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Reading Latin Poetry Aloud A Practical Guide to Two Thousand Years of Verse

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ISBN-10: 0521874491

ISBN-13: 9780521874496

Edition: 2007

Authors: Clive Brooks

List price: $149.00
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Embracing the whole two-thousand-year corpus of Latin poetry, this book seeks to stimulate interest in the neglected art of reading aloud. It establishes a practical working pronunciation for Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Latin by means of a detailed analysis of the essential known facts, and it develops and explains a clear and practical system of phonetic notation, based upon the International Phonetic Alphabet. A substantial number of poems and extracts from all periods are offered for practice. Issues relevant to both quantitative and rhythmical prosody are fully discussed and translation notes are supplied to aid the student. Each poem is fully transcribed into phonetics and is accompanied by an English verse translation, whose main purpose is to reveal something of the literary quality of the verse. Two accompanying CDs aid pronunciation by giving the practice words found in the pronunciation sections and offering a complete reading of the poems.
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Book details

List price: $149.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/22/2007
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 332
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

Clive Brooks studied music at Cambridge and taught music and English as a foreign language until his retirement. He has had a lifelong interest in Latin poetry.

Introduction
Measuring up
The sounds of Classical Latin
Classical prosody and the dactylic hexameter
The elegiac couplet
Iambics
Aeolic verse
The sounds of Medieval Latin
Medieval hexameters
Other quantitative metres
Medieval vowels and rhythmical verse
Medieval rhythms I
Medieval rhythms II
Early Modern pronunciation
Renaissance verse I
Renaissance verse II
Postscript: the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
Glossary of terms
Appendices