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By Ronnie Ancona

This can be the 1st booklet aimed particularly at retaining lecturers modern on contemporary advancements in Latin scholarship. Edited by means of Ronnie Ancona, a classics pupil with services in pedagogy, it positive aspects contributions via tested gurus on all of the 5 Latin authors. each one essay combines theoretical fabric with Latin passages in order that teachers can see how virtually to use those the right way 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.

I served on this committee for a total of seven years: 1989–94 and 1995–97. 13. When I joined the Test Development Committee, the annual number of test takers on the Vergil Exam, then close to 2,000, was showing a steady but slow increase; meanwhile, the number of test takers on the Catullus-Horace Exam was stagnating at just below 800. As anyone whose child has recently paid to take an AP exam knows, ETS is a business: in 2003–2004, the cost to take a single AP examination was $82. Particularly in tight economic times, there can be a general worry in the air that the exams with smaller audiences may be vulnerable to budget cuts.

The Ovid I met in college in the 1970s was already neatly categorized for me, as insincere, inferior, even degenerate in comparison to all of his predecessors in the great pageant of Latin writers; even the transparency of his versification was represented to me as a flaw. 6 I did not really understand all of this when I was an undergraduate; I simply absorbed what I was taught, never questioning the categories that made a story, with beginning, middle, and end, out of the history A Poet Restored 23 of Latin literature.

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