Latin Stage 6 Continuers Syllabus Resources

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Stage 6 Continuers Syllabus Resources

The new Continuers syllabus may be implemented with minimal variation in the resources currently used, though additional items may be added as they are identified. The following list has been developed by practising teachers of Latin, in the light of the new syllabus.

The list is not definitive and has been provided for guidance only.

  • Dictionaries and Grammars

Adkins, L, & Adkins, J, Dictionary of Roman Religion, Facts on File Inc, USA, 1996.

Allen, W S, Vox Latina, Cambridge University Press, 1965.

Gildersleeve, B L, & Lodge, G, A Latin Grammar, (3rd edition), 1965.

Glare, P G W (ed). Oxford Latin Dictionary, Oxford University Press, 1994.

Griffin, R, The Cambridge Latin Grammar, Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Hornblower, S, & Spawforth, A, The Oxford Classical Dictionary, (3rd edition) Oxford University

Press, 1995.

Lewis, C T, & Short, C, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford University Press, 1879.

Lewis, C T, Elementary Latin Dictionary, Oxford University Press, 1904.

Morwood, J, The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary, Oxford University Press, 1994.

Mountford, J, Kennedy’s Revised Latin Primer, Longman, Hong Kong, 1962.

Palmer, L T, The Latin Language, Bristol Classical Press, 1954.

Platner, S B, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, 1929.

Scottish Classics Group, The Latin Language, Oliver and Boyd, 1989.

Woodcock, E, A New Latin Syntax, Bristol Classical Press, 1959.

Balme, M, & Morwood, J, The Oxford Reader, Oxford University Press, 1999.

Scottish Classics Group, Ecce Romani Book V, Oliver and Boyd, 1986.

Scottish Classics Group, Ecce Scriptores Romani, Oliver and Boyd, 1994.

  • Prescribed Texts

Austin, R G (ed), Pro M Caelio, Oxford University Press, New York, 1988.

Donkin, E H, Pro Roscio Amerino, Bristol Classical Press, 1987.

Gould, H & Whiteley, J, Cicero: In Catilinam I & II, Bristol Classical Press, 1982.

Gould, H & Whiteley, J, Livy: Book 1, Bristol Classical Press, 1987.

Williams, R D (ed), Aeneid Books I-VI, Bristol Classical Press, 1973.

Williams, R D (ed), Aeneid Books VII-XII, Bristol Classical Press, 1973.

  • Translations of Prescribed Texts

de Selincourt, A, Livy: The Early History of Rome, Penguin Classics, Great Britain,1964.

Grant, M, Cicero: Selected Political Speeches, Penguin Classics, Great Britain, 1978.

Grant, M, Cicero: Murder Trials, Penguin Classics, Great Britain, 1978.

West, D, Virgil: The Aeneid: A New Prose Translation, Penguin Classics, Great Britain, 1991.

  • Recommended Reading List for Preliminary Course and HSC Course


Anderson, W, The Art of the Aeneid, Bristol Classical Press, London, 1969.

Camps, W A, An Introduction to Virgil’s Aeneid, Oxford, 1969.

Commager, S, Virgil: Collection of Critical Essays, Prentice Hall Inc, New Jersey, 1966.

Dudley, D R (ed), Virgil: Studies in Latin Literature and its Influence, London, 1969.

Fordyce, C J, P Vergili Maronis Aeneidos Libri VII-VIII, Oxford University Press, 1977.

Gransden, K W, Aeneid Book VIII, Cambridge University Press, 1976.

Gransden, K W, Virgil: The Aeneid, Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Griffin, J, Virgil, Oxford Classical Press, 1986.

Hardie, P R, Virgil’s Aeneid: Cosmos and Imperium, 1986.

Heinze, R, Virgil’s Epic Technique (English translation of German original 1928), 1995.

Jenkins, R, Classical Epic: Homer and Virgil, Bristol Classical Press, London, 1992.

Knight, W, Roman Virgil, Peregrine Books, 1966.

Levi, P, Virgil: His Life and Times, St Martin’s Press, New York, 1999.

Martindale, C, Virgil and His Influence: Bimillennial Studies, Bristol Classical Press, London, 1984.

Martindale, C, The Cambridge Companion to Virgil, Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Nussbaum, G, Virgil’s Metre: A Practical Guide for Reading Hexameter Poetry, Duckworth,

London, 1986.

O’Hara, J, Death and the Optimistic Prophecy in Vergil’s Aeneid, 1990.

Otis, B, Virgil: a Study in Civilized Poetry, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1963.

Petrini, M, The Child and the Hero: Coming of Age in Catullus and Vergil, 1997.

Putnam, M, The Poetry of the Aeneid, Harvard University Press, 1965.

Putnam, M, Virgil’s Aenedi: Interpretation and Influence, 1995.

Quinn, K, Virgil’s Aenedi: A Critical Description

Williams, R D, Aeneas and the Roman Hero, Macmillan Educational, 1973.

Williams, R D, An Introduction to Virgil’s Aeneid, Australian Broadcasting Corporation,
Sydney, 1977.

Williams, R D, The Aeneid of Virgil: A Companion to the Translation of C. Day Lewis with Introduction, Commentary and Glossary, Bristol Press, 1985. ISBN 1 8539 9496 0


Dorey, T A, Livy: Studies in Latin Literature and its Influence, London, 1971.

Feldherr, A, Spectacle and Society in Livy’s History, 1998.

Lipocsky, G, A Historiographical Study in Livy, Bks. 6-10, 1981.

Luce, T J, Livy:The Composition of this History, Princeton, 1977.

Miles, G, Livy: Reconstructing Early Rome, 1995.

Ogilvie, R M, A Commentary on Livy Books 1-5, Oxford, 1965.

Walsh, P G, Livy: His Historical Aims and Methods, Cambridge, 1961.


Clarke, M L, Rhetoric at Rome: A Historical Survey, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1966.

Dorey, T A, Cicero: Studies in Latin Literature and its Influence, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1965.

Kennedy, G, The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World 300 BC – AD 300, Princeton University
Press, New Jersey, 1972.

Lacey, W, & Wilson, B, Res Publica: Roman Politics and Society According to Cicero, Bristol Classical Press, 1978.

Mitchell, T, Cicero: The Senior Statesman, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1991.

Mitchell, T, Cicero: The Ascending Years, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1979.

Moles, J, Plutarch: Lives. The Life of Cicero, Aris & Phillips, Wiltshire, 1988.

Shackleton Bailey, D, Cicero, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1971.

Stockton, D, Cicero: a Political Biography, Oxford University Press, 1970.


  • Internet sites

Dead Romans
Library of Congress Greek and Latin Classics

Maecenas General Contents

Latin Software – Description

Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar

Facta & Verba Home Page

Latin Teaching Materials

Ovid, Metamorphoses: the Analytical Onomasticon Project (homepage)

About Penn Moo

SPQR Latin Service

The Classics Page at Ad Fontes Academy

Virgil Project

The Aeneid of Virgil

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Mr J's Cicero Page

AP Latin

ILTweb Study Place Virgil

Virgilian Society Home Page – Virgil resources


The Latin Library


This resource list will be regularly up-dated. Suggestions in respect of additional resources will be most welcome and should be forwarded to the Inspector Languages, Curriculum Branch, Office of the Board of Studies, GPO Box 5300, Sydney, 2001.


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