Appendix C
Selections from Latin Authors Often Used in Traditional Curriculum
This appendix contains selections from Latin authors that are often included in a traditional curriculum. The translations are here, as well, to give an overall picture of the content, to save time in looking up every word, and to help you over that impossible sentence. Your translation, of course, will be yours alone, unique and reflecting your own vocabulary choice, tone, and interpretation.
The Latin is timeless, and you’ll find many people have memorized the first lines. Surprise your boss, your seatmate on the subway, or your English professor by reciting offhandedly the first line of Cicero’s “Oration.” Heads will turn.

From Commentaries on the Gallic War

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