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Studies from My Desk
Greek and Latin Language Studies
Classics Ancient [return to TOP]
- Virgil, Eclogue 1 (O): Text and literal translation. REVISED 12 November 2009.
- Virgil, Eclogue 4 (O): Text, literal translation, and explanatory notes. REVISED 12 November 2009.
- Virgil, Eclogue 5 (O): Text, literal translation, and select bibliography. REVISED 12 November 2009.
- Catullus, Libelli I-III (O): Most critical editions of Catullus do not divide his poems into three books. This reflects the terrible tradition of the manuscript transmission for Catullus. Scholarly investigation has formulated the very likely hypothesis that in antiquity Catullus' poems circulated in three separate papyrus rolls. Such was most likely the author's original intention, and such is our intention to preserve his. This original presentation of Catullus includes the Latin text with a facing English translation.
- Commenta Berenensia Lucani (S ): Originally published in 1869. Bookmarks have been inserted to facilitate navigation.
- W. W. Ewbank, The Poems of Cicero (S ): Originally published in 1933. This e-text is compiled from hi-res scans. Bookmarks have been inserted to faciliate reading.
Classics Modern [return to TOP]
- Thomas Macaulay, Lays of Ancient Rome (O Z): Just because it's no longer in vogue as a part of the traditional secondary and collegiate curriculum doesn't mean that you have (or want) to ignore it. Pay attention to the poetry, not the prose. Many of the views that Macaulay espouses have been exploded, demolished, or otherwise debunked. Requires Adobe Acrobat 5 or higher. <-COUGH->Some sites actually charge for an e-text of this document. I wonder if they included the Greek text of the original?<-/COUGH->
- John Masefield, The Tragedy of Pompey the Great (O Z): A TPP Exclusive, but more importantly a very popular play in its day by one of Britain's past poet laureates.
Scholarship [return to TOP]
- Standard Abbreviations for Journals Relating to Classical Studies (O)
- I. M. R. Valeton, “De Modis Auspicandi Romanorum.” (S Z): Originally published in Mnemosyne 1889 (17): 275-325. This article is written in Latin.
- Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 1890 1 (R): The first volume complete and unabridged. Bookmarks have been inserted so that you can navigate quickly through the articles.
- Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 1891 2 (R): The second volume complete and unabridged. Bookmarks have been inserted so that you can navigate quickly through the articles.
- Frank Abbott, “The Theatre as a Factor in Roman Politics under the Republic.” (O): Originally published in Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association 1907 (38): 49-56. Although this version was not scanned, it preserves the formatting and pagination of the original article. Requires Adobe Acrobat 5 or higher.
- Catharine Saunders, “The Site of Dramatic Performances at Rome in the Times of Plautus and Terence.” (O): Originally published in Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association 1913 (44): 87-97. Although this version was not scanned, it preserves the formatting and pagination of the original article.
- J. Rolfe, "Notes on Suetonius." (S Z): Originally published in Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association 1914 (45): 35-47. This article provides commentary for a number of items in Suetonius. The first item, relevant particularly to this site, discusses the meaning of a “regia” which is related to the Theater of Pompey. The passage in question is Suet. Aug. 31.5.
- F. Haverfield, “The Name Avgvstvs.” (OCR): Originally published in Journal of Roman Studies 1915 (5).
- Preface and Introduction to Strabo (R S): The Preface, Introduction, and Bibliography from the 1916 edition of Strabo (vol. 1) of the Loeb Classial Library. Written by J. R. S. Sterrett and revised by H. L. Jones
- M. Cary, “A Forgotten Treaty between Rome and Carthage.” (S): Originally published in Journal of Roman Studies 1919 (9).
- J. G. C. Anderson, “Pompey's Campaign Against Mithradates (sic).” (S): Originally published in Journal of Roman Studies 1922 (12).
- J. P. Postgate, “The Site of the Battle of Pharsalia.” (OCR): Originally published in Journal of Roman Studies 1922 (12).
- M. E. Deutsch, “Pompey's Three Triumphs.”: Originally published in CP 1924 (19).
- G. H. Stevenson, “Some Reflections on the Teaching of Roman History.” (OCR): Originally published in Journal of Roman Studies 1922 (12).
- G. Marchetti-Longhi, “Theatrum Lapideum.” (S Z): Originally published in Capitolium 1926: 531-544. Italian. Complete conversion.
- Antonio Maria Colini, “Il problema archeologico del teatro di Pompeo.” (S Z): Originally published in Capitolium 1927: 118-122. A hoary but still readable article (in Italian) on the theater of Pompey.
Miscellanea (O) [return to TOP]
- Twelve Olympians: Besides providing parentage, this hand-out gives Greek and Latin names, Spheres (of influence and power), Attributes (in art), and Epithets (in literature).
- Map of Central Italy (Z): A hi-quality scanned map of Central Italy from a 1919 Livy volume of the Loeb Classical Library.
- Map of Central Greece (Z): A hi-quality scanned map of Central Greece from a 1919 Livy volume of the Loeb Classical Library.
- List Mania (rev. 8/05): The Nine Muses, the Seven Sages, the “Seven” Hills of Rome, the Seven Kings of Rome, and the Seven or Eight Wonders of the (Ancient) World. An Openly Accessible Public Domain file with .pdf and .doc files is also available in zip format.
- Guide to Cicero's Philippics: This Guide provides the approximate date of delivery (or publication in one case), the location, and a summary.
Studies From My Desk (O) [return to TOP]
- Roman Generals and Spanish Peoples: This paper is simply a brief overview of three Latin inscriptions, all from the Republican era: (1) CIL 1.614, CIL 2.5041, ILS 15, ILLRP 2: 514; (2) CIL 1.709, CIL 6.37045, ILS 8888; ILLRP 2: 515, Criniti 1970: 16-26; (3) AE 1983,0602 = 1984, 0586. The Roman “generals” involved are: Lucius Aemilius Paulus, Gnaeus Pompeius Strabo, and Gaius Valerius Flaccus. The Latin text of each inscription has been translated, and “plates” are provided for the first two inscriptions.
- L. Coelius Antipater and his History of the Second Punic War: A study of Coelius' place in Roman historiography, along with text, translation, and commentary for all fragments. (SOON - Spring 2006)
- Was Polybius of Megalopolis a Quisling? (working title): This paper answers that question by collecting and considering all moral judgments in Polybius. (SOON - Spring 2006)
- Juppiter Optimus Maximus Capitolinus. A Historical Survey of His Cult and Temple During the Republic: A revision of the last paper I wrote before finishing my graduate studies at UMD-CP. (SOON - Spring 2006)