HURWITZ'S GOOD READING 
IN 
ANCIENT ROMAN LITERATURE
 

Roman Capriccio by Giovanni Paolo Pannini, 1734

In Good Reading: A Guide for Serious Readers, 22nd ed. 1985, Marshall S. Hurwitz provides a brief list of key works of ancient Roman literature along with an introduction and a two-three sentence description of each of the titles listed. The following is excerpted from his listing. See also "Hurwitz's Good Reading in Ancient Greek Literature."

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        COLLECTIONS

                Harsh, P. W., ed.                                     An Anthology of Roman Drama. 1960
                Lind, L. R., ed.                                        Latin Poetry in Verse Translation. 1957
                Davenport, Basil, ed.                              The Portable Roman Reader

        INDIVIDUAL AUTHORS

                Apuleius, Lucius (c. 160)                        The Golden Ass
                Augustine, Saint (354-430)                     The City of God and Confessions
                Boethius (480-524)                                 The Consolation of Philosophy
                Caesar, Gaius Julius (100-44 B.C.)        Commentaries
                Catullus, Gaius Valerius (84-54 B.C.)    Poems
                Cicero, Marcus Julius (106-43 B.C.)      Selected Works
                Horace, (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)        Poems
                    (65-8 B.C.)
                Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)        Satires
                    (60-140)
                Livy (Titus Livius) (59 B.C.- 17 A.D.)     Early History of Rome
                Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus)           On the Nature of Things
                    (c. 99-55 B.C.)
                Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180)    Meditations
                Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)                   The Art of Love and Metamorphoses
                    (43 B.C. - 17 A.D.)
                Petronius, Gaius (d. 66)                           The Satyricon
                Plautus, Titus Maccius                             Comedies
                    (c. 251-184 B.C.)
                Plutarch (64-125)                                       Lives
                Seneca, Lucius Annaeus                           Works
                    (c. 5 B.C. - 65 A.D.)
                Tacitus, Cornelius (55-117)                      Works
                Terence (Publius Terentius Afer)             Comedies
                    c. 195-159 B.C.)
                Vergil (Publius Vergilius Maro)               Aeneid and Eclogues
                    (70-19 B.C.)
 

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