Legends of Early Rome: Authentic Latin Prose for the Beginning Student

Legends of Early Rome: Authentic Latin Prose for the Beginning Student

Brian Beyer


In this article for upper-beginner and intermediate scholars, Brian Beyer collects real Latin prose from e-book I of Eutropius’s Breviarium ab urbe condita, which covers Roman heritage from Rome’s beginning to the sack of Rome by way of the Gauls. Eutropius’s effortless type and available vocabulary make his Breviarium excellent for college students transitioning from the simplified Latin of a first-year textbook. Bottom-of-the-page glosses, passages in English from the Roman historian Livy, a operating observation on grammar and syntax, historic notes, and compiled vocabulary let scholars perception into the foundational myths of old Rome and the ancient context of Eutropius’s narrative.

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