Aesop's Fables. Ancient Wit and Wisdom from the Animal Kingdom.
Bolchazy-Carducci, Mundelein, 2009. XXXI,366p. Paperback. 'This intermediate Latin reader allows students to review grammar and syntax and increase their knowledge of Latin prose style while they read eighty Aesop's fables in Latin prose, taken from the seventeenth-century edition illustrated by Francis Barlow. These Latin prose fables are ideal for Latin language students: simple, short, witty, and to-the-point, with a memorable moral lesson that provides a jumping-off point for discussion. Forty original black-and-white Barlow illustrations and 129 pertinent Latin proverbs are featured, spurs for classroom discussion. Selected fables include many that have become proverbial, such as 'The Tortoise and The Hare' and 'The Dog in the Manger', along with lesser known fables. Features a.o.: Introduction, covering Aesop’s fables in the ancient world, the Latin-language sources for the fables, and Aesop’s fables in early modern England; Latin Reading Guide, including study tips and strategies to increase student reading confidence - helps students read, not just translate; Digital Materials: Latin via Fables. (Editor’s information). 'This experiment has succeeded brilliantly in making the old school new again. I especially recommend it to students exhausted by a year of elementary Latin, when the accumulation of forms and rules makes it difficult to believe that one can ever truly enjoy reading Latin for its own sake. Aesop's menagerie of forceful and memorable fabulae is here to help.' (JEREMY B. LEFKOWITZ in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.12.24).