Kristin A. Masters’ "Voices of War: Self / Family / Community" provides Latin excerpts from Quintus of Smyrna's Trojan War epic, the "Posthomerica." Each passage, ranging from 15 to 40 lines of text, examines the human cost of war, showcasing those left behind: children, spouses, and countrymen. Students will read the speeches of sons who never met their father, mothers who watch their children lay down their toys and take up swords, women losing their freedom and their lives, as well as prayers for courage and for justice. By giving a voice to the ties severed and strained by war, this reader will enhance the study of canonical works such as Vergil’s "Aeneid" and Caesar’s "Gallic Wars." Includes running vocabulary lists as well as glossary of proper nouns.