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Selected Letters from Pliny the Younger's Epistulae

Commentary by Jacqueline Carlon

Jacqueline M. Carlon

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Oxford University Press
09 June 2016
This anthology offers a comprehensive introduction to Pliny the Younger's Epistulae for intermediate and advanced Latin students, with the grammatical, lexical, and historical support to enable them to read quickly and fluidly. As the only selection of the letters with extensive commentary, it provides instructors with a unique and complete resource for students.

ABOUT THE SERIESThe Oxford Greek and Latin College Commentaries is designed for students in intermediate or advanced Greek or Latin. Each volume includes a comprehensive introduction. The placement, on the same page, of the ancient text, a running vocabulary, and succinct notes focusing on grammar, syntax, and distinctive features of style provides students with essential learning aids.

Series Editors: Barbara Weiden Boyd, Bowdoin College, Stephen Esposito, Boston University, and Mary Lefkowitz, Wellesley CollegeAlso Available Ovid: Ars Amatoria, Book 3, Christopher M. Brunelle, St. Olaf CollegeForthcoming Latin VolumesSuetonius's Life of AugustusDarryl Phillips, Connecticut CollegeLucan's De Bello Civile, Book 5Jonathan Tracy, Massey University, New Zealand
Commentaries by:   Jacqueline M. Carlon
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 236mm,  Width: 191mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   350g
ISBN:   9780199340613
ISBN 10:   0199340617
Series:   Oxford Greek and Latin College Commentaries
Publication Date:   09 June 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Map Acknowledgments Introduction Commentary Abbreviations Glossary of Rhetorical and Grammatical Terms Frequent Vocabulary Book I I Dedication of the Epistulae VI Hunting and more IX City life vs. country life XIII Promising poets and middling audiences XVIII Interpreting ominous dreams XXIV A farm for Suetonius Book II IV Helping a female relative VI How to treat dinner guests XIII Recommending an old friend XVII Pliny's Laurentian Villa XX Regulus the legacy hunter Book III III Recommending a tutor VI Dedicating a statue XIV Slaves murder their master XV Evaluating a friend's poetry XXI In tribute to Martial Book IV II Regulus the contemptible mourner VIII Becoming an augur like Cicero XI Domitian executes the Vestal Cornelia XIX Calpurnia, the ideal wife XXIII Proper retirement XXV Electoral misbehavior Book V XVI Minicia Marcella, the ideal betrothed XIX Pliny's freedman Zosimus Book VI IV 1st love letter to Calpurnia VII 2nd letter to Calpurnia X Disgrace of an unfinished tomb XI Praise of Pliny's proteges XVI Eruption of Vesuvius and the Elder Pliny XX Eruption of Vesuvius and the Younger Pliny XXVII How to praise Trajan Book VII XVIII Creating lasting generosity XIX Fannia, the ideal matron XXIV Ummidius Quadratus' feisty grandmother XXVII Do ghosts exist? Book VIII XII Literary obligations XVI Humane treatment of slaves Book IX III Pursuing immortal fame VI Chariot racing's allure XVII To each his own taste XIX Quest for immortality XXIII Achieving literary fame XXXVI A day away from Rome XXXIX Rebuilding the Temple of Ceres Book X XXXIX Shoddy building practices XL Trajan responds LXV Status of freeborn foundlings LXVI Trajan responds XCVI How to deal with Christians XCVII Trajan responds

Reviews for Selected Letters from Pliny the Younger's Epistulae: Commentary by Jacqueline Carlon

Jacqui Carlon's Selected Letters from Pliny the Younger's Epistulae is a welcome addition to the ongoing resurgence in studies on Roman epistolary literature, Pliny especially. Carlon's text is well balanced: the notes are equally attentive to both cultural and grammatical elements. Grammatical and syntactical glosses are meticulously researched and appropriately referenced: Carlon's degree of accuracy in this regard is exceptional. Intermediate students, in particular, will find these explanations clear and helpful. The Introduction is organized and well written, with wide-ranging, accurate, and insightful content. The bibliographic references and suggestions for further reading reflect current scholarship and seminal works that every new Pliny student should read. Noelle K. Zeiner-Carmichael, College of Charleston


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