Poetry Selections

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Easy* Somewhat difficult** Rather difficult***

Ennius The Dream of Ilia** 3 Annales 1 fr. xxix

Plautus A Quarrel Between Slaves* 6 Mostellaria 1-39

Terence An Insolent Slave* 10 Andria 185-202

Catulus The New Eroticism* 16

Lucretius The Inevitability of Death*** 22 De rerum natura 3.1024-1044 True Piety*** 25

De rerum natura 5.1194-1203

Catullus Love and Rejection* 27 Carmina 5,7, 8, and 85 The Effect of Love+ 32 Carmina 51.1-12

Lesbia's Sparrow* 34 Carmina 2 and 3

Dental Hygiene in the Provinces* 37

Carmina 39 A Social Climber* 40

Carmina 84 An Invitation to Dinner* 42

Carmina 13 A Brother's Tears* 44

Carmina 101 Ariadne on Naxos*** 46 Carmina 64.52-75

Publilius Syrus Worldly Wisdom** 49

Vergil Unrequited Love* 51 Eclogues 8.17-42 Italy** 54

Georgics 2.136-157 Orpheus and Eurydice** 60

Georgics 4.464-503 Of Arms and the Man* 66 Aeneid i.i-ii

The Capture of a Royal Palace*** 68 Aeneid 2.469-495

The Shade of Dido** 71

Aeneid 6.450-474 The Emperor Augustus** 74 Aeneid 6.791-807

The Roman Mission* 77 Aeneid 6.847-853

Horace Hope Not for Immortality* 81 Odes 4.7

The Death of a Friend** 84 Odes 1.24

A Quiet Drink* 87

Odes 1.11 An Old Love Revived* 90

The Lessons of Homer ** 95 Epistulae 1.2,1-22

Odes 2.14 The Favor of the Muse** 101 Odes 4.3

Propertius An Intoxicated Lover*** 104 Elegies 1,3.1-20 Love's Miseries*** 107

Elegies i.i.i—8,17-24,31-38 Therefore Is Love Said to Be a Child ...** no Elegies 2.12

The End of a Wild Party*** 113 Elegies 4.8.27-36,47-66

Tibullus The Golden Age* 117 Elegies 1.3.35-50

A Face That's Best by Its Own Beauty Blest ...** 120 Elegies 1.8.9-26

Lygdamus You Are My Heart's Desire** 122 [Tibullus] Elegies 3.3.1-24

Ovid Sophistication* 126

Ars amatoria 3.113-128 The Immortality of Verse* 128

Amdres 1.15 Ovid's Last Night in Rome** 132

Tristia 1.3.1-34 Deucalion and Pyrrha* 136 Metamorphoses 1.375-402

Manilius

Phaedrus

Persius

Seneca

Lucan

Valerius Flaccus

Statius

Silius Italicus

Martial

A Storm at Sea* 139 Tristia 1.2.19-36

Arion and the Dolphin* 141 Fasti 2,93-108, m-118

Ovid's Early Life* 144 Tristia 4.10.3-26

Pyramus and Thisbe** 146 Metamorphoses 4.55-166

The Folly of Human Desires*** 157 Astronómica 4.1-22

The Horse and the Wild Boar** 164 Fabulae 4.4

An Atypical Poet*** 166 prologue

Is There Life After Death?*** 168 Troades 371-408

Pompey and Caesar*** 173 Bellum civile 1.126-157

Cato at the Oracle of Jupiter Ammon*** 177 Bellum civile 9.566-584

A Pep Talk** 180 Argonautica 5.312-328

Insomnia** 183 Silvae 5.4

Scipio and Syphax** 186 Púnica 16.229-257

A Pleasant Retirement* 191 Fpigrammata 12.18

Some Odd Characters* 194

Wisecracks* 196

Epigrammata 5.47, 3.57,4.69, 6.48,2.38,11.64, 4.41, 2.88,10.43, and 1.91

The Happy Life* 198 Epigrammata 10.47 A Romans Day* 200 Epigrammata 4.8

Juvenal The Necessity of Writing Satire** 202 Satires 1.1-18 An Adventurous Woman*** 205 Satires 6.82-110

The Emptiness of Military Glory*** 209 Satires 10.133-162

Claudian The Happy Peasant*** 218 Shorter poems, 20

Grammar 221 Metrics 256 Translations 267 Glossary 303

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