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LATIN LITERATURE.

LATIN LITERATURE.

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1 ARBITER, PETRONIUS; MONCRIEFF, C. K. SCOTT (INTRODUCTION). The Satyricon.
Random House, New York. The Modern Library Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 
A work of satire that has withstood the test of time. Translated into English from the Latin by William Burnaby. 
Price: 13.02 USD
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2 HADAS, MOSES. A History Of Latin Literature.
Columbia University Press, New York: 1964. Fourth Printing. s Softcover. Fair condition. Cover has small scratches. 
The book is written for the curious literate, and is scholarly without being technical. It does not presuppose that the reader know latin; words in that language are used only where their meaning is transparent and their sound significant. Includes an Index. 
Price: 35.86 USD
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3 PETRONIUS ARBITER; BUECHELER, FRANZ. Petronii Saturae Et Liber Priapeorum.
Berolini, Apud Weidmannos: 1912. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good reading copy. Library discard. Page discoloration. 
Latin Text. 
Price: 61.28 USD
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4 VERGIL; JOHNSTON, PATRICIA A. The Aeneid Of Vergil.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
At the beginning of Vergil's epic poem—long considered a classic of Western literature—the hero Aeneas escapes from the carnage of the Trojan War and embarks on a treacherous series of adventures that eventually lead him to the future site of Rome. Vergil renders Aeneas' dramatic story in deceptively simple but powerful language, yet the poet's style is often lost in translation. This magnificent new English translation of the Aeneid conveys the force of the original poetry, as well as its subtle undertones, in part by employing the poet's own metrical style. Unlike other modern translators of Vergil, who forgo meter entirely or use iambic pentameter (the meter of Shakespeare and other English poets), Patricia A. Johnston uses dactylic hexameter, the meter used by Vergil and by all ancient writers of epic poetry, beginning with Homer. Johnston also avoids elaborate or esoteric language and instead uses clear, unadorned diction to capture Vergil's masterful simplicity. This volume is unique as well in addressing the needs of students and other readers who may be encountering Vergil's work for the first time. In her introduction to the poem, Johnston traces the life of Vergil, describes his other works, and provides a brief plot summary of the Aeneid. Her lucid explanation of poetic meters in English and Latin is useful even for readers who thought they understood the difference between a dactyl and a spondee. Throughout the poem itself, she provides ample footnotes to explain the meaning of unfamiliar references. The volume concludes with a glossary of names and a select bibliography. 
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5 VIRGIL; HUMPHRIES, ROLFE (INTRODUCTION). The Aeneid Of Virgil: A Verse Translation.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: 1951. Reprint Edition with revisions. The Penguin Classics Series. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Virgil's Aeneid is a gateway between the pagan and the Christian centuries. Virgil, who was born in 70 B.C. and died in 19 B.C., left the poem unfinished at his death. That was eight years after the republican government of old Rome gave place to the rule of emperors, and only a few years before the Christian Era started. Virgil is the Poet of the Gate. Translated into English verse from the Latin by Rolfe Humphries. "Mr.Humphries has produced an English version of Vergil's epic that brings out its power without losing sight of its variety and tone . . . a formidable work . . . as readable in our day as Dryden's version was in his." - W. H. Auden in The Nation 
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6 VIRGIL; HUMPHRIES, ROLFE (INTRODUCTION). The Aeneid Of Virgil: A Verse Translation.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: 1951. Reprint Edition with revisions. The Penguin Classics Series. s Softcover. Fair condition. Underlining on some pages. 
Virgil's Aeneid is a gateway between the pagan and the Christian centuries. Virgil, who was born in 70 B.C. and died in 19 B.C., left the poem unfinished at his death. That was eight years after the republican government of old Rome gave place to the rule of emperors, and only a few years before the Christian Era started. Virgil is the Poet of the Gate. Translated into English verse from the Latin by Rolfe Humphries. "Mr.Humphries has produced an English version of Vergil's epic that brings out its power without losing sight of its variety and tone . . . a formidable work . . . as readable in our day as Dryden's version was in his." - W. H. Auden in The Nation 
Price: 5.94 USD
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