Latin for the Illiterati: A Modern Guide to an Ancient Language

Latin for the Illiterati: A Modern Guide to an Ancient Language

by Jon R. Stone

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Overview

This revised and updated edition includes a brand new foreword by Richard LaFleur and more than fifteen hundred new entries and abbreviations. Organized alphabetically within the categories of verba (common words and expressions), dicta (common phrases and familiar sayings), and abbreviations, this practical and helpful reference guide is a comprehensive compendium of more than 7,000 Latin words, expressions, phrases, and sayings taken from the world of art, music, law, philosophy, theology, medicine and the theatre, as well as witty remarks and sage advice from ancient writers such as Virgil, Ovid, Cicero, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135881078
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/15/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 360
File size: 434 KB

About the Author

Jon R. Stone is a best-selling author and a Professor of Religious Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He is the author of More Latin for the Illiterati: A Guide to Everyday Medical, Legal, and Religious Latin, The Routledge Book of World Proverbs and The Routledge Dictionary of Latin Quotations, also published by Routledge.

Table of Contents

Pronunciation Guide.  Latin for the Illiterati: Verba (Common Words and Expressions).  Dicta (Common Phrases and Familiar Sayings).  Abbreviations.  Miscellaneous.  English-Latin Index

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