume series that humanizes the history of Christianity by honestly examining the actions, doctrines, decisions, groups, movements, and practices of past Christians. This book's assessment helps the reader accurately understand Christianity's background and recognize how it continues to shape the present.


Its Life and Art

Author: August Mau

Publisher: N.A


Category: Pompei (Italy)

Page: 557

View: 675