Cicero Pro Milone: A Selection

Author: Robert West,Lynn Fotheringham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474266207

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 3306

This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 1) prescription of Cicero's pro Milone sections 24Â?32, 34Â?35 and 43Â?52, and the A-Level (Group 2) prescription of sections 53Â?64 (to defendere) and 72Â?80, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English for A Level. The death of Publius Clodius and the prosecution of Milo for his murder came at a critical point in the history of the late Republic, with Civil War and the collapse of the Republic only three years away. In his passionate defence of Milo, Cicero pleads for the rule of law as a vital counterweight to the anarchy that the gangs of Clodius, and Milo, had created. The published speech was regarded as a masterpiece of oratory in its own time, and is still held to be one of his finest compositions and a model for the presentation of such a defence.
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Cicero Pro Milone

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 88

View: 2467

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Cicero's Style

A Synopsis. Followed by Selected Analytic Studies

Author: M. von Albrecht

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047401972

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 5921

Cicero was speaking like everybody, but better than anybody. Far from confining himself to the so-called 'periodic style', Cicero was a master of a thousand shades. This synopsis, followed by examples, shows in detail, why a study of Cicero's style might be rewarding even today.
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Latin Unseens for A Level

Author: Ashley Carter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472502728

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 112

View: 368

This collection of Latin unseen passages forms a companion volume to Latin Momentum Tests for GCSE, and is intended to be used similarly by students preparing for examinations at AS, A2 and AEA levels. The largest section is set at AS level and comprises prose passages forming a coherent story based on original sources but simplified to maintain a level of difficulty appropriate for this level. The text assumes the student will have a working knowledge of a typical vocabulary list of about 1000 words. Most of the rest of the passages are, with rare exceptions, un-adapted Latin, both prose and verse, taken from the authors used in the examinations. Difficult or rare words are glossed. The last few passages are of a standard of difficulty appropriate to AEA level. All passages are of a similar length and format to those used in the examinations. One sample mark scheme has been included to give teachers and students some insight into how these unseens are marked in the examinations.
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Prose Unseens for A-Level Latin

A Guide through Roman History

Author: Mathew Owen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474269176

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 1864

This volume is designed to accompany the OCR A-Level specification in Latin (first teaching September 2016), with practice unseen passages from Livy, the set prose for Paper 1, together with passages from a selection of other writers to support Paper 2, for which no author is set. A bank of 80 passages aims to take Sixth Form students from the level of heavily adapted post-GCSE ('AS'-equivalent) passages and develop their knowledge and skills to reach A-Level standard. But this is not just a book of unseen passages: there is a chronological progression through the unseens in order to give the reader a sense of the narrative of Roman history, exploring key events through the words of original texts. Every passage begins with an introduction, outlining the basic content of the passage, followed by a 'lead-in' sentence, paraphrasing the few lines before the passage begins. Part 1 passages are straight translation exercises on the model of the A-Level Paper 1. They also feature, however, a 'Discendum' box, highlighting a facet of Latin prose with which students may not be familiar, or extension questions on grammar and style. Part 2 passages are accompanied by questions on comprehension, translation and grammar, replicating the demands of Paper 2 in full. An extensive word list is provided in the form of checklists which build the reader's knowledge of the most commonly occurring words and phrases in Latin prose. The passages are punctuated with discussions of Roman history during the periods covered in the passages, and a comprehensive introduction includes portraits of the authors featured in the book, as well as grammatical reminders to help readers deal with both the trickier elements of unseen prose and with A-Level grammatical analysis questions.
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Theory of Addiction

Author: Robert West

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118713311

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 9573

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Propertius, Tibullus and Ovid: A Selection of Love Poetry

Author: Anita Nikkanen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474266169

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 2999

This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 3) prescription of Ovid's Amores 1.1 and 2.5, Propertius 1.1 and Tibullus 1.1 with the A-Level (Group 4) prescription of Ovid's Amores 2.7 and 2.8, Propertius 1.3 and 2.14 and Tibullus 1.3, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English for A Level. Propertius, Tibullus and Ovid are our three main writers of Latin love elegy. The selected poems depict the bitter-sweet love affairs of the poet-lovers and their mistresses, from the heartbreak of rejection to the elation at love reciprocated. While Propertius's and Ovid's setting is the city and their poems show us such details of urbane Roman life as drinking parties and elaborate hair-dressing, Tibullus introduces the idyll of the countryside to the genre. Their sophisticated poems combine intense emotion with wit and irony, and celebrate the life of love and their mistresses, Propertius's Cynthia, Tibullus's Delia and Nemesis, and Ovid's Corinna.
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Virgil Aeneid VIII: A Selection

Author: Keith Maclennan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474271928

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

View: 9117

This is the endorsed publication from OCR and Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-level (Group 3) prescription of Virgil's Aeneid VIII, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary for lines 86?279 and 558?584, along with a detailed introduction. Book VIII of the Aeneid is remarkable for the diversity of its subject matter. Aeneas travels upriver to the site where Rome will be founded. He meets King Evander, who tells him the dramatic story of Hercules and Cacus and shows him round 'Rome' before it is Rome. Aeneas' mother makes new armour for him and at the end of the book we see him brandishing the shield whose centrepiece is the triumph of Augustus. The OCR selection focuses on Evander and Hercules, and concludes with the fatal moment when Aeneas takes Evander's son Pallas to war. Its vivid narrative, human characters and larger-than-life heroes and villains are compelling reading.
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Virgil Aeneid X: A Selection

Author: Christopher Tanfield

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474266118

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

View: 1305

This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin A-Level (Group 4) prescription of Virgil's Aeneid X, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary for lines 215–250, 260–307, 362–398 and 426–542. A detailed introduction covers the prescribed text to be read in English for A Level. In Book X, the story moves from a council of the gods, via a depiction of Aeneas's return by sea to his beleaguered Trojan camp, to a bloody field of battle. We see Aeneas for the first time as a heroic warrior, but also afflicted by the searing pain of loss as the young son of his new ally, entrusted to him by his father, is killed. Aeneas is for now cheated of his revenge, a revenge which is the preoccupation of the rest of the poem. He does, however, slay the son of a champion of the opposition and then the champion himself, in scenes which re-emphasise that pain. The heart of the book, where Aeneas and his allies join the fray, constitutes the OCR selection. It is an immensely powerful confrontation between violence and compassion, cruelty and nobility.
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The Reception of Cicero in the Early Roman Empire

The Rhetorical Schoolroom and the Creation of a Cultural Legend

Author: Thomas J. Keeline

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108426239

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

View: 470

Explores the crucial role played by rhetorical education in turning Cicero into a literary and political symbol after his death.
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Tacitus Annals I: A Selection

Author: Katharine Radice,Roland Mayer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474265995

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 9994

This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 1) prescription of Annals Book I sections 16–30 and the A-Level (Group 2) prescription of Annals Book I sections 3–7, 11–14 and 46–49, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English for A Level. Annals I starts with the death of Augustus and the beginning of Tiberius' principate. Tacitus chronicles the uneasy and unprecedented transition from one to the other, in the context of a political elite shaken by years of civil war and unsure as to how best to protect their own interests and the stability Augustus had brought to Rome. With damning references to the servile nature of the new regime, Tacitus vividly paints scenes of confused senatorial debates, and Tiberius' own uncertainty over his own position and the best decisions to make. Opportunistic rebellions in the army are described with dramatic brilliance.
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Ovid Heroides: A Selection

Author: John Godwin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147426591X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

View: 8044

This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin A-Level (Group 4) prescription of Ovid's Heroides, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary for Heroides VI, lines 1–100 and 127–64, and X, lines 1–76 and 119–50. A detailed introduction covers the prescribed text to be read in English, placing the poems in their Roman literary context. The heroines of the Heroides are women in love who can do nothing but write sad verse letters to their faithless lovers across the sea. They tell their stories and express their feelings in poetry of great power and psychological subtlety. Hypsipyle (in VI) and Ariadne (in X) are feminists before feminism, royal ladies who are slaves to their passion – these women are given a voice by Ovid in poetry which is at once simple and sophisticated, heartfelt and yet also full of irony and literary resonance.
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Cicero's Accretive Style

Rhetorical Strategies in the Exordia of the Judicial Speeches

Author: Steven M. Cerutti

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761804383

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

View: 8821

Cicero's Accretive Style is a book about the nature of the Ciceronian exordium and its rhetorical structure and function. Through a sentence-by-sentence stylistic analysis of the exordia of a selection of Cicero's judicial speeches, this book explores how Cicero uses a variety of rhetorical strategies to fulfill the aims of the exordium as he himself defined them. The speeches selected for study include the Pro Quinctio, Pro Roscio Amerino, and Pro Rege Deiotaro, and cover the span of Cicero's career. The focus of the analysis is on Cicero's "accretive" style--not a rhetorical device in the formal sense, but a conscious, stylistic effort whose effect is rhetorical. Because Cicero also wrote important treatises on oratory and rhetoric, this book measures how closely Cicero followed his own guidelines laid down for the exordium, and how and under what circumstances he deviated or departed from them.
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Defence Speeches

Author: Cicero,,Marcus Tullius Cicero,D. H. Berry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199537909

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

View: 6314

This book presents five of Cicero's courtroom defences, including the defence of Roscius, falsely accused of murdering his father; of the consul-elect Murena, accused of electoral bribery; and of Milo, for murdering Cicero's enemy Clodius.
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Cicero in Heaven

The Roman Rhetor and Luther’s Reformation

Author: Carl Springer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004355197

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 3193

In Cicero in Heaven, Carl Springer examines the influence of Cicero on Luther and other reformers and discusses the importance of the Reformation for Cicero’s continued use, especially in schools, in the following centuries.
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Representations

Images of the World in Ciceronian Oratory

Author: Ann Vasaly

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520201787

Category: History

Page: 301

View: 4395

"This is the first book to undertake a study of how Cicero represented his raw material to the public. It does so in a very readable and attractive way, and none who take it up will find it easy to abandon."—Elaine Fantham, Princeton University "The kind of study that enriches and enlivens our understanding. . . . There is nothing else like it in Ciceronian studies."—Eleanor Winsor Leach, Indiana University
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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: 7037

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M. Tullius Cicero, the fragmentary speeches

an edition with commentary

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero,Jane W. Crawford

Publisher: An American Philological Association Book

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 350

View: 2201

This volume contains testimonia and fragments of Cicero's speeches that circulated in antiquity but which have since been lost. This edition includes the fragmenta incertae sedis and an appendix on falsely identified oratorical fragments.
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Seneca Letters: A Selection

Author: Eliot Maunder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147426607X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

View: 8456

This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin A-Level (Group 2) prescription of Seneca's Letters, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary for Letters 51, 53 and 57, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English. The most enduringly popular of his works, the Letters are an ideal introduction to both the personal philosophy and the vibrant Latin of Seneca. He writes with wit and modesty to his friend Lucilius about his own, daily struggle to live up to the ideals of Stoicism. Over the course of this selection he covers a great variety of topics including the Stoics' perennial conflict with Fortune, the corrupting influence of a bad environment and the irrational nature of most fear. Composed not long before his own suicide, the Letters also provide an important insight into Seneca's views on death and immortality.
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