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Latin authors

Post by Propertius » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:54 pm

I’m sure someone else has asked this but I’m not really in the mood to scroll through the endless topics of this forum. Anyways, my question is where could I buy a copy of Caesar’s works, Cicero’s, Virgil’s, and pretty much any Latin author, but in particular those three for now. I’m asking for the Latin text only with or without footnotes and not some Latin-English parallel text (don’t recommend the Loeb series). Thank you.

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Re: Latin authors

Post by bedwere » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:33 pm

There is this Jeff Bezos guy who has a pretty good selection of anything. https://www.amazon.com/

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Re: Latin authors

Post by Propertius » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:05 pm

bedwere wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:33 pm
There is this Jeff Bezos guy who has a pretty good selection of anything. https://www.amazon.com/

Is this a joke?

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Re: Latin authors

Post by bedwere » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:47 am

Propertius wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:05 pm
Is this a joke?
I admit that was the intent. I guess I'd better not quit my job for a stand-up comedy career.

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Re: Latin authors

Post by Propertius » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:06 am

bedwere wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:47 am
Propertius wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:05 pm
Is this a joke?
I admit that was the intent. I guess I'd better not quit my job for a stand-up comedy career.
Anyone that isn’t as funny as bedwere mind helping? I would really like to get my hands on these books instead of having to scroll through online versions.

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Re: Latin authors

Post by seneca2008 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:01 am

propertius wrote:I’m sure someone else has asked this but I’m not really in the mood to scroll through the endless topics of this forum.
I think people here are very happy to help if you ask focussed questions and show that you have done some work at least in answering your own question. Announcing at the beginning of your post that you are not "in the mood" to do this is hardly likely to encourage forum members to help out. You might consider reading some rhetoric to see how an appeal for assistance might be best phrased.

The standard texts for the authors you mention are the Oxford Classical Texts https://global.oup.com/academic/content ... b&lang=en&. There is also The Bibliotheca Teubneriana which is better for some authors https://www.degruyter.com/view/db/btl .

I don't think there is much point in reading Virgil without a commentary. For first timers Pharr (bks 1-6) is helpful as are the focus Vergil Aeneid commentaries (Randall Ganiban, et al.). Austin and Williams published by OUP are rather more advanced.

Whilst some Loebs do have unrevised and old fashioned translations and often no critical apparatus they are not to be despised, especially as one can take out a subscription to read the entire library on-line.
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Re: Latin authors

Post by RandyGibbons » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:34 pm

don’t recommend the Loeb series
Hint: "Please" also helps.

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Re: Latin authors

Post by Propertius » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:06 pm

RandyGibbons wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:34 pm
don’t recommend the Loeb series
Hint: "Please" also helps.
I did say thank you in advance at the end. You should have quoted that.

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Re: Latin authors

Post by Propertius » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:16 pm

seneca2008 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:01 am
propertius wrote:I’m sure someone else has asked this but I’m not really in the mood to scroll through the endless topics of this forum.
I think people here are very happy to help if you ask focussed questions and show that you have done some work at least in answering your own question. Announcing at the beginning of your post that you are not "in the mood" to do this is hardly likely to encourage forum members to help out. You might consider reading some rhetoric to see how an appeal for assistance might be best phrased.

The standard texts for the authors you mention are the Oxford Classical Texts https://global.oup.com/academic/content ... b&lang=en&. There is also The Bibliotheca Teubneriana which is better for some authors https://www.degruyter.com/view/db/btl .

I don't think there is much point in reading Virgil without a commentary. For first timers Pharr (bks 1-6) is helpful as are the focus Vergil Aeneid commentaries (Randall Ganiban, et al.). Austin and Williams published by OUP are rather more advanced.

Whilst some Loebs do have unrevised and old fashioned translations and often no critical apparatus they are not to be despised, especially as one can take out a subscription to read the entire library on-line.
Sorry. I did make a quick search of the forum and it seemed endless with no results for my question. I do know of thelatinlibrary(.)com but as I said I’m a fan of books and would prefer to have these classics in my hands. Thank you for your help. I’ll check out the Oxford Classical Texts that you recommended for now.

Multas gratias tibi ago.

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