For many, Latin literature can be a very intimidating subject to approach. This highly accessible, user-friendly work is an ideal way to introduce classical works. Susanna Braund highlights the central themes of the texts (using fully translated excerpts from Virgil's "Aeneid" and Livy's history of Rome as case studies) and places them within the wider context of Roman culture. By directly engaging with the texts and understanding how the texts related to their wider world, the readers are constantly stimulated to think for themselves, connect with the writing, and develop their own deeper understanding of Latin literature.
Extremely versatile in structure, the book is suited for both classroom use and personal study.
'A clear, vigorous, stimulating and entertaining tour ... it forms a lively and effective introduction for neophytes and provides intelligent and provocative reflections for the initiated.' - Journal of Roman Studies
Series: Classical Foundations
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 14th December 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1