20 Classics

General

Western Civilization: A Concise History

These three volumes cover introductory concepts in western civilization, from Mesopotamia to the fall of Rome. Reviews are available through the Open Textbook Library from Volumes 1, 2, and 3.

Western Civilization

This peer-reviewed, open Lumen Learning course covers introductory concepts in western civilization, from the Hittites to the Protestant Reformation.

Includes: Key terms

Roman Gods

Though not a textbook, this open access book analyzes the pagan, Jewish, and Christian concepts of “god” along the lines of space, time, personnel, function, iconography and ritual.

The Roman Empire

It covers introductory concepts in the roman empire.

Includes: Timeline

Mythology Unbound: An Online Textbook for Classical Mythology

It covers introductory concepts in classical mythology, from Aegis to Zeus. Reviews available on the Open Textbook Library.

Includes: Map

Classical Texts with Commentaries

Cicero, On Pompey’s Command (De Imperio), 27-49. Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, Commentary, and Translation

This course book offers a portion of the original Latin text, vocabulary, and commentary. Reviews are available from the Open Textbook Library.

Includes: Vocabulary terms

Cicero, Against Verres, 2.1.53-86. Latin Text with Introduction, Study Questions, Commentary and English Translation

This volume provides a portion of the original text of Cicero’s speech in Latin, a detailed commentary, study aids, and a translation.

Includes: Vocabulary, map

Ovid, Amores (Book 1)

From Catullus to Horace, the tradition of Latin erotic poetry produced works of literature which are still read throughout the world. Ovid’s Amores, written in the first century BC, is arguably the best-known and most popular collection in this tradition. Introductory essays included. Reviews available through the Open Textbook Library.

Includes: Suggested reading, embedded audio files of the original text read aloud

Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733. Latin Text with Commentary

This course book offers a wide-ranging introduction, the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and an extensive commentary. This extract from Ovid’s ‘Theban History’ recounts the confrontation of Pentheus, king of Thebes, with his divine cousin, Bacchus, the god of wine.

Includes: Commentary, glossary

Tacitus, Annals, 15.20­-23, 33­-45. Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, and Commentary

This course book offers a portion of the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and a commentary. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis and historical background to encourage critical engagement with Tacitus’ prose and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought. Reviews available through the Open Textbook Library.

Includes: Vocabulary aid, maps, family tree

Virgil, Aeneid, 4.1-299. Latin Text, Study Questions, Commentary and Interpretative Essays

This course book offers a portion of the original Latin text, study questions, a commentary, and interpretative essays. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Ingo Gildenhard’s incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at both A2 and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Virgil’s poetry and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought. Reviews available through the Open Textbook Library.

Includes: Study questions, bibliography

Latin Via Proverbs

These Latin proverbs are organized by grammatical categories, so that they can be used with students at various levels.

Vulgate Verses: 4000 Verses from the Bible for Teachers and Students of Latin

These Latin verses are organized by grammatical categories, so that they can be used with students at various levels.

Brevissima: 1001 Tiny Latin Poems

This book is divided into 3 parts, with Part 1 containing only the most commonly used Latin vocabulary, Part 2 containing a word that is less commonly used, and part 3 containing two words which are less commonly used.

Mille Fabulae et Una: 1001 Aesop’s Fables in Latin

These fables are organized by main character. An overview of the fable genre is also included.

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