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  • Series: Bryn Mawr Commentaries, Latin
  • Plastic Comb
  • Publisher: Bryn Mawr Commentaries, Inc. (January 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0929524977
  • ISBN-13: 978-0929524979
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Eustathios on July 15, 2012
This is a review of John A. Stevens's commentary on Cicero's Somnium Scipionis ("The Dream of Scipio") for the Bryn Mawr Latin Commentaries series. Like other entries in this series, this commentary is designed to be an affordable, no-frills edition that provides all the basic grammatical help and historical/literary context needed for a student in their first few years of Latin study to read and understand Cicero's text. Stevens thus includes a concise 8 page general introduction, a brief 1 page bibliography, 10 pages of Latin text (Somnium Scipionis is quite short), 34 pages of notes, and a family tree of the Scipios.

The notes provided by Stevens are aimed primarily to help clarify difficult syntax and grammatical constructions and are written in such a way as to be accessible and comprehensible to students who have just completed their first year of Latin study. Especially tricky words and phrases are often rendered into English, and the reader is frequently referred to the Oxford Latin Dictionary and Allen and Greenough's reference grammar for more detailed explanations. Stevens's notes are not limited to grammatical matters, however. He will occasionally discuss historical, literary, and philosophical issues and note specific points of similarity or contrast in the works of other ancient authors. For readers who might be interested in a fuller scholarly treatment of the literary and philosophical interpretive issues at play in Somnium Scipionis, James E.G. Zetzel's commentary on selections from Cicero's dialogue "De Re Publica" for the Cambridge green and yellow series includes a text and a more detailed commentary on Somnium Scipionis, which serves as the conclusion of "De Re Publica".
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