Ovid Unseens: Practice Passages for Latin Verse Translation and Comprehension (Paperback)
  • Ovid Unseens: Practice Passages for Latin Verse Translation and Comprehension (Paperback)
zoom

Ovid Unseens: Practice Passages for Latin Verse Translation and Comprehension (Paperback)

(author)
£12.99
Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 27/02/2014
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Ovid Unseens provides a bank of 80 practice passages of Latin verse, half elegiac and half hexameter. Taken from across Ovid's works, including the Metamorphoses, Fasti, Heroides, Amores and Tristia, the passages help build students' knowledge and confidence in a notoriously difficult element of Latin language learning. Every passage begins with an introduction, outlining the basic story and theme of the passage, followed by a `lead-in' sentence, paraphrasing the few lines before the passage begins. The first set of passages are translation exercises of 12-16 lines, each accompanied by a Discendum box which highlights a key feature of poetic Latin, equipping students further with the skills to tackle ever more difficult verse passages at first sight. These are followed by longer passages with scansion exercises and questions on comprehension and stylistic analysis, replicating unseen verse exam questions in full. The comprehensive introduction provides an overview of Ovid's life and work, an account of some of the stylistic features of his poetry, and practical help in the form of tips on how to approach the more challenging lines of Latin verse and produce a fluent translation. A step-by-step guide to scansion, with practice exercises and answers, covers the essential principles for scanning lines of Latin verse, from the basics of understanding syllables, feet and types of metres, to coping with elision and caesurae. A guideline verse vocabulary list is provided which covers words particularly common in Ovid's works. Broken down into small `checklists', each corresponding to a group of four passages, the vocabulary is learnt cumulatively and as it is encountered.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472509840
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 296 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 15 mm

You may also be interested in...

Goodbye to All That
Added to basket
Beowulf
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Mighty Dead
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Year of Reading Aloud
Added to basket
In Byron's Wake
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Poems for a world gone to sh*t
Added to basket
Robert Graves
Added to basket
Aeneid
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Poetry Please: The Seasons
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Selected Poems of Sylvia Plath
Added to basket
Birthday Letters
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Iliad
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Dante's Divine Comedy
Added to basket
HELL
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.