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Annotated Readers? Vocab etc

Postby Scribo » Mon May 10, 2010 7:23 pm

Right what are the best editions of these? the kind of texts that have the text on one side and any vocab/notes on the other. Either in latin or Greek, also this is excluding Pharr's Aeneid.
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Re: Annotated Readers? Vocab etc

Postby Markos » Mon May 10, 2010 11:26 pm

That's easy. The best are the brand new editions by Geoffrey Steadman:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/098430 ... d_i=507846

Helm's Apology is also good. In my opinion the JACT Reader's are okay, but they are not as complete or user friendly (the notes often run onto the next page) as
Steadman.
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Re: Annotated Readers? Vocab etc

Postby Scribo » Tue May 11, 2010 2:13 pm

Ah I saw those, alas not available from amazon UK.
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Re: Annotated Readers? Vocab etc

Postby Markos » Tue May 11, 2010 6:42 pm

I'm told that if you e-mail the author at geoffreysteadman@gmail.com he will send you a free e-text of
his books which you can then print. They really are wonderful, particularly his Symposium. I believe someone
on Textkit has done this.
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Re: Annotated Readers? Vocab etc

Postby Scribo » Wed May 12, 2010 8:43 am

I may grab his Herodotos like that, we'll see.

Alright we've established that for Greek thus far. What about Latin? I DO like the look of Pharr's Aeneid but it's also insanely expensive over here...
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Re: Annotated Readers? Vocab etc

Postby cb » Wed May 12, 2010 10:20 am

hi, for latin there are lots, e.g. this one for ovid selections:

http://books.google.fr/books?id=DKlMVJwAjlwC

you can also try the delphini series (lots are online). the vocab/syntax help is on the same page as the text, but it's in latin not english.

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