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Cicero, On Pompey's Command (De Imperio), 27-49. Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, Commentary and Translation, edited by Ingo Gildenhard, Louise Hodgson, et al.

In this, his first ever political speech, Marcus Tullius Cicero argues that Rome's war against King Mithridates of Pontus requires the appointment of a perfect general and that the only man to live up to such lofty standards is Pompey. In the section under consideration here, Cicero defines the most important hallmarks of the ideal military commander and tries to demonstrate that Pompey is his living embodiment.

This course book, the fourth in Open Book's Classics Textbook series, offers a portion of the original Latin text, study questions, vocabulary, a commentary, and a range of additional resources. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, the incisive commentary will be invaluable to students of Latin at both secondary school and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis and historical background to encourage critical engagement with Cicero's prose and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.

Aimed at widening access to Classics among secondary school students and undergraduates, On Pompey's Command can be read for free online at http://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/284 where it is also available in inexpensive ebook, paperback and hardback editions.

Tacitus, Annals, 15.20­-23, 33­-45: Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, and Commentary, translated and edited by Mathew Owen and Ingo Gildenhard, Open Book Publishers

This course book, the third in Open Book's series of classics textbooks, offers a portion of the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and a commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Owen’s and Gildenhard’s incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at both A2 and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis and historical background to encourage critical engagement with Tacitus’ prose and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.

Aimed at widening access to Classics among secondary school students and undergraduates, Tacitus can be read for free on-line at http://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/215/.

Like other books in this series, Tacitus is also available in an interactive format, developed by The Classics Library, which enables teachers to comment on and ask questions about every aspect of the text.  This interactive version can be accessed via the link above.

Also available:

Virgil, Aeneid, 4.1-299 and Cicero, Against Verres, 2.1.53-86

http://www.openbookpublishers.com/section/31/1/classics-textbooks

Museums

Museum of Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge

Explore its new pages for Schools

Ancient Sports at the British Museum

A Family Day - 16 June, 2010

Sponsored by the Roman Society

Gladiator exhibition fights by members of the re-enactment group Legio II Augusta took place on the Museum's forecourt.

One of these was filmed by Samuel Cockings who managed to shoot and put together the film as a bystander. The film is available on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXRDUfxAxF4&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

Interviews

Ideas Roadshow - Herculaneum Uncovered

Click here to see an interview with Andrew Wallace-Hadrill