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ERIC Number: ED132872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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Io Saturnalia! (Hurrah Saturnalia!).
Strasheim, Lorraine A.
This mini-text is a set of classroom ready Latin readings, a selection of Martial's epigrams complete with Latin-English vocabularies and reading notes. The readings concern the Roman holiday Saturnalia, at which time the Romans exchanged gifts and favors. The first epigram, Xenia (gifts), gives the reason for the following epigrams, which are about particular gifts: peacocks, purple fish, deer, ointment, roses, bookcase, parchment pocket edition of Vergil, parchment pocket edition of Cicero, and a volume of Catullus' poetry. The material was prepared for a mini-course at Indiana University on the poet Martial and Roman daily life. (Author/CFM)
Descriptors: Classical Languages, Classical Literature, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Higher Education, Humor, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Latin, Latin Literature, Poetry, Poets, Reading Materials, Second Language Learning, Units of Study, Vocabulary
Coordinator for School Foreign Languages, M21 Memorial East, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($0.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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