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Primary Sources

Primary sources are the original works themselves.  The Library owns many volumes from the Loeb Classical Library published by Harvard University Press.  Many Latin authors are represented.  Each volume contains the original Latin, with an English translation on facing pages.

Following is a selection of books about Latin literature to get you started.

De re publica, De legibus, with an English translation by Clinton Walker Keyes. - Cicero, Marcus Tullius.
Call Number: PA6156.C6 D8 1928
Publication Date: 1928

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On the commonwealth and On the laws - Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Call Number: JC81 .C613 1999
ISBN: 0521459591
Publication Date: 1999

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Lucretius De rerum natura IV edited with translation and commentary by John Godwin. - Lucretius.
Call Number: PA6483.E5 G57 1986
ISBN: 0856683094
Publication Date: 1986
English & Latin texts.

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On the nature of things - Lucretius.
Call Number: PA6483.E5 E83 1995
ISBN: 080185055X
Publication Date: 1995

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Terence. - Adelphoe
Call Number: PA6755 .A5 1976
ISBN: 0521209366
Publication Date: 1976

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Terence - Terence.
Call Number: PA6156 .T4 2001
ISBN: 067499597X
Contents: The woman of Andros. The self-tormentor. The Eunuch. Phormio. The mother-in-law. The brothers.

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Memorable doings and sayings - Valerius Maximus.
Call Number: PA6791.V6 A26 2000
ISBN: 0674995414
Publication Date: 2000
Latin text and parallel English translation on facing pages.


Secondary Sources

Secondary sources are works that discuss the works found in primary sources.  

Following is a selection of books about Latin literature to get you started.

These are just a few:

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Texts and transmission : a survey of the Latin classics - Reynolds, L.D.
Call Number: PA6004 .T49 1983
ISBN: 0198144563
Publication Date: 1983

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Latin literature - Braund, Susanna Morton.
Call Number: PA6003 .B73 2002
ISBN: 0415195187
Publication Date: 2002

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Ancient Roman writers [electronic resource] - Briggs, Ward W. (ed.)
Call Number: REF CT8620 .D5 V.211
ISBN: 0787631051
Available in Print and Online.

Biographical information, with bibliographies of the authors' works.

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Ancient Rome : from the early Republic to the assassination of Julius Caesar - Garland, Lynda.
Call Number: DG77 .G37 2005
ISBN: 0415224594
Publication Date: 2005

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The classical Roman reader : new encounters with Ancient Rome
Call Number: PA6163 .C58 1998
ISBN: 0195127404

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A companion to the Roman Empire - Potter, David S. (ed.)
Call Number: DG311 .P68 2006
ISBN: 0631226443
Publication Date: 2006

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Constantine : Roman emperor, Christian victor - Stephenson, Paul
Call Number: DG315 .S74 2010
ISBN: 1590203240
Publication Date: 2010

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Latin textual criticism in antiquity - Zetzel, James E. G.
Call Number: PA3013 .Z4 1984
Publication Date: 1984
Reprint ed.

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Remembering the Roman people : essays on late-Republican politics and literature - Wiseman, T. P. (Timothy Peter)
Call Number: DG250 .W575 2009
ISBN: 0199239762
Publication Date: 2009

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The Roman world : a sourcebook.
Call Number: DG77 .R6716 2001
ISBN: 0631217843
Publication Date: 2001

Vergil and the English poets [microform] - Nitchie, Elizabeth .
Call Number: MICROFICHE LEL 10531
Publication Date: 1919
Available on microfiche or Online.

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