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Forbidden to marry by their quarreling parents, two Babylonian lovers, Pyramus and Thisbe, create a desperate plan to run away together in the middle of the night. However, things don’t go according to plan, and the lovers soon discover that hasty choices can have tragic consequences.


Now read Ovid’s timeless story of forbidden love and bitter irony in an entirely new way: using “tiered” readings, simplified versions of the original story that get progressively more complex, until the reader is able to comprehend the original Latin text without laborious translation or constantly thumbing through a dictionary. This volume includes marginal glosses of less common Latin vocabulary, illustrations, and a full glossary.


About the author: Andrew Olimpi lives in Dacula, Georgia with his beautiful and talented wife, Rebekah and son Ransom. When he is not writing and illustrating books, Andrew teaches Latin at Hebron Christian Academy in Dacula, Georgia. He holds a master’s degree in Latin from the University of Georgia, and currently is working on a PhD in Latin and Roman Studies at the University of Florida. He is the creator of the Comprehensible Classics series of Latin novellas aimed at beginner and intermediate readers of Latin.


This 1-year subscription gives online access to Reckless Love for a teacher and up to 180 students.  All individual accounts include e-notebooks, which can be used by teachers for lesson plans and notes, and used by students to reflect on their reading and comprehension. Teachers can view the entries in these student notebooks and keep students accountable with the time-per-file tracker. 



Reckless Love: The story of Pyramus and Thisbe

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