General introduction; 1. Plautus' Aulularia; 2. Plautus' Amphitruo; 3. Early Roman history: from Aeneas to Hannibal; 4. Provincial corruption: the Verres scandal 73-71; 5. The conspiracy of Catiline in Rome 64-62; 6. Poetry and politics: Caesar to Augustus; Additional reading for sections 1B to 5G.
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Peter V. Jones was Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne until his retirement. He has written many books for the student of Latin and Greek, most recently Reading Ovid (Cambridge, 2007), Reading Virgil (Cambridge, 2011) and (with Keith Sidwell) the Reading Latin textbook series (Cambridge, 2015). Keith C. Sidwell is Emeritus Professor of Latin and Greek at University College Cork, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Calgary. He has written on Greek drama, later Greek literature and Neo-Latin writing: his books include Lucian: Chattering Courtesans and Other Sardonic Sketches (2004), Aristophanes the Democrat (Cambridge, 2009) and The Tipperary Hero: Dermot O'Meara's Ormonius (1615) with David Edwards (2011). As well as co-authoring the Reading Latin series with Peter Jones, he is the author of Reading Medieval Latin (Cambridge, 1995).