I just finished Richard Tarrant's short new book, Texts, editors, and readers: Methods and problems in Latin textual criticism (Cambridge 2016), and I would like to recommend it to anyone who is interested in textual criticism of ancient Latin--as well as Greek--texts. I would say that everyone who reads, and tries not just to read passively but to engage with, these texts should be interested in how they have been constructed by editors from often ...
I encounterd the phrase "because the barbarians require it" being used to describe people defending an action which they knew to be stupid but which they considered essential to ensure some others would agree to do something they did consider important.
It sounds like a quote from a classical author. Does anyone recognize it?
This game was a Valentine's Day present from my wife. I am not a war gamer, but after reading through Xenophon's description of the battle of Cunaxa a great number of times now, I am excited about playing it.
I am about to start covering Ovid's Metamorphoses in my Advanced Placement Latin classes and I am looking for a good commentary on books 11-15. I have William S. Anderson's text and commentary for the 1st 10 books, but for whatever reason, he did not continue on to the conclusion of the poem. Can anyone recommend a good single volume commentary on those books, or if none is available, on the entire work?