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Reading Latin Poetry Aloud Hardback with Audio CDs: A Practical Guide to Two Thousand Years of Verse [With 2 CDs]
Contributor(s): Brooks, Clive (Author)

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ISBN: 0521874491     ISBN-13: 9780521874496
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
OUR PRICE: $141.55  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 2008
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Annotation: Embracing the whole two-thousand-year corpus of Latin poetry, this book seeks to stimulate interest in the neglected art of reading aloud. It establishes a practical working pronunciation for Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Latin by means of a detailed analysis of the essential known facts, and it develops and explains a clear and practical system of phonetic notation, based upon the International Phonetic Alphabet. A substantial number of poems and extracts from all periods is offered for practice. Issues relevant to both quantitative and rhythmical prosody are fully discussed and translation notes are supplied to aid the student. Each poem is fully transcribed into phonetics and is accompanied by an English verse translation, whose main purpose is to reveal something of the literary quality of the verse. Two accompanying CDs aid pronunciation by giving the practice words found in the pronunciation sections and offering a complete reading of the poems.
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BISAC Categories:
- Language Arts & Disciplines
- Foreign Language Study | Ancient Languages (see Also Latin)
Dewey: 871.008
LCCN: 2008276248
Physical Information: 1.01" H x 6.93" W x 9.89" (1.82 lbs) 318 pages
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Contributor Bio(s): Brooks, Clive: - Clive Brooks studied music at Cambridge and taught music and English as a foreign language until his retirement. He has had a lifelong interest in Latin poetry.
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