The key

Author: Benita Kane Jaro
Publisher: Dodd Mead
ISBN: UOM:39015055883725
Release Date: 1988-06
Genre: Fiction

Marcus Caelius, a friend of Catullus, tries to explain the poet's life and death at age thirty to his puzzled father

The Lock

Author: Benita Kane Jaro
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 9780865165359
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: History

The Lock continues the portrait of the collapsing Roman society of the late Republic, Julius Caesar, Cicero, and Pompey the Great, all make their appearance and play out their fateful struggle.

The Door in the Wall

Author: Benita Kane Jaro
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 9780865165335
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: History

Marcus Caelius Rufus, a young politician, has holed up in a country town in the midst of a bloody and prolonged civil war. Great forces contend for Rome, and Caelius has ties to them ill -- the charismatic Julius Caesar, his beloved teacher Cicero, the hero Pompey the Great, Which side is he on? He must choose. Now he must reconsider who he is: his childhood and education, his loves and friendships, his complex relationship to Caesar, the man who has come to dominate his life. Before he is done, he will discover the shocking truth about Caesar, about Rome, and about himself. This book is a vivid and exciting read.

The Door in the Wall

Author: Benita Kane Jaro
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504023474
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Genre: Fiction

Marcus Caelius Rufus, a young politician, has holed up in a country town in the midst of a bloody and prolonged civil war. Great forces contend for Rome, and Caelius has ties to them all—the charismatic Julius Caesar, his beloved teacher Cicero, and the hero Pompey the Great. Whose side is he on? He must choose. Now, he must consider who he is: looking at his childhood and education, his loves and friendships, his complex relationship to Caesar, the man who has come to dominate his life. Before he is done, he will discover the shocking truth about Caesar, about Rome, and about himself. This book is a vivid and exciting read.

When Time Ran Out

Author: Benita Kane Jaro
Publisher: Permanent Press (NY)
ISBN: 1877946389
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author describes his experiences growing up in Nazi Germany and recounts how his parents sent him to safety in the Netherlands

The Door in the Wall

Author: Marguerite De Angeli
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 9780307806352
Release Date: 2012-01-25
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Set in the fourteenth century, the classic story of one boy's personal heroism when he loses the use of his legs. From the Paperback edition.

The Book of Lost and Found

Author: Lucy Foley
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316375061
Release Date: 2015-08-25
Genre: Fiction

From London to Corsica to Paris--as a young woman pursues the truth about her late mother, two captivating love stories unfurl. Kate Darling's enigmatic mother--a once-famous ballerina--has passed away, leaving Kate bereft. When her grandmother falls ill and bequeaths to Kate a small portrait of a woman who bears a striking resemblance to Kate's mother, Kate uncovers a mystery that may upend everything she thought she knew. Kate's journey to find the true identity of the woman in the portrait takes her to some of the world's most iconic and indulgent locales, revealing a love story that began in the wild 1920s and was disrupted by war and could now spark new love for Kate. Alternating between Kate's present-day hunt and voices from the past, THE BOOK OF LOST AND FOUND casts light on family secrets and love-both lost and found.

Caesar Selections from His Commentarii De Bello Gallico

Author: Hans-Friedrich Mueller
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 9780865167520
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This text provides unadapted Latin passages from the Commentarii De Bello Gallico: Book 1.1–7; Book 4.24–35 and the first sentence of Chapter 36; Book 5.24–48; Book 6.13–20 and the English of Books 1, 6, and 7 It includes all the required English and Latin selections from Caesar's De Bello Gallico for the 2012-2013 AP* Curriculum.

The Book of Secrets

Author: M.G. Vassanji
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781250109187
Release Date: 2015-12-29
Genre: Fiction

In 1988, a retired schoolteacher named Pius Fernandes receives an old diary found in the back room of an East African shop. Written in 1913 by a British colonial administrator, the diary captivates Fernandes, who begins to research the coded history he encounters in its terse, laconic entries. What he uncovers is a story of forbidden liaisons and simmering vengeances, family secrets and cultural exiles--a story that leads him on an investigative journey through his own past and Africa's.

The Love Artist

Author: Jane Alison
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429962194
Release Date: 2001-03-31
Genre: Fiction

A darkly brilliant first novel that imagines a missing chapter in the life of Ovid. Why was Ovid, the most popular author of his day, banished to the edges of the Roman Empire? Why do only two lines survive of his play Medea, reputedly his most passionate work and perhaps his most Accomplished? Between the known details of the poet's life and these enigmas, Jane Alison has Interpolated a haunting drama of passion and psychological manipulation. On holiday at the Black Sea, on the fringes of the Empire, Ovid encounters an almost otherworldly woman who seems to embody the fictitious creations of his soon-to-be-published Metamorphoses. Part healer, part witch, she seems myth come to life. Enchanted and obsessed -- and, for the first time in a long while, flush with inspiration -- Ovid takes her back with him to Rome. But the inexorable pull of ambition leads him to make a Faustian bargain with fate that will betray his newfound muse. As the two of them become entangled in its snares, the reader is drawn deep into an ingeniously enacted meditation on love, art, and the desire for immortality.

How About Never Is Never Good for You

Author: Bob Mankoff
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9780805095913
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Memoir in cartoons by the longtime cartoon editor of The New Yorker People tell Bob Mankoff that as the cartoon editor of The New Yorker he has the best job in the world. Never one to beat around the bush, he explains to us, in the opening of this singular, delightfully eccentric book, that because he is also a cartoonist at the magazine he actually has two of the best jobs in the world. With the help of myriad images and his funniest, most beloved cartoons, he traces his love of the craft all the way back to his childhood, when he started doing funny drawings at the age of eight. After meeting his mother, we follow his unlikely stints as a high-school basketball star, draft dodger, and sociology grad student. Though Mankoff abandoned the study of psychology in the seventies to become a cartoonist, he recently realized that the field he abandoned could help him better understand the field he was in, and here he takes up the psychology of cartooning, analyzing why some cartoons make us laugh and others don't. He allows us into the hallowed halls of The New Yorker to show us the soup-to-nuts process of cartoon creation, giving us a detailed look not only at his own work, but that of the other talented cartoonists who keep us laughing week after week. For desert, he reveals the secrets to winning the magazine's caption contest. Throughout How About Never--Is Never Good for You?, we see his commitment to the motto "Anything worth saying is worth saying funny."

Classics in the Modern World

Author: Lorna Hardwick
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191029943
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Genre: History

Classics in the Modern World brings together a collection of distinguished international contributors to discuss the features and implications of a 'democratic turn' in modern perceptions of ancient Greece and Rome. It examines how Greek and Roman material has been involved with issues of democracy, both in political culture and in the greater diffusion of classics in recent times outside the elite classes. By looking at individual case studies from theatre, film, fiction, TV, radio, museums, and popular media, and through area studies that consider trends over time in particular societies, the volume explores the relationship between Greek and Roman ways of thinking and modern definitions of democratic practices and approaches, enabling a wider re-evaluation of the role of ancient Greece and Rome in the modern world.